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Polaroid IE090

Polaroid IE090 Digital Camera

£102.73
£49.99 £52.74 cheaper than 83 days ago
Compact Camera 18MP Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Waterproof Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Polaroid IE090-YEL-INT Tough Digital Camera in yellow is waterproof and shockproof, plus it offers dual screens that make taking selfies easier in action settings. Double screen tough camera... More
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9 Reasons For

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE090 which do not support video recording, the Polaroid IE090 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IE090 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, and the Kodak PlaySport which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IE090 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IE090 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IE090.

We compared all the other waterproof cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

The Polaroid IE090 supports an SD memory card which is better than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it support an MSXC memory card. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The memory card type of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from MicroSDXC (worst) to SDXC (best).

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090 range from 5MP to 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Polaroid IE090 has one of the higher megapixel counts (18 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 18MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D (£390.00) is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Polaroid IE090 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IE090 the total megapixel counts range from 5MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 15MP.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of only 3 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite short start-up time compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE090. Across all the cameras of this age and type the start-up times range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 880ms.

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12 Reasons Against

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

Polaroid is one of the unexceptional camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Polaroid also has unexceptional ratings for its waterproof cameras.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IE090 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IE090 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IE090 also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Polaroid IE090 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IE090 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The Polaroid IE090 has one of the lower maximum waterproof depths (only 3 meters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IE090 the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m.

We compared this camera to all the other 3m waterproof cameras and we think the Kodak PlaySport which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 35 millimeters, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IE090. The maximum focal lengths of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4mm to 140mm.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 3 seconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090 is 9.4s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.03s to 60s.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 3, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE090 is 2.7 and the smallest is 22.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IE090 range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IE090 that we have assessed, the Polaroid IE090's minimum focal length of 35 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090 have minimum apertures of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4. At 8.5, the Polaroid IE090 has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IE090

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Polaroid released the IE090.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE090 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IE090.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which has better reviews.

If this Polaroid digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Polaroid IS525 (£39.00) (5x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Polaroid IE090 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IE090.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Display
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Start-Up Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Shock Proof
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed Range
USB 2.0 Connector
USB Cable
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
View On TV
Other Features
Housing Material
Auto Focus
USB Port

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 by Ninja Turtle
Ninja Turtle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great little camera with lots of features. I'm unable to talk about the underwater features as I haven't used it for that yet, the dual screen works very well and looks to be holding up to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by Cherridoodle
Cherridoodle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I used this for holiday photos . Lots of underwater photos and videos . Good camera for its price . Had some great fun photos...

Reviewed 7 September 2016 by Helen
Helen would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Takes good photos and picks up water droplets in high definition. Harder to focus when underwater than above water. Good price but bear in mind it uses disposable batteries...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 by Wnow
Wnow would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I got Polaroid for my 5 y. nephew, and he loves it. Serious, spaceship design is an asset. The camera is easy to operate, and main feats has feature buttons, which saves time. AAA batteries are... Read more…

Reviewed 30 August 2016 by BP
BP would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great camera. Bought this for a holiday and wanted to take pics underwater. This is a brilliant camera and I'm happy I picked this one. Make sure you order a micro SD memory card as this doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Anna B
Anna B would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I just start using it and I can say you should have it ;) Good quality of underwater pictures and it's easy to use. Made video as well absolutely great :) The only complicated about it is to take... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Rowena
Rowena would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Bought this camera to take on holiday so we could go on all of our excursions without the danger of breaking our phones. We took photos in the pool & in the sea, were able to swim with it and it... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2016 by Ron

Looked great out of the box, but within 20 minutes the screen had twice turned to snow and the buttons frozen up. Removing the batteries was the only way to reset. Took it back and exchanged for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Wynneh

For a sports camera it is truly awful , poor picture quality & very complicated to use...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 by Debs

Thought I'd bought a brilliant camera, looks smart was very durable but when underwater it let me down.Failed at the most important times but at least I have my memories not on my camera but in my... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ie090, polaroid ie090y, polaroid ie090b, polaroid ie090r, polaroid ie090re, polaroid ie090ye, polaroid ie090bl, polaroid ie090yel, polaroid ie090blu, polaroid ie090red
Barcodes 00681066772881, 05054242239396

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