, the Polaroid iM1836 was announced at CES 2013, thus becoming the world's first Android camera that works with lenses you can actually swap. That unique feature sets it apart from similar offerings, namely the Samsung Galaxy Camera
and the Nikon Coolpix S800c
, which are both point-and-shoot cameras. With the use of a special adapter, the Polaroid iM1836 should be compatible with any Micro Four Thirds lens, according to the manufacturer.
As far as technical specs are concerned, one can take photos at up to 18 megapixels and video at 1080p using the Polaroid iM1836 and the bundled 10-30mm lens. Android 4.1 is pre-loaded of the box, meaning that you can view the images you've taken on the 3.5-inch touchscreen, edit them, if needed, and then share them with your buddies online or have them automatically transferred onto a computer via Wi-Fi. Keep in mind that there's no cellular connectivity available, so accessing the internet is done only over Wi-Fi. HDMI output, on the other hand, is available for previewing content on the big screen.
And that's the Polaroid iM1836 camera for you. Whether it is better than the aforementioned alternatives from Nikon or Samsung is early to tell, but we should have the answer to that soon after the gadget hits the shelves. Speaking of which, the camera is scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2013 for a price of $399.