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Polaroid IE826 Digital Camera

£39.00
£33.97 £5.03 cheaper than 42 days ago
Compact Camera 18MP 8x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Reasonably priced
Good size
Poor technical guidance
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Poor Technical Guidance

One customer thought it did not have good technical guidance. Sundance mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Bad software no instructions and fuzzy pictures”.


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Reasonably Priced

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Tracyandmatt.co.uk rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Picking a compact camera on a budget should be a simple task if there wasnt such a huge number on the market”.


Good Zoom

One customer who bought the product thought it had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Zoom” in their Polaroid IE826 review.

Good in Low Light

One owner said in their reviews that the Polaroid IE826 was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light” .


Reviews

OK Brand

We looked at average ratings for each camera brand and found that whilst Polaroid has ok ratings across all digital cameras, Polaroid has poor ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person thought the Polaroid IE826 was compact.

Light

With a weight of only 105 grams, the Polaroid IE826 is one of the lighter digital cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g.

We compared this camera to all the other 105g digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Polaroid IE126 (£30) is also worth considering.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include 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

This camera has been on the market since July 2013.


Design

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Polaroid IE826 is not waterproof.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IE826 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include the Polaroid IE126 (£30) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IE826 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99), or the Polaroid IE126 (£30) which both of have better reviews.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IE826 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Polaroid IE826 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE826 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Polaroid IE826 has a pretty standard optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Polaroid IE826 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 3) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Polaroid IE826 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (35 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. High megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 3.5mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IE826 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99), or the Polaroid IE126 (£30).

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Polaroid IE826 has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time 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.

We compared all the other 18MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i (£283.99), and the Polaroid IE126 (£30) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Battery

Only 110 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Polaroid IE826 is a digital camera that takes 110 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Polaroid IE826 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Polaroid IE826 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Polaroid IE826 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Polaroid IE826 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Video

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IE826 is 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 that were launched around the same time as this 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

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the start-up times range from 2ms to 2,000ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE826 has a fairly fast start-up time compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Polaroid IE826 Review Sources

To prepare this Polaroid IE826 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 311,674 product attributes, 180,790 digital camera reviews and 4,014,200 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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