Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 Technology

Polaroid Unveils Android-Powered Smart Camera at CES 2012


Another innovation at CES 2012 was presented by Polaroid. The company unveiled its new SC1630 Smart Camera that is meant to equip a smartphone with a dedicated camera.

The device features a 16-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom (5x digital) and 6.5 - 19.5 mm lens to offer a 35 - 108 millimeter equivalent lens range.

At the back there's a 3.2-inch touchscreen that shows pictures and allows the user to access applications and the Android Market.

The images are stored on a microSD card, with the gadget being able to support cards of up to 32GB capacity. SC1630 Smart Camera also has a Smart Album feature that automatically systematizes images by date, location and people. One will also be able to find geotagging and face and smile detection.

The editing features available on the device include cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and color correction. The user may also access Android Market to look for other editing features.

It is worth mentioning that the SC1630 provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optional cellular data connection.

Although you won't be able to make regular phone calls, since the device does not include microphone and speaker, there's still an option to make VOIP calls.

The device weighs 5 oz (142 g) and it will be launched later this year. The price is still to be announced.

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