The Polaroid POLC3R Cube Action Camcorder is a small and easy to use compact action camera that you can use wherever you go. Whatever you get up to, you can document with the robust and portable...
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15 Reasons For
Good User Reviews
Based on 63 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 84%.
Nine Polaroid POLC3 owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good looking. This month David G. mentioned “Video quality excellent, audio pretty good too”. Debbie Lee Wesselmann mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The sound is pretty good”. In the same month Luanne Ollivier wrote in her Polaroid POLC3 review “The CUBE's case is sturdy and seems pretty shockproof, with a grip proof finish”.
A number of Polaroid POLC3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was a good design. In October last year G. Glikis wrote in their review “The video quality was great! You will just love it, great design, is very easy to use” and scored it 5 stars. Matinik mentioned also in October last year “Lightweight with very simple design” in their review. Two years ago Reviewify.co.uk mentioned on Amazon “Sent to me for review I love the tiny design, show it to your friends” and rated it 4 stars.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Helen J Baxell wrote in October last year “Neat, unobtrusive and not bad picture/sound quality” . Luanne Ollivier rated the product 5 stars and she said in her review of the Polaroid POLC3 two years ago “Action shots would be a neat perspective - I'm thinking of a friend who is a serious mountain biker”. Mahonj said in their review on Amazon “It is very small and neat and worked out of the box”.
One person who bought this camcorder said that it was smooth.
Easy to Use
Twenty-six Polaroid POLC3 owners who reviewed the Polaroid POLC3 wrote that it was easy to use. This year Amazon Customer said “Small, handy, simple” in their review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer also wrote “First its easy to use”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “This is very handy as it films my cycle routes”.
One Polaroid POLC3 owner considered that this camcorder was comfortable and easy to hold. One Polaroid POLC3 owner who bought the Polaroid POLC3 reckoned that it had a good interface. Debbie Lee Wesselmann wrote in her review of the Polaroid POLC3 on Amazon “And its user interface is as simple”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Helpful Advice mentioned in their review of this camcorder “For ability to change some simple settings, camera should have to be connected to computer in order to access the Polaroid Cube application that the cam” and rated it as excellent.
Eight Polaroid POLC3 reviewers who reviewed the Polaroid POLC3 thought it was well made. Martin Turner scored the Polaroid POLC3 very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “You don't need either of these, as it comes with a built in powerful magnet, which will enable you to put it on many surfaces” in his review. In October last year Matinik wrote on Amazon “Built in magnet on the bottom of the camera comes in handy sometimes” and scored the product 4 stars. Matinik also said “Feels solidness when holding it and looks well made”.
Two customers reckoned that the Polaroid POLC3 was strong and durable. Phil Wing mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon last year “Very durable and even sticks to car whilst driving about (Just driving in town roads so didn't make it more than 40mph”.
A few Polaroid POLC3 owners thought the Polaroid POLC3 was easy to damage or scratch. In October this year Jon mentioned in his review of the Polaroid POLC3 on Amazon “The camera has been slow to transfer media, poor in quality (looks damaged) and also having huge microphone issues” however despite that he gave this camcorder a score of 1 stars.
Good Product Quality
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this year “Good video quality” in their Polaroid POLC3 review. Chris M said on Amazon “Great quality HD action camera, useful magnetic base”. Chris M also wrote “The Polaroid Cube is a very well made weatherproof wide angle action cam capable of both video”.
Eight Polaroid POLC3 owners who bought this camcorder thought it was lightweight. Helpful Advice said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Powerful device that comes in such a tiny and lightweight package” and gave it a very good review. Helpful Advice also said “On the first sight one could not believe so powerful device can come in such a tiny and lightweight package - 1.4 inches all around/cca 1.7 ounces”. This year Literarybiz scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “Nice, lightweight, fun to use”.
Five Polaroid POLC3 reviewers who bought this camcorder said that it was compact. Aron E. mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon two years ago “Pictures from one of them they are just amazing great wide angle very clear by night with low lighting sound is great a really nice very compact extra small kit”. Former Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in the same month “It's very compact and not much larger than a 1 inch square” in their review of the Polaroid POLC3 and rated this camcorder 5 stars. Helpful Advice wrote “Polaroid Cube is a compact easy to use camera that can easily be mounted on any metal, which for the money provides best value on market”.
One person wrote that the product was a good size. Rob S mentioned “Then the event for the London Marathon 2015, this is ideal size” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. One Polaroid POLC3 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Matinik mentioned in their review of the Polaroid POLC3 on Amazon in October last year “Cute! Small and easy to carry on”.
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The POLC3 is one the best selling camcorder currently available for sale.
Good Quality Lens
A few Polaroid POLC3 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good lens. Former Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote in their Polaroid POLC3 review two years ago “It has a lens on the front”. Mykeyreviews mentioned in their review last year “The exterior seems pretty solid, so I don't think I would worry much if I dropped it, unless it was unfortunate enough to fall lens down directly onto a rock”.
Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Luanne Ollivier wrote “USB cable included) Set up and learning to use it literally took minutes - instructions were clear” in her review of the Polaroid POLC3. Last year Matinik wrote “1x User’s guide 1x quick start guide Came in small”. Matinik also mentioned “It has a manual switch for the resolution (720p”.
Good Battery Life
Three customers said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. G. Glikis mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The battery is good”. Martin Turner wrote in his Polaroid POLC3 review two years ago “It also has a longer battery life in use, which may be important, though it's still only 90 minutes” . Reviewify.co.uk said in their Polaroid POLC3 review on Amazon “It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 90 minutes per charge”.
Some Polaroid POLC3 reviewers who bought it thought it was quick to charge. David G. mentioned on Amazon “Great little action CAM, had problems getting it to charge up fully at first.” in his review.
Two Polaroid POLC3 owners who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Helpful Advice mentioned in October last year “Inside the package beside tiny camera there is not too much to see, there is only a very short Micro USB cable and a simple user’s guide” . Reviewify.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “When you're ready to review photos or videos the files are accessible via USB (cable included”.
Good Technical Features
One Polaroid POLC3 owner who bought this camcorder considered that it had good features.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person thought it was noisy. Techpuppy rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Again when you stop recording and it's fairly loud, although you can turn it down or off using the accompanying app” in their review of the Polaroid POLC3.
Polaroid Video Cameras Have Good Reviews
We checked 170 expert and user reviews for Polaroid video cameras and found that on average Polaroid has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Polaroid has good reviews specifically within its video cameras range.
Has One White Balance Mode
The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid POLC3 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the POLC3.
9 Reasons Against
Not Full HD
Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years are not Full HD. The Polaroid POLC3 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.
The Polaroid POLC3 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an image stabiliser.
It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price], or the DashCam WiFi[pl_2962216_price] both from ION which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have an HDMI Port
Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the POLC3, the Polaroid POLC3 does not have an HDMI port.
We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] are also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
The Polaroid POLC3 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the POLC3 also do not have an interchangeable lens.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Display
The Polaroid POLC3 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.
We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Most video cameras that are a similar age to the POLC3 are not waterproof. The Polaroid POLC3 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.
The Polaroid POLC3 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the POLC3 also do not have a night mode.
We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The Polaroid POLC3 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the POLC3 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
Most video cameras that came out around the same time as the POLC3 do not have a built-in projector. The Polaroid POLC3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.
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Good action camera, very small and unobtrusive.
Image Quality is good.
It would be better if some kind of lens shade was available.
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Weighs nothing and takes good video and stills.
Bought for off piste ski trip. Took some great HD video.
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