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Polaroid IS426 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 4x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Polaroid IS426 Compact Digital Camera offers compact dimensions, a stylish black finish and a 16 megapixel sensor that More
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Polaroid iS426 Camera Intro/Review
Polaroid iS426 Review

18 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 61 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 74 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use. Elaine Banks said in her review of this digital camera “Very easy and simple to use”. This month Jogirl mentioned on Amazon “Fits into a small bag and easy to use” in their review of the Polaroid IS426 and scored the Polaroid IS426 5 stars. June Morris-Wilkins said “Camera is light & easy to use”.

One person who purchased the product considered that it was easy to setup. One Polaroid IS426 owner who reviewed it concluded that it performed as expected. Last year Elaine Banks mentioned “Great wee camera, does exactly what it says on the box”.

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Peter Clarke wrote “Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue” however he only gave the Polaroid IS426 a score of 60 out of 100. Sheila Daniels said in her Polaroid IS426 review on Amazon “Stylish, smart camera”. Sheila Daniels also wrote “This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced”.

Robust

One Polaroid IS426 owner mentioned that it was strong and durable. Tim Smith wrote on Amazon “Great little camera that needs little guidance to use and is robust enough to be packed in a rucksack on hiking journeys” in his review of the Polaroid IS426.

One person who reviewed it thought it was well made.

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Good Size

One Polaroid IS426 owner reckoned that this digital camera was a good size.

Good Quality Lens

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. In October Claire Davies said “None of the photos are in focus” in her review of the Polaroid IS426.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven Polaroid IS426 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. In October last year Daviddodd said on Amazon “Bought for the wife to take on holiday great pictures”. Grace Bennett wrote “I didn't think the quality of photos was good at all” but she only rated the Polaroid IS426 1 stars. Mrs a said in her review of this digital camera in October this year “Good enough for holiday photos” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Mander scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Good that it has a lithium battery to recharge rather than ploughing thru batteries on the cheap one she did have”.

SD Memory Card

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

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (sd,sdhc).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Polaroid IS426 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IS426.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Polaroid IS426 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price], or the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Polaroid IS426 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Polaroid camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IS426.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IS426 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IS426. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IS426 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light

With a weight of only 105 grams, the Polaroid IS426 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IS426 amongst digital cameras of this age. The lightest camera of this age and type is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] (110g) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 6 millimeters, the Polaroid IS426 has a very short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The shortest minimum focal length of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IS426 is 2.6mm, the longest is 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Some Polaroid IS426 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was not good quality. Cardav wrote “Very poor quality photos” in their review and rated the product 1 stars. Christopher Turner he mentioned on Amazon “Doesn't have to feel it) Slow response time when you take a picture, picture quality poor” in his review of this digital camera. Emma gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars and she mentioned in October last year “Camera looks nice & is easy to use, however the picture quality isn't that great” in her review of this digital camera.

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Polaroid cameras and also specifically for Polaroid compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Polaroid had unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Support

A few Polaroid IS426 reviewers who purchased the Polaroid IS426 agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Mrs a said this year “Instructions aren't that great” but despite that she still gave the Polaroid IS426 a score of 80 out of 100. In October last year Ms. J. Mercer wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English” in their Polaroid IS426 review and gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer considered that it was not able to connect to the internet. Last year Grace Bennett said in her Polaroid IS426 review “Unfortunately, access to internet wasn't possible so I have missed the returns window”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Polaroid IS426 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the IS426 are not 3D compatible. The Polaroid IS426 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Polaroid IS426 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IS426 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm. When compared to other cameras of this age and type, the maximum focal length of the Polaroid IS426 of only 18 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 3 to 52,000. The Polaroid IS426 has a very low maximum ISO speed (only 400) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS426.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

At only 3, the Polaroid IS426 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum apertures of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IS426 range from 2 to 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IS426 is 0.28m. At 0.1 meters, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IS426

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Polaroid IS426 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IS426.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Flash
Flash Guide
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
USB Cable
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Display Diagonal
Battery Life
Audio Recording Format
Auto Focus

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery and good product for the price...

Reviewed 7 May 2016 by YAAKOV
(Verified Purchase)

It doing a great job and joy...

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by Jenflower
(Verified Purchase)

This camera has stopped working. We are trying to contact the seller but getting no response. Not impressed...

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera. Replacing Olympus that I dropped in a stream. Not as good as the Olympus but it does a good job.

Reviewed 10 March 2016 by N.seaborne
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 by Claire Davies
(Verified Purchase)

This is OK but none of the photos are in focus...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Mrs A
(Verified Purchase)

Smaller than I expected and a bit fiddly. Good in general though. Instructions aren't that great but I figured it out.

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant camera, next day delivery...

(Verified Purchase)

Grandmas new camera can be operated by a pensioner (who cant really see the buttons) fairly easily Bit of a pain that it didnt come with a memory card, but that was my own fault for not reading... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Brian
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

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