Polaroid Cube+ Review – A Better Camera Worthy of the Extra Cost

The Polaroid Cube+ is a worthy sequel to the Cube camera that debuted last year. It is a tiny square waterproof camera that does more than just a lens with a power/record button attached to a casing with a magnet on the bottom (which can latch on to a metal surface for hands-free shooting). Now, we get a built-in Wi-Fi with this new model and it also corrects a couple of shortcomings that was found in the original. It now has more recording capabilities, such as slow-motion video and time-lapse mode. It has been done without having to beef up its price point by so much.

Polaroid Cube+ Review - A Better Camera Worthy of the Extra Cost

The Polaroid Cube+ Has Gotten Better at a Slightly More Price Point

If you haven’t purchased the original Cube, or want to purchase it, you might want to invest in a little more for the Polaroid Cube+. It has the addition of a built-in Wi-Fi and an improved shooting feature. Still, if video quality is your main preference, and you have the extra cash to burn, then perhaps the GoPro Hero4 Session may be your cup of tea.

But we’re here to talk about the new installment to the Polaroid Cube. It has a wide-angle lens that has a 124-degree angle of view, which means you can fit more into the scene than what you can normally shoot with your smartphone camera. Also, as such with the problem with dealing with wide-angle lenses, there is some barrel distortion that does come with the category.

For its build quality, it is pretty decent. It is shock-proof and weatherproof. Hence, a little rain or snow won’t hurt you in bringing you the right selfies at the opportune moment for these seasons. However, do note that you should not submerge it.

The company lists this miniature camera’s top resolution to be 1,440p at 30 fps. But to be clear, it does not record 2,560 x 1,440 resolution videos, but at 1,920 x 1,440 pixels. In other words, it captures video in a 4:3 aspect ratio and not in the common widescreen resolution. Should you want widescreen 16:9 recording, there are 1080p and 720p resolution in either 30 or 60fps. It also has slow-motion video recording capabilities of 720p at 120fps.

With the new Polaroid Cube+, it just got better than the original. Its design, simple operation procedures, and a reasonable bump to its price, all make it worth every cent in your wallet. The added wireless capability definitely adds a good weight to the additional cost.

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