Polaroid a530 5.0 Megapixel Digital Camera with 2.5-Inch LCD Display
- 5.0 megapixel resolution, 4x digital zoom and 2.5" bright color TFT LCD for previewing images before you shoot
- Takes video clips with audio
- Polaroid PoGo Compatibile
- Uses 2 AAA batteries
|Included Components||two AA Batteries, and carry case and strap|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||5 MP|
|Package Height||2.2 x 9 x 11 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Viewfinder Type||electronic viewfinder|
Top Customer Reviews
Both with indoor and outdoor shots, the images were very clear. Despite the cons I read concerning the flash, I had no problems taking indoor images with the flash. Being an avid Paintshop Pro user, I was able to tweak any flaws with success.
My biggest concern is that the camera is a battery hog. To help, I am awaiting delivery on a set of rechargeable batteries and recharger. The set is available thru Amazon. As long as I keep two AAA's in the charger, there should be no problems - especially since I don't take all that many pictures. One item that I'm looking for is a wrist strap which is not included with the camera. It did come with a USB cable which I never seem to have enough of them around the house.
For the money, I have no regrets buying this camera.
But the primary issue I have with the camera is the limited storage space and the unbelievable battery consumption. It's 2 days after Christmas: we've been through 2 sets of AAA's already. Not a rechargeable camera. It's a 5 mega-pixels, but used at factory setting, that means you can only store 4 pictures. My hubby managed to adjust it, so now she gets about 10 "keepers" before having to connect to the computer to download. There is a slot for an SD card, but I would've thought the 16 MB of built-in storage would've been fine to start with. Now we'll be heading out to pick up a card so this camera meets our needs better.
It seems to take decent pictures, though we haven't printed any of them yet. We did learn that we couldn't get clear pictures without adjusting the slider between close-up (flower icon) and far away (mountain icon), based on how each picture was framed.
All in all, I'd say it's okay as a first camera, but only if mom & dad are willing to supervise a LOT and to spend an extra $20ish for a reasonable-sized SD card.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super cheap feeling it took horrible pictures a diaposable camera took place of it on a vacation not worth a penny do not order!Published on December 9, 2012 by Boomda
Note: This product does NOT use AA batteries. It uses AAA.
This camera has exactly the options I need (and not those I don't) for student use. Read more
My husband needed a small camera for work projects and we were completely blown away with the clarity of the pictures. Would buy again.Published on April 11, 2011 by Bernie Wilbanks
I bought this for my 9 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She was excited until her mom found out that it didn't work when they put the batteries in that came with the camera. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Doug
This made for a great gift for my mother who is not very technically inclined. She really enjoyed it as did I.Published on December 30, 2010 by Darian
My 5 year old grandson loves taking pictures but of course his parents don't want him using their camera except on special occassions under strict supervision to avoid damage to... Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by Sandy Beach
I am a photographer, so I understand all the features this camera has. I purchased this for my 7 year old son for his birthday, figuring it's cheaper than the disposable cameras... Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by Raizy