Parks Project Grand Canyon Polaroid camera

Snap, Flash, Print: Parks Project Launches Retro Polaroid Camera

Ditch your phone and go full-on tourist with this limited-edition Grand Canyon Centennial Polaroid camera.

It won’t take high-definition photos, and the only way to share its images is with some magnets on a fridge. But the Parks Project Grand Canyon Polaroid Camera is all about the experience.

Launched last week, this specially designed $160 instant camera harkens back to a time when expectations — and patience — were low. Still, this Polaroid boasts a unique, celebratory color scheme designed by vintage camera refurbisher Retrospekt that honors Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th anniversary.

Best of all, part of each camera sale benefits the park. Not only does Parks Project donate for every product it sells, but Retrospekt also committed to donating an additional 5 percent of each sale to the Grand Canyon Conservancy.

The camera is an authentic, officially licensed Polaroid with a redesigned (read: fabulous) body. It shoots standard Polaroid 600 film (sold separately) and requires no battery.

Parks Project Grand Canyon Polaroid camera

In true Polaroid spirit, it folds closed, sports a killer neck strap, and has a flash override — but why would you use that? And the fixed-focus lens claims 4 feet to infinity, but you’ll have to find that sweet spot yourself.

If you’re looking to have as much fun taking your photos as you do looking at them — and do some good for America’s parks in the process — the Parks Project Grand Canyon Polaroid is on sale now for a limited time. Check it out here.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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