The Polaroid iM1836 is the latest Android-toting camera to emerge and it's the first interchangeable lens camera to feature Google's mobile OS.
Polaroid iM1836: Features
Aside from being the first Android camera with interchangeable lenses, the iM1836 has got another trick up its sleeve in the sense that the sensor is built into the lens, rather than the camera body.
This may sound a bit strange, but the maker argues that this means that there's no need to worry about getting dust in the sensor when you're swapping lenses. Not that there are actually any other confirmed to choose from right now...
Polaroid iM1836: Android
Polaroid's Android camera runs the latest OS - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is a good start, but the camera was very, very slow to power up. Because this wasn't a finished version, the software wasn't final (and the battery was about to conk out) we weren't really able to give the camera a proper go, so we look forward to seeing it in action for real.
Polaroid iM1836: Verdict
The idea of having an Android-powered camera with a choice of lenses is certainly compelling. However, the early models that we saw looked very 'budget' in build quality and will need a fair bit of work in order to put the frighteners on Samsung and its Galaxy Camera.
Polaroid iM1836 review: Hands-on
Polaroid iM1836 review: Hands-onT3
The Polaroid iM1836 Android camera is the first snapper with 'droid-toting snapper to feature interchangeable lenses. We scouted out the prototypes...
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