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Polaroid IE090

Polaroid IE090 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18MP Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Waterproof Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Polaroid IE090-YEL-INT Tough Digital Camera in yellow is waterproof and shockproof, plus it offers dual screens that make taking selfies easier in action settings. Double screen tough camera... More
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9 Reasons For

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Polaroid IE090 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090 do not support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Polaroid IE090 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IE090 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Polaroid IE090 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pentax Optio WG-3, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IE090 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also are waterproof.

There are a number of alternative waterproof cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

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SD Memory Card

The Polaroid IE090 supports an SD memory card which is better than most cameras of this age and spec. Most digital cameras of this age and spec support an Eye-Fi memory card. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the IE090 the best memory card type is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 5MP, the highest is 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

Other 18MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D ($929.99).

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid IE090 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IE090.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Polaroid IE090 has one of the more total megapixel counts (18 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE090 have total megapixel counts of between 5MP and 24MP.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The shortest start-up time of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1ms, the longest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 880ms. The Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter start-up times (only 3 milliseconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Polaroid cameras and also specifically for Polaroid waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Polaroid had unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IE090 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IE090.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630, or the Pentax Optio WG-3 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Polaroid IE090 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

At only 3 meters, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite low maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum waterproof depths of between 3m and 60m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 11m.

We compared this camera to all the other 3m waterproof cameras and we think the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 4.7mm and the longest is 270mm. At only 35 millimeters, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the IE090.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 3 seconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IE090 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.03s to 60s.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The Polaroid IE090 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 3) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 38, and the average maximum aperture is 7.2.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Autofocus focus, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE090 that we have assessed, the Polaroid IE090's minimum focal length of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the IE090 have minimum focal lengths of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090's minimum aperture of 8.5 is one of the largest. The average minimum aperture of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IE090 is 3.4, and the minimum apertures range from 2 to 8.5.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IE090

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IE090 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Polaroid IS525 (5x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Polaroid IE090 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IE090.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Start-Up Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
USB Cable
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
Other Features
Housing Material
Auto Focus

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 by Ninja Turtle
Ninja Turtle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great little camera with lots of features. I'm unable to talk about the underwater features as I haven't used it for that yet, the dual screen works very well and looks to be holding up to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by Cherridoodle
Cherridoodle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I used this for holiday photos . Lots of underwater photos and videos . Good camera for its price . Had some great fun photos...

Reviewed 7 September 2016 by Helen
Helen would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Takes good photos and picks up water droplets in high definition. Harder to focus when underwater than above water. Good price but bear in mind it uses disposable batteries...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 by Wnow
Wnow would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I got Polaroid for my 5 y. nephew, and he loves it. Serious, spaceship design is an asset. The camera is easy to operate, and main feats has feature buttons, which saves time. AAA batteries are... Read more…

Reviewed 30 August 2016 by BP
BP would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great camera. Bought this for a holiday and wanted to take pics underwater. This is a brilliant camera and I'm happy I picked this one. Make sure you order a micro SD memory card as this doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Anna B
Anna B would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I just start using it and I can say you should have it ;) Good quality of underwater pictures and it's easy to use. Made video as well absolutely great :) The only complicated about it is to take... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Rowena
Rowena would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Bought this camera to take on holiday so we could go on all of our excursions without the danger of breaking our phones. We took photos in the pool & in the sea, were able to swim with it and it... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2016 by Ron

Looked great out of the box, but within 20 minutes the screen had twice turned to snow and the buttons frozen up. Removing the batteries was the only way to reset. Took it back and exchanged for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Wynneh

For a sports camera it is truly awful , poor picture quality & very complicated to use...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 by Debs

Thought I'd bought a brilliant camera, looks smart was very durable but when underwater it let me down.Failed at the most important times but at least I have my memories not on my camera but in my... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ie090, polaroid ie090y, polaroid ie090r, polaroid ie090b, polaroid ie090bl, polaroid ie090ye, polaroid ie090re, polaroid ie090yel, polaroid ie090red, polaroid ie090blu
Barcodes 00681066772881, 05054242239396
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