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Polaroid IS426 Digital Camera

$49.57
Compact Camera 16MP 4x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are average
Poor product quality
Poor support
70 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

IS426 owners on average rated this digital camera 76%.

Only an OK Brand

Polaroid has good ratings for its medium megapixel digital cameras, however it has only ok ratings when measured across its entire digital camera range.


Design

Nice Design

Three owners who bought the Polaroid IS426 concluded that it was good looking. Sheila Daniels rated the product 7 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Stylish, smart camera”. Sheila Daniels also mentioned “This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced” in her review. Peter Clarke mentioned “Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue”.

Easy to Use

Eight people thought it was easy to use. Lizzie rated this digital camera 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon “It is that easy to use”. Jogirl said on Amazon last year “Fits into a small bag and easy to use” and rated it 8 stars. June Morris-Wilkins mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Camera is light & easy to use”.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Ms. J. Mercer wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Tim Smith wrote “Great little camera that needs little guidance to use and is robust enough to be packed in a rucksack on hiking journeys” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. Jd wrote in their review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Cheap build, bought two both broken within 2 months” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Poor Product Quality

Seven customers thought it was not good quality. Mander mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Not as great a quality of the photos as hubby was expecting to say its spec” in their review of the Polaroid IS426. Katy J Savage wrote in her Polaroid IS426 review in the same month “Awful quality”. Rachael North mentioned on Amazon “Poor quality photo” in her review of the Polaroid IS426.

Not Waterproof

The Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera are also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good size.

Very Light

With a weight of only 105 grams, the Polaroid IS426 is one of the lighter cameras of this age and type amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 250g.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung Camera ($30.00) (300g) which also has a higher rating.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer concluded that the Polaroid IS426 had a good autofocus. Claire Davies wrote in her review of this digital camera “None of the photos are in focus” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Eight owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Lea mentioned “Good enough for holiday photos”. Ms J E Hooper rated it 8 stars and mentioned “It has taken good photos” in their review of this digital camera. Richard Geater rated this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Takes ok pictures”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IS426 supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung Camera ($30.00).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Polaroid IS426 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vivitar VF128 ($29.98), and the Samsung Camera ($30.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IS426 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Polaroid IS426 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS426 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Samsung Camera ($30.00) which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Polaroid IS426 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Polaroid IS426 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Polaroid IS426 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Polaroid IS426 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Polaroid IS426 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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). The worst video resolution of all cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 6 millimeters, the Polaroid IS426's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the shortest amongst cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1x and the biggest is 120x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Vivitar VF128 ($29.98) which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS426 of only 18 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. At only 3, the Polaroid IS426 has a very big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Support

Poor Support

Two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Lea said in her Polaroid IS426 review “Instructions aren't that great”.


Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Polaroid IS426 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities auto and 100 - 400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.1 meters, the Polaroid IS426 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The closest focusing distances of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

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Price

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

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