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New Polaroid Android Smart Camera Hands-On - Polaroid combine Smart Phone features with a camera to bring a Smart Camera to the digital photography market.
When you think of Polaroid, the first thought that comes in to your head probably isn't of an Android-powered, 16 megapixel smart camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. But as their CES announcement shows, the company are leaving their instant polaroids behind to, as they say, deliver 'everything expected from a digital camera' with the bonus of Android features being built in.
Polaroid SC1630 Photos of Equipment
- 16 megapixel sensor
- 3x optical zoom lens
- Capacitive multi-touch screen
- 720p video
- Android operating system
- Dedicated shutter release button
- Built in flash
There are 18 scene modes available as well as face and smile detection. Smart Albums organise the photos for you and geo-tagging adds longitude and latitude coordinates to photos.
Cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and colour correction options are available in-camera and can hold up to 32Gb of memory via a microSD card.
The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera will be available in April 2012. The camera is currently running Android 2.3.4, however they say that it will be updated before release. Price is TBC.
Visit Polaroid for more information.