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Polaroid ID975HD

Polaroid ID975HD Camcorder

140g CMOS 10x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Create fun videos and capture unique snaps with the Polaroid ID975HD Traditional Camcorder which features a tilting selfie screen. Full HD movies Recording in Full HD, this Polaroid Camcorder lets... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Polaroid has good average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD

Full HD

The ID975HD is Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and type which are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the ID975HD which do not have an image stabilizer, the ID975HD has an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E is also worth considering.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

The ID975HD supports an SDHC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is Not supported and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 3.00000162 inches, the ID975HD has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ID975HD. The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the ID975HD is 1.5".

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the ID975HD, the Polaroid ID975HD has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2592 X 1944 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the ID975HD is 2592 x 1944. That's over two times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders that are a similar age to the ID975HD.

A 2592 x 1944 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid ID975HD is more than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the ID975HD.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the ID975HD has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the ID975HD. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that were released around the same time as the ID975HD is 2x and the biggest is 3,000x.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the MUVI K-Series K1 (£79.99) (10x), or the MUVI K-Series K2 (£109.99) (10x) both from Veho or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (£249.99) (10x).

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the ID975HD, the ID975HD does not have an HDMI.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an HDMI which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730E which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The ID975HD does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the ID975HD are not waterproof. The ID975HD is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the ID975HD are not 3D. The ID975HD is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the ID975HD, the Polaroid ID975HD does not have a night mode.

Alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the HP F-500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Polaroid ID975HD does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E (£499.99), or the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) both from Sony.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

At 2.8, the Polaroid ID975HD has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the ID975HD. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the ID975HD the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. At 46 millimeters, the ID975HD has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid ID975HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

The ID975HD has a pretty typical display diagonal (3.00000162 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 1.5 hours, the ID975HD has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the ID975HD.

There are a number of other 1.5h battery life video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Cinema Camera MFT (£1,950.10), or the Production Camera 4K (£959.00) both from Blackmagic Design.

Video cameras with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) (2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Polaroid ID975HD has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 10x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E, or the FDR-AX33 (£599.99) both from Sony.

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Average Weight

At 140 grams, the Polaroid ID975HD has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Vivitar DVR936 (£59.97) (140g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
3D
Self-Timer Delay
Webcam Capability
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Spotlight
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB 2.0 Connectors
Video Compression Formats
Display Diagonal (metric)
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Touch Panel
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Self-Timer
Battery Charger Included

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dvr508, rx510b, r10seu, rx110b, id975h, rx515b, cx240e, cx330e, rx115b, rx110be, id975hd, rx515be, dvr1080, rx115be
Barcodes 00799443769536

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