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(Pocket-lint) - Polaroid's newest instant camera, the Now Plus, has just been unveiled and it brings a new world of control and customisation to the table compared to the standard Now.

The design of the camera is almost identical to the Now, but there's a key difference under the hood - it can connect to Polaroid's companion app via Bluetooth and let you tweak your manual controls to fiddle with exposure, apertures, depth of field and way more.

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The Now Plus also comes with a set of lens covers to give you colourful or sparkly vignettes for your photos, so it's really a bit of an all-in-one solution if you're getting really into instant photography.

There are other instant cameras offering manual control, but most of them are fiddle and complex, rather than software-based like this, so it's certainly a neat idea. The unsurprising downside to this is that it's on the pricey end of the market at £139.99, but at least you get bang for your buck.

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We've got a Now Plus in our hands, so we'll be experimenting with it in the nextg few weeks to see how it stacks up to the other instant cameras we've tested - keep an eye out on the list we linked above to see if it makes our ranking.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on 31 August 2021.