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OUR STORY

Our story

The story behind MiNT

Instant Inspiration

Photography has changed a lot. But Polaroid photography hasn't changed much since the release of the marvelous SX-70 instant film camera in 1972. After learning about the downfall of the Polaroid company, our founder felt that a lot more could be done to extend the legacy. He decided to create his own line of products. Timeless and classic, yet innovative, with a magic touch from the Polaroid experience.

'Mint condition' is a term used to describe pre-owned goods in excellent condition. In order to achieve this level of excellence, we set out to search for the perfect team. Now a few years later, with support from all around the world, MiNT is a company with the best artisans, designers, and engineers. We will keep surprising you with new products even Dr Edwin Land would be proud of!

Timeless, yet innovative.

Video: The Moment - Story of Polaroid Repair Specialist (Short Film)

Our vision

SX-70

Polaroid SX-70 instant film camera was invented by Dr Edwin Land. He named the world’s first folding instant camera SX-70, indicating that it was his 70th Special Experiment.

We sell a wide range of antique Polaroid instant film cameras, specialising in the SX-70 type camera. All factory restored cameras come with one year warranty.

SX-70

SLR670

Our philosophy for developing the SLR670 series was to create an easier to use camera for the modern photographer, while staying true to the original Polaroid SX-70 camera.

We bring you an advancement to the Polaroid SX-70. SLR670m allows you to adjust the shutter speed manually, SLR670α is designed for maximum easiness to use while SLR670-S is ultimate combination of the former two. It is the best thing since the SX-70 camera.

SLR670-S

InstantFlex TL70

To extend the legend of Polaroid, we recruited the top designers and engineers around the world, just like they did in their glory days. With 5 years of experience in antique cameras and a couple of engineering geniuses, a new timeless camera is invented. We are proud to introduce to you TL70.

InstantFlex TL70

Milestones

2009 SEP

Our starting point

We started as a humble online store, meeting customers in Cafe one by one and teaching them how to use the instant film camera over a cup of coffee.

Our starting point
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2016
SEP

We started as a humble online store, meeting customers in Cafe one by one and teaching them how to use the instant film camera over a cup of coffee.

MAY

We opened our retail store located in Causeway Bay, the shopping centre of Hong Kong.

JUN

Our own Polaroid SX-70 Warranty and Repair centre was officially established so that all customers could enjoy 1 year warranty.

JUN

SEP

It was introduced after hearing customers feedback about the difficulties of taking pictures indoors with the Polaroid SX-70 cameras.

SEP

To accommodate a larger Warranty and Repair centre, we had 3 full-time repair experts fixing cameras in turbo mode.

JAN

JUN

The revolutionary SX-70 camera, it merges the best features of Polaroid SX-70 and SLR680 instant film cameras into a stylish body.

AUG

The first and only lens kit that applies to all folding Polaroid instant film cameras which receives very good feedback.

DEC

The revolutionary re-usable electronic flash bar with colour filters and sync port to trigger external flashes.

JUN

With Time Machine adding a touch of magic to the Polaroid SX-70 cameras.

MAR

MiNT announces the World’s First Twin Lens Instant Film Camera.

MAY

Powerful upgrades include 5 times brighter Fresnel Super Viewfinder, 32% larger and cleaner magnifier and so on.

MAY

The ultimate combination of SLR670α and SLR670m. Applicable with SX-70 & 600 films.

MAY

Enhance the whole user experience with TL70 Lens Set, TL70 Neck Strap and TL70 Eveready Case.

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