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Polaroid Cube Review
- HD 1080p
- 6 Megapixel
- Magnetic Bottom
The Polaroid Cube is company Polaroid’s answer to the GoPro—with many differences however. The Polaroid Cube release date in 2014, marked just one of several budget action cameras that Polaroid has introduced into this market sphere. Polaroid Cube specs include support for both 1080 and 720p video shooting, picture taking with the 6 Megapixel camera, and a magnetic underside for adhesion to metal surfaces—all this is packed in to a cube that measures 1.4 inches each side The Polaroid Cube is designed to be simple in both design and features, as well as very easy to use. While not capable of the same feats as something like the GoPro, the Cube is designed more for everyday snaps and updates; its light weight and compact size offering more portability than many competing action cameras. The Polaroid Cube’s price is around the $95-$100 dollar range—making it one of the cheapest action Cameras available.
What is the image quality ?
The 124 degree wide angle lens on the front of the cube supports up to 720p or 1080p video recording, however unlike other more expensive devices it lacks more advanced filters and shooting modes that otherwise enhance image quality. Provided there is decent lighting where the filming is taking place, the Cube delivers shots and footage that is of fair quality, nothing spectacular, but likely enough for the casual user—delivery smooth and balanced image quality for a sub $100 action camera. The Polaroid Cube battery life is not spectacular by any means. Don’t expect to shoot or take pictures for overly extended periods of time; the in-built and non-removable battery is rated to last around 90-minutes only. As a contrast, comparing the Polaroid Cube vs GoPro; the cube does not measure up to the level of detail or quality of the GoPro’s Full HD, 60 frames-per-second level—but at its price, it is not really meant to.
What is the sound quality ?
The microphone is mounted just below the lens on the front. The microphone in the Cube records in average quality during video mode.
Is it waterproof and durable ?
While the cube is not waterproof out of the box, you can purchase a Polaroid Cube waterproof case to accompany it, along with several other Polaroid Cube accessories available.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
If you are someone that wants an action camera to capture footage of the occasional activity or adventure, but has a tight budget—the Polaroid cube is a definite bargain. While the low price and simplicity of the cube appeal well to someone new to the Action camera scene; the camera lacks certain features that would otherwise make it more useful for dedicated adventurers and sporting people—such as its lack of Wi-Fi connectivity, and poor battery life. Polaroid Cube picture quality as well as video quality are what one could expect from a sub $100 action camera, similar to that of a standard smartphone.
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- The Polaroid Cube is manufactured by Polaroid and was added in March 2015 in the Action Camera section
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