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Polaroid IE090YEL Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18MP 1x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Waterproof Release Date
Owner reviews are average
Does not have a good battery life
Does not have good technical guidance
51 Reviews

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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Four customers who bought it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Website Argos.co.uk wrote “Take a look at the installation instructions (BTW the directions are 90 useless), or try to find this card in the VMWare HCL”. They also mentioned “Poor instructions (must download), login” in their review. And also said “Flashed the firmware forward following their 'instructions' which consisted of a link not found on their mac website”.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Six people who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Website Argos.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “It supports a backup battery ( enabling safe Write caching” but they still gave the Polaroid iE090 a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The additional Backup battery is expensive” in their review. And also mentioned “I also bought the battery cache backup”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this waterproof camera rated it as 67%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Polaroid Has OK Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 809 user and expert reviews (including 87 verified purchases), Polaroid has ok reviews for its digital cameras. Polaroid also has ok reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Polaroid camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was December 2015 when Polaroid released the iE090.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the Polaroid iE090 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year. The smallest optical zoom of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1x and the biggest is 5x.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid iE090 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Two people thought it did not have a good flash. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned “Resolving BIOS conflict requires flash of EPROM (use the "c" option for access to the BIOS configuration m” yet they still gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Constant screen-tearing in most flash videos and games” in their review.

Good Screen

Four people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good screen. In April last year website Argos.co.uk gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Tons of display ports” in their review of this digital camera. Aaron Major said “The front facing screen is a nice addition” in his review of this digital camera. Ceci wrote “Lasted me less than a year, good zoom & opposite screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Good for Video Recording

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera last year “I can even stream full-bandwidth 1080p videos to all 5 HDTV's in my home, with full uncompressed Blu-Ray surround sound audio tracks” . They also said “As I do professional Audio, Video” in their review. Last year Anna B mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Made video as well absolutely great”.

Able to Produce Good Images

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned last year “Photo editing (from home), this is extremely beneficial” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Kiernan Construction said “Great build quality and photos for what we need”. Lesley Williams wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon in April last year “Great for taking our photos on our scuba dive” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Polaroid iE090 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Second Display

The Polaroid iE090 has a second display. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera do not have a second display.

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Picture Quality

18 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18 megapixels digital camera.

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Features

Good Features

Three customers who bought the Polaroid iE090 agreed that it had good features. Website Argos.co.uk gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in April last year “Had some cool higher level features”. They also mentioned “Lots of features (supports many RAID levels” in their review. And also said “Fine GUI for Windows, inexpensive price, full feature set”.


Audio

Quiet

Four owners reckoned that the product was quiet. In April last year website Argos.co.uk wrote “Great performance, Quiet fans, low power draw only needs a 6 pin PCIE connection”. They also said “Are very quiet” in their review.


Design

Has a Shock Resistant

The Polaroid iE090 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid iE090 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Polaroid iE090 has a fairly low waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 25m.

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Good Looking

Nine customers reckoned that it was good looking. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned last year “Factory OC is pretty aggressive.” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Pretty Quiet with normal use” in their review. And also mentioned “Setup was pretty simple and it looked like it would have been easy to use if it had worked”.

Good Product Quality

Seven people thought it was good quality. Wnow wrote in April last year “Picture quality at good lighting conditions is same as typical smartphone”. Rowena mentioned “When you view them back they show up perfectly and are amazing quality”. Two years ago Jimbo said “Photo quality was good in”.

Well Made

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that the Polaroid iE090 was well made. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned “Looks slick, especially if you have a white themed build”. They also said “Looks awesome for my white and black build” in their review. And also wrote “Great to use in a Black and White theme build”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Fern Pottle mentioned “Was hoping for some great underwater shots”. Charlotte gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she said in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Amazing! The picture quality is good and it's a nice size fit underwater use”. Last year Anna B mentioned “I just start using it and I can say you should have it ; ) Good quality of underwater pictures and it's easy to use”.

Two customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was reliable. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned “Fast and reliable card” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Raid 5 works great and has been very dependable” in their review.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Debs wrote in April last year “Thought I'd bought a brilliant camera, looks smart was very durable”. Nicholas Houghton mentioned on expert website Amazon “Good things first- It's fairly rugged The strap works The image quality isn't horrendous Bad things- Screen really hard to see in daylight”.

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Easy to Use

Twelve owners agreed that it was easy to use. Website Argos.co.uk said last year “Easy to use web interface” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also wrote “This card is PCIe 4 which gives this card a lot of head way to use port multipliers as you could use 8 drives without a problem” in their review. And also said “Awesome card easy to use”.

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Last year website Argos.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “113 fps LOW settings vulkan - 160fps HIGH settings OPENGL WHILE STREAMING”. They also mentioned “Every one on max settings” in their review. And also said “Runs every game I play at maxultra settings”.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Of course like any other card it does take a while to build the array 3 hrs”. They also wrote “I was able to build the arrays without fuss” in their review.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Twenty-four owners said in their reviews that the Polaroid iE090 was good value for money. Website Argos.co.uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Low price” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “SAS for a heck of a lot less than the price of a SATA” in their review. And also mentioned “Priced high to trick you into thinking it's a real card backed by a real company”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro series ukie090yel, pro series ie090yel, polaroid ie090yel
Barcodes 00644535755167, 00681066772881, 00681066819777, 00681066880289, 05054242239396, 05054814557743

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