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Polaroid IS426 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 4x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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Polaroid iS426 Camera Intro/Review
Polaroid iS426 Review

20 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, IS426 owners rated this digital camera 74 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use. Elaine Banks said in her review of this digital camera “Very easy and simple to use”. This month Jogirl mentioned on Amazon “Fits into a small bag and easy to use” in their review of the Polaroid IS426 and scored the Polaroid IS426 5 stars. June Morris-Wilkins said “Camera is light & easy to use”.

One person who purchased the product considered that it was easy to setup. One Polaroid IS426 owner who reviewed it concluded that it performed as expected. Last year Elaine Banks mentioned “Great wee camera, does exactly what it says on the box”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Polaroid IS426 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Christopher Turner mentioned in his review “Cheap feeling.(ok it was cheap!” although he gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Jd said “Cheap build, bought two both broken within 2 months” in their review of this digital camera. Mander wrote on Amazon “Bought to replace a very cheap first camera for our 10yr old for xmas, not as easy to use as one would first think, good size”.

Five Polaroid IS426 owners said that the Polaroid IS426 was good value for money. Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and said in their Polaroid IS426 review this month “Quick delivery and good product for the price”. Bev Theobald wrote “Good value” in her review of the Polaroid IS426 and gave it a score of 5 stars. David wrote in his Polaroid IS426 review this month “For the price it's fine” .

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Best Seller

The IS426 is one the fastest selling digital camera currently on sale.

Nice Design

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Peter Clarke wrote “Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue” however he only gave the Polaroid IS426 a score of 60 out of 100. Sheila Daniels said in her Polaroid IS426 review on Amazon “Stylish, smart camera”. Sheila Daniels also wrote “This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced”.

Robust

One Polaroid IS426 owner mentioned that it was strong and durable. Tim Smith wrote on Amazon “Great little camera that needs little guidance to use and is robust enough to be packed in a rucksack on hiking journeys” in his review of the Polaroid IS426.

One person who reviewed it thought it was well made.

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Good Size

One Polaroid IS426 owner reckoned that this digital camera was a good size.

Good Quality Lens

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. In October Claire Davies said “None of the photos are in focus” in her review of the Polaroid IS426.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven Polaroid IS426 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. In October last year Daviddodd said on Amazon “Bought for the wife to take on holiday great pictures”. Grace Bennett wrote “I didn't think the quality of photos was good at all” but she only rated the Polaroid IS426 1 stars. Mrs a said in her review of this digital camera in October this year “Good enough for holiday photos” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Mander scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Good that it has a lithium battery to recharge rather than ploughing thru batteries on the cheap one she did have”.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sd memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Polaroid IS426 supports video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IS426 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], or the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Polaroid IS426 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IS426.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Polaroid IS426 is 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). The best video resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and type to the IS426 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 105 grams, the Polaroid IS426 is one of the lighter comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (430g), or the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] (110g) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Cameras of this age and type have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IS426, the minimum focal length of the Polaroid IS426 of only 6 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Some Polaroid IS426 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was not good quality. Cardav wrote “Very poor quality photos” in their review and rated the product 1 stars. Christopher Turner he mentioned on Amazon “Doesn't have to feel it) Slow response time when you take a picture, picture quality poor” in his review of this digital camera. Emma gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars and she mentioned in October last year “Camera looks nice & is easy to use, however the picture quality isn't that great” in her review of this digital camera.

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Polaroid cameras and also specifically for Polaroid compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Polaroid had unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Support

A few Polaroid IS426 reviewers who purchased the Polaroid IS426 agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Mrs a said this year “Instructions aren't that great” but despite that she still gave the Polaroid IS426 a score of 80 out of 100. In October last year Ms. J. Mercer wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English” in their Polaroid IS426 review and gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer considered that it was not able to connect to the internet. Last year Grace Bennett said in her Polaroid IS426 review “Unfortunately, access to internet wasn't possible so I have missed the returns window”.

Price Has Increased by £4.01

The price of the IS426 has increased by £4.01 in the last 50 days.

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x. The Polaroid IS426 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IS426 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IS426 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Polaroid IS426 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IS426 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IS426 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal length of the Polaroid IS426 of only 18 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst cameras of a similar type and age to the IS426. The shortest maximum focal length of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IS426 is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. The Polaroid IS426 has a very low maximum ISO speed (only 400) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IS426.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IS426 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87. At only 3, the Polaroid IS426 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IS426 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 IS426 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IS426.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IS426

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Polaroid digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Polaroid IS426 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IS426.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IS426.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] which has better reviews.

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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
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
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
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Audio Recording Format
Auto Focus
USB Port

User Reviews

(60)
Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery and good product for the price...

Reviewed 7 May 2016 by YAAKOV
(Verified Purchase)

It doing a great job and joy...

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by Jenflower
(Verified Purchase)

This camera has stopped working. We are trying to contact the seller but getting no response. Not impressed...

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera. Replacing Olympus that I dropped in a stream. Not as good as the Olympus but it does a good job.

Reviewed 10 March 2016 by N.seaborne
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 by Claire Davies
(Verified Purchase)

This is OK but none of the photos are in focus...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Mrs A
(Verified Purchase)

Smaller than I expected and a bit fiddly. Good in general though. Instructions aren't that great but I figured it out.

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant camera, next day delivery...

(Verified Purchase)

Grandmas new camera can be operated by a pensioner (who cant really see the buttons) fairly easily Bit of a pain that it didnt come with a memory card, but that was my own fault for not reading... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Brian
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid is426, polaroid is426r, polaroid is426re, polaroid is426red, polaroid is426redw, polaroid is426redwm
Barcodes 00041114531585, 00052778886843

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