Today at CES 2013, Polaroid introduced the world's first Android-powered compact interchangeable lens "smart camera." It features an 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD 1080p video, Auto blink detection, Auto face exposure, a pop-up flash, and the ability to easily capture panorama photographs.
But the real star is the the Android 4.1 "Jelly Been" operating system, which users will access via the large 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD display. Sharing and backing up photos is a breeze thanks to built-in peer-to-peer WiFi capability and, should Wi-Fi be unavailable, built-in Bluetooth connectivity is also available.
Given its compact design and the ability to add any Micro Four Thirds compatible lens, the iM1836 is the perfect digicam for someone who takes a lot of photos with his or her smartphone because of the convenience, but wishes the quality and performance to reach near-dSLR levels.
Polaroid iM1836 Interchangeable Lens Android Camera Features
- 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor
- Compatible with all Micro Four Thirds lenses
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
- 10-30mm optical zoom lens
- 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD display
- Auto blink detection
- Auto face exposure
- Pop-up flash
- Full HD 1080p video
- Built-in HDMI output
- Built-in peer-to-peer WiFi
- Bluetooth Connectivity
The Polaroid iM1836 Interchangeable Lens Android Camera should be available this spring with an MSRP of $399.