Say cheese: Polaroid's rumored Android camera is expected to feature interchangeable lenses
Polaroid IM1836. This is said to be a camera powered by Android 4.0, carrying an 18.1MP sensor, a 3.5 inch touchscreen, pop-up flash and Wi-Fi connectivity. An HDMI port is included although there is no word about a cellular data connection, RAM, or a CPU.
With users of the Samsung Galaxy Camera complaining that the device costs way too much for point-and-click quality pictures, the fact that the Polaroid IM1836 offers interchangeable lens reveals a focus (sorry!) on quality photography and imaging that is just not there on Samsung and Nikon's Android offerings. And speaking of Nikon, the Polaroid device is said to resemble the Nikon 1 J2 leading to talk that the IM836 might use Nikon's lens ecosystem.
There is no word on when we might see Polaroid introduce this camera, but with CES 2013 around the corner, it would be the perfect opportunity to make an announcement.
source: PhotoRumors, PetaPixel via AndroidCentral
1. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Sounds awesome! Imagine photosphere with a dedicated camera.
2. maherk (Posts: 195; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Nothing beats the specs on galaxy camera. Quad core with 4.1 jb installed. Monster screen and great lens.
3. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
While it is a nice device, picture quality seems underwhelming. Nikon needs to make a beast like the galaxy camera.
6. flexile (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
I doubt Galxy Camera will stand a chance against Panasonic.
8. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
And it comes with a smartphone pricetag. While it may be a very solid camera, I can get a helluva camera for 500 bux.
Next year I am buying a new point n shoot to replace my aging one. I want the best I can buy with my money as far as picture quality goes, not how many cores the thing has.
9. nyamo (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
Exactly. Considering most point and shoots are now including WiFi for sharing. I'd rather have a smartphone being camera centric than a camera trying to be a phone
4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
its going to cost a very high budget for sure for $700 , better buy a dedicated entry level Dslr or mirrorless instead
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5462; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
2013 YEAR OF ANDROID POINT N SHOT CAMERAS
11. yowanvista (Posts: 273; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Why would they even use a dated version of Android? :/