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Polaroid IE826 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18MP 8x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Taking photos is simple with this grey Polaroid IE826 Compact Digital Camera, complete with video recording and an 18 megapixel sensor. Great photos on the go Take this Polaroid compact camera... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Size

One customer who purchased it said that it was compact.

Reasonably Priced

One Polaroid IE826 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was cheap. Tracyandmatt.co.uk mentioned in their review “Picking a compact camera on a budget should be a simple task if there wasnt such a huge number on the market” .

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sdhc memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IE826 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE826 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Polaroid IE826 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the D810[pl_2077436_price], or the Coolpix L19[pl_1637108_price] both from Nikon or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IE826 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IE826.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price], or the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IE826 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the IE826 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price], the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], and the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Polaroid IE826 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE826.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IE826 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP. The Polaroid IE826 has a fairly many total megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE826.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IE826 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE826 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The start-up times of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE826 range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 960ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE826 has a fairly short start-up time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IE826.

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Light

With a weight of only 105 grams, the Polaroid IE826 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IE826. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g.

There are a number of other 105g cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (130g), or the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] (110g) which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

The widths of cameras of a similar spec and age to the IE826 range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. At only 58 millimeters, the Polaroid IE826 is very narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Based on 735 owner and expert reviews, Polaroid has unexceptional ratings for its digital cameras. Polaroid also has unexceptional ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras compared to other brands.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Polaroid IE826 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Polaroid IE826 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IE826 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Polaroid IE826 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE826 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IE826 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IE826 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Polaroid IE826 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 110 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Polaroid IE826 is a digital camera that takes 110 shots shots per battery charge.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE826 is 200, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of only 400, the Polaroid IE826 has one of the lowest maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IE826 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. With a maximum aperture of only 3, the Polaroid IE826 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Autofocus focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IE826 is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. The Polaroid IE826 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IE826 is 0.01m, the largest is 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.27m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Polaroid IE826 has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IE826

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IE826 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], and the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE826 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Flash
Flash Guide
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
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
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
USB 2.0 Connector
USB Cable
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Audio Recording Format
Auto Focus
USB Port

Expert Reviews

Picking a compact camera on a budget should be a simple task if there wasnt such a huge number on the market. No matter your budget there is always a model for you however there is a slightly... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 January 2016 by LpsmoonstarTV

This is awesome! I would totally recommend it to anybody! the only problem is that I have no idea how to export videos and photos onto my computer...

Good in Low Light
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Can't Export
Complicated Controls
Reviewed 24 December 2015 by Sundance

Bad software no instructions and fuzzy pictures. Buy anything else...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ie826, polaroid n132676, polaroid n132676w
Barcodes 00019643300644, 30681066462783, 30681066946085

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