Polaroid Unveils Four New Cameras, Including an Android Powered Micro Four Thirds Camera

Polaroid IM1836 android ilc camera-thumb-470x386-18224.jpgPolaroid has announced some surprising new cameras at CES, three of which are Interchangeable Lens (ILC) cameras that use the popular Olympus/Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens mount system. The iM1030 and iM1232W are pretty much the same camera, with the exception that the iM1232W offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. While offering impressive features like a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, an 18-megapixel mFT sensor, and 3.5-inch LCD, they are shadowed a bit by the new iM1836; which really takes center stage. 

The iM1836 offers similar specifications to its iM-series brethren, however Polaroid has done a first in the ILC category by incorporating Android's 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, along with a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD and built-in Wi-Fi. This means you can easily download apps to your camera, like Facebook, and post photos and video to you and your friend's pages; right from the camera. All that's required is a Wi-Fi connection to the internet. 

Lastly, they announced a new "bridge camera", the iS2433. This model offers a nice enlarged hand grip, a pop-up flash unit, a 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, 3.0-inch LCD, and a 24x optical zoom lens. 

Take a peak at our previews for each of these interesting new cameras by clicking on the links below.