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Polaroid IF045-BLUE-KM 14MP Dual Screen Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Polaroid IF045-BLUE-KM 14MP Dual Screen Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 79 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 5.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Image4.1   average
Price4.1   below average
Photo4.0   below average
Underwater3.9   below average
Quality3.3   below average
Battery2.3   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"Complaints online were mostly short battery life........ well duh ?"
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"I took it down to about 20 feet and the battery compartment leaked the batteries immediately failed and ruined the camera and destroyed my memory card."
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"Battery life is horrible."
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"The BAD:BATTERY LIFE: I read that the battery life is horrible for this camera, but the price was good, so I bought extra batteries."
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"-Easy to useCons:-Paint began chipping scratching almost immeidately-Kills batteries pretty quickly - you'll need decent batteries to even run it (your Dollar Store batteries won't do the trick)-Takes OK photosThe biggest concern I have is it randomly cuts garbles images, typically across the bottom."
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"After having read several reviews, I was concerned about battery life but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by how long the batteries lasted."
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"we bought it for our grandson , constantly gets a low battery message , please advise what can be done , we already put in new batteries , does not help"
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Image

Image:
"Maybe we just got a bad one, as some of the reviews are starkly different, but 1) the photo quality is TERRIBLE!"
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"Some people commented that it was hard to see what you're taking a photo of on the screen...unsurprisingly, really, seeing as you're UNDERWATER!"
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"The battery life is not that great, I went through about 6 to use the camera on and off for about 60 pics (3-4 hours)."
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"I always had a hard time getting a good selfie or group photo until I got this."
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"This is one great camera it has awesome image quality and takes pictures with so much ease of use and i love it."
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"Great pics and video."
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"It is difficult to see the screen when taking pics underwater but I was still able to snap some great pictures of coral and some fish."
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"Got a few nice underwater pics."
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Photo

Photo:
"Pros:-Waterproof - capable of basic underwater photos...would not recommend pronlonged submersion-Price - hard to beat-Front view finder - Great for vacation selfies!"
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"I am not happy with the quality of the photos or the ease of use."
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"But, since I know that underwater photos do not come out that well, I was not willing to drop a bunch of money on an underwater camera."
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"The photos aren't as good, but at least I have some!"
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"Not only did it take very decent photos, but we got the bonus of video as well."
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"I wasn't looking for DSLR performance, but something adequate for taking photos, that could get abused a bit."
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"This camera did the job perfectly - for 50, the photos we got were great, and the colours of the fish coral showed up well!"
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"We took some very good photos with this camera, but much of it was guess-work."
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"The photos are pretty nice (the camera has up to 14MP but with the 7MP option the photos are nice), and the fear of breaking it under water is gone! "
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Price

Price:
"I wasn't expecting anything spectacular for the price, but would rather not have taken pictures than to have the disappointment of viewing these."
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"The BAD:BATTERY LIFE: I read that the battery life is horrible for this camera, but the price was good, so I bought extra batteries."
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"But, since I know that underwater photos do not come out that well, I was not willing to drop a bunch of money on an underwater camera."
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"I wasn't expecting anything spectacular for the price, but would rather not have taken pictures than to have the disappointment of viewing these."
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"It is a great little camera for the price."
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"Great quality, and it is impermeable, this camera is really wonderful, very portable,and for the price it is literally a steal."
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"First of all, the price is AMAZING!"
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"May not be HD video, but for the price, the quality is really good."
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Quality

Quality:
"Maybe we just got a bad one, as some of the reviews are starkly different, but 1) the photo quality is TERRIBLE!"
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"I am not happy with the quality of the photos or the ease of use."
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"oh and the quality of the pictures are also not good."
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"On the negative side, the lenses are not great quality compared to all the Cannon cameras, and the screen is hard to see underwater (because it is not bright enough, but it is still easier to see than trying to look through a view-finder with a mask & snorkel on)."
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"Low battery life, poor picture quality, hard to use, poor overall quality camera."
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"Took great underwater pictures as well as very nice, high quality above water pictures."
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"Great quality, and it is impermeable, this camera is really wonderful, very portable,and for the price it is literally a steal."
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"Picture quality is great."
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"This is one great camera it has awesome image quality and takes pictures with so much ease of use and i love it."
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"May not be HD video, but for the price, the quality is really good."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"Pros:-Waterproof - capable of basic underwater photos...would not recommend pronlonged submersion-Price - hard to beat-Front view finder - Great for vacation selfies!"
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"Very disappointed in the camera's display especially when using it underwater."
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"But, since I know that underwater photos do not come out that well, I was not willing to drop a bunch of money on an underwater camera."
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"On the negative side, the lenses are not great quality compared to all the Cannon cameras, and the screen is hard to see underwater (because it is not bright enough, but it is still easier to see than trying to look through a view-finder with a mask & snorkel on)."
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"Took great underwater pictures as well as very nice, high quality above water pictures."
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"Takes great shots underwater , had it in the ocean , pool for a week off and on ."
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"My kids and their friends also love to use this to take underwater pictures in the pool."
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"This camera is rather compact and was easy to carry around underwater."
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"The camera took great pictures underwater and above!"
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