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Polaroid IE090

Polaroid IE090 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18MP Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Image Stabilizer Release Date
The Polaroid IE090-YEL-INT Tough Digital Camera in yellow is waterproof and shockproof, plus it offers dual screens that make taking selfies easier in action settings. Double screen tough camera... More
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9 Reasons For

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IE090 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IE090 do not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IE090 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IE090.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IE090 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 70D ($699.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090, the Polaroid IE090 is waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S32, and the Canon EOS 70D ($699.00) is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The worst memory card type of all cameras of a similar type and age to the IE090 is Not supported and the best is SDXC.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixels of between 5MP and 21MP. With a megapixel of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE090 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 18MP cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 7D ($899.00) which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid IE090 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Polaroid camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IE090 the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP. With a total megapixels of 18 megapixels, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

With a start-up time of only 3 milliseconds, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter start-up times amongst digital cameras of this age. The average start-up time of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IE090 is 1,000ms, and the start-up times range from 2ms to 2,000ms.

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11 Reasons Against

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Camera Reviews

Polaroid has unexceptional average ratings for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Polaroid IE090 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3, or the Canon PowerShot D20 ($720.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Polaroid IE090 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3, or the Sony DSC-TX30 ($429.09) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Polaroid IE090 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Polaroid IE090 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon EOS 70D ($699.00).

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IE090 is 11m. With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Polaroid IE090 has one of the lower waterproof up tos amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3m waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the IE090 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4mm to 270mm. The Polaroid IE090 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 35 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 3 seconds, the Polaroid IE090 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE090. The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this type and age is 9.7s.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IE090 is 2.7 and the smallest is 38. At only 3, the Polaroid IE090 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the IE090 that we have assessed, the Polaroid IE090's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. Waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IE090 have minimum aperture numbers of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 8.5, the Polaroid IE090's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IE090.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IE090

Released Over Three Years Ago

Polaroid released the IE090 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IE090 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IE090.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS525 ($68.99) (5x).

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Average Weight

The Polaroid IE090 has a pretty typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the IE090.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Start-Up Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
USB 2.0 Connectors
USB Cable
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Display Diagonal
View On TV
Other Features
Housing Material
Auto Focus
USB Port

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 by Ninja Turtle
Ninja Turtle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great little camera with lots of features. I'm unable to talk about the underwater features as I haven't used it for that yet, the dual screen works very well and looks to be holding up to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by Cherridoodle
Cherridoodle would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I used this for holiday photos . Lots of underwater photos and videos . Good camera for its price . Had some great fun photos...

Reviewed 7 September 2016 by Helen
Helen would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Takes good photos and picks up water droplets in high definition. Harder to focus when underwater than above water. Good price but bear in mind it uses disposable batteries...

Reviewed 6 September 2016 by Wnow
Wnow would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I got Polaroid for my 5 y. nephew, and he loves it. Serious, spaceship design is an asset. The camera is easy to operate, and main feats has feature buttons, which saves time. AAA batteries are... Read more…

Reviewed 30 August 2016 by BP
BP would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Great camera. Bought this for a holiday and wanted to take pics underwater. This is a brilliant camera and I'm happy I picked this one. Make sure you order a micro SD memory card as this doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Anna B
Anna B would recommend the Polaroid iE090

I just start using it and I can say you should have it ;) Good quality of underwater pictures and it's easy to use. Made video as well absolutely great :) The only complicated about it is to take... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Rowena
Rowena would recommend the Polaroid iE090

Bought this camera to take on holiday so we could go on all of our excursions without the danger of breaking our phones. We took photos in the pool & in the sea, were able to swim with it and it... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2016 by Ron

Looked great out of the box, but within 20 minutes the screen had twice turned to snow and the buttons frozen up. Removing the batteries was the only way to reset. Took it back and exchanged for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Wynneh

For a sports camera it is truly awful , poor picture quality & very complicated to use...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 by Debs

Thought I'd bought a brilliant camera, looks smart was very durable but when underwater it let me down.Failed at the most important times but at least I have my memories not on my camera but in my... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid ie090, polaroid ie090y, polaroid ie090b, polaroid ie090r, polaroid ie090re, polaroid ie090ye, polaroid ie090bl, polaroid ie090yel, polaroid ie090blu, polaroid ie090red
Barcodes 00681066772881, 05054242239396
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