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Polaroid IF045 vs Sony DSC-W730

Polaroid IF045 vs Sony DSC-W730

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Polaroid IF045
Sony DSC-W730

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
18% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Polaroid IF045 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-W730 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Second display Edit
The Polaroid IF045 has a second display, however the Sony DSC-W730 does not have a second display.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 2.1MP higher than the Polaroid IF045 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Polaroid IF045 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

38% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Polaroid IF045 (8x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 32x digital zoom digital camera. That's 27x bigger than the Polaroid IF045 (32x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Much better user reviews
Based on 17 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-W730 is 82%, whereas the average rating of the Polaroid IF045 is 71% (based on 71 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
2.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 14MP digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-W730 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Sony DSC-W730 (8x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 27x smaller than the Sony DSC-W730 (32x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Older by five months
The Polaroid IF045 is five months older than the Sony DSC-W730.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Polaroid IF045's average user score is only 71%, however the Sony DSC-W730's is 82% (based on 17 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
0.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W730 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IF045 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
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Date Released

42 months Ago 37 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
14MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 4000 x 2248
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 4000 x 2248
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
3m Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
5x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5 - 36
Fixed Focal Length
8.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 100
 200
 80
 160
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 50
 100
 200
 80
 160
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
200 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
50
BEST
80
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MPEG
 AVI
 MPEG
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Second Display Diagonal
1.8" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
BEST
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Program
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Program
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 DAN
 DUT
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 FIN
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 DAN
 DUT
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 FIN
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 106g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.3mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.5mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 122g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
2
BEST
1
Battery Type
AAA NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220 shots
Battery Voltage
1.5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Pentium 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
1GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
250MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
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