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Polaroid X720 Digicam Review

Polaroid's X720 is a pretty standard pocket Internet camcorder in most respects. However, not only is it one of many cheapest available on the market, but it's waterproof too, right down to 3m. In addition, it has a decent selection of manual settings, such as a few scene modes, treatments for metering and sharpness, and exposure, although nothing as advanced as shutter and iris control. Image quality is just mediocre, and there is the notable absence of a tripod screw mount. But otherwise this is a great value camcorder.





Polaroid X720 Digital Camera Review





The X720s waterproofing stretches to a depth of 3m, although Polaroid doesn't quote any particular compliance with international standards. It achieves its resilience because of locking flaps over its compartments. One covers it, that will come in the form of two regular alkaline AA cells. The next protects the USB 2 and mini HDMI ports, along with the microSD slot.



The X720 has the ability to shoot video at approximately 1,280 x 720 and 30 feet per second. You can also shoot WVGA - a widescreen form of VGA - at 30 or 60 feet per second, regular VGA, and QVGA. Still images may be captured at 3, 5 or 8Mpixels. The X720 has a number of features than most pocket Internet camcorders, although just a few. These are all operated by a smattering of rubberized buttons. The zoom can be a mere 3x and digital, with all the implications for reduced video quality that entails.



Features, Performance



It's possible to affect the way metering is completed, with center spot and average options. Alongside automatic white balance you will find presets for sunny and cloudy conditions, plus tungsten and neon indoor lighting, there's a number of digital effects included. However, no fully manual choice is available.



Most surprisingly of all, you will discover a modicum of control over sharpness, with the facility to boost or decrease this by one notch. An EV exposure control with 13 settings between 2 and -2 can also be available, although it's strangely at the end of the next menu page. Much like virtually all pocket Internet camcorders, all the different ports available doesn't include minijacks for headphones or even an external microphone - not really that you would be able to utilize these underwater anyway. So you will have to depend on the somewhat mediocre built-in mono microphone. However, a rather more annoying omission may be the lack of a standard tripod screw mount.



Without sensor specifications designed for the X720, we weren't sure what degree of picture quality to anticipate from it. Inside our usual 100W ceiling light test, the X720 produced a relatively dark image, with muted colours, but a minimum of it was not riddled with grain. In brighter, natural lighting the automated white balancing did a significant job, but colours were slightly inaccurate, with reds particularly looking somewhat washed out. It's also worth noting the X720 has no image stabilisation system, so shaky camerawork means shaky footage. Overall, though, performance is much from atrocious, and certainly sufficient for the price.



Verdict



We are really not sure how much Kesha, Polaroid's creative director, fim (pocketpussytoy.com) was involved in the making from the X720, and there aren't any giveaway signs including the chassis being made from raw meat. In many respects, Polaroid's X720 is really a me-too product, broke particularly singling it from the pocket Internet camcorder crowd. However, it will have one rather unique feature. Inspite of the added bonus for being waterproof, put costs just 70, which makes it one of the cheapest available on the market. So although it's not the perfect with regards to picture quality or features, the X720 is exceptionally value.



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