Polaroid to announce an Android based mirrorless interchangeable lens camera


Polaroid is expected to announce the world's first compact, interchangeable lens, Android based, mirrorless camera. Here are the details:

  • Model name: IM1836 (this is probably not the final name)
  • Powered by Android 4
  • 3.5" touchscreen
  • 18.1MP sensor
  • Pop-up flash
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI and headphones outputs
  • Panorama, blink detection functions

Update: see also this related post.

For some reason, the Polaroid IM1836 looks identical to the Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera with the exception of the lens release button. Even the 30-110mm lens focal length corresponds to one of Nikon 1 lenses:


Here is the description of the Polaroid mirrorless camera taken from the Dealerscope magazine:



Earlier this year, Polaroid announced the the world’s first Android based HD smart camera:


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  • Decm

    I am going on record as saying that this will be rubbish.

    • D5100 owner

      looks like rubbish, and will have image quality subpar to rubbish

      • drgradus

        So, equivalent to the 1 series then?

    • cheetah

      regardless, its a good sign that the next gen samsung nx cameras would get android

  • The other products shown (including the Nikon) don’t exactly inspire confidence in the rumoured Polaroid camera

  • rychastings

    does this use a propietary mount system or is it micro 4/3rds?

    • Not clear, maybe it will use Nikon 1 mount?

      • `/1nc3nt

        If it’s made in Russia. I think they have the chance to use Nikon 1 mount “legitimately”

  • lensporn.net

    I can’t imagine it being particularly good but you never know, it could have decent components inside it for all we know! And interesting apps could be written for it too. It could be a cheap way to experiment with cctv and cine lenses etc.

    I can’t tell if the resemblance to the Nikon is superficial or not, does anyone know if Nikon outsources the 1 series?

    Also the more interchangeable lens cameras the better, just like the old days!

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