Polaroid IE126 vs Polaroid IS426

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Polaroid IE126
Polaroid IS426

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a megapixel count of 18MP, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is only a 16MP digital camera (2MP lower). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a total megapixel count of 18MP, but the Polaroid IS426 is only a 16MP digital camera (2MP less).
37mm narrower Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 58mm wide digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is a 95mm wide digital camera (37mm wider).
£10 cheaper
The Polaroid IE126 costs £10 less than the Polaroid IS426.
3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Shorter Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 58mm tall digital camera. That's 37mm shorter than the Polaroid IE126 (58mm).
Much better user reviews
Based on 60 user reviews, the average review score of the Polaroid IS426 is 74%, but the average rating of the Polaroid IE126 is 61% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a digital zoom of 3x, however the Polaroid IS426 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A lot taller Edit
Polaroid IE126 is 95mm tall, but the Polaroid IS426 is a 58mm tall digital camera (37mm shorter).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Polaroid IE126's average user rating is only 61%, however the Polaroid IS426's is 74% (based on 60 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
13% lower megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Polaroid IE126 (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 less total megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 2MP less than the Polaroid IE126 (16MP).
39% wider Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a width of 95mm. That's 37mm wider than the Polaroid IE126 (95mm).
More expensive by £10
The Polaroid IS426 is £10 more expensive than the Polaroid IE126.

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
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Digital Zoom
3x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
3 3
Maximum Focal Length
18mm 18mm
Minimum Focal Length
6mm 6mm
Focal Length Range
6.0 - 18 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
BEST
Depth
23mm 23mm
Width
58mm
BEST
95mm

Battery

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
6.0 - 18 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

Display Diagonal
68.5 61
Battery Life
Approx. 90 - 110 shots Approx. 90 - 110
Auto Focus
1 1
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
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