Nikon 1 AW1 vs Polaroid IE126

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Nikon 1 AW1
Polaroid IE126

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
15% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a maximum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.5 smaller than the Polaroid IE126 (3).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 27.5mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IE126 is only an 18mm maximum focal length digital camera (9.5mm shorter).
Much better user reviews
Based on 47 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon 1 AW1 is 74%, but the average rating of the Polaroid IE126 is 61% (based on 48 reviews).
6 Reasons For
3.8MP higher megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a megapixel of 18MP, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (3.8MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 6mm, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is an 11mm minimum focal length digital camera (5mm longer).
208g lighter Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 105g digital camera. That's 208g lighter than the Nikon 1 AW1 (105g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£656 cheaper
The Polaroid IE126 costs £655.99 less than the Nikon 1 AW1.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Polaroid IE126 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3543 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Nikon 1 AW1 ranks No. 19949.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 14.2MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP lower than the Polaroid IE126 (18MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

46% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon 1 AW1 is 11mm minimum focal length. That's 5mm longer than the Polaroid IE126 (6mm).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a weight of 313g, whereas the Polaroid IE126 is a 105g digital camera (208g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £656
The Nikon 1 AW1 is £655.99 more expensive than the Polaroid IE126.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon 1 AW1 is only stocked by 5 stores, however the Polaroid IE126 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 19949 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Polaroid IE126 ranks No. 3543.
4 Reasons Against
0.5 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Polaroid IE126 is a 3 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Polaroid IE126 is only 18mm maximum focal length. That's 9.5mm shorter than the Nikon 1 AW1 (18mm).
Three months older
The Polaroid IE126 is older than the Nikon 1 AW1 by three months.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Polaroid IE126's average user rating is only 61%, however the Nikon 1 AW1's is 74% (based on 47 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
14.2MP 18MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 18MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3
BEST

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.5
BEST
3
Minimum Aperture Number
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.5mm
BEST
18mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
11mm 6mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
11 - 27.5 6.0 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon 1
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Manual
 Manual
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
5,10 2,5,10
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2ms
Altimeter
 Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g 105g
BEST
Height
37.5mm 95mm
Depth
71.5mm 23mm
Width
113.3mm 58mm
Lens Weight
80g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
31mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
57.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
356g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 110 shots

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 58 x 23 x 95
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.0 - 18
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 m at ISO AUTO
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 connectors
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.5
Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data Approx. 90 - 110 shots
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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