In this review we’ll take a look at the Polaroid i1035 10MP 3X Digital Camera. Polaroid has been trying to make a comeback in the digital camera field. Most of their offerings have been weak in this area, scarcely living up to the classic Polaroid name. Let’s see how the i1035 compares…
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Let’s begin by looking at the stats for the Polaroid i1035. This is a 10mp camera with a 3x optical zoom. It has a rather lightweight 16mb of memory, making an SD card almost a necessity. Like many other cameras in this price range it has several modes to enhance your picture taking along with face detection and red eye reduction. As you would expect, it includes a video mode too. It is powered by 2 AA batteries. The 3″ LCD screen is on the generous side for this price range.
Since the camera uses standard AA batteries this is kind of good and bad. Good in that you’ll be able to find new batteries for it easily, bad in that you’ll need to do this quite often since it will eat up a pair of AA’s in a hurry.
I like to see the user interface on a digital camera to almost be intuitive but, unfortunately, the Polaroid i1035 isn’t. The menus are a bit convoluted and hard to follow without referring to the manual.
The photos taken with the Polaroid i1035 Digital Camera are, well, adequate. I was expecting worse performance given what I had seen from previous Polaroid digital cameras. However, I didn’t think that they were as good as some of the other cameras in the same price range that I’ve reviewed recently. The digital anti-shake didn’t seem to perform well in comparison nor was the video performance at the same level I’ve seen from others.
The bottom line is that the Polaroid i1035 Digital Camera probably isn’t the best bang for your buck when it comes to digital cameras in the $100 price range. There are several better choices such as the Casio Exlim or Pentax Optio unless you run across a truly fantastic deal on one.
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