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Polaroid POLC3BK Camcorder

£64.99
6MP 113g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Release Date
Good user reviews
Good size
Nice design
63 Reviews
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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy.


Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 63 user reviews this medium total megapixels video camera has an average user rating of 84%. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 172 expert and user reviews (including 26 verified purchases), Polaroid has good ratings for its video cameras. Polaroid also has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Polaroid camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Twelve people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Thomas Duff gave the product a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Polaroid POLC3 on Amazon “It's an interesting device at this price point.”. Timmicus wrote “The video quality is great for the price” in their review of this camcorder. Phil Wing said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Considering the size and price it's pretty good! Shame it splits videos into 5 minute clips though”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder thought it was expensive. Dianne gave it a rating of 8 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “A great somewhat expensive stocking stuffer for Christmas”.

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In the last few days the price of the POLC3 has increased by 1%.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had good features.


Other

Popular Choice

The POLC3 is a popular choice of video camera according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight people who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Two years ago Mykeyreviews mentioned “It's lightweight and can easily fit into a pocket”. Matinik said in their review of this camcorder “This Polaroid is so tiny, ultra lightweight and very easy to use”. Matinik also wrote “I am looking for a small and lightweight HD cam and I cannot afford another GoPro so this is my best alternative” in their review.

Five owners who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Thomas Duff said in his review of the Polaroid POLC3 “Camera The camera itself is simple, compact, light”. Former Amazon Customer rated it 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “It's very compact and not much larger than a 1 inch square” in their review of this camcorder. Helpful Advice wrote “Polaroid Cube is a compact easy to use camera that can easily be mounted on any metal, which for the money provides best value on market”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was a squeeze to fit in. Mahonj said on Amazon “I used it on a bike and it was very shaky till I wedged some paper into the holder”. One customer who reviewed this camcorder thought it was easy to carry around. Matinik mentioned on Amazon “Cute! Small and easy to carry on” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 8 stars.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good size. Three years ago Rob S scored it 7 stars and he said in his review of the Polaroid POLC3 on Amazon “I wanted mine to record my training and then the event for the London Marathon 2015, this is ideal size”.

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Very Light

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder have weights of between 50g and 3.3kg. The Polaroid POLC3 is one of the lighter camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera (only 113 grams) amongst camcorders of this age.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Contour Design Contour+ (£79.99) (150.2g and higher rated), or the GoPro Hero (£69.99) (110g and higher rated); or the Midland XTC-200 (£59.80) (93g and cheaper).

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Design

Nice Design

Nine owners concluded that the product was good looking. Martin Turner said “Gorgeous little fish-eye camera that is far cuter than its competitors”. Martin Turner also wrote “An inch across, this is a gorgeous little pocket camera with a well thought out range of accessories which competes well with the GoPro range” in his review. In the same month Rob S said “Recording is using camera while it is attached to strap accessory Small is differently beautiful when it comes to this tiny still”.

Five people reckoned that this camcorder was well designed. Two years ago Matinik wrote “Small and lightweight with very simple design” in their review of this camcorder. Techpuppy rated it 6 stars and said on Amazon “One nice design touch is that that cover cap is lined with rubber (embossed Apple-style with the product name”. Techpuppy also wrote “Once you get past how tiny and cute the Polaroid Cube is (and it is) you begin to realise how much clever, thoughtful design went into something this simple looking” in their review.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was neat. Mahonj gave it a rating of 8 stars and said on Amazon “It is very small and neat and worked out of the box”. Two years ago Helen J Baxell wrote “Neat, unobtrusive and not bad picture/sound quality” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

One customer concluded that this camcorder was smooth.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their Polaroid POLC3 review “Small, handy, simple”. Mr Padraig O Connor said “Great fun to use” in his review of this camcorder. Mykeyreviews scored it 7 stars and wrote “A can come in handy”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One person said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good interface. Debbie Lee Wesselmann scored it 7 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “And its user interface is as simple”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Helpful Advice mentioned in their review of the Polaroid POLC3 “For ability to change some simple settings, camera should have to be connected to computer in order to access the Polaroid Cube application that the cam”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-seven customers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Mykeyreviews wrote two years ago “Still a very good quality cam” in their Polaroid POLC3 review and scored it 8 stars. Mr Padraig O Connor scored the product 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Video quality even better than I expected”. Martin Turner gave it a score of 8 stars and he wrote “The video quality is superb.”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was inferior quality. K. Groh mentioned “It is not bad quality” in their review of this camcorder.

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Robust

Eight people who reviewed the Polaroid POLC3 agreed that it was well made. Mykeyreviews wrote “The exterior seems pretty solid, so I don't think I would worry much if I dropped it, unless it was unfortunate enough to fall lens down directly onto a rock”. Mr Baz rated it 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “+ Has a degree of "built in" weather resistance ie rain and dust/dirt, though it should be noted it can't be submersed in water + Tiny compact size solid build” in his review of this camcorder. Martin Turner wrote on Amazon three years ago “You don't need either of these, as it comes with a built in powerful magnet, which will enable you to put it on many surfaces” in his review of the Polaroid POLC3.

Two customers said that it was strong and durable. Phil Wing said “Very durable and even sticks to car whilst driving about (Just driving in town roads so didn't make it more than 40mph”. Luanne Ollivier wrote “The CUBE's case is sturdy and seems pretty shockproof, with a grip proof finish” in her review of this camcorder.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers who purchased it considered that it had a good lens. Three years ago Former Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “It has a lens on the front”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Polaroid POLC3 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper camcorder such as the Midland XTC-200 (£59.80) or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the GoPro Hero (£69.99).

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners who purchased it thought it had a good battery life. Martin Turner mentioned on Amazon “It also has a longer battery life in use, which may be important, though it's still only 90 minutes”. Three years ago Reviewify.co.uk wrote “It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 90 minutes per charge” in their review of this camcorder. G. Glikis said “The battery is good” in their Polaroid POLC3 review.

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was quick to charge. David G. said on Amazon “Great little action CAM, had problems getting it to charge up fully at first.” in his Polaroid POLC3 review.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four people who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Matinik wrote on Amazon “1x User’s guide 1x quick start guide Came in small”. Matinik also mentioned “It has a manual switch for the resolution (720p” in their review. Luanne Ollivier said “USB cable included) Set up and learning to use it literally took minutes - instructions were clear” in her review of this camcorder.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid polc3bl, polaroid polc3bk, polaroid polc3r
Barcodes 00840102106770, 04056572648719

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