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Polaroid ID1880 Camcorder

90g CMOS 4x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Take the pocket-sized Polaroid iD1880 Traditional Camcorder with you everywhere and capture all your adventures. High quality recording Despite its compact dimensions, the iD1880 offers Full HD... More
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Polaroid Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Polaroid video cameras have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Polaroid is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Polaroid iD1880 has an HDMI port. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the iD1880 do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Sony PXW-FS7K, the JVC GY-HM150, and the ION The Game ActION ($186.89) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid iD1880 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not have an image stabiliser.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony PMW-300, the Midland XTC-100, or the Cisco Flip UltraHD.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Polaroid iD1880 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are not Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the PXW-FS7K, or the HDR-PJ820 both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The Polaroid iD1880 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (2.70078886 inches) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.6".

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Five Scene Modes

The Polaroid iD1880 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this type and age. The most commonly found scene mode is Underwater, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes beach, night, night portrait, portrait and Scenery are also found on this Polaroid video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Polaroid iD1880 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Polaroid video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "av" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Light

The weights of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the iD1880 range from 59g to 7.5kg. The Polaroid iD1880 is fairly light (only 90 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

The average height of camcorders of a similar age and type to the iD1880 is 110mm. At only 50 millimeters, the Polaroid iD1880 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

The average depth of video cameras that are a comparable age to the iD1880 is 130mm. The Polaroid iD1880 is one of the smaller video cameras that are a similar age to the iD1880 (only 20 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Poor Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good quality. In October last year Nicole Davies wrote in her review on Amazon “This was honestly an awful camera, quality is horrific”.

Very Small Digital Zoom

The Polaroid iD1880 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders of this age and spec have digital zooms of between 2x and 3,000x.

Alternative 4x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DVR786 ($69.88), or the DVR508 ($34.95) both from Vivitar or the Polaroid ID975HD.

If this Polaroid camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the MUVI K-Series K1 (10x), or the MUVI K-Series K2 ($128.95) (10x) both from Veho or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Polaroid iD1880 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the iD1880 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider including the PMWEX3, the HXR-NX30 ($79.95), or the PMW100 all from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Polaroid iD1880 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the iD1880 do have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the PXW-FS7K, or the PMW-150 both from Sony or the HTC RE Digital Camera ($201.90) is also worth considering.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This camcorder has an optical viewfinder, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Polaroid iD1880 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Polaroid video camera. The audio formats aac are also supported by this video camera.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The Polaroid iD1880 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Air Pro Lite ActION, or the The Game ActION ($186.89) both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera ($201.90) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Polaroid iD1880 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the iD1880 also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the F-500G, or the F-500 both from HP or the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the Polaroid iD1880 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Polaroid iD1880 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the iD1880 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the HDR-PJ820, or the HDR-PJ420 both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Polaroid iD1880 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (58 millimeters) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average minimum focal length of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 23mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid iD1880

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 2.70078886 inches, the Polaroid iD1880 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If this camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the ION DashCam (2.7165369"), the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162"), or the Sony PXW-FS7K (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 1 hour, the Polaroid iD1880 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1h battery life video cameras and we think the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema ($450.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HDR-AZ1 ($213.99) (2h), or the HDR-AS200 ($267.99) (2h) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (1.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
A/V Cable Included
Interface
Cable
Aperture Range
AV Cable
Audio Recording Format
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Video Compression Format
Display Diagonal
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Simon thorpe
(Verified Purchase)

Not sure as Christmas present...

This was honestly an awful camera, quality is horrific and sound quality is bad. No HD in my eyes and muffled sound. Vloggers worse nightmare.

(Verified Purchase)

A decent made camera. The picture is good and the Polaroid instant memories CD can be usefull. It's ideal to carry in your pocket. The battery life I am not sure of yet Sound wise I have no test... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00019643301658, 00681066487679, 05054186896747, 05054814557842, 05054814557859, 05054814557866
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