If you thought for a second that other manufacturers will let Samsung do “its thing” with the Android-powered Galaxy Camera, well, you were wrong. Camera-maker Polaroid unveiled its own Android-powered shooter at CES and this one has inter-changeable lens.
The iM1836 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the moment but will receive an update to Android 4.2; this all means that you’ll have access to all the apps in the Google Play Store, just like in the case of the Galaxy Camera or any Android-powered smartphone.
It features a 10-30mm zoom lens but you can swap those out for another one as the camera is compatible with any Micro Four Thirds lens (given, with an adaptor). The iM1836 can snap pictures of 18 megapixels as well as 1080p video. You can then mirror it via a micro HDMI port to a big screen TV.
There’s no cellular radio on the Polaroid (like you’ll find on the Galaxy Camera), however, you can use WiFi connectivity to share your moments. The screen measures 3.5 inches in diagonal.
The Polaroid iM1836 will land in the first quarter of the year for around $399.