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Polaroid IS525

Polaroid IS525RED Digital Camera

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Compact Camera 16MP Jul 2013
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19 Reasons For

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”.

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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.

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.

Good Quality Pictures

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”.

Good Quality Lens

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”.

Good 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!” .

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.

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”.

Price Drop of £4.01

In the last 52 days the IS525 has dropped in price by £4.01.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IS525 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IS525 which do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS525 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Polaroid IS525 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

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Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Polaroid IS525 is waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance

The Polaroid IS525 has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Polaroid IS525 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effectss "sepia", "vivid", "Normal" and "Negative" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Light

The Polaroid IS525 is one of the lighter waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the IS525 (only 121 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] (98g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

At only 2 milliseconds, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly short start-up time compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IS525. The shortest start-up time of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2ms, the longest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,000ms.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed the ISO sensitivity (min) of, the Polaroid IS525's ISO sensitivity (min) of only 50 is one of the smallest. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IS525 is 100, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 130.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4.8 millimeters, the Polaroid IS525 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Average User Reviews

On average, IS525 owners rated this digital camera 68 out of 100.

Polaroid Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Polaroid waterproof cameras have unexceptional ratings on average and across all digital cameras Polaroid is one of the mediocre brands.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Polaroid IS525 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IS525 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS525 do not support Full HD video. The Polaroid IS525 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Polaroid IS525 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IS525 are not 3D. The Polaroid IS525 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Quite Low Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IS525 is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m. The waterproof up to of the Polaroid IS525 of only 3 meters is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IS525.

Alternative 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IS525 is 4.7mm and the longest is 270mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS525 of only 4.8 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IS525.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the IS525, the Polaroid IS525's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 200 is one of the lowest. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IS525 is 6,900, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 200 to 52,000.

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Only 120 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Polaroid IS525 is a camera that takes 120 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS525 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.8. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have checked the maximum aperture number of, the Polaroid IS525's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is one of the biggest.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IS525 is 0.03s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 9.2s. The Polaroid IS525 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 3 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Polaroid IS525 is a five flash guide number camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 11 flash guide numbers.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IS525 is 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 in fact the worst video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the IS525.

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

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras that are a comparable age to the IS525 is 0.14m. At 0.25 meters, the Polaroid IS525 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IS525.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IS525

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an sdhc compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS525 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IS525.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Polaroid IS525 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS525.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Guide Number
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Start-Up Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
USB 2.0 Connectors
USB Cable
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Audio Recording Formats
Auto Focus
USB Port

User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by MINTY
(Verified Purchase)

Very poor picture quality.

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Janet Evans
(Verified Purchase)

None...

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by MR IAN KELLY
(Verified Purchase)

Sent back due to poor quality. Phone pictures are much better quality!

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by MR M J GALLAGHER
(Verified Purchase)

Bought to use whilst snorkeling in the Caribbean, did the job perfectly.

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Newforestal
(Verified Purchase)

Although this camera works fine in normal mode, it's zoomed pictures are useless. There is nothing in the description to say it is a digital zoom which would have explained the poor zoom... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Siobhan Timblin
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera with center parcs in mind, not yet been on holiday but tested it in a swimming pool. Took me a while to figure out how to open the battery compartment (hold switch down and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Keith harper
(Verified Purchase)

As expected...

(Verified Purchase)

Great under water pictures but batteries last about three pictures! Not too impressed by this product. Wish had tested it before my daughters Thailand trip!

Reviewed 16 January 2016 by Karla Appleton
(Verified Purchase)

The camera takes a micro SD card not the SD card as described. Very annoying that it is incorrectly described...

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera thanks very much...

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