Close
Polaroid IS525BLU

78

Overall Score

Polaroid IS525BLU

£103.23
Polaroid IS525

Loading image...
A classic and low cost compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 16MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Compare
Share on

Polaroid IS525 Compare Cheapest UK Prices

You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Amazon UK
POLAROID IS525-RED DIGITAL CAMERA WATERPROOF 16MP RED [1] Pro-Series (Epitome Verified)
£103.23
Go to Store
Amazon UK
POLAROID IS525-YEL DIGITAL CAMERA WATERPROOF 16MP YELLOW [1] Pro-Series (Epitome Verified)
£103.24
Go to Store
Amazon UK
POLAROID IS525-BLU DIGITAL CAMERA WATERPROOF 16MP BLUE [1] Pro-Series (Epitome Verified)
£103.24
Go to Store
- Show less prices from Amazon UK
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
3 Prices from 1 Store | £103.23-£103.24
Get Price Alerts

Polaroid IS525 Compare UK Used Prices

Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Polaroid IS525 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Polaroid IS525 number 262 across all digital cameras.
83
Reviews
46 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 68%, based on 46 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 robust and it is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution

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 128 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 134 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 124 in wildlife photography cameras.
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 79% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Polaroid IS525 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 46 owner reviews this Polaroid camera has an overall owner rating of 68%.

View all user reviews

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people who purchased the Polaroid IS525 thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Polaroid IS525 review “For the price I would recommend this product”. Last year Jean Parker said “The photos were quite good for price of camera”. Siobhan Timblin mentioned in her review in October this year “It's good value and ideal for family holiday shots” and scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Danna Kemp mentioned in her review “It was cheap”. In October Newforestal said in their review of the Polaroid IS525 on Amazon “Cheap and OK for non zoom pictures”. Newforestal also wrote “If you want a cheap underwater camera for non zoom pictures then this could be the one for you”.

Read more Less

Customers Report That it is Robust

A few Polaroid IS525 owners agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. In October last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent product for underwater water pictures” in their Polaroid IS525 review. Anthony David Mortimer scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his Polaroid IS525 review “Took some great underwater shots on my holiday”. In October Joanne Brooks mentioned “Great under water pictures” in her review of the Polaroid IS525.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was compact. Last year Excellent mentioned in their review on Amazon “Perfect small compact exactly what I was wanting” and rated it as excellent. Siobhan Timblin said this month “Upload to Facebook conveniently (my phone is Sony Xperia z3 compact, won't work with iPhone” in her Polaroid IS525 review.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Some people who bought the Polaroid IS525 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Jean Parker wrote “The couple of times we used it we had fun using it and the photos were quite good for” although he only gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm wrote on Amazon in October last year “It was a gift the photos taken with it were very good” in their review of this digital camera. This month Siobhan Timblin said “Photos - it's ok in darkish pools”.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. In October Siobhan Timblin scored it 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “At a distance (with reasonable zoom) it's great quality! Underwater photos again need it to be light enough for picture taking”.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

A few Polaroid IS525 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “Does exactly what it says, good quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Out of water and good quality pics”. Mr Ian Kelly mentioned in his review of the Polaroid IS525 in October “Phone pictures are much better quality!” .

Customers Report Good Battery Life

One Polaroid IS525 owner mentioned that it had a good battery life. In October Siobhan Timblin scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars and she said on Amazon “The battery life goes fairly quickly” in her review of this digital camera.

Users Report a Good Flash

One Polaroid IS525 owner who bought the Polaroid IS525 thought it had a good flash. Siobhan Timblin scored this digital camera 4 stars and she said on Amazon “Same goes for flash, great flash”.

Polaroid Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Value For Money

Exceptional Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £103.23 it is cheaper than 89% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by £54 (53%)

There was a cheaper price of £49 on eBay 46 days ago.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.

Chart Hide Chart View full price history

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Polaroid released the IS525 in July 2013.

Features

Average Megapixels

The Polaroid IS525's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 62% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Polaroid IS525 is 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Polaroid IS525 of only 3x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IS525 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Polaroid IS525's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 200 is lower than 99% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS525 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

Chart Hide Chart What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit

Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Polaroid IS525's camera shutter speed of 3s is faster than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Polaroid IS525 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in flash? Less Edit

Very Light

The Polaroid IS525's weight of only 121g is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

Chart Hide Chart What does "weight" mean? Less Edit

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS525 of only 4.8mm is in the shortest 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Edit

Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Polaroid IS525 of 5x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit

Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Polaroid IS525's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4.8mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Edit

Very Fast Start-Up Time

The Polaroid IS525's start-up time of only 2ms is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 68% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

Chart Hide Chart What does "start-up time" mean? Less Edit

Only 120 Battery Life

The Polaroid IS525 is a digital camera that takes 120 shots battery life.

Chart Hide Chart What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IS525 supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

Chart Hide Chart What does "video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Polaroid IS525 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

Chart Hide Chart What is video capability? Less Edit

Has a Wrist Strap

The Polaroid IS525 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

Chart Hide Chart What is a wrist strap? Less Edit

Very Low Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The Polaroid IS525's waterproof up to of only 3m is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "waterproof up to" mean? Less Edit

Waterproof

The Polaroid IS525 is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

Chart Hide Chart What does "waterproof" mean? Less Edit

Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IS525 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pro series ukis525red, pro series ukis525yel, pro series ukis525blu, pro series is525blu, pro series is525yel, pro series is525red

Barcodes:

00644535754986, 00644535754993, 00644535755006

Frequently Asked Questions About the Polaroid IS525

Polaroid IS525 - Other Digital Cameras Worth Considering

(809 reviews)
99.95
£3 Cheaper
495.2mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
6,200 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
20.2mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Best Available Price
IJT Direct 99.95

(7 reviews)
99.00
£4 Cheaper
Better brand
955.2mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Best Available Price
Currys 99.00

(114 reviews)
108.00
Better brand
97% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
£5 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Argos 108.00

(12 reviews)
109.90
Better brand
99% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
12x bigger optical zoom
£7 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 109.90

(15 reviews)
94.99
£8 Cheaper
Better brand
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 94.99

(227 reviews)
113.84
Better brand
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
£11 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Microglobe 113.84

(26 reviews)
114.99
8x smaller closest focusing distance
Better brand
595.2mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
£12 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Discounted Digital 114.99

(3 reviews)
89.99
£13 Cheaper
Better brand
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Best Available Price
eBay 89.99

Today's Best Digital Camera Deals

10% Price Drop
{Sony Alpha A7S
229 reviews
£1,749.97
Was £1,941 (36 days ago)
Camera Type
SLR
Megapixels
12.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
9% Price Drop
{Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80
75 reviews
£298.99
Was £329 (25 days ago)
Camera Type
Compact
Megapixels
18.1MP
Optical Zoom
30x
6% Price Drop
{Sony Cybershot DSC-WX
£148.99
Was £159 (74 days ago)
Camera Type
Compact
Megapixels
18.2MP
Optical Zoom
20x
34% Price Drop
{Kodak AZ401
8 reviews
£99.00
Was £149 (31 days ago)
Camera Type
Bridge
Megapixels
16.15MP
Optical Zoom
40x
13% Price Drop
{Kodak Pixpro AZ252
11 reviews
£94.99
Was £109 (75 days ago)
Camera Type
Bridge
Megapixels
16MP
Optical Zoom
25x
View More Digital Camera Deals