| Aug 25, 10:00 AM
The Polaroid Sun 660 Autofocus camera was first released in 1981. It is similar in style to the earlier 600 cameras, with a rigid plastic body, but the Sun 660 utilizes Polaroid’s patented Sonar Autofocus technology. The distance to the subject is calculated by firing a high-frequency sound wave that bounces back to a gold-colored receiver beside the lens. The minimum focal length for the Sun 660 is 3 feet.
The see-through Sun 660 was actually a dealer model. It was given to camera shops so that they could demonstrate the functions and inner workings of Polaroid 600 cameras to customers.
The Sun 660 features a single-element 116mm, f/11 plastic lens, electronic shutter, built-in flash and Polaroid’s Light Management System, allowing the user to make exposure adjustments via a lighten/darken switch under the lens.
While this particular see-through version of the Sun 660 doesn’t work at all (light would leak right through the transparent plastic, exposing the film!), The standard Sun 660 works with any of Impossible’s 600-series film. For a complete selection of compatible films, click HERE
To buy a standard Sun 660 camera kit for yourself, click HERE.