Last year, Samsung introduced some Android fun to the point-and-shoot camera category with their innovative Galaxy Camera. This year, at CES 2013, Polaroid grabs the spotlight from Samsung as they recently unveiled the Polaroid iM1836 — the first ever interchangeable lens camera that runs on Android.
The iM1836 camera is infused with the latest 4.1 version of Android, or better known as “Jelly Bean”. The 18 MP camera comes with a 10-30mm zoom lens, 1080p video, 3.5-inch LCD touch screen, pop-up flash, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It also features auto-blink detection, panorama mode, and auto-face exposure.
For those Micro Four Thirds enthusiasts, you’ll be glad to know that you can use any MFT lens with the iM1836 using an optional adapter.
As an Android device, the iM1836 will let you share and edit photos on-the-go. However, the Polaroid camera doesn’t include a data plan, which means you’ll have to use your smartphone or access Wi-Fi to go online.
The Polaroid iM1836 Android camera is expected to become available within the first quarter of 2013. It will come with a price tag of around $400.