What a fool I am... I saw this cute yellow camera, supposedly reduced by over a £100, and thought "ah, Polaroid... must be fairly decent". I'm always paranoid about getting sand / water in my more expensive cameras at the beach and thought this could be a good alternative. Unfortunately I'd forgotten that Polaroid - although a household name in the 70's and 80's - were all about gimmicks and not really about quality images. Seems this ethos hasn't changed in 2011.
Indeed this camera is waterproof (I popped it into a fish tank, to see if it would break. Shame it didn't really, otherwise I could have returned it as not fit for purpose!)
However, the big disappointment is the image quality for both the photos and video mode. Bad colours, over-exposed sky, too much 'noise'... all the sort of thing you'd associate with the junk that Vivitar produce. Come to think of it, this camera's menus are surprisingly similar to some horrible Vivitar thing we bought for my daughter a few years ago! I wonder....!
Sadly prior to my purchase, there were no reviews anywhere on the web. Now there is - this one ! My recommendation is don't buy unless you're not that bothered about image quality!