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Polaroid IE826 vs Polaroid IS426

Polaroid IE826 vs Polaroid IS426

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Polaroid IE826
Polaroid IS426

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Polaroid IS426 (16MP). 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.

50% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Polaroid IS426 (4x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Polaroid IE826 is a 280mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is only an 18mm maximum focal length digital camera (262mm shorter).
Cheaper by £6
The Polaroid IE826 costs £33.97, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is £39.99.
2 Reasons For
Five times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 6mm, however the Polaroid IE826 is a 35mm minimum focal length digital camera (29mm longer).
User reviews are vastly better
Based on 70 reviews, the Polaroid IS426 has an average user review score of 76%, however the Polaroid IE826 has an average rating of 50% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
83% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Polaroid IE826 is 35mm minimum focal length. That's 29mm longer than the Polaroid IS426 (6mm).
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Polaroid IE826 only has an average user score of 50%, but the Polaroid IS426 has an average user rating of 76% (based on 70 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Polaroid IE826 is an 18MP digital camera (2MP higher). 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.

4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS426 has an optical zoom of 4x, whereas the Polaroid IE826 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

15x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Polaroid IS426 is only 18mm maximum focal length. That's 262mm shorter than the Polaroid IE826 (18mm).
£6 more expensive
The Polaroid IS426 is more expensive than the Polaroid IE826 by £6.02.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
18MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Total Megapixels
18MP
BEST
16MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
280mm
BEST
18mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
35mm 6mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
35 - 280 6 - 18

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m 0.1m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 400
 Auto
 100
 400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
400 400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100

Flash

Flash Guide Number
5m 5m

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 AVI
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display
 LCD
 LCD

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,5,10
Start-Up Time
2ms Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
105g 105g
Height
95mm 58mm
Depth
23mm 23mm
Width
58mm 95mm

Battery

Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
110 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
58 x 23 x 95 95 x 23 x 58
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
35 - 280 6 - 18
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
Auto Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
5 m at ISO AUTO 5 m at ISO Auto
USB 2.0 Connectors
 USB 2.0 connectors
 USB 2.0 connectors
USB Cable
1 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Display Diagonal
61 61
Battery Life
Approx. 90 - 110 shots Approx. 90 - 110
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
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