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Polaroid IS525

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Compact Camera 16MP Jul 2013
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19 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Four people who purchased the Polaroid IS525 thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Polaroid IS525 review “For the price I would recommend this product”. Last year Jean Parker said “The photos were quite good for price of camera”. Siobhan Timblin mentioned in her review in October this year “It's good value and ideal for family holiday shots” and scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Danna Kemp mentioned in her review “It was cheap”. In October Newforestal said in their review of the Polaroid IS525 on Amazon “Cheap and OK for non zoom pictures”. Newforestal also wrote “If you want a cheap underwater camera for non zoom pictures then this could be the one for you”.

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Robust

A few Polaroid IS525 owners agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. In October last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent product for underwater water pictures” in their Polaroid IS525 review. Anthony David Mortimer scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his Polaroid IS525 review “Took some great underwater shots on my holiday”. In October Joanne Brooks mentioned “Great under water pictures” in her review of the Polaroid IS525.

Good Size

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was compact. Last year Excellent mentioned in their review on Amazon “Perfect small compact exactly what I was wanting” and rated it as excellent. Siobhan Timblin said this month “Upload to Facebook conveniently (my phone is Sony Xperia z3 compact, won't work with iPhone” in her Polaroid IS525 review.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people who bought the Polaroid IS525 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Jean Parker wrote “The couple of times we used it we had fun using it and the photos were quite good for” although he only gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm wrote on Amazon in October last year “It was a gift the photos taken with it were very good” in their review of this digital camera. This month Siobhan Timblin said “Photos - it's ok in darkish pools”.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. In October Siobhan Timblin scored it 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “At a distance (with reasonable zoom) it's great quality! Underwater photos again need it to be light enough for picture taking”.

Good Product Quality

A few Polaroid IS525 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “Does exactly what it says, good quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Out of water and good quality pics”. Mr Ian Kelly mentioned in his review of the Polaroid IS525 in October “Phone pictures are much better quality!” .

Good Battery Life

One Polaroid IS525 owner mentioned that it had a good battery life. In October Siobhan Timblin scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars and she said on Amazon “The battery life goes fairly quickly” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

One Polaroid IS525 owner who bought the Polaroid IS525 thought it had a good flash. Siobhan Timblin scored this digital camera 4 stars and she said on Amazon “Same goes for flash, great flash”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support video recording, the Polaroid IS525 supports video recording.

Other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IS525 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IS525 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the IS525 also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price], or the Polaroid IF045[plb_2235397_price].

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IS525 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price], or the Polaroid IF045[plb_2235397_price].

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid IS525 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Polaroid digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Polaroid IS525 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IS525. The photo effects "sepia", "vivid", "Normal" and "Negative" are also found on this Polaroid camera.

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Very Light

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the IS525 have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Polaroid IS525 is one of the lighter waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 121 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] (98g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

At only 2 milliseconds, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly short start-up time compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The start-up times of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IS525 range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 880ms.

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Narrow

The width of the Polaroid IS525 of only 63 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IS525. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 50mm to 160mm, and the average width is 110mm.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age, the Polaroid IS525's minimum ISO speed of only 50 is one of the smallest. The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 50, the biggest is 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 100.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IS525 have minimum focal lengths of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm. With a minimum focal length of only 4.8 millimeters, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Polaroid camera is 68 out of 100 based on 46 owner reviews.

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Polaroid cameras and also specifically for Polaroid waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Polaroid had unexceptional ratings.

Price Has Increased by £4.01

The IS525 has increased in price by £4.01 in the last 7 days.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IS525 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IS525.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IS525 does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IS525 also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Polaroid IS525 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Polaroid IS525 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have checked the maximum waterproof depth of, the Polaroid IS525's maximum waterproof depth of only 3 meters is one of the lowest. The lowest maximum waterproof depth of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IS525 is 3m and the highest is 60m.

We compared all the other 3m waterproof cameras to this camera and we think the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price], and the Polaroid IF045[plb_2235397_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 200, the Polaroid IS525 has a very low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average maximum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IS525 is 7,900, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 4.8 millimeters, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IS525. The average maximum focal length of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IS525 is 110mm.

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Only 120 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of this spec and age take between 120 and 1,119 shots per battery charge, including the Polaroid IS525 which takes 120 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS525 is 6.5. When compared to other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IS525 that we have checked the maximum aperture of, the Polaroid IS525's maximum aperture of only 2.8 is one of the biggest.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras of this type and age range from 0.03s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.4s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 3 seconds, the Polaroid IS525 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Five Flash Guides

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the IS525 have between 5 and 11 flash guides, including the Polaroid IS525 which has five flash guides.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IS525 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The best video resolution across similar types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IS525

Released Over Three Years Ago

Polaroid released the IS525 over three years ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sdhc memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IS525.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Polaroid IF045[plb_2235397_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Polaroid IS525 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IS525.

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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
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Lens System
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
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Guide
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
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
Hand Strap
Included Wrist 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

(23)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by MINTY
(Verified Purchase)

Very poor picture quality.

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Janet Evans
(Verified Purchase)

None...

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by MR IAN KELLY
(Verified Purchase)

Sent back due to poor quality. Phone pictures are much better quality!

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by MR M J GALLAGHER
(Verified Purchase)

Bought to use whilst snorkeling in the Caribbean, did the job perfectly.

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Newforestal
(Verified Purchase)

Although this camera works fine in normal mode, it's zoomed pictures are useless. There is nothing in the description to say it is a digital zoom which would have explained the poor zoom... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Siobhan Timblin
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera with center parcs in mind, not yet been on holiday but tested it in a swimming pool. Took me a while to figure out how to open the battery compartment (hold switch down and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Keith harper
(Verified Purchase)

As expected...

(Verified Purchase)

Great under water pictures but batteries last about three pictures! Not too impressed by this product. Wish had tested it before my daughters Thailand trip!

Reviewed 16 January 2016 by Karla Appleton
(Verified Purchase)

The camera takes a micro SD card not the SD card as described. Very annoying that it is incorrectly described...

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera thanks very much...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid is525, polaroid is525b, polaroid is525y, polaroid is525bl, polaroid is525ye, polaroid is525blu, polaroid is525yel, polaroid is525blui, polaroid is525yeli, polaroid is525bluin, polaroid is525yelin, polaroid is525yelint, polaroid is525bluint
Barcodes 00681066170427, 00681066410561

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