Polaroid SC1630 : Android Powered Smart Camera

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Polaroid announced a new HD smart camera based on Android called “Polaroid SC1630”, which can not only be used for mainly taking pictures, but can also be used to make the occasional phone call.The SC1630 has a 3.2-inch touch screen display and features a 16 megapixel rear camera with 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom,36-108mm lens and WiFi for uploading shots immediately to social networks such as twitter, Facebook,Flickr and other online galleries.

When it comes to Hardware specifications, SC1630 sports a Samsung 800Mhz processor,512 MB RAM,512 MB ROM,1020 mAh battery,Bluetooth,WiFi, and runs on Android 2.3.However, it is expected to ship with at least Android 4.0 version.

The camera weighs 5oz and offers 18 different scene modes, along with automatic face and smile detection. There’s also GPS which means that you can mark each image with information on where it was taken, and there are cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and color correction tools to tweak pictures.

Another interesting feature is, Polaroid SC1630 offers a SIM-card slot, along with a speaker and mic that make it possible to use it as a phone. So users have  to decide whether it is a digital camera with phone capabilities or a phone with digital camera.

Backed by the power of Android, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera supports Google’s Android Market, making it truly like no other camera available today. Now you can snap, share and link up with more than 400,000 apps.

“Polaroid has helped the world bring stories to life through photographs for the past 75 years,” said Scott W. Hardy, President, Polaroid. “The newest member of the Polaroid family, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera unites the beauty of high-end digital images with powerful Android connectivity features. The result is an instant experience of click, capture and share that enables social networks to see and experience the moment as if they were there.”

Polaroid SC1630 Camera Features :

  1. High Definition 16.0 Megapixel Camera
  2. Built in 3x optical zoom
  3. 3.2-inch Touch Screen Display
  4. Wi-Fi
  5. Automatic face and smile detection
  6. Smart Albums
  7. Geo-tagging
  8. Red-eye Removal
  9. Resizing
  10. Color correction
  11. 32 GB memory via micro SD card OS
  12. Android 2.3 or Android 4.0 OS
  13. Samsung 800Mhz processor
  14. 512 MB/ 1GB RAM
  15. 1020 mAh battery

Price and Availablity :

The Polaroid SC1630 is excepted to be available  in April for around $300.