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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

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14MP CMOS 3m Nov 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Sensor Type Waterproof Up to Release Date
14-megapixel waterproof dual screen digital camera.5x digital zoom to capture still photos at a moments notice; 720p video recording.2.7-inch (rear) and 1.8-inch (front) dual LCD monitor;... More
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Polaroid iF045 Camera Introduction
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18 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 315 user reviews the average user rating of this waterproof camera is 71%.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Htippers wrote on Amazon “Excellent picture battery life is not that bad and the under water feature is awesome I love this camera for value for money and exceeding expectations” in their Polaroid IF045 review and rated it 80 out of 100. Janet Spencer said on Amazon “Great value” in her Polaroid IF045 review. Mr Smo wrote “Good value product”.

Some customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Alanjc rated the Polaroid IF045 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Excellent for a cheap underwater camera”. Alanjc also said “If you just want a cheap digital camera, don't bother with this”. Mattrm said on Amazon “It is cheap” in their Polaroid IF045 review but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Polaroid IF045 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Lydia she wrote on Amazon “It was well worth it, dunked it in the sea and caught some fab photos!”. Megs Rex mentioned “The photos we got were great”. Mr J W S Moore said in his review “Very good quality pictures” and scored the Polaroid IF045 5 stars.

One Polaroid IF045 owner considered that the Polaroid IF045 had a good picture resolution. Last year Hb-Amazon mentioned on Amazon “There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though” in their review of the Polaroid IF045 but they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Robust

Some customers agreed that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Eve wrote “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater”. J. Whittaker said on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well” and rated it 5 stars. Jaxylaxy wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Screen hard to view both underwater and in bright sunlight - point”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was reliable. Jaxylaxy mentioned on Amazon “Having taken this away to try out on a short break, going forward this will be used for underwater photography with my trusty Fuji being used for all other photography”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Polaroid IF045 reviewers thought it was good for video recording. J. Whittaker wrote “Has video function”. N T Tomlinson wrote “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is” in their review of this digital camera. Pen Name wrote on Amazon “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said two years ago “This is a great camera, real easy to use” and rated it 5 stars. Xanthe wrote “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal” in their review although they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the Polaroid IF045 considered that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Susie D mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “What/s the difference between 'fine', normal' settings and what happens if I choose the 3m setting as opposed to the 14 m setting etc” but she only scored the product 1 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Polaroid IF045 owners who reviewed the Polaroid IF045 thought it had a good screen. Katie96 wrote on Amazon two years ago “Works well, screen not great underwater” in their Polaroid IF045 review. Last year Rebecca Barber wrote “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone” in her review and rated it 5 stars.

Good Support

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance. S a White said “Picture quality good (just read the instructions) as other posts suggest blurry” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Jaxylaxy mentioned two years ago “Some decent features, sepia and b&w effects etc, nothing out of the ordinary.” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product considered that it was neat. Dawn I. wrote on Amazon three years ago “Speedy delivery, neat little camera, perfect for our holiday”.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IF045.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IF045 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] which is cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Polaroid IF045 is a two number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the IF045 only have one number of batteries supported.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of power sources than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Polaroid camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2 to 8.5. At only 2.8, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IF045 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100. At only 50, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045.

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19 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good quality. Dianne Walton said on Amazon “Now it cant be returned complete rip off! The pictures taken were not of good quality”. Hb-Amazon wrote “The photo quality isnt great.” in their review of this digital camera. Jaxylaxy mentioned on Amazon “Poor quality photos when using zoom - distortions and/or blurry” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Some Polaroid IF045 owners who bought the product wrote that it was not inferior quality. Three years ago Fiona Lambard mentioned “Awful camera pictures are all blurred and very bad quality”.

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Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Polaroid cameras and also specifically for Polaroid waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Polaroid had unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Battery Life

Some Polaroid IF045 reviewers who bought the product mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Dal mentioned on Amazon “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures” in their review of the Polaroid IF045 and rated it 1 stars. Renato Menegolli mentioned “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays” in his review of this digital camera.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Polaroid IF045 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was not heavy and bulky. Jaxylaxy said on Amazon “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday”. John wrote in his review of the Polaroid IF045 on Amazon “Certainly worked well under heavy water use” although he gave it a rating of 4 stars. Ms. S. Tobin said on Amazon in January last year “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.” in their Polaroid IF045 review.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IF045 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045 do have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Polaroid IF045 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045 also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IF045 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Polaroid IF045 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Polaroid IF045 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IF045 are also not 3D.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The Polaroid IF045 has one of the lower waterproof up tos (only 3 meters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average waterproof up to of digital cameras of this spec and age is 11m.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 3". At only 2.7 inches, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the IF045.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 200, the Polaroid IF045 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 6,900.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736| 2592 x 1944| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Polaroid camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IF045. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Forced on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

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

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045.

The best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Polaroid camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar age and type to the IF045. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the IF045.

Across comparable types of camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

At 1,024 megabyte, the Polaroid IF045 has a very big minimum RAM compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IF045. The smallest minimum RAM of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045 is 64MB and the biggest is 1.1GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IF045

Released Over Three Years Ago

Polaroid released the IF045 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the IF045.

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Average Megapixel

The Polaroid IF045 has a fairly typical megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this Polaroid camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] (18MP and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(71)
Reviewed 4 December 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera in Jan 2016 , we are now in December and it is the first chance I've had to use it on a holiday , took it into the sea twice , You will need to take out a loan to pay for... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2016 by Carol Miller
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent now its arrived in time...

Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Pendeen
(Verified Purchase)

Works well,...

Reviewed 25 November 2016 by Mon W
(Verified Purchase)

Looks good, but this is a Christmas present so obviously I can't comment on its performance.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Rebecca Barber
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, We wanted a new family camera that would withstand a 3 year old wanting to use it to learn how to take pictures and who will undoubtedly drop it on either the ground or water this... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap camera really poor quality. i was very disappointed. i brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works, but the picture quality is far... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Although it is 14m Pixel, the photo quality isnt great. but that will do for the price. There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kay S.
(Verified Purchase)

Good light no frills camera. Only down side is it eats batteries.

(Verified Purchase)

Battery doesn't last long and we found it is very fiddly to connect to a computer to download (you need three hands as the connection doesn't stay in) I am still considering whether to keep it. A... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Margaret richardson
(Verified Purchase)

Small and fiddly...

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