Limited edition typed of the body of the camera (pic attached). Condition of the camera is new. I only used it to take two photos to see if the camera is working (pic attached). The box has some damages.
Happy to answer your questions. The SX-70 is a legend. Countless books have been written on her unique design/properties. Polaroid (Originals) has made a worldwide comeback with for instance various compatible film types and even a new camera! The offered version in gold was a limited edition and therefore it is rare, certainly in this condition.The later Sonar OneStep introduced in 1978, was equipped with a sonar autofocus system. This sonar autofocus system greatly helped the user's ability to focus the camera, especially in dark environments, and could be turned off if manual focus was needed.
The Sonar OneStep models were the first autofocus SLRs available to consumers. The later SLR 680/690 models updated the basic design of the Sonar OneStep to more modern standards by incorporating support for newer 600 film cartridges instead of SX-70 cartridges, and a built-in flash instead of the disposable "Flash Bar". Today they are the most evolved forms of the SX-70, and are highly sought after by Polaroid enthusiasts. Though expensive, the SX-70 was popular in the 1970s and retains a cult following today.
Eminent photographers such as Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and Walker Evans praised and used the SX-70. The SX-70 included many sophisticated design elements. A collapsible SLR required a complex light path for the viewfinder, with three mirrors (including one Fresnel reflector) of unusual, aspheric shapes set at odd angles to create an erect image on the film and an erect aerial image for the viewfinder. Many mechanical parts were precision plastic moldings. The body was made of glass-filled polysulfone, a rigid plastic which was plated with a thin layer of copper-nickel-chromium alloy to give a metallic appearance like silver or GOLD!
The item "Polaroid SX-70 Sonar model, gold version (very rare) boxed new fully working" is in sale since Saturday, July 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras".The seller is "happyaslarry2014" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.