Polaroid's Android-powered camera

Polaroid gets first bragging rights to a camera running Android.

(Credit: Polaroid)

The SC1630 looks like a phone, but incorporates a 16-megapixel sensor and a 3x zoom lens, and uses Wi-Fi (or, at extra cost, cellular) for uploading to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. There's a 3.2-inch widescreen display and a range of on-board editing features including cropping, resizing, colour correction and red-eye removal. It can also geotag images and jump onto the Android market to download apps.

The real question, however, is who is this for? Is it the camera equivalent of the iPod Touch, which is pretty much the iPhone without the phone? Or is it just going to be an extra device that only offers the benefit of a zoom lens? What do you think?

On top of the other specifications it will have a 36-108mm lens (no aperture specs), microSD and face detection. No local pricing or availability has been confirmed.

Via CNET



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Bull Durham posted a comment   
Australia

It would be handy for holiday makers. You can take you pics and then upload them and send emails when back at the hotel. So long as the Hotel has wireless. But I agree they should have added the phone feature and t his may have been a game changer for some.

 

WillemR posted a comment   
Australia

Why not just add a phone in. That would make sense.




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