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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

£59.99
Compact Camera 14MP 5x CMOS Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average user reviews
Reasonably priced
Poor product quality
71 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Nine people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good value for money. Two years ago Alanjc mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent for a cheap underwater camera”. Mr Smo scored the Polaroid IF045 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Amazon also two years ago “Good value product” in his review of this digital camera. Mattrm mentioned “It is cheap”.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Mattrm wrote on expert website Amazon two years ago “Look at something more expensive, you deserve better than this crappy camera”. In the same month Xanthe mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “I didn't want anything too expensive”. Janet wrote on expert review site Amazon “A set (2) of AAA batteries lasted just one outing and so I am finding it really expensive”.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Polaroid IF045 did not have a good battery life. Renato Menegolli wrote “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays”. In April last year Dal mentioned “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures”. Htippers said “Excellent picture battery life is not that bad” but even so they rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Average User Reviews

On average, IF045 owners rated this digital camera 71%.

Polaroid Has OK Camera Reviews

We checked 809 owner and expert reviews (including 87 verified purchases) for Polaroid digital cameras and found that on average Polaroid has ok reviews. We also found that Polaroid has ok reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras. 100% of those that bought a Polaroid digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Ms. S. Tobin mentioned “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.”. John gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote last year “Certainly worked well under heavy water use” in his Polaroid IF045 review. Jaxylaxy mentioned on expert review site Amazon “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.


Design

Poor Product Quality

Eight owners concluded that it was not good quality. Last year Ms. S. Tobin mentioned “Cheap camera really poor quality” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Me wrote “Very poor quality photos”. Megs Rex mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The colours of the fish/coral showed up well! You can't expect super high quality images with a camera of these specs or price, you get what you're paying for.”.

Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Xanthe mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal”. Amazon Customer gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of the Polaroid IF045 “This is a great camera, real easy to use”. J. Whittaker wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well” .

Robust

Eleven customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Pieman said on expert review site Amazon “Bought for my wife for christmas, for our next holiday, to take underwater snaps of exotic fish” in their review of this digital camera. Sara wrote in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Very clear underwater photos would recommend this for amateur photography”. Two years ago Eve mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater”.

Waterproof

The Polaroid IF045 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Polaroid IS525 (£49.99) which is cheaper.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m. With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly low waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when this waterproof camera was released.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Polaroid IS525 (£49.99).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Polaroid IF045 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video recording.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Polaroid IF045 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IF045 has a pretty standard digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Polaroid IF045 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8" to 3.2". At only 2.7 inches, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Second Display

The Polaroid IF045 has a second display, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera which do not have a second display.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Polaroid IF045 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Polaroid IF045 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 640 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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14 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14 megapixels digital camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS525 (£49.99) (16MP) which is also cheaper.

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Good Video Capture

Four customers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Tallewegek gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “My wife and I and father in law used it to take some great videos and pictures snorkelling off the African coast”. J. Whittaker said in their Polaroid IF045 review “Has video function”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners said that it had a good screen. Rebecca Barber said on expert review site Amazon “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone” in her review of this digital camera. Katie96 wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Works well, screen not great underwater”.

Good Quality Pictures

Fifteen people who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. N T Tomlinson scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos”. Pen Name gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives”. Megs Rex mentioned in their Polaroid IF045 review “The photos we got were great” and scored it 80 out of 100.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00523161248062, 00681066710029, 00848296059506

Polaroid IF045 Review Sources

To prepare this Polaroid IF045 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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