Polaroid IE126 vs Polaroid IS426
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Polaroid IE126vsPolaroid IS426

Polaroid IE126

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Polaroid IE126

£25.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec compact digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
81
Reviews
193 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
73
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013
Polaroid IS426

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Polaroid IS426

£79.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic compact camera, good for everyday photography
86
Reviews
207 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 4x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013
Polaroid IE126

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Polaroid IE126

£25.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec compact digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
81
Reviews
193 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
73
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good
Compact 18MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 18MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013
Polaroid IS426

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Polaroid IS426

£79.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic compact camera, good for everyday photography
86
Reviews
207 Reviews
94
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Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
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Age
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Very Good
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 4x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jul 2013

Top Prices

Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
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Reasons For

Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
3 Reasons For
2MP Higher Megapixels
The Polaroid IE126 has a megapixels of 18MP, whereas the Polaroid IS426 is only a 16MP digital camera (2MP 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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£55 Cheaper
The Polaroid IE126 costs £54.99 less than the Polaroid IS426.
More Shops Are Selling it
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.
4 Reasons For
25% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Polaroid IS426 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (3x).

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.

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Bigger Digital Zoom
The Polaroid IS426 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Polaroid IE126 (3x).

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.

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More Popular
The Polaroid IS426 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Much Better User Reviews
The Polaroid IS426 has an average user review score of 74%, but the Polaroid IE126 has an average rating of 61% (based on 48 reviews).

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

The Polaroid IS426 has better user reviews than the Polaroid IE126. The average user reviews score for the Polaroid IS426 is 74% based on 137 reviews, where as the average score for the Polaroid IE126 is 61% based on 48 reviews.
Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
5 stars
17 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
18 reviews
Best
5 stars
61 reviews
4 stars
30 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
11 reviews
1 star
22 reviews

Date Released

Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
55 months old 55 months old

What are They Best Used For

Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

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Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

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Wildlife Photography

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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Manufacturer's Warranty

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.

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Camera Type
compact
 compact
compact
 compact
Megapixels 18MP
BEST
16MP
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
JPEG
 JPEG
JPEG
 JPEG
Total Megapixels 18MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer Location
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 
 
 
Lens System Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Optical Zoom 3x 4x
BEST
Digital Zoom 3x 4x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 18mm 18mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 6mm 6mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Focusing Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m 0.1m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Auto Autofocus
 Auto
 Autofocus
Auto Autofocus
 Auto
 Autofocus
 
 
 
Light Exposure Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
ISO Sensitivity
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Backlight
Landscape Portrait
Sports Sport
AP SP
 Auto
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sport
 AP
 SP
Auto Backlight
Landscape Portrait
Sports Sport
AP SP
 Auto
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sport
 AP
 SP
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 400 400
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
 
 
 
Flash Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Flash Guide Number 5m 5m
 
 
 
Video Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Resolution
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Formats Supported
AVI
 AVI
AVI
 AVI
 
 
 
Audio Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Audio Formats Supported
AVI
 AVI
AVI
 AVI
 
 
 
Memory Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Compatible Memory Cards
SDHC SD
 SDHC
 SD
SDHC SD
 SDHC
 SD
 
 
 
Display Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Viewfinder Type
Live View
 Live View
Live View
 Live View
 
 
 
Camera Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
White Balance
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Photo Effects
Sepia Vivid
 Sepia
 Vivid
Sepia Vivid
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Start-Up Time 2ms Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Weight 105g 105g
Height 95mm 58mm
Depth 23mm 23mm
Width 58mm 95mm
 
 
 
Battery Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Battery Life 110 Shots
BEST
 
 
 
Packaging Content Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Cables Included
USB
 USB
USB
 USB
 
 
 
Other Features Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Camera Shutter Speed
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
USB Cable
 
 
 
Technical Details Polaroid IE126 Polaroid IS426
Display Diagonal
Battery Life

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