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Polaroid IF045 Digital Camera

14MP CMOS 3m Nov 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Sensor Type Waterproof Up to Release Date
14-megapixel waterproof dual screen digital camera.5x digital zoom to capture still photos at a moments notice; 720p video recording.2.7-inch (rear) and 1.8-inch (front) dual LCD monitor;... More
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Polaroid iF045 Camera Introduction
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testing front view on polaroid iF045 digital camera

17 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 315 owner reviews the average owner rating of this waterproof camera is 71%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Polaroid IF045 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Lydia wrote on Amazon three years ago “It was well worth it, dunked it in the sea and caught some fab photos!”. Two years ago Megs Rex mentioned in their review “The photos we got were great” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr J W S Moore said “Very good quality pictures” in his review of this digital camera.

One Polaroid IF045 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Hb-Amazon wrote “There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though” in their review.

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Robust

Several Polaroid IF045 owners who purchased it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Eve mentioned “The camera performance was excellent used for filming underwater” in her Polaroid IF045 review. J. Whittaker wrote on Amazon two years ago “Great little camera, easy to use and great fun for underwater pics with 14mp as well” in their review. Also two years ago Jaxylaxy said “Screen hard to view both underwater and in bright sunlight - point”.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was reliable. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review on Amazon “Having taken this away to try out on a short break, going forward this will be used for underwater photography with my trusty Fuji being used for all other photography”.

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Good Video Capture

A few Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. J. Whittaker said on Amazon two years ago “Has video function”. Last year N T Tomlinson wrote in their review on Amazon “I am pleased to say very happy with it takes good photos and video for the type of camera it is”. Pen Name mentioned in their Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon “So impressed with this little camera, we got some good pics & videos in & out of the water on our recent trip to the Maldives”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “This is a great camera, real easy to use”. Two years ago Xanthe mentioned in their review on Amazon “The control buttons seem to be made of a cheap metal” but even so they scored the product 20 out of 100.

One Polaroid IF045 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Polaroid IF045 was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Susie D wrote in her Polaroid IF045 review “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” yet she only rated the product 20 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Polaroid IF045 reviewers who reviewed the Polaroid IF045 concluded that it had a good screen. Katie96 said in their review of this digital camera “Works well, screen not great underwater”. Rebecca Barber mentioned on Amazon “Screens are OK, selfy screen reminds me of a first edition camera phone” and scored it very highly.

Good Support

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer reckoned that it had good technical guidance. S a White said on Amazon “Picture quality good (just read the instructions) as other posts suggest blurry” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Good Technical Features

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer concluded that this digital camera had good features. Jaxylaxy wrote on Amazon “Some decent features, sepia and b&w effects etc, nothing out of the ordinary.” in their review of the Polaroid IF045.

Nice Design

One Polaroid IF045 reviewer considered that it was neat. Dawn I. said “Speedy delivery, neat little camera, perfect for our holiday”.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IF045 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IF045 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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Waterproof

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] is also worth considering.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045 only have one number of batteries supported, however the Polaroid IF045 has two number of batteries supporteds.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Polaroid IF045 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Polaroid digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IF045.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IF045 the minimum aperture numbers range from 2 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Polaroid IF045 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 50, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IF045. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100.

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20 Reasons Against

Polaroid Digital Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We checked 739 owner and expert reviews for Polaroid cameras and found that on average Polaroid has unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Polaroid has unexceptional reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range.

Poor Product Quality

Ten Polaroid IF045 reviewers reckoned that the product was not good quality. Dianne Walton scored it 1 stars and she wrote in her Polaroid IF045 review on Amazon “Now it cant be returned complete rip off! The pictures taken were not of good quality”. Fiona Lambard wrote in her review “Awful camera pictures are all blurred and very bad quality” . Hb-Amazon rated the product 3 stars and mentioned last year “The photo quality isnt great.” in their Polaroid IF045 review.

Poor Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it did not have a good battery life. In January last year Dal wrote “Atrocious battery life a brand new set of Duracell batteries every 20-50 pictures” in their review of the Polaroid IF045 and scored it 1 stars. Renato Menegolli wrote in his review on Amazon “This camera is absolutely bad, starting for quality images, battery consumption, bad quality displays” and scored it 20 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some people reckoned that the Polaroid IF045 was not heavy and bulky. Jaxylaxy mentioned in their review of the Polaroid IF045 two years ago “As other veivers have stated, heavy on batteries, we went through 4 x AAAs daily on our holiday” and gave the product a score of 2 stars. John mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon in January last year “Certainly worked well under heavy water use” although he still rated the product 80 out of 100. Ms. S. Tobin mentioned in the same month “I brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works.” .

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IF045 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Polaroid IF045 does not support video capability. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the IF045 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Polaroid IF045 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045, the Polaroid IF045 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Polaroid IF045 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the IF045 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Polaroid IF045 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IF045 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the IF045 have waterproof up tos of between 3m and 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m. The Polaroid IF045 has a quite low waterproof up to (only 3 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045.

Other 3m waterproof cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Polaroid IF045 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of cameras of a comparable age and type to the IF045 is 1.8" and the largest is 7.7".

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Polaroid IF045 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 200) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IF045. Waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IF045 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 200 and 52,000.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736| 2592 x 1944| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Polaroid camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the IF045. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Forced on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 frequently found video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the IF045. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the IF045.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Polaroid IF045 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Polaroid camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum 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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IF045.

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

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Polaroid IF045 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the IF045.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Polaroid IF045's minimum RAM is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The minimum RAMs of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 64MB to 1.1GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IF045

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Polaroid released the IF045.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IF045 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IF045.

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Average Megapixel

The Polaroid IF045 has a fairly standard megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this waterproof camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (16MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(71)
Reviewed 4 December 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera in Jan 2016 , we are now in December and it is the first chance I've had to use it on a holiday , took it into the sea twice , You will need to take out a loan to pay for... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2016 by Carol Miller
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent now its arrived in time...

Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Pendeen
(Verified Purchase)

Works well,...

Reviewed 25 November 2016 by Mon W
(Verified Purchase)

Looks good, but this is a Christmas present so obviously I can't comment on its performance.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Rebecca Barber
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, We wanted a new family camera that would withstand a 3 year old wanting to use it to learn how to take pictures and who will undoubtedly drop it on either the ground or water this... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap camera really poor quality. i was very disappointed. i brought it as a birthday present for a 10 year old as an upgrade from the bulky kiddyzoom, yes it works, but the picture quality is far... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Although it is 14m Pixel, the photo quality isnt great. but that will do for the price. There are 14m pixel camera with a much better resolution though.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kay S.
(Verified Purchase)

Good light no frills camera. Only down side is it eats batteries.

(Verified Purchase)

Battery doesn't last long and we found it is very fiddly to connect to a computer to download (you need three hands as the connection doesn't stay in) I am still considering whether to keep it. A... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Margaret richardson
(Verified Purchase)

Small and fiddly...

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Barcodes 00523161248062, 00681066710029, 00848296059506

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