Camera makers know that they have to move with the times if they have any hope of staying relevant because we know that people’s needs have changed, and Samsung was one of the first to recognize this, which is why they felt the need to release the GALAXY Camera. What made this camera so different is how it runs on Android OS, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is another example and now the Polaroid iM1836.
The Polaroid iM1836 Android camera falls right in the middle of the three, with the Nikon being cheaper and the Samsung being the more expensive, but for good reason. However, Polaroid already has experience in Android cameras because they launched one at CES 2012, which was the very first Android camera.
We cannot deny how popular the Samsung GALAXY Camera has been since its launch, which is partly due to an extensive marketing campaign, although the features also have something to do with it. However, the Polaroid iM1836 does have something going for it and that’s the fact that it is the first Android camera to come with interchangeable lenses, and the sensor is built into the lens and not the body.
This may sound strange but Polaroid will have an adapter allowing for other branded lenses to be used as well, which does give you more options. The Polaroid iM1836 price is expected to be $350-400 when released later this year. Get a first look at this camera from CES in the video below.