Polaroid IE126 vs Polaroid IS525

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Polaroid IE126
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Polaroid IS525 (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 IE126 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 2MP more than the Polaroid IS525 (16MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Polaroid IS525 (2.8).
13.2mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a maximum focal length of 18mm, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is only a 4.8mm maximum focal length digital camera (13.2mm shorter).
0.15m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a closest focusing distance of 0.1m, but the Polaroid IS525 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.15m larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 200 higher than the Polaroid IS525 (200).
16g lighter Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a weight of 105g, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is a 121g digital camera (16g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Narrower Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a width of 58mm. That's 5mm narrower than the Polaroid IS525 (63mm).
Cheaper by £10
The Polaroid IE126 costs £29.00, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is £39.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Polaroid IE126 ranks No. 4592 by number of sales, but the Polaroid IS525 ranks No. 5651.
7 Reasons For
Waterproof Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a waterproof digital camera, however the Polaroid IE126 is not waterproof. Read more

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a digital zoom of 5x, however the Polaroid IE126 is only a 3x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). 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.

1.2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a minimum focal length of 4.8mm, however the Polaroid IE126 is a 6mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.2mm longer).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a minimum ISO speed of 50, but the Polaroid IE126 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
3mm thinner Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 20mm deep digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IE126 is a 23mm deep digital camera (3mm thicker).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Polaroid IS525 is 120.00, but the Polaroid IE126 only takes 110.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are better
Based on 23 reviews, the Polaroid IS525 has an average user review score of 68%, however the Polaroid IE126 has an average rating of 61% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Not waterproof Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is not waterproof, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is waterproof. Read more

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

67% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 3x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Polaroid IS525 (5x). 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.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 6mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.2mm longer than the Polaroid IS525 (4.8mm).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 bigger than the Polaroid IS525 (50).
14% thicker Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a depth of 23mm. That's 3mm thicker than the Polaroid IS525 (20mm).
Only 110.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a digital camera that takes 110.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Polaroid IS525 only takes 120.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User review Rating is Worse
The Polaroid IE126 only has an average user score of 61%, but the Polaroid IS525 has an average user rating of 68% (based on 23 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Polaroid IE126 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 IS525 has a total megapixel count of 16MP, but the Polaroid IE126 is an 18MP digital camera (2MP more).
0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a maximum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Polaroid IE126 is a 3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 4.8mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 13.2mm shorter than the Polaroid IE126 (4.8mm).
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.15m larger than the Polaroid IE126 (0.25m).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a maximum ISO speed of 200, however the Polaroid IE126 is a 400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (200 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 121g digital camera. That's 16g heavier than the Polaroid IE126 (121g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5mm wider Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 63mm wide digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IE126 is a 58mm wide digital camera (5mm narrower).
£10 more expensive
The Polaroid IS525 is more expensive than the Polaroid IE126 by £10.
Less retailers
Only 4 retailers sells the Polaroid IS525, whereas 5 retailers sell the Polaroid IE126. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Worse selling
The Polaroid IS525 ranks No. 5651 by sales volume, however the Polaroid IE126 ranks No. 4592.

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
BEST
 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
BEST
Colour
 Red
 Red
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 3m

Lens System

Digital Zoom
3x 5x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
3
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
18mm
BEST
4.8mm
Minimum Focal Length
6mm 4.8mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
6.0 - 18 4.8

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m
BEST
0.25m
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 100
 400
 50
 200
 Auto
 100
 400
 50
 200
Maximum ISO Speed
400
BEST
200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 50
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 3s

Flash

Flash Guide
5m 5m

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
Video Format
 AVI
 AVI
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display
 LCD
 LCD

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10 10
Start-Up Time
2ms 2ms

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
105g
BEST
121g
Height
95mm 95mm
Depth
23mm 20mm
BEST
Width
58mm
BEST
63mm

Battery

Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
110 shots 120 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist 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 63 x 20 x 95
Focal Length
6.0 - 18 4.8
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Auto 3 seconds
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
5 m at ISO AUTO 5 m at ISO 100
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 50
Battery Life
Approx. 90 - 110 shots Approx. 120 shots
Auto Focus
1 1
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
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