At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2013 in Las Vegas, the renowned camera maker Polaroid unveiled the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which runs on Android Operating System.
Though the Nikon Coolpix S800c and the Samsung Galaxy Camera were the first android cameras to hit the market, the Polaroid iM1836 is different from botth of these cameras as it combines the finesse of interchangeable lens cameras such as the Nikon V1, J1, Nikon J2, Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Samsung NX300, etc and the most widely used and appreciated User Experience of the Android operating system.
The camera runs on an android Jelly Bean (v4.1) and features a 3.5 inch touch screen and an SD card slot. The camera has the power of 18 megapixels, and comes with standard fitting of 10-30mm optical zoom lens as the kit lens. The camera can record full HD videos with ease too. The manufacturers have come up with a new tweak on the camera. Unlike conventional structures, the sensor is placed inside the lens instead of on the body, which is believed to reduce the contact of dust with the sensor.
“Throughout our 75 year history, Polaroid has been synonymous with innovation, creativity, and ease of use,” commented Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “We are continuing that proud tradition at CES this year with the launch of the iM1836. This compact, connected camera is the ideal pocket-sized device to capture and share all of your most precious moments.”
The camera has been showcased as a prototype at the CES, and is believed to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2013. The price tag this camera is decorated with reads out $399.