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Polaroid IE090

Polaroid IE090 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18MP Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Image Stabilizer Release Date
The Polaroid IE090-YEL-INT Tough Digital Camera in yellow is waterproof and shockproof, plus it offers dual screens that make taking selfies easier in action settings. Double screen tough camera... More
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18 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Several Polaroid IE090 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Aaron Major mentioned “It is very easy to use” in his review. Andy Monaghan said “Found it easy to use and great for shots of coral” in his review of the Polaroid IE090 but he gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars. In January last year Mark Collins wrote in his review of the Polaroid IE090 “Camera is simple to use and small in size”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good experience. Nicholas Houghton said on Amazon “Expected a more consistent experience” in his review of this digital camera but in spite of that he gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Polaroid IE090 owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Aaron Major wrote on Amazon “The front facing screen is a nice addition” in his review of the Polaroid IE090.

Good Size

One Polaroid IE090 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Ceci mentioned “Useful because it fits on a tripod & is easy to carry on journeys” in their review. One Polaroid IE090 reviewer who bought it said that it was a good size.

Good Product Quality

A number of Polaroid IE090 owners mentioned that the Polaroid IE090 was good quality. Charlotte mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazing! The picture quality is good” and rated the product as very good. Jimbo wrote on Amazon “Photo quality was good in” in their Polaroid IE090 review. Kiernan Construction mentioned “Great build quality and photos for what we need” in their review.

Robust

Several Polaroid IE090 reviewers agreed that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Fern Pottle she mentioned on Amazon “Was hoping for some great underwater shots” in her review of this digital camera. One Polaroid IE090 owner wrote that this digital camera was well made.

One person mentioned that the product was strong and durable. Nicholas Houghton said “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” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Polaroid IE090 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Lesley Williams wrote “Great for taking our photos on our scuba dive”.

Nice Design

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Jamie he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Was pretty happy how the camera looked”.

Good Quality Lens

One Polaroid IE090 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Ceci wrote on Amazon “Lasted me less than a year, good zoom & opposite screen” in their review of the Polaroid IE090.

Good Battery Life

One Polaroid IE090 reviewer who bought it thought it had a good battery life. Two years ago Nicholas Houghton wrote “Shows full then 1/4 battery levels then full again” in his Polaroid IE090 review however he only gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IE090 supports video capability. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IE090 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IE090 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Coolpix S32[pl_2196633_price], and the AW130[pl_1147127_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the SVP AQUA-5500[plb_2109901_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price].

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IE090 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE090 also are waterproof.

We compared this digital camera to all the other waterproof digital cameras and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Nikon Coolpix AW110[plb_1721867_price], and the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IE090 the memory card type ranges from Not supported (worst) to SDXC (best).

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Fairly High Megapixel

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have megapixels of between 5MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Polaroid IE090 has one of the higher megapixels (18 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

Other 18MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the SVP AQUA-5500[plb_2109901_price], or the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance

The Polaroid IE090 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE090 have total megapixelss of between 5MP and 21MP. With a total megapixels of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of only 3 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter start-up times amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years the start-up times range from 2ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,000ms.

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13 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 113 owner reviews this waterproof camera has an overall owner rating of 67 out of 100.

Unexceptional Brand

Waterproof cameras built by Polaroid have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Polaroid also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.

A Bit Expensive

A few Polaroid IE090 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Andy Monaghan gave the product a rating of 2 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “For a first underwater camera I now wish I had spent some more money as this one is limited” in his Polaroid IE090 review. Mark Collins mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Disappointed that it cost £5”. Nicholas Houghton said two years ago “Poor even considering the price”.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IE090 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Polaroid IE090 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the AW130[pl_1147127_price], or the Coolpix AW110[pl_1721867_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

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Not 3D

The Polaroid IE090 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IE090 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix AW110[plb_1721867_price].

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IE090 have waterproof up tos of between 3m and 60m. The Polaroid IE090 has a fairly low waterproof up to (only 3 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IE090.

There are a number of alternative 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SVP AQUA-5500[plb_2109901_price], or the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price].

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 35 millimeters, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.7mm, the longest is 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the IE090 is 9.6s. At only 3 seconds, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the IE090.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IE090 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.2. The Polaroid IE090 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 3) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35 millimeters, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090 the minimum aperture numbers range from 2 to 8.5. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090's minimum aperture number of 8.5 is one of the largest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IE090

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this waterproof camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE090 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the 31[pl_1721874_price], and the Coolpix S32[pl_2196633_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price] is also worth considering.

If this Polaroid digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (5x).

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Average Weight

The Polaroid IE090 has a pretty standard weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Coleman C5WP[plb_2022447_price] (149g and higher rated), the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price] (167g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price] (162g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Start-Up Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
USB 2.0 Connectors
USB Cable
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
View On TV
Other Features
Housing Material
Auto Focus
USB Port

User Reviews

(51)
Reviewed 30 August 2016 by Ninja Turtle
Ninja Turtle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great little camera with lots of features. I'm unable to talk about the underwater features as I haven't used it for that yet, the dual screen works very well and looks to be holding up to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by Cherridoodle
Cherridoodle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I used this for holiday photos . Lots of underwater photos and videos . Good camera for its price . Had some great fun photos...

Reviewed 7 September 2016 by Helen
Helen would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Takes good photos and picks up water droplets in high definition. Harder to focus when underwater than above water. Good price but bear in mind it uses disposable batteries...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 by Wnow
Wnow would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I got Polaroid for my 5 y. nephew, and he loves it. Serious, spaceship design is an asset. The camera is easy to operate, and main feats has feature buttons, which saves time. AAA batteries are... Read more…

Reviewed 30 August 2016 by BP
BP would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great camera. Bought this for a holiday and wanted to take pics underwater. This is a brilliant camera and I'm happy I picked this one. Make sure you order a micro SD memory card as this doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Anna B
Anna B would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I just start using it and I can say you should have it ;) Good quality of underwater pictures and it's easy to use. Made video as well absolutely great :) The only complicated about it is to take... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Rowena
Rowena would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Bought this camera to take on holiday so we could go on all of our excursions without the danger of breaking our phones. We took photos in the pool & in the sea, were able to swim with it and it... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2016 by Ron

Looked great out of the box, but within 20 minutes the screen had twice turned to snow and the buttons frozen up. Removing the batteries was the only way to reset. Took it back and exchanged for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Wynneh

For a sports camera it is truly awful , poor picture quality & very complicated to use...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 by Debs

Thought I'd bought a brilliant camera, looks smart was very durable but when underwater it let me down.Failed at the most important times but at least I have my memories not on my camera but in my... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ie090, polaroid ie090y, polaroid ie090b, polaroid ie090r, polaroid ie090re, polaroid ie090ye, polaroid ie090bl, polaroid ie090yel, polaroid ie090blu, polaroid ie090red
Barcodes 00681066772881, 05054242239396

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