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Polaroid IE126

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Polaroid IE126

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Polaroid IE126

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A classic and good spec compact digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
Compact 18MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
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Polaroid IE126 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Polaroid IE126 number 184 in best selling cameras and number 506 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
193 Reviews
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Value for Money
Average
73
Features
Good Features
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Age
4 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 61%, based on 193 reviews. Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and it is a good size. However they also report poor product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Polaroid digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 395 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 417 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 413 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Polaroid IE126?

The Polaroid IE126 is 58mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 23mm deep and weighs 105g.

Polaroid IE126 front dimensions
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Polaroid IE126 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 61%. It seems that owners really don't rate this Polaroid camera very highly.

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Users Report That it is 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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Users Report 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.

Users Report That it is 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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Customers Report That it is a 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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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

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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Customers Report Great Battery Life

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

Users Report That it is 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.

Very Good Brand

Based on 1,395 user and expert reviews (including 538 verified purchases), Polaroid has very good ratings for its cameras. 99% of those that bought a Polaroid camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £25.00 it is more expensive than 85% of cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Polaroid IE126's sensor megapixels of 18MP is in the highest 29% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Polaroid IE126's optical zoom of only 3x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IE126 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IE126 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Polaroid IE126 of only 400 is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Polaroid IE126's camera shutter speed of only 0s is very slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Polaroid IE126 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Light

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Polaroid IE126 of only 105g is lighter than 93% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The Polaroid IE126 is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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Only 110 Battery Life

The Polaroid IE126 is a camera that takes 110 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IE126 of only 18mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 94% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IE126 of only 6mm is shorter than 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IE126 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IE126's digital zoom of only 3x is smaller than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Polaroid IE126 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the Polaroid IE126 of only 2ms is in the fastest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The start-up times of cameras range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

polaroid ie126blkint

Barcodes:

00019643301412, 00019643301436, 00681066877906

Frequently Asked Questions About the Polaroid IE126

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