As a seasoned Polaroid user, I know that one of the most important aspects of taking a great Polaroid photo is understanding the size of the photo you’re capturing.
Polaroid sizes can vary depending on the type of film you’re using, and it’s essential to know the dimensions to ensure you’re capturing the perfect shot.
In this article, I’ll dive into everything you need to know about Polaroid sizes, including the different types of Polaroid film, aspect ratios, formats, and dimensions of Polaroid photos.
Polaroid Sizes in CM and Inches
If you’re new to Polaroid cameras, one of the first things you’ll want to know is the size of the photos they produce. Polaroid photos come in various sizes, but the most common sizes are square and rectangular.
Here’s a table that shows the most common Polaroid sizes in both centimeters and inches:
|Camera / Film Type||Photo Size (cm)||Photo Size (inches)||Border Size (cm)||Border Size (inches)|
|Polaroid Go||4.7 x 4.6||1.9 x 1.8||5.3 x 6.7||2.1 x 2.6|
|Polaroid Spectra & Image||7.4 x 9.1||2.9 x 3.6||10.2 x 10.3||4.0 x 4.1|
|Polaroid 600, I-Type & SX-70||7.9 x 7.9||3.1 x 3.1||8.8 x 10.7||3.5 x 4.2|
The dimensions of each Polaroid size are essential to know when you’re framing your shot or choosing a frame to display your photo.
It’s worth noting that not all Polaroid cameras produce the same size photos.
Polaroid SX-70, 600 and i-Type Film
SX-70, 600, and i-Type film use the most common Polaroid photo size.
The photo area measures exactly 3.108 × 3.024 inches, while the total area measures 4.233 x 3.483 inches. This size is perfect for capturing everyday moments like family gatherings, parties, and vacations. The classic square format is timeless and versatile, making it an excellent choice for any occasion.
Polaroid Spectra and Image Film
The classic Polaroid Spectra is a good choice if you’re looking for a cinematic aesthetic. The polaroids from this instant camera measure 4.051 by 3.996 inches overall, while the inner colored photo area will measure 2.890 by 3.574 inches.
On the other hand, the Image film produces smaller photos, measuring 3.108 by 2.922 inches overall, with a photo area of 2.441 by 2.441 inches. These sizes are perfect for capturing portraits, landscapes, and artistic shots.
Polaroid Mini Film
Polaroid mini film is another popular instant film option. The Polaroid Mini film produces photos that measure 2.44 by 1.81 inches, while the Instax Square film produces prints that measure 2.4 x 2.4 inches.
The Instax Wide film has larger images, measuring 3.9 x 2.4 inches. These sizes are perfect for capturing memories on the go, and the smaller sizes are great for sharing with friends and family.
In addition to the size of the photo itself, Polaroid photos also come with a border.
The border is typically white, but some Polaroid films have colored borders. The edge adds a nice finishing touch to the photo and gives you a space to write a caption or note.
Polaroid Photo Size FAQs
How Big Is A Polaroid Picture?
There are three sizes of Polaroid pictures depending on which instant camera you use. The biggest picture is for the Polaroid Spectra, with an image size of 4.1 x 4.0 inches (10.3 x 10.2 cm). The Polaroid SX-70, 600, and I-Type film measure 4.2 x 3.5 in (10.7 x 8.8 cm).
The smallest Polaroid film is for the Go instant camera measuring only 2.1 x 2.6 in (5.3 x 6.7 cm).
What Size Is A Polaroid Photo?
The size of a Polaroid photo varies depending on the camera and the film used. Polaroid SX-70, 600, and i-Type film measure exactly 3.108 × 3.024 inches (photo area) and 4.233 x 3.483 inches (total area).
For full details of all Polaroid photo sizes, please refer to the table at the beginning of this article.
What Size Are Polaroid Pictures?
Polaroid pictures come in different sizes depending on the camera and the film used. The original Polaroid cameras produced photos that were two and a quarter inches wide.
However, newer Polaroid cameras have different picture sizes. For example, the biggest picture is for the Polaroid Spectra, with an image size of 4.1 x 4.0 inches (10.3 x 10.2 cm).
What Size Is A Polaroid in CM?
The size of a Polaroid in CM varies depending on the camera and the film used. Polaroid SX-70, 600, and i-Type film measure 7.89 x 7.68 cm (photo area) and 10.74 x 8.84 cm (total area).
It’s important to remember that the print size is not the photo’s total size, as there is a white border around it.
What Size Is The Polaroid Mini Picture?
The Polaroid mini picture size is 2.1 x 3.4 inches (5.3 x 8.6 cm). This is the size of pictures produced by the Polaroid 300, Polaroid Z2300, and Polaroid Snap cameras.
The sizes of these pictures are the same as the Instax Mini photos because Fujifilm produced these cameras.
Now you know how big a Polaroid picture is and the Instax Polaroid photo sizes for different instant film cameras.
Choosing the right Polaroid photo size comes down to personal preference. It all depends on what purpose your pictures are going to serve. If your only goal is leisurely photography, then any size will do the trick.
Regardless, invest in a good Polaroid camera and consider all your options before you make your decision.