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Polaroid IF045 vs Sony DSC-W830

Polaroid IF045 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Polaroid IF045
Sony DSC-W830

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
0.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Cheaper by $65
The Polaroid IF045 is $65.36 cheaper than the Sony DSC-W830.
6 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Polaroid IF045 is only a 14MP digital camera (6.1MP lower). 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-W830 has an image stabilizer, however 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.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Polaroid IF045 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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.

27x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 32x, however the Polaroid IF045 is only a 5x digital zoom digital camera (27x smaller). 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.

Available from 10 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-W830 has an average user review score of 86% based on 614 reviews, however the Polaroid IF045 has an average rating of 71% (based on 71 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
44% lower megapixel Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 14MP digital camera. That's 6.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-W830 (20.1MP). 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.

60% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (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.

6x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IF045 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 27x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (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.

Fewer sellers
The Polaroid IF045 is only stocked by 4 stores, but the Sony DSC-W830 is stocked by 14 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Polaroid IF045 is 15 months older than the Sony DSC-W830.
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Polaroid IF045 is only 71%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-W830 is 86% (based on 614 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
16% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3. That's 0.5 larger than the Polaroid IF045 (3.3).
$65 more expensive
The Sony DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Polaroid IF045 by $65.36.

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

43 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
14MP 20.1MP
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
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 100
 200
 80
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 800
 1250
 1600
 3200
 25
 Auto
 50
 100
 200
 80
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 800
 1250
 1600
 3200
 25
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)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
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
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 27MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Second Display Diagonal
1.8" Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Trimming
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 104g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.5mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.5mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g

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 1.4h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210 shots
Battery Voltage
1.5V Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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