Polar///d Super 70

A completely rebuilt, digitally-enabled Polaroid SX-70 camera.

I wanted to see if it was possible to turn a dead SX-70 camera into a functioning digital camera without significantly modifying its outward appearance. I had no idea if this was reasonably doable but I set out to give it a try.


  1. I used this “manual” when disassembling the camera. Unfortunately the photo quality is poor, so this was just a broad guide and I had to wing it along the way.

  2. If you’re interested, take a look at the code that powers the camera.

  3. This article was incredibly helpful in clarifying the OpenCV de-fisheye APIs.

  4. Diginate printed the labels and did an excellent job.