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Polaroid CIM-1237R 12 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, Red


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  • Anti-shake stabilization
  • Face tracking, smile and blink detection
  • In camera red-eye removal
  • Audio tag and 32MB built-in storage
  • 3.8 x 1 x 2.4 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • 12 Megapixel
  • 2.7" LCD Display
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Polaroid
  • Model: CIM-1237R
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 1 x 2.4 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003E47FWU
  • Item model number: CIM-1237R
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,579 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Polaroid i1237
Get all the bells and whistles you'd expect in a professional camera, with the easy-to-use point-and-shoot i1237 twelve megapixels digital camera from Polaroid. With a 3x optical and 4x digital zoom, you'll get closer to the action than ever before. Use the huge 2.7-inch color LCD screen to preview images before you shoot, letting you frame your subject for perfect photos every time. The audio tag lets you put names with faces when you're capturing memories at a family reunion or wedding. You can take video clips with audio, and the 32MB built-in storage is expandable with SD/SDHC cards for complete photo storage. Get ready to take your photography to the next level.
Polaroid PoGo Compatibility
Polaroid digital cameras make printing to the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer easy. A customized user interface makes printing as effortless as connect, select, and print.

Anti-Shake Image Stabilization
Getting a crystal-clear picture is easy, even when you have a shaky hand for shooting or when your subject won't stand still. This ingenious feature automatically adjusts to give you the steadiest, clearest photo possible.

Face Tracking, Blink and Smile Detection These features recognize faces, eyes, and smiles in your photos. The locations of faces, eyes, and smiles are then used to confirm the appropriate location for focus and exposure detection, so your subjects are correctly focused even when they are off center, capture the eyes when not blinking, or smiles when just right.

Anti-Shake


Face Tracking
Burst Mode
Catch every movement with this quick-snap feature. When in burst mode, depressing the shutter will automatically take 3 pictures in 1 shot, as not to miss any quick movement, perfect to be printed and made into a flip book.

Features
Still image compression in JPEG
Takes video clips with audio
Audio tag lets you tag audio to any image
AV output
SD/SDHC compatible for expanded memory
30 scene modes for customized images
Dynamic contrast enhancer
Off/auto/fill flash
Auto white balance settings
Anti-shake image stabilization
Face tracking for perfect faces in your pictures
Smile and blink detection
In-camera red-eye removal
Electronic self-timer
PictBridge compatible
Transfer images to PC via USB cable
PC and Mac compatible
Powered by two AAA batteries

Burst Mode

Accessories Included
USB cable
Photo editing software on CD-ROM

Specifications
12.0 megapixel resolution
2.7-inch bright color TFT LCD for previewing images before you shoot
3x optical zoom
5x digital zoom
ISO rating: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
32MB built-in storage

Product Description

Get all the bells and whistles you'd expect in a professional camera, in this easy-to-use point-and-shoot i1237 12 Megapixel Digital Camera from Polaroid. With a 3x optical and 5x digital zoom, you'll get closer to the action than ever before. And you can use the huge 2.7" color LCD screen to preview images before you shoot, letting you frame your subject for perfect photos every time. The audio tag lets you put names with faces when you're capturing memories at a family reunion or wedding. Also lets you take video clips with audio, and the 16MB built-in storage is expandable with SD cards for complete photo storage. Shoot manually or choose from 15 scene modes for customized images. Get yours today and take your photography to the next level!

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Received product much sooner than expected; quality was great and nothing broken. Was exactly what I expected with no problems. Read more ›
Bought this camera for my wife and she loved it. Picture quality was great. You can't go wrong if you're thinking about buying this. Read more ›
I usually use lithium anyway with my cameras as they have better life so I will purchase those…The picture quality was excellent and my "techie" son was impressed with it. Read more ›
Over all the picture quality is really good, but there is something wrong mechanically with these cameras. Customer service was great and I had no problem at all returning… Read more ›
I just plugged in my SD card and started taking pictures. Picture quality is very good. Camera also adjusted for extra background light from windows very well. Read more ›
Within 12 hours it did exactly the same thing with the lens again stuck in an out position and no buttons…All of this is very sad because the picture quality is excellent. Read more ›
Great camera for the price, i mean 12MP for that price is great! And at the same time Polaroid is not bad for the price. Read more ›
I only hope that Polaroid will replace the camera, but…It's a cute camera and the price is perfect, but you would certainly hope a camera would last more than a few months. Read more ›
I bought this…I mentioned this because after reading the reviews here I was a little hesitant but the price was too good to resist and decided that it was worth the risk. Read more ›
Great Camera. Well worth the price. Cannot complain, takes great pictures. Read more ›
It is a great product. good packaging, good price,absolutely, I recommend it. . . . . . . . . Read more ›
Just compare to any other digital camera you already got). But in general terms is a good camera with lots of options and a very reasonable price. Read more ›
The center-weighted light metering mode is very good. Read more ›
I bought it for myself with a gift certificate (12-25-2010). I was excited about this camera, for the features it was a good deal for the price. Worked for one day, took a… Read more ›
I like that you can make pics black and white and Sepia…It has panoramic, different scene settings, facial recognition, red eye reduction and some other amazing features. Read more ›
Part 1 The camera takes nice pictures, has got nice settings... if you manage to turn it on. When it arrived I started to test it. Read more ›
I felt the brand would have produced a better quality item. It felt cheap and loose, terrible SD card locking mechanism and counter intuitive menu. This is an over priced… Read more ›
It was unexpected when I started using the camera to find that it has many professional features. Unexpected because it's call a "Point and Shoot". Read more ›
I purchased this as a gift for grandparents. Its easy to use and simple but takes nice photos. They seem to really like the camera. Read more ›
The camera does use up batteries alot but I resloved that issue buy using rechareable batteries. The pictures are really great quality and it's easy to use. Sometimes it… Read more ›
I wanted one that would take good clear photos without breaking…This camera does that. the pictures are great and it's easy to use. it has some good features and settings. Read more ›
The camera takes great pictures, and is easy to use. I have taken over a hundred pictures with it. Read more ›
No problem with turning it on/off. The picture quality is great, it's easy to operate and has got many, many settings to play with. Overall, excellent family camera,… Read more ›
hate the color but works great every day Read more ›
The view window is very good as ell. I like that you can make pics black and white and Sepia as well as color. It has panoramic, different scene settings, facial… Read more ›
Tripod mount. I use a tripod whenever possible, and am getting amazingly sharp crisp pictures with very good color. Read more ›
Worked for one day, took a few pics then would shut off when trying to take a picture…Had to return, was very disappointed because I really liked the camera, color and all. Read more ›
Auto-Focus works very well. I have its mode set to Wide. Read more ›
I bought this camera at a Black Friday sale a few years ago and loved…It took very clear pictures and had a nice focus, but the very first time it fell, it stopped working. Read more ›
This camera does that. the pictures are great and it's easy to use. it has some good features and settings. Battery life is great. I would highly recommend this camera,… Read more ›
why does it come back on in like a half hour or more hours, when it shouldnt go…the battery was also full, this is the batteries that came with the camera, duracell ultra. Read more ›
We can walk into any of them and buy more. You can't say the same if you forget or use all of a proprietary battery that is unique to a specific camera. For the… Read more ›
Large bright LCD display with intuitive readable layout that can be set to show all the important settings currently in effect while composing a shot. Read more ›
This is surprising since it is so small. Love the large screen. I would prefer it to have a viewfinder (non digital preferred) which is has none. Read more ›
Sometimes it has problems turning on but don't let that discourage you. The audio and video are decent enough. My advice though is to try it out for yourself. Read more ›
The pictures are crystal clear, almost as if you were there. The video quality is superb in almost any light. I really like the smile detection feature because I think it's… Read more ›
I have taken thousands of Pix with this little camera and most with great results. The zoom feature works well if you can hold still or use a tripod for distance. Its easy… Read more ›
Polariod made a great little digital camera. 12 Mega pixels, Good zoom lense, and it takes fanastcic pics. The view window is very good as ell. Read more ›
The flash is very bright and is wide-field, so I've had no problems with insufficient coverage of the area in a shot. Read more ›
The zoom feature works well if you can hold still or use a tripod for distance. Its easy to replay and use the many features like flash and composition settings. Its a good… Read more ›
After all that is what we want from a camera. The resolution is very good. Zoom is OK for a simple point and shoot. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By D. Spinella on December 21, 2010
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Although this camera has a few quirks, after a brief introductory period and the purchase of an SD card, my wife loves it.

Why I bought it: This camera was a gift for my wife who has a very nice camera (a Sony about a half-step below a professional camera) which she uses most of the time. She wanted something small that she could stick in her pocket for those spur of the moment occasions that crop up at children's school parties and such. This camera fits the bill.

It easily fits into her pocket (either shirt or jeans), takes high quality photos, has numerous optional settings, and with an 8 GB SD card has room for over 2000 photos at the highest quality settings. It takes AA batteries, so there is no "I forgot to charge the camera" issues.

Quirks:
1) The first quirk is the way the camera reacts when its memory is full. This is simple to do if you don't buy an SD card immediately. The camera defaults to the highest MP setting (12) which allows about four or five photos on the camera memory. Then the camera displays a message saying that the memory is full. Ours also seemed to have a hiccup the first time it happened and we had to turn it off and turn it back on using the play button on the back of the camera. After this, the camera was fine.
2) The batteries. This camera uses AAs. I have heard arguments against this, but my wife and I prefer this feature. Our reasoning is simple: if the batteries run out, almost every store on the planet carries AAs. We can walk into any of them and buy more. You can't say the same if you forget or use all of a proprietary battery that is unique to a specific camera. For the eco-conscious, you can still use rechargeable batteries, they are just going to be rechargeable AAs.
3) Snap-time.
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84 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Truth Seeker on January 3, 2011
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After reading mixed reviews, we chose to order this camera due to the low price and seemingly comparable quality to other 12mp cameras. After receiving it very promptly, it worked well for the first 2 days, as others mentioned and then decided to suddenly turn off with the lens stuck out. We tried changing the batteries and pushing the power button several times, but nothing worked. We set it down and hours later, the lens had retracted and it worked again. I told my daughter if it happened again we would return it. Within 12 hours it did exactly the same thing with the lens again stuck in an out position and no buttons would work. All of this is very sad because the picture quality is excellent. We were at my brother-in-law's wedding and lost a lot of shots because of the lack of dependability.

Hopefully Polaroid will address this issue, because if it weren't for the camera shutting down, I would highly recommend it! It isn't happening to everyone who buys it, since some of the reviews don't mention it, but enough that it is cause for concern...

Regarding the return, it was very simple and Amazon is paying the return shipping. I highly recommend ordering through Amazon!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Breck A. Honeycutt on December 11, 2010
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The pictures from this camera are very sharp and for the money can't be beat. This camera comes with software cd, 2 duracell ultra AA batteries, and usb cable. All that is needed is an SD card for picture storage. Night pictures with flash and anti-shake look very clear and detailed. Can't say enough about this camera's features along with Amazon's price of roughly $50.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By TANDRAT on February 4, 2011
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I read the reviews before I ordered this camera, there were some good and bad, but the bad had me concerned, but I ordered it anyway and sure enough it dit just what the negative reviews said. It took one test picture and shut off and didn't come back on. It came with Duracel batteries so I thought they were pretty good batteries so surely that wasn't the problem, but it was. I bought Energizer Lithium batteries and the camera came right on and I've been taking pictures all day long. I also ordered a 4gb memory card along with the camera so I would have enough memory to take lots of pictures. So please don't be afraid to buy this camera, just be sure to have lithium batteries to put in it.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Denis P on January 8, 2011
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This camera can be a nice, inexpensive option for the casual user. I had read the reviews posted prior to purchase and wanted a backup to my two smartphone cameras (IPhone and IPod) for use when traveling. I installed the batteries with the camera and began taking some test shots. No sooner than my 4th or 5th shot, the camera stopped working. After replacing the batteries and installing an SD card, I tried again and the camera worked perfectly. Clearly, any buyer should begin use with a memory card (of any capacity) to allow for adequate storage and with fresh batteries.
The test pictures were printed using your basic (CVS) service and even with enlargement, I was moderately impressed with the quality of the print.
So the two steps a new user should follow are:
1. replace the batteries included with the camera with fresh high capacity batteries and
2. use a memory card immediately before use.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By tearstainedrose on June 9, 2011
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I bought this camera mainly to take pictures of my daughter. I wanted one that would take good clear photos without breaking the bank. This camera does that. the pictures are great and it's easy to use. it has some good features and settings. Battery life is great. I would highly recommend this camera, especially to parents.
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