Updated 31 Mar 2015

Polaroid

Cube

Snapshot: The Polaroid Cube weighs 45g without the case, and has no image stabilisation and no time-lapse. How well does it perform?

Cube
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$215

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Test results

Overall score
50
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Durability
?/10

Good points

  • OK for shooting in daylight.
  • OK for shooting in low light.
  • Doesn’t come with any camera mounts.

But

  • Has no image stabilisation.
  • Poor battery life.
  • Doesn’t have a monitor.
  • Doesn’t have a remote control.
  • Doesn’t have an HDMI output.
  • Doesn’t do time-lapse.
  • Doesn’t do slow motion.
  • Can’t be controlled via mobile.
  • Doesn’t have a wireless link.
  • Doesn’t come with any camera mounts.

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How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Daylight (25 percent) - video quality in daylight conditions
  • Artificial light (25 percent) - video quality in artificial light conditions
  • Low light (25 percent) - video quality in low light conditions
  • Image stabiliser (20 percent)
  • Battery (5 percent)

Key data

Model

Average price
$215

Specifications

Weight (g)
45
Weight in housing (g)
na
Dimensions (cm)
4 x 4 x 4
Dimensions in housing (cm)
na
Minimum/maximum operating temperature
Not stated
Water immersion depth (without/with case, m)
Not stated
Ingress protection (IP) rating
Not stated
Submersible case
Optional
Highest picture resolution
3328 x 1872
Main video codec
H.264
Minutes/GB (highest quality)
17
Optical zoom range
1
Digital zoom range

1

Sensor size
Not stated

Features

Image stabiliser

No

Monitor
×
Touchscreen

No

Remote control
×
USB port
HDMI output
×
Microphone input
×
Photo capture
Time-lapse
×
Slow-motion recording
×
Autofocus
×
White balance adjustable
×
Dedicated video capture button
Windfilter cut off
×
Mono audio microphone
Stereo audio microphone
×
GPS
×
Wireless link (WiFi etc)
×
Buttons accessible when in case

No

Full display readable in case

No

Attachments

Headband or goggle
×
Helmet
×
Multidirectional mount
×
Surface-mount (non-adhesive)
×
Bike-mount (non-adhesive)

Not tested