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Polaroid IE126 Digital Camera

£38.93
£30.00 £8.93 cheaper than 35 days ago
Compact Camera 18MP 3x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Poor owner reviews
48 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Six Polaroid IE126 reviewers reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote last year “Excellent for the money” in their review. Chris. wrote in October “A very good price for what I got” in their review of the Polaroid IE126. Cindy Cox mentioned “Takes a fairly good picture for the price” in her review of the Polaroid IE126 but despite that she scored it 60 out of 100.

A number of Polaroid IE126 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “It felt like a cheap childs toy” but in spite of that they rated the Polaroid IE126 1 stars. Andy Thomas wrote in his review of the Polaroid IE126 on Amazon also a few weeks ago “Cheap plastic”.

One customer mentioned that it was cheap. Dancebox said on Amazon in October “I wanted something inexpensive to take quick snaps for loading up on to the web - I wish now I had paid more”.

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Design

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Easy to use and small enough to go in my handbag” in their Polaroid IE126 review. Angela Middleton mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “It is easy to use and” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. This year Mrs. M. J. Ryan mentioned “Other than that it takes good pictures and is easy to use” in their Polaroid IE126 review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Mrs Roni Castle gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned this month “They were simple to set up and they were able to take pictures by themselves” in her review.

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Poor Product Quality

Several Polaroid IE126 reviewers agreed that the Polaroid IE126 was not good quality. Amazon Customer said “The batteries lasted for only 5 minutes - require 3 x AAA so not fit for purpose” in their Polaroid IE126 review and gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Last year Cindy Cox said on Amazon “Was slightly disappointed with the quality”. Ian Mathews wrote on Amazon “Poor quality” in his review of the Polaroid IE126.

Robust

One Polaroid IE126 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon Customer wrote “Not worth buying at all was expecting to have a built in battery” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored this digital camera 20 out of 100.

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera, the Polaroid IE126 is not waterproof.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Polaroid IE126 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images. Dancebox said on Amazon “No matter what I do I can't get the pictures in this camera to come out anything” in their review nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.

One Polaroid IE126 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Reviews

Poor Owner Reviews

IE126 owners on average rated this camera 61 out of 100. Users don't rate this camera very highly.

Polaroid Cameras Have OK Reviews

Polaroid has poor ratings for its high megapixel cameras, however it has ok ratings when measured across its entire camera range.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person reckoned that the Polaroid IE126 had a good battery life.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Several Polaroid IE126 reviewers who bought the Polaroid IE126 reckoned that it was compact. Christina S said on Amazon “Light and compact, takes great pictures” and rated it 5 stars. This month Dunc wrote in their review of the Polaroid IE126 “Got this compact camera for my granddaughter for a school geography trip”. Mrs. M. J. Ryan wrote in their Polaroid IE126 review on Amazon “Ultra Compact Disital Camera Polaroid IE 126”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good weight. Vicky rated the product 5 stars and she said in her Polaroid IE126 review “Small light weight camera and simple to use”.

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Light

The Polaroid IE126 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera (only 105 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera have weights of between 90g and 1.5kg.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 105g digital cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99) (580g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when this camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IE126 supports video capability, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IE126 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99) which has better reviews; or the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) which is cheaper.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IE126 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Polaroid IE126 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 34x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE126 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) (4x and cheaper).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE126 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 16x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) (8x and cheaper).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 360mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IE126 of only 18 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3, the Polaroid IE126 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 1.8 and the smallest is 130.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 26mm. At only 6 millimeters, the Polaroid IE126 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IE126 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99) which has better reviews.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Polaroid IE126 has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

This camera's image resolution (4608 x 3456 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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18 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18 megapixels camera.

There are a number of other 18MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Polaroid IE826 (£33.97) which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99) which has better reviews.

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Battery

Only 110 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Polaroid IE126 is a digital camera that takes 110 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of this age and spec take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Polaroid IE126 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Polaroid IE126 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Polaroid IE126 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Video

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IE126 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Camera

Very Fast Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of only 2 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE126 has a quite fast start-up time compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The average start-up time of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 930ms.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid 18mp4x, polaroid ie126
Barcodes 00019643301412, 00019643301429, 00019643301436

Polaroid IE126 Review Sources

To prepare this Polaroid IE126 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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