image by inetjoker (Image rights)
The Polaroid mio instant camera was released by Polaroid corporation during Christmas of 2001.
It is based on Fuji Instax mini line of cameras. Fujifilm originally wanted to release the Instax series worldwide including North America and Europe simultaneously, but decided to work with Polaroid on the mio camera based on the Instax mini 10/20 for the US market. It uses a motorized 60mm lens with a focus distance of 2 feet to inf. The focus lengths are divided into two distance ranges. 2 feet to 10 feet and 10 feet to inf. Power is with 2x CR2 batteries.
It was a silver award winner in the Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in 2003.
The camera is compatible with Polaroid mio film, Instax mini film as well as Polaroid 300 film. It is powered by two CR2 lithium batteries.