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Polaroid IS426

£45.00
A bargain buy compact camera with alright features but high running costs
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jul 2013
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Polaroid IS426 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Polaroid IS426 number 125 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 68?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 76%, based on 131 reviews. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, excellent design and that it is a good size. However they also report sub-standard product quality and unsatisfactory technical guidance.
This Polaroid digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
Very small optical zoom
Quite low ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the IS426 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 48 in everyday photography cameras. It is also mediocre for wildlife photography, ranking number 184 in wildlife photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 185 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Polaroid IS426?

The Polaroid IS426 is 95mm wide and 58mm tall. It is 23mm deep and weighs 105g.

Polaroid IS426 front dimensions

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 76%.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Product Quality

Seven customers thought it was not good quality. Mander mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Not as great a quality of the photos as hubby was expecting to say its spec” in their review of the Polaroid IS426. Katy J Savage wrote in her Polaroid IS426 review in the same month “Awful quality”. Rachael North mentioned on Amazon “Poor quality photo” in her review of the Polaroid IS426.

Customers Report Poor Technical Guidance

Two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Lea said in her Polaroid IS426 review “Instructions aren't that great”.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Ten people thought it was good value for money. Mander said on Amazon two years ago “For a ten yr old its good enough and good that it has a lithium battery to recharge rather than ploughing thru batteries on the cheap one she did have” and scored it 8 stars. Mander also wrote “Bought to replace a very cheap first camera for our 10yr old for xmas, not as easy to use as one would first think, good size” in their review. Also two years ago June Morris-Wilkins scored it 8 stars and she said “Good value for money”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. David mentioned on Amazon “Compared to more expensive cameras you maybe” in his review of this digital camera.

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Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners who bought the Polaroid IS426 concluded that it was good looking. Sheila Daniels rated the product 7 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Stylish, smart camera”. Sheila Daniels also mentioned “This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced” in her review. Peter Clarke mentioned “Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue”.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good size.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight people thought it was easy to use. Lizzie rated this digital camera 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon “It is that easy to use”. Jogirl said on Amazon last year “Fits into a small bag and easy to use” and rated it 8 stars. June Morris-Wilkins mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Camera is light & easy to use”.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Ms. J. Mercer wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English” in their review of this digital camera.

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Customers Report Good Lens Quality

One customer concluded that the Polaroid IS426 had a good autofocus. Claire Davies wrote in her review of this digital camera “None of the photos are in focus” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Users Report That it is Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Tim Smith wrote “Great little camera that needs little guidance to use and is robust enough to be packed in a rucksack on hiking journeys” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. Jd wrote in their review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Cheap build, bought two both broken within 2 months” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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OK Brand

Based on 923 expert and owner reviews (including 157 verified purchases), Polaroid has ok reviews for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Polaroid camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Eight owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Lea mentioned “Good enough for holiday photos”. Ms J E Hooper rated it 8 stars and mentioned “It has taken good photos” in their review of this digital camera. Richard Geater rated this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Takes ok pictures”.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £45.00 it is cheaper than 97% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Polaroid IS426 and the United Kingdom price of £45.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $45.57 (£59.89).

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Features

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 digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Polaroid IS426's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Polaroid IS426's optical zoom of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IS426 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. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Polaroid IS426 of only 400 is in the lowest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS426 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Polaroid IS426 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Polaroid IS426's weight of only 105g is in the lightest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Polaroid IS426 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 42% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IS426 has a USB connectivity. 88% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Polaroid IS426 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other digital cameras, the Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS426 of only 18mm is quite short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Polaroid camera was released in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

polaroid is426rcamera, polaroid is426redwm

Barcodes:

00041114531585, 00052778886843, 00681066197066

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