Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera: The world’s first Android camera
The Polaroid SC1630 may look like a smartphone, but it is in fact Polaroid’s latest camera innovation shown off at CES 2012. Of course onlookers would not be too far off, because the Polaroid SC1630 is a camera with smartphone features built-in.
Today’s smartphones now have cameras capable of rivalling even some of the best dedicated digital compact cameras out there, with W-Fi and 3G internet connectivity built-in to the Polaroid SC1630. Pay attention. This could be the future of digital cameras.
The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is a genuinely innovative bit of kit. By running a tailored version of the Android operating system seen on smartphones and delivering internet access on-the-move, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera blurs the line between smartphone and digital camera.
Owners will be able to check email, and upload photos to social-networking websites such as Facebook. Its 16-megapixel sensor sensor comfortably tops those found on any smartphone you’ll find in stores. A 3x optical zoom,18 different scene modes, and image stablization all sound pretty handy.
You won’t be able to make calls using the Polaroid SC1630, but as cameras go, the Polaroid SC1630 is as close to smartphones as they come.
The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera will hit U.S stores in April for $299, or around the £190 mark when it reaches UK shores.