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Polaroid IE126 vs Polaroid IS426

Polaroid IE126 vs Polaroid IS426

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Polaroid IE126
Polaroid IS426

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a megapixel of 18MP, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is only a 16MP digital camera (2MP 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.

£5 cheaper
The Polaroid IE126 costs £5 less than the Polaroid IS426.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
3 Reasons For
25% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Much better user reviews
Based on 70 user reviews, the average review score of the Polaroid IS426 is 76%, but the average rating of the Polaroid IE126 is 61% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has an optical zoom of 3x, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera (1x 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.

A lot smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IE126 has a digital zoom of 3x, however the Polaroid IS426 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Polaroid IE126's average user rating is only 61%, however the Polaroid IS426's is 76% (based on 70 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
13% lower megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IS426 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Polaroid IE126 (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.

More expensive by £5
The Polaroid IS426 is £5 more expensive than the Polaroid IE126.
Not as many stockists
The Polaroid IS426 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the Polaroid IE126 is stocked by 5 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.

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
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 4x
BEST
Digital Zoom
3x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
3 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
18mm 18mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
6mm 6mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6.0 - 18 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
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
110 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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)
6.0 - 18 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
68.5 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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