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How a Polaroid camera works


For more than 60 years Polaroid cameras have provided photographers with instant pictures.

But following the company's decision in 2008 to stop producing film, it was feared the familiar whirr and click would fade into history.

However a small company in the Netherlands is trying to bring Polaroid film back to life.

But how do the cameras produce physical pictures so quickly? James Fletcher went to find out.


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