Polaroid announces first interchangeable lens Android camera

Sakar International has formally unveiled the distinctly Nikon-esque iM1836 – a modular camera system wearing Polaroid branding. There are no technical details about the sensor as yet, but the first model is said to be an Android-based, Wi-Fi-connected camera with Ricoh GXR-style interchangeable modules with the sensor built into the lens. Further adapter modules are promised to allow use of Pentax K, Nikon F and Micro Four Thirds lenses.

This Polaroid’s Android camera differs from Samsung’s; there is no 3G. You’ll be relying on either Wi-Fi or your smartphone to access the Internet, and it comes ready to tether (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).

The iM1836 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 10-30mm zoom lens. It features a 3.5” touch screen on the back of the body to operate it. The camera will be an 18 megapixels and video up to 1080p. The camera also will be embedded with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The iM1836 will cost $399, coming in the first quarter of 2013.

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