This camera is identical to our Standard Model 250 in all ways with a few key differences.
What is the difference?
Why then is the Standard Model 250 so much more sought after? Traditionally the Model 250 has been the pinnacle of the automatic Polaroid Pack Film collector’s desire. As you can see in the images above the differences are minimal, namely Color and Viewfinder. The Second-Generation Model 250 came equipped with a silver Zeiss-Ikon single window viewfinder which allows the photographer to not take his eye of the subject when focusing. While we find this feature handy in the later cameras, it is less accurate than the Two-Window version that comes with the Elemental.
The only other visible difference between the Model 250 and Models 100/240 is the color of the bellows. While we tend to agree, the black does look sharper and less “1960’s” there is no functional difference whatsoever. In 1967, when Polaroid introduced the Model 200 series cameras, they simply renamed the previous Model 100 to 240; The cameras are identical except in name.