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Polaroid IX-5038 Digital Camera

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20MP 50x 4x Aug 2016
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17 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 8 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 86 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several Polaroid IX-5038 owners concluded that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Shane Knighton wrote in his review of the Polaroid IX-5038 on Amazon “Very easy to use and pictures are very clear” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great value” and rated it 5 stars. Carla London wrote in October this year “Well worth the money I am very happy with this camera, with other cameras I found the shutter buttion would take a while to focus”.

Good Quality Pictures

Two people thought it was able to produce good images.

Good Support

One Polaroid IX-5038 owner who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. Blade wrote on Amazon in October “Lovely looking camera, easy to use and simple instructions”.

Good Product Quality

One customer said in their reviews that the Polaroid IX-5038 was good quality. Carla London rated the Polaroid IX-5038 as very good and she mentioned this year “This one seems to be sharp and quick and the picture quality is amazing”.

Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This Polaroid camera was only released four months ago.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IX-5038 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price].

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of latest bridge camera digital cameras is 33x, and the optical zooms range from 8.3x to 65x. At 50 times zoom factor, the IX-5038 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IX-5038.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports a CF|MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out 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 Polaroid camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 355 grams, the IX-5038 is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released in the last year amongst digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IX-5038 have weights of between 310g and 770g, and the average weight is 560g.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (500g) which also has a higher rating.

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Four Supported Batteries

The IX-5038 has more supported batteries than most of the new digital cameras. Most of the newly released digital cameras only have between one and three supported batteries, however this digital camera has four supported batteries.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Polaroid IX-5038 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on new comparable spec digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Polaroid digital camera.

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Very Thin

The IX-5038 is fairly thin (only 63 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The average depth of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IX-5038 is 91mm, and the depths range from 63mm to 120mm.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The IX-5038 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Polaroid camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Cameras

On average cameras manufactured by Polaroid are rated 67%, which is in the bottom 13% of all digital camera manufacturers that we have looked at.

Not Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not well made. A few weeks ago Worcestersauce wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's plasticky and horrid”.

Price Has Recently Increased by £24.88

In the last 34 days the IX-5038 has increased in price by £24.88.

Not Waterproof

The Polaroid IX-5038 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IX-5038 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IX-5038 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IX-5038, the IX-5038 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IX-5038 does not have a GPS. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IX-5038, the IX-5038 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not support video recording. The IX-5038 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IX-5038 do not have a built-in flash. The IX-5038 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price].

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Polaroid IX-5038 is more than most new cameras. This Polaroid camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that were released in the last year. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Tall

With a height of 120 millimeters, the IX-5038 is one of the tallest comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IX-5038 amongst cameras of this age. The average height of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IX-5038 is 91mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IX-5038

Average Screen Size

The Polaroid IX-5038 has a pretty typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other latest cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the IX-5038 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IX-5038.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20MP digital cameras currently available including the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IX-5038 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IX-5038.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Lens
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Video Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
White Balance Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 28 September 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great value. A lovely camera.

Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Carla London
(Verified Purchase)

Well worth the money I am very happy with this camera , with other cameras I found the shutter buttion would take a while to focus and take the picture but this one seems to be sharp and quick and... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Arnaud
(Verified Purchase)

Working fine.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 by Pritha Roy
(Verified Purchase)

Great quick service also handy little toy for school great value...

Reviewed 27 August 2016 by Shane Knighton
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use and pictures are very clear.

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by Blade
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely looking camera, easy to use and simple instructions. Great zoom.

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by WorcesterSauce

This is an appalling bad and hateful piece of equipment. It's plasticky and horrid. You will have endless problems with getting the AA batteries in and out (and keeping them in position) - horrid... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ix5038, polaroid ix5038w, polaroid ix5038r, polaroid ix5038b, polaroid ix5038bl, polaroid ix5038wh, polaroid ix5038re, polaroid ix5038wht, polaroid ix5038red, polaroid ix5038blk, polaroid ix5038whti, polaroid ix5038whtin, polaroid ix5038whtint
Barcodes 00019643304901, 00019643304918, 00681066259665, 00681066285367, 00681066542248, 30681066259666

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