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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

$80.99
$44.64 $36.35 cheaper than 80 days ago
Compact Camera 14MP 5x CMOS Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average user reviews
Reasonably priced
Poor product quality
71 Reviews
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Reviews

Average User Reviews

IF045 owners on average rated this camera 71%.

Polaroid Cameras Have OK Reviews

We checked 809 user and expert reviews for Polaroid digital cameras and found that on average Polaroid has ok ratings compared to other manufacturers. However we also found that Polaroid has unexceptional ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras. 100% of those that bought a Polaroid digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Video Capture

Four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Tallewegek said “My wife and I and father in law used it to take some great videos and pictures snorkelling off the African coast” in their review of this digital camera. J. Whittaker wrote “Has video function”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Rebecca Barber wrote “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone”. Katie96 mentioned on Amazon “Works well, screen not great underwater” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Good Quality Pictures

Fifteen customers thought the product was able to produce good images. N T Tomlinson mentioned on Amazon in April last year “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos” in their review of the Polaroid IF045. Pen Name mentioned two years ago “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Megs Rex said on Amazon “The photos we got were great” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Hb-Amazon said “There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though”.

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Design

Nice Design

One owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was rough. One owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was neat. Dawn I. wrote “Speedy delivery, neat little camera, perfect for our holiday”.

Easy to Use

Three people who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Xanthe wrote in their Polaroid IF045 review “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal” . Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is a great camera, real easy to use”. J. Whittaker scored the product 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well”.

One owner thought it was easy to use the menus. Susie D mentioned on Amazon “What/s the difference between 'fine', normal' settings and what happens if I choose the 3m setting as opposed to the 14 m setting etc” and scored it 5 stars.

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Robust

Eleven owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Pieman mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bought for my wife for christmas, for our next holiday, to take underwater snaps of exotic fish”. Sara said “Very clear underwater photos would recommend this for amateur photography” in her review of the Polaroid IF045 and rated it 8 stars. Eve she mentioned on Amazon “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was reliable.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IF045 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also are waterproof.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Polaroid IS525 which is cheaper.

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Poor Product Quality

Eight customers who purchased it thought it was not good quality. Ms. S. Tobin mentioned last year “Cheap camera really poor quality”. Me mentioned on Amazon “Very poor quality photos” in their review of this digital camera. Megs Rex wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The colours of the fish/coral showed up well! You can't expect super high quality images with a camera of these specs or price, you get what you're paying for.”.

Very Low Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly low waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers agreed that the product was heavy and bulky. In April last year Ms. S. Tobin said on Amazon “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.”. John said on Amazon “Certainly worked well under heavy water use” in his review of this digital camera. Jaxylaxy wrote two years ago “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday” .

One person said in their reviews that the Polaroid IF045 was easy to carry around. Last year Janet wrote on Amazon “It is compact and therefore easy to carry in your pocket” in her review of this digital camera.

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Support

Good Support

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. S a White scored it 6 stars and said on Amazon “Picture quality good (just read the instructions) as other posts suggest blurry”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features. Jaxylaxy wrote “Some decent features, sepia and b&w effects etc, nothing out of the ordinary.”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Polaroid IF045 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Polaroid IF045 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Polaroid IS525.

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Display

Has a Second Display

The Polaroid IF045 has a second display. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not have a second display.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Polaroid IF045 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Polaroid IF045 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Polaroid IF045 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Polaroid digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 640 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Polaroid IF045 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1, the largest is 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IF045 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Three people who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Renato Menegolli wrote on Amazon two years ago “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays” in his review of the Polaroid IF045. Dal said “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures”. Htippers wrote “Excellent picture battery life is not that bad”.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Polaroid IF045 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00523161248062, 00681066710029, 00848296059506

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