Usage & Testing
After you charge up the battery you can go ahead and turn the camera on. First we should check out the settings, to get into them just press the menu button. There are 3 pages of settings that you can mess around with. A few things to mention, you can shoot in 8, 6, 4, and 2MP modes as well as VGA mode. There are 3 different quality settings, Fine, Standard, and Economy. This camera has most of the settings other similar digital cameras have. I did not see any setting for the video capture, but apparently you can shoot in both 640 x 480 and 320 x 240.
There are 24 different shooting modes that you can check out; to get into them you just press the mode button. I’m not going to go over all 24 shooting modes but they are what you would expect. I was cool to see that Polaroid has included a few underwater shooting modes as well.
When you are shooting photos the LCD will show you your zoom, battery level, shooting mode, what medium you are shooting on (internal or sd card), and how many photos you have left. Also when you select smile shot or macro mode that icon will show up on the left side of the LCD.
I was still pretty skeptical about if this camera was truly waterproof, mainly because of the compact design and how there was no real outer shell like most waterproof cameras so I put it to the test. Check out the video below…
As you can see this camera really is waterproof! Only up to 10 feet though so don’t try throwing this in the deep end of the pool!
All of the pictures I took came out great and I have really enjoyed using the camera. The only real problem that I’ve had is that the glass over the lens tends to get dirty because of how large it is. So you might want to carry a microfiber cloth with you.