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Polaroid IS525

A fully featured 16 megapixel 3 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 3x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Polaroid IS525 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have scored the Polaroid IS525 as follows for Summary.
68
46 Reviews
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 68%, based on 46 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is robust and is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very light
Has a built-in flash
Very small optical zoom
Very low waterproof up to
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Average
34
Mediocre
38
Mediocre
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Average

Polaroid IS525 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average User Reviews

IS525 owners on average rated this camera 68 out of 100.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people who purchased the Polaroid IS525 thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Polaroid IS525 review “For the price I would recommend this product”. Last year Jean Parker said “The photos were quite good for price of camera”. Siobhan Timblin mentioned in her review in October this year “It's good value and ideal for family holiday shots” and scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Danna Kemp mentioned in her review “It was cheap”. In October Newforestal said in their review of the Polaroid IS525 on Amazon “Cheap and OK for non zoom pictures”. Newforestal also wrote “If you want a cheap underwater camera for non zoom pictures then this could be the one for you”.

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Customers Report it is Robust

A few Polaroid IS525 owners agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. In October last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent product for underwater water pictures” in their Polaroid IS525 review. Anthony David Mortimer scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his Polaroid IS525 review “Took some great underwater shots on my holiday”. In October Joanne Brooks mentioned “Great under water pictures” in her review of the Polaroid IS525.

Users Report it is a Good Size

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was compact. Last year Excellent mentioned in their review on Amazon “Perfect small compact exactly what I was wanting” and rated it as excellent. Siobhan Timblin said this month “Upload to Facebook conveniently (my phone is Sony Xperia z3 compact, won't work with iPhone” in her Polaroid IS525 review.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Some people who bought the Polaroid IS525 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Jean Parker wrote “The couple of times we used it we had fun using it and the photos were quite good for” although he only gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. Mrs. L. A. F. Cemm wrote on Amazon in October last year “It was a gift the photos taken with it were very good” in their review of this digital camera. This month Siobhan Timblin said “Photos - it's ok in darkish pools”.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. In October Siobhan Timblin scored it 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “At a distance (with reasonable zoom) it's great quality! Underwater photos again need it to be light enough for picture taking”.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

A few Polaroid IS525 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “Does exactly what it says, good quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Out of water and good quality pics”. Mr Ian Kelly mentioned in his review of the Polaroid IS525 in October “Phone pictures are much better quality!” .

Users Report Superior Battery Life

One Polaroid IS525 owner mentioned that it had a good battery life. In October Siobhan Timblin scored the Polaroid IS525 4 stars and she said on Amazon “The battery life goes fairly quickly” in her review of this digital camera.

Customers Report a Good Flash

One Polaroid IS525 owner who bought the Polaroid IS525 thought it had a good flash. Siobhan Timblin scored this digital camera 4 stars and she said on Amazon “Same goes for flash, great flash”.

OK Brand

Based on 923 user and expert reviews (including 157 verified purchases), Polaroid has ok ratings for its digital cameras. Polaroid also has ok ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Polaroid digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Polaroid IS525 has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Polaroid IS525 is one of the lighter digital cameras (only 121 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Polaroid IS525 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Polaroid IS525 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Polaroid IS525 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Waterproof

The Polaroid IS525 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of cameras range from 3m to 60m. With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Polaroid IS525 has one of the lower waterproof (up to) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Polaroid IS525 has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.25 meters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid IS525 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Polaroid IS525 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The Polaroid IS525 has one of the shortest maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 4.8 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only 120 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Polaroid IS525 which takes 120 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other digital cameras, the Polaroid IS525's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is one of the smallest. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Only 640 Pixels Video Resolution

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 4.8 millimeters, the Polaroid IS525 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras range from 1ms to 2,000ms. The Polaroid IS525 has a quite fast start-up time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Polaroid IS525 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Polaroid IS525 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Polaroid released the IS525 in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid is525yelint, polaroid is525bluint
Barcodes 00681066170427, 00681066410561, 00681066902585

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