Polaroid confirms plans to intro interchangeable lens camera that runs Android at CES 2013


posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM EDT


Polaroid confirmed to Imaging Resource that it will soon unveil a new interchangeable lens camera that will run Google's Android operating system. The company offered few other details about the forthcoming camera.

"There will be an Android powered, interchangeable lens camera introduced by Polaroid at CES 2013," Scott Hardy, president and CEO of Polaroid told Imaging Resource in an emailed statement. "Additional information and specs will be released during the show."

Rumors about a possible Polaroid mirrorless, compact system camera turned up on multiple sites yesterday. According to the rumors, the camera will be called the IM1836 and will be manufactured for Polaroid by Sakar.

The Polaroid-branded mirrorless camera will allegedly feature an 18.1-megapixel sensor, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, and will run Android 4. An image of the camera (above) turned up in a press release (since removed) on Dealscope magazine. Another alleged image of the camera (below) appeared on a Russian social network site.

At CES 2012, Polaroid unveiled the SC1630, a 16MP, HD-capable, point-and-shoot style camera that also runs Android. Despite the fanfare over that imaging product from nearly a year ago, the SC1630 has still not gone on sale.