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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

14MP CMOS 3m Nov 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Sensor Type Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
14-megapixel waterproof dual screen digital camera.5x digital zoom to capture still photos at a moments notice; 720p video recording.2.7-inch (rear) and 1.8-inch (front) dual LCD monitor;... More
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Polaroid iF045 Camera Introduction
Polaroid IF045 Swim Test
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18 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this camera is 70 out of 100 based on 311 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Sixteen Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Lydia said “It was well worth it, dunked it in the sea and caught some fab photos!” in her review of the Polaroid IF045. Megs Rex scored the Polaroid IF045 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The photos we got were great” in their review of the Polaroid IF045. Mr J W S Moore mentioned two years ago “Very good quality pictures” in his review of this digital camera.

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Hb-Amazon said in their Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon this year “There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though”.

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Robust

Some customers who bought the Polaroid IF045 mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Last year Eve mentioned on Amazon “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater” in her Polaroid IF045 review. J. Whittaker mentioned on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well”. Jaxylaxy said in October last year “Screen hard to view both underwater and in bright sunlight - point” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars.

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was reliable. Jaxylaxy wrote on Amazon “Having taken this away to try out on a short break, going forward this will be used for underwater photography with my trusty Fuji being used for all other photography”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. J. Whittaker said on Amazon “Has video function” in their Polaroid IF045 review. N T Tomlinson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Pen Name wrote in their review of the Polaroid IF045 on Amazon “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their Polaroid IF045 review “This is a great camera, real easy to use”. Xanthe said “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal”.

One person said that the product was easy to use the menus. Susie D wrote “What/s the difference between 'fine', normal' settings and what happens if I choose the 3m setting as opposed to the 14 m setting etc” in her review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people reckoned that this digital camera had a good screen. Katie96 mentioned in October last year “Works well, screen not great underwater” in their Polaroid IF045 review. Rebecca Barber wrote in her review of the Polaroid IF045 this month “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone” and rated this digital camera as very good.

Good Support

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. S a White wrote “Picture quality good (just read the instructions) as other posts suggest blurry” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Some decent features, sepia and b&w effects etc, nothing out of the ordinary.”.

Nice Design

One Polaroid IF045 owner said in their reviews that the product was neat. Dawn I. said in her Polaroid IF045 review “Speedy delivery, neat little camera, perfect for our holiday” .

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] which is cheaper.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 is waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof cameras currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

Cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Polaroid IF045 is a two supported battery camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age only have one supported battery.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Water resistant, which is the most frequently found protection feature on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of power sources than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IF045.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum apertures of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4. At only 2.8, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 50 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. The Polaroid IF045 has a quite small minimum ISO speed (only 50) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Some Polaroid IF045 reviewers agreed that the Polaroid IF045 was not good quality. Dianne Walton mentioned “Now it cant be returned complete rip off! The pictures taken were not of good quality”. Fiona Lambard scored the product 1 stars and she said in her Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon “Awful camera pictures are all blurred and very bad quality”. Hb-Amazon mentioned “The photo quality isnt great.” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Polaroid Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We checked 714 owner and expert reviews for Polaroid cameras and found that on average Polaroid has unexceptional ratings. We also found that Polaroid has unexceptional ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range.

Poor Battery Life

Three Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Dal said on Amazon “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures” in their Polaroid IF045 review. In October last year Renato Menegolli mentioned “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays” in his review of this digital camera.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Polaroid IF045 reviewers said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review of the Polaroid IF045 on Amazon in October last year “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday”. In October John wrote in his review of the Polaroid IF045 “Certainly worked well under heavy water use”. A few weeks ago Ms. S. Tobin mentioned on Amazon “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IF045 have an image stabiliser, however the Polaroid IF045 does not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Polaroid IF045 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IF045 do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Polaroid IF045 does not support video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IF045 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IF045 do not have a GPS. The Polaroid IF045 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Polaroid IF045 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IF045 have maximum waterproof depths of between 3m and 60m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 11m. The Polaroid IF045 has one of the lower maximum waterproof depths (only 3 meters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 200, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 200, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Polaroid digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Forced on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Polaroid IF045 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IF045. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is actually the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IF045 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

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

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Very Big Minimum RAM Requirement

With a minimum RAM requirement of 1,024 megabyte, the Polaroid IF045's minimum RAM requirement is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IF045. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum RAM requirement of between 510MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 770MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IF045

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Polaroid IF045 has a relatively average digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IF045.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (16MP and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Polaroid IF045 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Other Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Rebecca Barber
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, We wanted a new family camera that would withstand a 3 year old wanting to use it to learn how to take pictures and who will undoubtedly drop it on either the ground or water this... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap camera really poor quality. i was very disappointed. i brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works, but the picture quality is far... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Although it is 14m Pixel, the photo quality isnt great. but that will do for the price. There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kay S.
(Verified Purchase)

Good light no frills camera. Only down side is it eats batteries.

(Verified Purchase)

Battery doesn't last long and we found it is very fiddly to connect to a computer to download (you need three hands as the connection doesn't stay in) I am still considering whether to keep it. A... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Margaret richardson
(Verified Purchase)

Small and fiddly...

(Verified Purchase)

The price says it all. A brand like polaroid should not bother making products like these. Picture quality's awful, back and front screens awful (can't be seen on daylight). Do not recommend.

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by Leanne
(Verified Purchase)

Don't work under water...

(Verified Purchase)

Read many reviews on this product but I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is. Ideal if you are on an expedition / hiking adventure holidays...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Danie1000
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely little piece - if I wasn't about to leave for India and test it - I would write far more. Please excuse my brevity!

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Barcodes 00523161248062, 00681066710029, 00848296059506

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