The Poloroid SC1630 via Poloroid at CES 2012
Fresh from the showroom at CES 2012, we are getting a sneak peek at the new addition to the Polaroid camera family. The new SC1630 Smart Camera looks as sleek as most touch phones and while it does not have calling capabilities, though it does have a lot in common with Android phones. At its core is the Android OS giving full access to the over 400,000 apps in the Market.
The SC1630 uses a 16-megapixel CCD sensor to make sure all shots go crystal clear; zero blurriness is their key pushing byline. A 3x zoom, 36-108mm lens allows the user to get detail up close and the pictures are displayed on a 3.2’’ display. Aperture specifications were not made available.
This new Polaroid allows users to upload their pictures quickly and easily to their favorite social networks through built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroSD, and acellular data plan is available at an extra cost.
At just five ounces, this small package is full of capabilities and features. Face and location detection, 18 scene modes, onboard editing software and many more included features give you the ability to shot, edit, organize and upload on the go. Not to mention its Android compatibility makes available all sorts of photo apps already found on the Android Market. (Though, I feel effects should be added later. Never overwrite the original.)
No price has been announced yet and Polaroid is only saying this camera will be available sometime this year but count on it being on shelves by the 2012 holiday season.