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Polaroid IS426 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 4x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
The Polaroid IS426 Compact Digital Camera offers compact dimensions, a stylish black finish and a 16 megapixel sensor that More
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Polaroid iS426 Camera Intro/Review
Polaroid iS426 Review
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18 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 61 owner reviews this digital camera has an overall owner rating of 74%.

Easy to Use

Some Polaroid IS426 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Elaine Banks mentioned last year “Very easy and simple to use” and scored it very highly. Jogirl said “Fits into a small bag and easy to use”. In December last year June Morris-Wilkins scored it 5 stars and she wrote “Camera is light & easy to use” in her Polaroid IS426 review.

One person said in their reviews that it performed as expected. Elaine Banks mentioned in her review on Amazon “Great wee camera, does exactly what it says on the box” and gave the product a very good rating. One Polaroid IS426 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup.

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Nice Design

Some people concluded that it was good looking. In December last year Peter Clarke wrote in his Polaroid IS426 review “Good looking product shame it was silver when I clearly ordered blue” but even so he scored the Polaroid IS426 3 stars. Sheila Daniels wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Stylish, smart camera”. Sheila Daniels also mentioned “This little camera is a stylish and reasonably priced”.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that it was well made.

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Tim Smith said in his review two years ago “Great little camera that needs little guidance to use and is robust enough to be packed in a rucksack on hiking journeys” .

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Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good size.

Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote that it had a good autofocus. Claire Davies mentioned in December “None of the photos are in focus” in her Polaroid IS426 review.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Polaroid IS426 owners agreed that it was able to produce good images. Daviddodd said in their review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Bought for the wife to take on holiday great pictures”. Grace Bennett wrote “I didn't think the quality of photos was good at all”. Mrs a mentioned in her review on Amazon this month “Good enough for holiday photos”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Mander mentioned on Amazon “Good that it has a lithium battery to recharge rather than ploughing thru batteries on the cheap one she did have” in their review of the Polaroid IS426.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an sd compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (sd|sdhc).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Polaroid IS426 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 has an image stabilizer.

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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 cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the DJ030[pl_1770611_price], or the DJ025[pl_1783497_price] both from Lexibook or the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Polaroid IS426 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Polaroid IS426 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 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). Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

The Polaroid IS426 is fairly light (only 105 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IS426. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 840g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DJ025[pl_1783497_price] (110g), or the DJ030[pl_1770611_price] (110g) both from Lexibook which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IS426, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Polaroid IS426 of only 6 millimeters is one of the shortest. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IS426 is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Six Polaroid IS426 reviewers considered that it was not good quality. Cardav mentioned “Very poor quality photos” and rated the product 1 stars. Christopher Turner gave the Polaroid IS426 a rating of 1 stars and he wrote “Doesn't have to feel it) Slow response time when you take a picture, picture quality poor” in his review of this digital camera. Emma mentioned in her Polaroid IS426 review “Camera looks nice & is easy to use, however the picture quality isn't that great”.

Polaroid Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 739 owner and expert reviews for Polaroid cameras and found that on average Polaroid has unexceptional ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Polaroid has unexceptional ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Poor Support

A number of Polaroid IS426 reviewers who purchased the Polaroid IS426 reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. This year Mrs a wrote “Instructions aren't that great” but in spite of that she scored it 4 stars. Ms. J. Mercer gave the product a rating of 3 stars and said in their review of the Polaroid IS426 on Amazon “Great little camera, easy to set up which is good as all the instruction are not in English”.

Poor Connectivity

One Polaroid IS426 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not able to connect to the internet. Grace Bennett rated the Polaroid IS426 1 stars and she mentioned “Unfortunately, access to internet wasn't possible so I have missed the returns window”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras of this type and age have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IS426, the Polaroid IS426 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IS426 do not support wi-Fi. The Polaroid IS426 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Polaroid IS426 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Polaroid IS426 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Polaroid IS426 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS426 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. At only 18 millimeters, the Polaroid IS426 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IS426.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 400, the Polaroid IS426 has a very low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 3, the Polaroid IS426 has a very big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IS426. The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IS426 is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IS426 is 0.039m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m. At 0.1 meters, the Polaroid IS426 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Polaroid IS426

Released Over Three Years Ago

Polaroid released the IS426 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Polaroid IS426 has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IS426.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
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
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Flash
Flash Guide Number
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed
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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery and good product for the price...

Reviewed 7 May 2016 by YAAKOV
(Verified Purchase)

It doing a great job and joy...

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by Jenflower
(Verified Purchase)

This camera has stopped working. We are trying to contact the seller but getting no response. Not impressed...

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera. Replacing Olympus that I dropped in a stream. Not as good as the Olympus but it does a good job.

Reviewed 10 March 2016 by N.seaborne
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 by Claire Davies
(Verified Purchase)

This is OK but none of the photos are in focus...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Mrs A
(Verified Purchase)

Smaller than I expected and a bit fiddly. Good in general though. Instructions aren't that great but I figured it out.

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant camera, next day delivery...

(Verified Purchase)

Grandmas new camera can be operated by a pensioner (who cant really see the buttons) fairly easily Bit of a pain that it didnt come with a memory card, but that was my own fault for not reading... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Brian
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

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