"Polaroid's XS100i hits the action cam basics at a good price"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Polaroid's XS100i hits the action cam basics at a good price
Polaroid probably isn't a brand you'd immediately associate with action cams, but CNA marketing which has an exclusive long-term licensing agreement with Polaroid has spent the past few years distributing cameras like this.
The Polaroid XS100i.
I'm Josh Goldman c/net and despite not being a big name in the category the XS100i is worth a look since it's a good deal for what you're getting.
It's compact, lightweight, and waterproof.
It has a good accessory package and uses a standard tripod mount.
alright records video at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 frames per second.
Shoots 5 megapixels stills and more.
It records at the flip of a switch and it has built in wi-fi that let's you remotely control the camera or view and download clips with an iOS or Android device.
It's not flawless but it mostly works.
The biggest downsides are that a the battery's built in so once it's dead you'll have to charge it up again.
And two the video while overall good gets pretty jelloy when the camera vibrates.
so stick to slow movements and smooth surfaces and the results are pretty pleasing especially at YouTube sizes.
You can check out the full review on cnet.com, but at less than $180, this is a good bang for your buck action cam.
I'm Josh Goldman, and that's a look at the Polaroid XS100i.
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