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Polaroid IS426

Polaroid IS426
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87
Reviews
143 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
90
Value for Money
Excellent
62
Age
5 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic 4x optical zoom digital camera, with one of the lightest weights around and a good spec. Customers report that it's very easy to use but it has bad technical guidance and it's not {more} able to produce good images.
16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4X
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
400
MAXIMUM ISO
105G
4X
DIGITAL ZOOM
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Polaroid IS426 number 226 across all digital cameras and number 327 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
87
Reviews
74
Features
75
Popularity
90
Value for Money
63
Age

79

79
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

several reviews mentioned that it has good user reviews with an average user rating of 76%, based on 143 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Polaroid digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Tiny optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Not waterproof

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the IS426 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography. It is also very good for landscape photography.
87
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.8 stars (143 reviews)

45%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
64 Reviews
4 Stars
35 Reviews
3 Stars
15 Reviews
2 Stars
11 Reviews
1 Star
18 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Polaroid IS426?

Picture Quality
21
16
Price
14
12
Ease of Use
19
1
Viewfinder / Screen
0
6
Support
2
9
Lens System
1
2
Video Capability
0
3
Design
6
0
Robustness
2
4
Battery
1
3
Size and Weight
2
0
Noise Level
0
1
Nine People Thought it Did Not Have a Fair Price

Two people thought that the Polaroid IS426 was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
7 people agree
8 people disagree
  • ... little camera for first timer but quality of picture isn't amazing. Wouldn't of paid full price but my son was very happy, lovely bright red.
    RBELL - Amazon 17 Sep 2016
  • Good for the price though not very sturdy...
    Pug450 - Amazon.co.uk 4 Dec 2017
  • Cheap build, bought two both broken within 2 months. USB snapped on one, screen on another not very robust at all...
    JD - Amazon.co.uk 5 Nov 2015
  • Where to start. Feels cheap, looks cheap, image quality is about the same as a camera from 15 years ago. The display is rubbish. It's slow. You have to ...
    Shan - Amazon.co.uk 31 Jan 2017
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    Expensive
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Was Not Solidly Made

    Two people thought that the Polaroid IS426 wasn't strong and durable.

  • Good for the price though not very sturdy...
    Pug450 - Amazon.co.uk 4 Dec 2017
  • ... bought two both broken within 2 months. USB snapped on one, screen on another not very robust at all...
    JD - Amazon.co.uk 5 Nov 2015
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Battery That Needed Frequent Recharging

    Two people thought that the Polaroid IS426 wasn't quick to charge.

  • Two Stars. Disappointed with battery performance and had to return due to not holding charge...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 7 Jan 2016
  • Disappointed with battery performance and had to return due to not holding charge...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 7 Jan 2016
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Was a Good Size
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    Four People Thought the Polaroid IS426 Was Carefully Designed

    Three people thought that the Polaroid IS426 was good-looking.

  • Stylish ,smart camera. This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced ,and fairly easy to use.great as a gift .a good brand.
    Sheila daniels - Amazon 11 Dec 2013
  • Three Stars. Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue...
    Peter clarke - Amazon 10 Sep 2015
  • Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue...
    Peter - Amazon.co.uk 10 Sep 2015
  • Over 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Polaroid IS426 was really easy to use and was easy to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Camera is light & easy to use. Good value for money.
    June Morris-Wilkins - Amazon 10 Nov 2015
  • Five Stars. Really pleased. Fits into a small bag and easy to use...
    Jogirl - Amazon 5 Jan 2016
  • Camera is light & easy to use. Good value for money...
    June - Amazon.co.uk 10 Nov 2015
  • ... annoying. Other than that my 7 year old used it straight out of the box, it is that easy to use...
    L - Amazon.co.uk 14 Nov 2015
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    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Six People Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance

    Five people thought that the Polaroid IS426 had bad technical guidance.

  • Great little camera , easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English and it came with a 2 pin plug so had to charge via the supplied ...
    Ms. - Amazon.co.uk 11 Nov 2015
  • Great little camera , easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English and it came with a 2 pin plug so had to charge via the supplied ...
    Ms. J. Mercer - Amazon 11 Nov 2015
  • ... Smaller than I expected and a bit fiddly. Good in general though. Instructions aren't that great but I figured it out.
    LEA - Amazon 13 Feb 2016
  • ... Smaller than I expected and a bit fiddly. Good in general though. Instructions aren't that great but I figured it out.
    Mrs A - Amazon 13 Feb 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    Two People Thought the Polaroid IS426 Had a Lens That Was Not Very Good

    Two people thought that the Polaroid IS426 had a bad zoom.

  • ... poeer and shoot buttons are tiny and too close together making them again difficult to poetate The zoom is clunky and unpredictable The photo quality is ...
    Monty - Amazon.co.uk 16 Oct 2016
  • Although this looks great, the first time I used it at my sons wedding the zoom did not work and I was unable to take any photos, so very disappointed ...
    Teen - Amazon.co.uk 29 Sep 2016
  • Three People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Three people thought that the Polaroid IS426 had a bad screen.

  • ... to supplement my SLR but gave up using it within a day. The quality of image on the screen is poor and the screen itself far too busy. Spend £20 extra ...
    Christopher Turner - Amazon 17 Aug 2014
  • ... cheap, image quality is about the same as a camera from 15 years ago. The display is rubbish. It's slow. You have to put a memory card in to get the highest ...
    Shan - Amazon.co.uk 31 Jan 2017
  • ... bought two both broken within 2 months. USB snapped on one, screen on another not very robust at all...
    JD - Amazon.co.uk 5 Nov 2015
  • 5 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Take Good Pictures

    Several people thought that the Polaroid IS426 wasn't able to produce good images and had a bad picture quality.

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    Not {More} Able to Produce Good Images
    11 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... unpredictable The photo quality is dreadful I bought it as a replace for the Olympus I'd used for the last ten years I thought Polaroid was a good make ...
    Monty - Amazon.co.uk 16 Oct 2016
  • ... navigation screens and the delay between pushing the button and getting the picture can be really slow. My 8 year old doesn't care, and she's very happy ...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 1 Jan 2016
  • Great little camera for the price. Although it should be stressed that without an SD card it will not take any pictures !
    GB - Amazon.co.uk 20 May 2016
  • ... window. Also, when testing the camera beforehand, I didn't think the quality of photos was good at all...
    Grace - Amazon.co.uk 21 Jul 2015
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    Has a Bad Picture Quality
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Was Not Good for Video Capture

    Two people thought that the Polaroid IS426 was bad for video recording.

  • ... each time to make sure it is on camera and not video lost some shots cause it decided to go in to video mode:(...
    L. - Amazon.co.uk 28 Sep 2015
  • ... each time to make sure it is on camera and not video lost some shots cause it decided to go in to video mode:(...
    L. Edwards - Amazon 28 Sep 2015
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Tiny optical zoom
    Has an image stabiliser
    Lighter than average
    Has a built-in flash
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Has a USB connectivity
    Very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    ok megapixels
    4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Not waterproof
    Tiny digital zoom

    What the Reviews Say

    Four people thought the Polaroid IS426 was carefully designed
    Over 10 people thought it was easy to use
    Two people thought it was not solidly made
    Two people thought this digital camera had a battery that needed frequent recharging
    Six people thought it did not have good technical guidance
    Two people thought the Polaroid IS426 had a lens that was not very good
    Three people thought it did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    5 out of 10 people thought it did not take good pictures
    Two people thought it was not good for video capture
    ok Megapixels

    The Polaroid IS426's sensor megapixels of 16MP is ok compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 54% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

    This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Tiny Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Polaroid IS426 of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The Polaroid IS426 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Polaroid IS426 of only 400 is very low compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Polaroid IS426 has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of cameras.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Not Waterproof

    Like most other cameras, the Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof. 94% of cameras are not waterproof.

    What does "waterproof" mean? Less Edit
    Lighter Than Average
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    The Polaroid IS426's weight of only 105g is in the lightest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Polaroid IS426 has a built-in flash. 74% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Polaroid IS426's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 28% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Polaroid IS426 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is full hd 1080p pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The Polaroid IS426 has a USB connectivity. 91% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS426 of only 6mm is shorter than 88% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Polaroid IS426's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 18mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Polaroid IS426 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 226 out of 503 digital cameras.
    90
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    Nine people thought it did not have a fair price
    63
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    Polaroid IS426 Release Date

    July 2013

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    Polaroid IS426 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Image Stabilizer Location
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Waterproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Focus Adjustment
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Flash
    Flash Guide Number
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Resolution
    Video Formats Supported
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Display
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    USB Version
    USB Connector Type
    Camera
    3D
    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Other Features
    Video Capability
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    USB Connectivity
    Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
    USB 2.0 Connectors
    USB Cable
    Aspect Ratio
    Technical Details
    Display Diagonal
    Battery Life
    Audio Recording Formats
    Auto Focus
    USB Port

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    polaroid is426redwm

    Barcodes

     00041114531585,  00052778886843,  00681066197066

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