Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Polaroid is stepping up its game with a new rugged HD camera. The XS80 offers up to 16MP still image capture and 1080p video recording on its light 4.8-oz body. Unlike action cam leader GoPro, Polaroid’s camera does not offer WiFi to wirelessly upload content, but at 16MP, the XS80 offers higher resolution images.

With a shock-proof, waterproof exterior the XS80 can handle quite a bit of abuse. Polaroid claims the ultra wide f/2.8 lens and 1/2.5″ sensor can record images and video up to 10 meters underwater. The XS80’s micro USB slot is able to hold up to 128GB of storage and the 1050MAH battery will last for up to 2.5 hours.

The XS80 comes with a mounting kit and is available through Polaroid for $129.99.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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