Polaroid IE826 vs Polaroid IS426

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Polaroid IE826
Polaroid IS426

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Polaroid IS426 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 2MP more than the Polaroid IS426 (16MP).
50% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Polaroid IS426 (4x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IE826 has a maximum focal length of 280mm, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is only an 18mm maximum focal length digital camera (262mm shorter).
3 Reasons For
Five times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a minimum focal length of 6mm, however the Polaroid IE826 is a 35mm minimum focal length digital camera (29mm longer).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are vastly better
Based on 60 reviews, the Polaroid IS426 has an average user review score of 74%, however the Polaroid IE826 has an average rating of 50% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
83% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is a 35mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 29mm longer than the Polaroid IS426 (6mm).
Not as many stockists
The Polaroid IE826 is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Polaroid IS426 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Polaroid IE826 only has an average user score of 50%, but the Polaroid IS426 has an average user rating of 74% (based on 60 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera (2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a total megapixel count of 16MP, but the Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera (2MP more).
4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has an optical zoom of 4x, whereas the Polaroid IE826 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

15x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is an 18mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 262mm shorter than the Polaroid IE826 (18mm).

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Average User Rating

Date Released

42 months Ago 42 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Total Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
3 3
Maximum Focal Length
280mm
BEST
18mm
Minimum Focal Length
35mm 6mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
35 - 280 6 - 18

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m 0.1m
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 100
 400
 Auto
 100
 400
Maximum ISO Speed
400 400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100

Flash

Flash Guide
5m 5m

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Format
 AVI
 AVI
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display
 LCD
 LCD

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,5,10
Start-Up Time
2ms Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
105g 105g
Height
95mm 58mm
Depth
23mm 23mm
Width
58mm 95mm

Battery

Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Shot Per Battery Charge
110 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Dimension
58 x 23 x 95 95 x 23 x 58
Focal Length
35 - 280 6 - 18
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Auto Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
5 m at ISO AUTO 5 m at ISO Auto
USB 2.0 Connector
 USB 2.0 connector
 USB 2.0 connector
USB Cable
1 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting
2 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
61 61
Battery Life
Approx. 90 - 110 shots Approx. 90 - 110
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
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