Polaroid iON 230 Review

By Movable Type Admin


Steve's Digicams

Polaroid iON 230




Features & Controls



Polaroid iON 230

Polaroid does not specify the focal length of this micro lens although it appears to be about a 40mm in 35mm equivalent. This is a 5-element glass, fixed focus lens that works from 3 feet to infinity in normal mode, flip the switch on the side and it now works from 6-8" for closeups.



Polaroid iON 230

The built in flash offers Auto, On, Off and Red-Eye Reduction modes. Flash range is approx. 4 to 6 ft.



Polaroid iON 230

You can frame your pictures with the 1.6-inch color LCD or to save precious battery power you can use the optical eyelevel finder. On top is a slide switch to go from Play to Record mode. The 4-way controller activates the digital zoom by pushing up or down. Press it to the right for the menus. In playback you use the 4-way to select pictures and navigate menus. Next to the color LCD are the Power button, Flash mode (works as the OK button for menu selections) and the Monitor display button.



Polaroid iON 230

The iON 230 has 16MB of internal memory and a Secure Digital card slot. It can handle any capacity SD card up to 512MB.




Polaroid iON 230

The iON 230 comes with a 3.7v 500mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery pack. Polaroid claims a fully charged battery can record 200 shots or run for approx. 60 minutes.



Polaroid iON 230

The included camera dock charges the battery whenever the camera is placed in the cradle. This docking cradle is also a 3-port USB 1.1 hub for your desktop. When the camera is in the cradle it may be used as a webcam with Microsoft Netmeeting software.



Polaroid iON 230

Unlike a lot of the cameras with charging cradles, the iON 230 may be charged without the cradle using the pigtail USB cable and the AC power supply. The dock also has a slot that can charge the battery out of the camera. These are all nice features that add value to this outfit.



Polaroid iON 230

One last extra, a soft carrying case that has pockets for an extra battery and an SD memory card. It has a belt loop on the back side.







Continue on to
Page Three





Return To Our
Reviews Menu











Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
2x Digital Telephoto Professional Series Lens + 0.5x Digital Wide Angle Macro Professional Series Lens + 3 Piece Digital Camera Filter Kit + 6-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Lens Adapter Tube (If Needed) + Lenspen + Lens Cap Keeper + DB ROTH Micro Fiber Cloth For The Olympus E-450, E-620 Digital Cameras Which Has This (18-180mm) Olympus Lens 2x Digital Telephoto Professional Series Lens + 0.5x Digital Wide Angle Macro Professional Series Lens + 3 Piece Digital Camera Filter Kit + 6-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Lens Adapter Tube (If Needed) + Lenspen + Lens Cap Keeper + DB ROTH Micro Fiber Cloth For The Olympus E-450, E-620 Digital Cameras Which Has This (18-180mm) Olympus Lens $112.99
2x Digital Telephoto Professional Series Lens + 0.5x Digital Wide Angle Macro Professional Series Lens + 3 Piece Digital Camera Filter Kit + 6-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Lens Adapter Tube (If Needed) + Lenspen + Lens Cap Keeper + DB ROTH Micro Fiber Cloth For The Nikon D3X, D3, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2X, D2H, Digital Slr Cameras Which Has Any Of These (18-135mm, 18-105mm, 18-70mm, 16-85mm) Nikon Lenses 2x Digital Telephoto Professional Series Lens + 0.5x Digital Wide Angle Macro Professional Series Lens + 3 Piece Digital Camera Filter Kit + 6-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Lens Adapter Tube (If Needed) + Lenspen + Lens Cap Keeper + DB ROTH Micro Fiber Cloth For The Nikon D3X, D3, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2X, D2H, Digital Slr Cameras Which Has Any Of These (18-135mm, 18-105mm, 18-70mm, 16-85mm) Nikon Lenses $112.99
Samsung DV100/ DV101 Dual View Digital Camera Pink International Model No Warranty Samsung DV100/ DV101 Dual View Digital Camera Pink International Model No Warranty $112.99
Samsung ST150F 16.2MP Smart WiFi Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0 Samsung ST150F 16.2MP Smart WiFi Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0" LCD Screen (Black) + Camera Case + Flexible Gripster Tripod + 16GB Micro SD Memory Card + Mini Tabletop Tripod + More $112.95
Yongnuo Yn-500ex Ttl Flash Speedlite Wireless Slave High Sync 1/8000 for Canon Yongnuo Yn-500ex Ttl Flash Speedlite Wireless Slave High Sync 1/8000 for Canon $112.89
Polaroid Studio Series 256 LED Video Light Panel For The Sony Alpha NEX-C3, 7, 6, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5, 3, 3N, F3, SLT-A33, A35, A37, A55, A57, A58, A65, A77, A99, DSLR A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A560, A550, A700, A850, A900, A7, A7R, A3000, A5000, A6000 Digital SLR Cameras Polaroid Studio Series 256 LED Video Light Panel For The Sony Alpha NEX-C3, 7, 6, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5, 3, 3N, F3, SLT-A33, A35, A37, A55, A57, A58, A65, A77, A99, DSLR A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A560, A550, A700, A850, A900, A7, A7R, A3000, A5000, A6000 Digital SLR Cameras $379.98
Polaroid Studio Series 256 LED Video Light Panel For Digital SLR Cameras & Camcorders For The Sony NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20, HDR-NX5U, PJ790V, PJ650V, PJ430V, CX430V, TD30V, PJ380, CX380, PJ230, CX290, CX230, CX200 Handyman Camcorder Polaroid Studio Series 256 LED Video Light Panel For Digital SLR Cameras & Camcorders For The Sony NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20, HDR-NX5U, PJ790V, PJ650V, PJ430V, CX430V, TD30V, PJ380, CX380, PJ230, CX290, CX230, CX200 Handyman Camcorder $379.98