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Say cheese: Polaroid's rumored Android camera is expected to feature interchangeable lenses

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Say cheese: Polaroid's rumored Android camera is expected to feature interchangeable lenses
 The history of Polaroid is a long and interesting one. Company founder Edward Land was the Steve Jobs of his day, a cycle that was completed when Jobs listed Land as one of his heroes. Polaroid even sued rival Kodak over the latter's introduction of instant cameras, and won $900 million. But the photography business has changed and digital photography made Polaroid's camera obsolete, to be remembered in song lyrics and museums. The name, though, still has value and with the advent of the Android powered camera, Polaroid appears ready to throw its hat into the ring.

The Polaroid IM1836 Android camera

The Polaroid IM1836 Android camera

A story about a company called Sakar International brought forth the revelation that the company is working with Polaroid on the 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

Comparing the front and back of the rumored Polaroid IM1836 with the the Nikon 1 J2
Comparing the front and back of the rumored Polaroid IM1836 with the the Nikon 1 J2

Comparing the front and back of the rumored Polaroid IM1836 with the the Nikon 1 J2


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posted on 18 Dec 2012, 11:57 4

1. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Sounds awesome! Imagine photosphere with a dedicated camera.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:15 1

2. maherk (Posts: 1201; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Nothing beats the specs on galaxy camera. Quad core with 4.1 jb installed. Monster screen and great lens.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:18 4

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.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 13:48 2

7. tomtrocc (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Yes! Give me a similar NIKON or SONY!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 00:41 1

10. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


SONY ALPHA with Android JB FTW!!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 13:17

6. flexile (Posts: 77; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I doubt Galxy Camera will stand a chance against Panasonic.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:14 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 14149; 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.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:46

9. nyamo (Posts: 274; 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

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:56

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1381; 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

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:57 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


2013 YEAR OF ANDROID POINT N SHOT CAMERAS

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 03:44

11. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Why would they even use a dated version of Android? :/

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