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Polaroid IS525

A compact digital camera with average reviews and average features
Compact 16MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Polaroid IS525 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Polaroid IS525 number 900 across all digital cameras.
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46 Reviews
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 68%, based on 46 reviews. Canon 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 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is robust and is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite fast camera shutter speed
Very small optical zoom
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
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Polaroid IS525 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average User Reviews

This Polaroid digital camera has an average user rating of 68% based on 46 user reviews.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly 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”.

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Users Report 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 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.

Customers 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”.

Customers Report Excellent 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 Great 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”.

OK Brand

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


Features

Average Megapixels

The Polaroid IS525's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Polaroid IS525 of only 3x is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IS525 is 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. In addition, this Polaroid digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Polaroid IS525's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 200 is very low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS525 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Quite Fast Camera Shutter Speed

The Polaroid IS525's camera shutter speed of 3s is in the fastest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000062s to 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Polaroid IS525 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Polaroid IS525 of only 121g is in the lightest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The Polaroid IS525's start-up time of only 2ms is in the fastest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The fastest start-up time of digital cameras is 1ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 740ms.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Polaroid IS525's closest focusing distance of only 0.25m is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Polaroid IS525's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4.8mm is in the shortest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of cameras is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m. The Polaroid IS525's waterproof up to of only 3m is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

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

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Polaroid IS525 has a wrist strap. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Only 120 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Polaroid IS525 which takes 120 battery life.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IS525 has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IS525's digital zoom of 5x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Waterproof

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

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Polaroid IS525's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Polaroid released the IS525 in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

polaroid is525yelint, polaroid is525bluint

Barcodes:

00681066170427, 00681066410561, 00681066902585

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Polaroid IS525

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67% smaller digital zoom
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63% bigger optical zoom
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