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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

14MP CMOS 3m Nov 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
14-megapixel waterproof dual screen digital camera.5x digital zoom to capture still photos at a moments notice; 720p video recording.2.7-inch (rear) and 1.8-inch (front) dual LCD monitor;... More
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testing front view on polaroid iF045 digital camera

19 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 311 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some people said in their reviews that the Polaroid IF045 was good value for money. Htippers said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent picture battery life is not that bad and the under water feature is awesome I love this camera for value for money and exceeding expectations”. Janet Spencer mentioned on Amazon “Great value”. Last year Mr Smo mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good value product” and rated it 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. In October last year Alanjc mentioned in their Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon “Excellent for a cheap underwater camera”. Alanjc also mentioned “If you just want a cheap digital camera, don't bother with this”. Mattrm said on Amazon “It is cheap” in their Polaroid IF045 review but even so they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Sixteen Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Lydia said “It was well worth it, dunked it in the sea and caught some fab photos!” in her review of the Polaroid IF045. Megs Rex scored the Polaroid IF045 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The photos we got were great” in their review of the Polaroid IF045. Mr J W S Moore mentioned two years ago “Very good quality pictures” in his review of this digital camera.

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Hb-Amazon said in their Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon this year “There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though”.

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Robust

Some customers who bought the Polaroid IF045 mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Last year Eve mentioned on Amazon “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater” in her Polaroid IF045 review. J. Whittaker mentioned on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well”. Jaxylaxy said in October last year “Screen hard to view both underwater and in bright sunlight - point” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars.

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was reliable. Jaxylaxy wrote on Amazon “Having taken this away to try out on a short break, going forward this will be used for underwater photography with my trusty Fuji being used for all other photography”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. J. Whittaker said on Amazon “Has video function” in their Polaroid IF045 review. N T Tomlinson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Pen Name wrote in their review of the Polaroid IF045 on Amazon “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their Polaroid IF045 review “This is a great camera, real easy to use”. Xanthe said “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal”.

One person said that the product was easy to use the menus. Susie D wrote “What/s the difference between 'fine', normal' settings and what happens if I choose the 3m setting as opposed to the 14 m setting etc” in her review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people reckoned that this digital camera had a good screen. Katie96 mentioned in October last year “Works well, screen not great underwater” in their Polaroid IF045 review. Rebecca Barber wrote in her review of the Polaroid IF045 this month “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone” and rated this digital camera as very good.

Good Support

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. S a White wrote “Picture quality good (just read the instructions) as other posts suggest blurry” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Some decent features, sepia and b&w effects etc, nothing out of the ordinary.”.

Nice Design

One Polaroid IF045 owner said in their reviews that the product was neat. Dawn I. said in her Polaroid IF045 review “Speedy delivery, neat little camera, perfect for our holiday” .

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] are also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IF045 is waterproof, as are most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other waterproof cameras currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] which has better reviews.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Polaroid IF045 has more supported batteries than most of the waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IF045. This camera is a two supported battery camera compared to most of the waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IF045 which only have one supported battery.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this digital camera is Water resistant, which is the most frequently found protection feature on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera also have a still image resolution of 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Polaroid IF045 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IF045.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IF045. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045 have minimum apertures of between 2 and 8.5.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IF045 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 100. With a minimum ISO speed of only 50, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IF045.

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18 Reasons Against

Polaroid Digital Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Waterproof cameras built by Polaroid have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Polaroid also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.

Poor Product Quality

Some Polaroid IF045 reviewers agreed that the Polaroid IF045 was not good quality. Dianne Walton mentioned “Now it cant be returned complete rip off! The pictures taken were not of good quality”. Fiona Lambard scored the product 1 stars and she said in her Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon “Awful camera pictures are all blurred and very bad quality”. Hb-Amazon mentioned “The photo quality isnt great.” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Poor Battery Life

Three Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Dal said on Amazon “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures” in their Polaroid IF045 review. In October last year Renato Menegolli mentioned “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays” in his review of this digital camera.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Polaroid IF045 reviewers said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review of the Polaroid IF045 on Amazon in October last year “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday”. In October John wrote in his review of the Polaroid IF045 “Certainly worked well under heavy water use”. A few weeks ago Ms. S. Tobin mentioned on Amazon “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IF045 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IF045 do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IF045 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IF045 which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price]; or the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IF045 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IF045 also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Polaroid IF045 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Polaroid IF045 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IF045 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The average maximum waterproof depth of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IF045 is 11m, and the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m. At only 3 meters, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly low maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Polaroid IF045 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 200) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IF045 is 7,900, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Forced on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IF045.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IF045.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045.

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Very Big Minimum RAM Requirement

When compared to other cameras of this type and age, the Polaroid IF045's minimum RAM requirement of 1,024 megabyte is one of the biggest. The average minimum RAM requirement of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045 is 770MB, and the minimum RAM requirement range from 510MB to 1.1GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IF045

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IF045.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (16MP) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Polaroid IF045 has a pretty typical screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IF045.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

User Reviews

(67)
Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Rebecca Barber
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, We wanted a new family camera that would withstand a 3 year old wanting to use it to learn how to take pictures and who will undoubtedly drop it on either the ground or water this... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap camera really poor quality. i was very disappointed. i brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works, but the picture quality is far... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Although it is 14m Pixel, the photo quality isnt great. but that will do for the price. There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kay S.
(Verified Purchase)

Good light no frills camera. Only down side is it eats batteries.

(Verified Purchase)

Battery doesn't last long and we found it is very fiddly to connect to a computer to download (you need three hands as the connection doesn't stay in) I am still considering whether to keep it. A... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Margaret richardson
(Verified Purchase)

Small and fiddly...

(Verified Purchase)

The price says it all. A brand like polaroid should not bother making products like these. Picture quality's awful, back and front screens awful (can't be seen on daylight). Do not recommend.

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by Leanne
(Verified Purchase)

Don't work under water...

(Verified Purchase)

Read many reviews on this product but I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is. Ideal if you are on an expedition / hiking adventure holidays...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Danie1000
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely little piece - if I wasn't about to leave for India and test it - I would write far more. Please excuse my brevity!

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