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Polaroid IE090

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score

Polaroid IE090

£69.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and highly recommended compact digital camera, good for everyday photography
67
Reviews
217 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
57
Features
Average Features
30
Age
4 Years Old
66
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18MP 1x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18MP
Optical Zoom 1x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony NEX-3NL

51

Overall Score

51

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and classic MILC camera
86
Reviews
125 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
33
Age
4 Years Old
51
Overall Score
Average
MILC 16.1MP 4912 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 16.1MP
Maximum Image Resolution 4912 X 3264 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Dec 2013
Polaroid IE090

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score

Polaroid IE090

£69.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and highly recommended compact digital camera, good for everyday photography
67
Reviews
217 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
57
Features
Average Features
30
Age
4 Years Old
66
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18MP 1x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18MP
Optical Zoom 1x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony NEX-3NL

51

Overall Score

51

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and classic MILC camera
86
Reviews
125 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
33
Age
4 Years Old
51
Overall Score
Average
MILC 16.1MP 4912 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 16.1MP
Maximum Image Resolution 4912 X 3264 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Dec 2013

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Reasons For

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
3 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
The Polaroid IE090 has a megapixels of 18MP, but the Sony NEX-3NL is only a 16.1MP digital camera (1.9MP lower).

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.

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PictBridge
The Polaroid IE090 supports PictBridge, but the Sony NEX-3NL does not support PictBridge.

'PictBridge' is a system that allows the camera to wirelessly connect directly to a printer, without needing to go through a computer connection first.

PictBridge allows users to print off photos far more easily and faster by printing directly from the device, rather than having to download the photos to a PC before printing.

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Lighter
The Polaroid IE090 is a 160g digital camera. That's 50g lighter than the Sony NEX-3NL (210g).

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.

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User Reviews Are Vastly Better
The average user review score of the Sony NEX-3NL is 86%, however the average rating of the Polaroid IE090 is 65% (based on 150 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of 88%, whereas Polaroid has an average rating of 70.6%.
Better for Portrait Photography
The Sony NEX-3NL is better for portrait photography than the Polaroid IE090.
When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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Better for Wildlife Photography
The Sony NEX-3NL is better for wildlife photography than the Polaroid IE090.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.
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Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

The Sony NEX-3NL has better user reviews than the Polaroid IE090. The average user reviews score for the Sony NEX-3NL is 86% based on 53 reviews, where as the average score for the Polaroid IE090 is 65% based on 150 reviews.
Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
5 stars
44 reviews
4 stars
42 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
13 reviews
1 star
38 reviews
Best
5 stars
32 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
6 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
3 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Polaroid. The average brand rating for Sony is 87.97% based on 22,670 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Polaroid is 70.55% based on 1,271 reviews.
Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Polaroid

71

71

Based on 1,271 reviews
Sony

88

88

Based on 22,670 reviews

Date Released

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
53 months old 49 months old Best

Manufacturer's Warranty

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
1 year No data

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Weight

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.

Specification

Picture Quality

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Camera Type
MILC
 MILC
MILC
 MILC
Megapixels 18MP
BEST
16.1MP
Still Image Resolution
4912 x 3264
 4912 x 3264
4912 x 3264
 4912 x 3264
Maximum Image Resolution
4928 x 3696
 4928 x 3696
4928 x 3696
 4928 x 3696
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
JPEG RAW
JPEG XR RAW+JPEG
 JPEG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW+JPEG
JPEG RAW
JPEG XR RAW+JPEG
 JPEG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW+JPEG
Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels 18MP
BEST
16.5MP
Image Stabilizer Location
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital

Design

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Waterproof Up to 3m Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Optical Zoom 1x
BEST
Digital Zoom 4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 8.5
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
single continuous
spot flexible spot
centre weighted Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Flexible Spot Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
single continuous
spot flexible spot
centre weighted Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Flexible Spot Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Auto Autofocus
 Auto
 Autofocus
Auto Autofocus
 Auto
 Autofocus

Light Exposure

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
ISO Sensitivity
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
Auto shutter priority
aperture priority Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Auto shutter priority
aperture priority Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 16,000
BEST
Minimum ISO Sensitivity Unknown - Click to provide data 200
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program

Shutter

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 3s
BEST
30s
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Flash Modes
Auto Fill-in
Flash off Pre-flash
Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
Auto Fill-in
Flash off Pre-flash
Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Exposure Correction
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)

Video

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Resolution
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Video Formats Supported
AVI MP4
AVCHD AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
AVI MP4
AVCHD AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC

Audio

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Compatible Memory Cards
SD microSD
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS)
 SD
 microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)
SD microSD
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS)
 SD
 microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)

Display

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Field of View Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT

Viewfinder

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Viewfinder Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS

Camera

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
White Balance
Auto Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Incandescent Shade
Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Auto Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Incandescent Shade
Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effects
Sepia Vivid
Black&White Solarisation
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Solarisation
Sepia Vivid
Black&White Solarisation
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Solarisation
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Brightness Contrast
Sharpness Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Brightness Contrast
Sharpness Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Camera File System
Exif 2.3 DCF
MPF DPOF
Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Exif 2.3 DCF
MPF DPOF
Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
Start-Up Time 3ms Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Weight 160g
BEST
210g
Height 80mm 62mm
Depth 30mm 34.6mm
Width 105mm 109.9mm

Battery

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Power Source Type
Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 480 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Cables Included
USB
 USB
USB
 USB

Other Features

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed 3s
BEST
USB Cable Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Polaroid IE090 Sony NEX-3NL
Continuous Shooting Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max) Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data

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