Impossible I-1 Review

October 31, 2016 | Amy Davies |


440 grams (without film pack)

4°–38°C, 5%–90% relative humidity

Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0

Impossible 600 type and I-type film in both Color and Black & White, including Special Editions

500mAh high performance lithium ion battery (35°C rated discharge current)


Outer shells: Polycarbonate + ABS plastics with soft touch rubberized coating

Viewfinder, Viewfinder mounting plate, strap mounts: Zinc Aluminium alloy

Lenses: Optical grade polycarbonate and acrylic lenses, coated

Shutter system: Custom design, using precision step motors for shutter and focus control

Optical System

Lens: 6 lenses total, with 5 possible configurations

Autofocus: 5 zone autofocus system, using reflective IR ranging
Macro (0.3–0.5m)
Close-up (0.5–1.0m)
Near-field (1.0–2.2m)
Mid-field (2.2–4.5m)
Far-field (4.5–∞ m)

Focal length: 82–109 mm

Field of view: 41 degrees vertical, 40 degrees horizontal

Flash System

12 LED advanced ring flash, consisting of 8 focused LEDs for increased range + 4 diffuse LEDs for softer light at closer distances (portraits).


The I-1 App for iOS works on iPhone and iPod touch devices running Apple iOS 9 and iOS 8. To find out more and download the App, visit the Apple App Store.