leonbev wrote:Does anyone have a review from a professional camera reviewer, and not just a blogger or someone like TigerDirect who's trying to sell me the camera?
I have lots of digital cameras, have used them since they first came out.
I belong to about 10 photography and camera review sites.
In the past few years not a single one of them has reviewed or mentioned Polaroid cameras. Reason: They are Chinese junk that have nothing to do with the old Polaroid name [that company failed because it did not get into digital like Kodak, its competitor who saw the direction film was going.] Five years ago, the few Sites that discussed budget Polaroid digital cameras at best gave the devices a "C" grade.
That's why there are no reviews. This camera is not even worth the time to look it over. And truth be told, the cameras are beneath most of these sites even talking about.
This camera is cheaply produced with lots of bells and whistles to attract consumers who shop by price, long feature lists, impressive sounding specs, and megapixel.
Here's some sights I belong to. See for yourself.
You can check out epinions, the brand does not do to well there either:
IMHO you are better off searching eBay and for less than $100 buying someone's like new, in the box Canon Powershot 4 or 5 megapixel camera. There's a glut of Canon and other name brand point and shoot cameras on the market, and on eBay. [And when I say "name brand" I do not mean a company that bought a license to slap a famous once-famous name on to their substandard products.]
Many people upgrade to cameras with image stabilization, increased optical zoom, larger LCD displays, super compactness, and other features, so they are selling their fantastic 4 and 5 MP cameras for cheap.
E.g. Take a look at the Canon SD400 [one that I used to own.]
Perhaps the most secret deal on the planet is the year 2004 Fuji Finepix E550, which can be bought for $100 or less [shipped]. It was a top, if not the top, rated camera in 2004 and it takes better pics than many $500 cameras of today, either on full auto or the then-unique full manual controls. I have two of those that I will never sell. It's a $800 DSLR in disguise, IMHO.
Take a look at Canon A75 or A80 Powershots, they are good deals and great cameras. I assure you, a 4MP Canon will take way better shots than this 7MP Chinese junk.