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February 24, 2012 at 08:17AM


Is Samsung really preparing to announce 4 new NX cameras and a 32MP CMOS APS-C sensor?

Samsung NX-20 spy shot

In addition to the Samsung NX20, NX210 and NX1000, there is now talk about a fourth mirrorless camera called NX-300 that will have the same design as the NX-20 but without the EVF. The NX-300 is expected to be released in July, 2012 – this is according to a dpreview forum member who back in June of 2011 posted about the upcoming NX200 camera few months before the official announcement. Here are the details:

Samsung NX210 will be the same as the NX200 but with added Wi-Fi capabilities, available in April 2012.

Samsung NX20, available in May 2012. The NX20 has a retro Konica IIIa design with 1.8M EVF, manual control and swivel AMOLED display. It has the same NX-200 sensor but with a better processor and buffer. The retail price for NX-20 body only is 50. There will be two new lenses, the 16-80mm and 12-24mm and a new flash.

Samsung NX1000 will be a cheaper NX model, available in May, 2012.

NX-300 has the same NX-20 design but without EVF. It will be released in July, 2012.

I also received some tips that Samsung is preparing a new APS-C 32MP CMOS sensor for the NX system with RGB-W aleatory pattern, no low pass filter, a new gapless microlenses array with edges optimization and a new on-chip noise reduction architecture.

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February 21, 2012 at 12:18AM


What else is new?

Quick recap on the remaining news from last week: Rayqual announced Leica M and Nikon G lens adapters for Pentax Q mirrorless cameras (read more).

VTEC announced new lenses for iPhone: 12x telephoto, fish eye and a macro lens (read more). See also this article on iPhone accessories.

Plustek introduced OpticFilm 120 – a new professional grade film and slide scanner for both 120mm and 35mm film. No other information is available at that point.

New custom designed grip-case for Fuji X100, X10 and Canon S100 (visit website).

Samsung announced a new line of SD and MicroSD cards (read more).

Lytro’s light field camera can be used for video recording… one day maybe (read more).

Panasonic presents the SmartFSI 1.43um Pixel Sensor: 1/2.33-in, 14.2MP, 1080p/6-fps mode, 1.43um pixels.

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Lytro light field camera caught with a hidden Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chip

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February 15, 2012 at 10:47PM


Three new Samsung NX cameras in the next three months: NX20, NX210, NX1000

Samsung NX20 spy shot

Samsung could be announcing three new NX cameras in the next few months:

Samsung NX210 will be the same as the NX200 but with added Wi-Fi capabilities, available in April 2012

Samsung NX20, available in May 2012

Samsung NX1000 will be a cheaper NX model, available in May, 2012

The Samsung NX20 could be announced in the next few days – there is a Samsung event in Prague this week. The NX20 is rumored to have the same sensor as the NX200, 10 fps, dual-core processor, EVF and AMOLED swivel display, priced around 000. Two new lenses (12-24mm and 16-80mm) are expected to be announced together with the NX20.

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Rumor: Samsung NX20 delayed because of Sony NEX-7 EVF

Samsung NX20 and NX200 to be released this summer

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February 14, 2012 at 05:17AM


Those are the upcoming Sony Cybershot cameras (HX200, HX30, HX20, HX10, H90, TX66, TX20, WX150, W690)

As mentioned previously, Sony will announce another batch of Cyber-shot cameras on February 28th, 2012. Here are the details:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

27mm equivalent Carl Zeiss lens with 30x optical zoom, 60x digital zoom

AF speed of approx. 0.1 second in daylight, 0.2 seconds in low light

3.0-in. 921k dot LCD screen

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60p

Manual Focus ring

GPS geo-tagging

Price: 80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

24mm equivalent lens with 20x optical zoom, 40x digital zoom

3.0-in. 921k dot LCD screen

Wi-Fi enabled

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60p

GPS geo-tagging

Price: 20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

24mm equivalent lens with 20x optical zoom, 40x digital zoom

3.0-in. 921k dot LCD screen

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60p

GPS geo-tagging

Price: 00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

24mm equivalent lens with 16x optical zoom, 32x digital zoom

3.0-in. 921k dot LCD screen

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60p

GPS geo-tagging

Price: 30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

16 MP CCD sensor

24mm equivalent G lens with 16x optical zoom

3.0-in. 460k dot LCD screen

HD video at 720p

Price: 50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66

Ultra-slim design: 12.2 mm

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

24mm equivalent lens with 5x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom

3.3-in. OLED wide touch-screen display

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60p

Price: 50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

16 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

Water-, dust-, freeze- and shock-proof

25mm equivalent lens with 4x optical zoom, 8x digital zoom

3.0-in. LCD touch screen

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60i

Price: 30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

18 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor

25mm equivalent lens with 10x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom

3.0-in. 460k dot LCD screen

Can captures still images during video recording

Full HD video at 1920×1080/60i

Price: 50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

16 MP CCD sensor

25mm equivalent lens with 10x optical zoom

3.0-in. 230k dot LCD screen

HD video at 720p

Price: 80

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February 14, 2012 at 01:12AM


The Size of Lytro’s Sensor Compared with Other Common Formats

Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch created this helpful diagram showing the relative sizes of various sensors, including the one found inside the Lytro light field camera (a camera that lets you focus after shots are taken). The FCC published photos of the Lytro camera’s guts last week, revealing that the sensor inside is roughly 6.5×4.5mm (smaller than our previous estimate). This means that it’s slightly larger than the iPhone sensor and slightly smaller than the one in most point-and-shoot cameras.

Another interesting finding is that the chip inside supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The company says that they’re working on wireless connectivity, but doesn’t have it enabled in the initial Lytro camera.

Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor [TechCrunch]

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February 10, 2012 at 02:34AM


Lytro light field camera caught with a hidden Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chip

When Lytro submitted their light field camera to the FCC for testing, it was discovered that inside there is a chip capable of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Maybe future versions of the camera will support wireless file transfer?

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February 07, 2012 at 02:46PM


Canon announces three new lenses and ten PowerShot cameras

Few minuted after the Nikon D800 announcement, Canon announced three new lenses and ten PowerShot cameras:

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS, A3400 IS, A2400 IS, A2300, A1300, A810, ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, D20

Press release:

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new versions of its coveted Wide Angle Lenses and a new version of its popular 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses use a rear focusing system, high-speed CPU, and a powerful ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) with optimized AF algorithms for faster auto focusing and sharp images. With large apertures these new lenses deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds for superior image quality.

“Our heritage is our optics with over 70 years of expertise, we look to continually further our promise to our users and deliver the ultimate image quality,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “These new lenses are powerful tools for photographic and video enthusiasts to pair with Canon cameras to help enable and enhance their creative vision.”

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for Harsh and Rigorous Conditions

Canon continues the tradition of ensuring the Company’s highest quality optical performance in its L-series lenses with the launch of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM zoom lens. This new version of one of Canon‘s most popular lenses utilizes one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements to help achieve outstanding image quality throughout the full zoom range. The result is significantly reduced chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle, high resolution and contrast in images and crisp clear edges around the subject. The lens coatings have been optimized to ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting, and reduced spherical aberration. With a circular nine-blade diaphragm, the lens delivers soft backgrounds and incredible bokeh.

In demand by architectural, corporate, adventure and professional photographers of nearly every discipline, the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens combines amazing image quality with enhanced durability. Highly resistant to dust and water, the new lens has enhanced durability and weather sealing. The lens also features a zoom lock lever to secure the zoom position for safe transport, and fluorine coatings on the front and rear glass surfaces to reduce smears and fingerprints, making it an ideal lens regardless of the conditions.

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens is expected to be available in April for an approximate retail price of ,299.00.

Canon Standard Prime Lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer:

EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM & EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Empowering landscape and wide-angle photographers with improved optical performance, Canon has upgraded both its EF 24mm and EF 28mm lenses with Image Stabilization technology and Ultrasonic Motor-powered auto focus. Both lenses feature Canon‘s Optical Image Stabilizer technology providing up to four shutter speed stops of correction. With the Optical Image Stabilizer turned on, photographers can capture sharp wide-angle images in low-light settings reducing the need for a flash or a tripod. New aspherical lens elements improve the peripheral image quality and a seven-blade circular diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The silent and smooth operation of each lens makes them ideal choices for shooting video as well. The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses each have a minimum focusing distances of 0.20m and 0.23m, respectively.

The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of 49.99, while the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of 99.99.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced six PowerShot A-series digital cameras with improved operability that produce outstanding images and feature a high-quality, stylish re-design in a variety of fashionable colors. Canon‘s PowerShot A-series models have been instrumental for entry-level users in learning the joys of photography and these new models continue this tradition with features such as 16-megapixel sensor, 720p HD video capture and a 28mm wide-angle lens to capture images of large groups at a family function or of a child on the playground.

PowerShot A-series models are known not only for producing high-image quality but also being easy to use as well. For the first time in a PowerShot A-series model, the A4000 IS, A3400 IS and A2400 IS models will feature Intelligent IS so the camera automatically selects the most effective image stabilization mode ensuring users always capture the best results. In addition, all of the models announced today will have the Smart AUTO feature with 32 shooting modes that selects the appropriate camera setting based on the users shooting environment. Additionally, for the first time in a PowerShot camera, each model will have a Help button to provide an explanation of various shooting modes to help the user along the way.

“The new additions to Canon‘s new PowerShot A-series lineup will provide entry-level users with many options to unlock their creativity and capture high-quality images at a budget-friendly price,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

PowerShot A4000 IS and PowerShot A3400 IS Cameras

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS and PowerShot A3400 IS cameras will each have a Genuine Canon Lens with Optical Image Stabilization allowing users to capture up-close details and wide landscapes. For the PowerShot A4000 IS camera, there will be an impressive 8x-Optical Zoom lens, the longest to date for a PowerShot A-series model, and the PowerShot A3400 IS camera will have a 5x-Optical Zoom. In addition, both cameras will have a 3-inch LCD screen; however, the PowerShot A3400 camera’s screen will be Touch Panel, another first for a PowerShot A-series model, with Touch Focus and Touch Shutter shooting modes for enhanced camera operation. The PowerShot A4000 IS camera is scheduled to be available in February in black, silver, blue, red and pink for an estimated retail price of 99.99. The PowerShot A3400 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March in black, silver, red and gold for an estimated retail price of 79.99.

PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300 Cameras

The PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300 cameras both feature a 5x-Optical Zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The PowerShot A2400 IS camera will also have Optical Image Stabilization and is scheduled to be available in March in black, silver, blue and pink for an estimated retail price of 59.99. The PowerShot A2300 camera is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of 49.99 in black, silver, red and blue.

PowerShot A1300 and PowerShot A810 Cameras

For the more traditional camera user, the PowerShot A1300 camera comes equipped with an optical viewfinder adding to the versatility of this model. Additionally, both the PowerShot A1300 and PowerShot A810 cameras feature a 5x-Optical Zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD screen and use AA batteries allowing for easy replacement whether at home or on a family vacation. The PowerShot A1300 camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of 19.99, in black and silver. The PowerShot A810 camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of 09.99, in black, silver and red.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of four PowerShot digital cameras: the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, and D20. Photographers no longer have to sacrifice image quality for the ability to instantly share images and videos with the use of the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS Wi-Fi enabled cameras. The PowerShot SX260 HS camera puts Canon‘s amazing optical reach into a pocket sized camera, with a 20x optical zoom (25mm to 500mm) letting you pull subjects in close. Designed for the adventurous photographer looking to take spectacular photos, the rugged PowerShot D20 camera is ideally suited for the backpacker, snowboarder or tropical-traveler.

Canon wants to help people capture the best images possible with the ability to quickly and easily share them with the world. With new PowerShot features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, people can quickly upload and share images on social networks,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Whether it’s a powerful zoom, Wi-Fi or waterproof features, our new PowerShot lineup empowers people to be creative with their photography. There are good enough images and there are great images, we always aim to help people capture the best images.”

Mobile Sharing with Excellent Image Quality

The Wi-Fi functionality built into the two ELPH models allow for a variety of connection options to help photographers share, upload, or back-up images. Users can connect directly to a wireless network from their camera to upload photos and videos to the Canon iMAGE GATEWAYi, an online service that lets registered users store images to an online album, and then post their content to social networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

In March, the Canon CameraWindow application is expected to be available on the Apple App Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touchii to further enhance the connectivity options. With this App, users can transfer and save images and videos from the camera to compatible iOS devices, which can then be directly uploaded to Facebook and YouTube or emailed. Photos and videos can also be shared on-the-spot with friends and family by transmitting to another current Wi-Fi-enabled Canon camera as well. A similar app is expected to be available in May for Android devices.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera

The flagship of the ELPH line, the .78 inches thick ELPH 530 HS camera has the classic style of the original ELPH design while also being Wi-Fi enabled and packing an amazing 12x optical zoom lens to capture great shots from a distance. Canon‘s HS SYSTEM has been included where the 10-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor will work in tandem with the camera’s DIGIC 5 image processor to help produce high-quality images in low-light conditions. The ELPH 530 HS will also shoot 1080p Full HD video helping capture footage in crystal clear clarity. This new model sports a 3.2-inch LCD touch screen for simple and intuitive operation and menu navigation, Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes, Face ID for optimal images of up to 12 registered subjects and the Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) function. The camera will be available in black or white for an estimated retail price of 49.99 and is expected to ship in April.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS camera makes the perfect on-the-go camera for the young and active photographer, with Wi-Fi connectivity for easy uploading of memorable moments. The HS SYSTEM has also been included on this model with the 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS and DIGIC 5 image processor working together to produce high-quality, low-light images. For those users who value high-quality video, the camera has 1080p Full HD capabilities as well. A 5x-Optical Zoom 24mm wide-angle lens will help expand the shooting capabilities of the camera and a 3.2-inch LCD touch screen for simple and intuitive operation and menu navigation. This camera will also feature Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes and Face ID in addition to Intelligent IS. The camera will be available in four eye-catching colors (black, silver, blue and red) for an estimated retail price of 79.99 and is expected to ship in March.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera

Canon‘s PowerShot SX260 HS camera delivers a powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance and measuring just 1.29-inches thick. The camera’s impressive zoom is accompanied by Canon‘s HS SYSTEM for improved low-light shooting with a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor. Combining this incredible zoom and high-image quality will allow photographers of all levels to capture great photos or 1080p Full HD video up close and at a distance, all in one portable, powerful digital camera. The Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes and Face ID has also been included in this incredibly diverse yet compact device. The camera also includes Intelligent IS and GPS photo tagging with location and elevation information to help plot exactly where your travels have taken you. Adding to the feature-set is High-Speed Burst HQ allowing for approximately 10 high-resolution shots to be captured at a continuous rate at 10.3 frames per second. The camera will be available in three colors – black, green and red – and is expected to be available in March for an estimated retail price of 49.99.

Canon PowerShot D20 Digital Camera:

Waterproofiii, shock-proof,iv and freeze-proofv the PowerShot D20 is built with the active photographer in mind. Outfitted with an easy-to-access button, the camera enables users to switch from normal photo mode to snow or underwater mode, even with gloves on. To help make the underwater photos as great as those captured on dry land, the camera has a built-in underwater macro mode producing amazing pictures up close while diving or snorkeling. When recording video, the camera includes wind reduction technology to help capture clear audio even in breezy conditions. It touts an impressive array of features including the HS SYSTEM incorporating a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, 1080p Full HD video and a 5x optical zoom lens. Also included is a 3.0-inch LCD screen, GPS-capabilities allowing users to track their locations and tag each photo with latitude, longitude, and elevation information and Intelligent IS.vi The PowerShot D20 camera is expected to ship in May 2012 for an estimated retail price of 49.99.

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January 24, 2012 at 04:11AM


Eye-Fi Says New SD Association Wireless Standard Violates Its IP

Perhaps lost amidst the excitement generated by new cameras at CES 2012 earlier this month was the SD Association’s unveiling of a new Wi-Fi data transfer standard. This new specification should make it easier for other memory card manufacturers to jump into the Wi-Fi-capable memory card game — an arena currently dominated by Eye-Fi (and more recently Toshiba).

Eye-Fi is, predictably, not happy with this latest development. The company is itself part of the SD Association, but has chosen not to back the standard. In a blog post published last week, CEO Yuval Koren argues that any company implementing the new standard would violate Eye-Fi’s patents for technology that took “tens of millions of dollars and several years” to create.

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January 22, 2012 at 10:02AM


Tamaggo 360° imager

It seems that I missed this Tamaggo 360° imager in my CES report – it can take 360° pictures by just clicking a button (no moving parts involved). The camera can be positioned towards the sky/ground or be used for horizontal/vertical panoramas.

The price will be 00 and it will be available in Q2 of 2012.

Specifications:

14MP sensor with wide dynamic range

ImmerVision Enables panomorph 360º optics

2″ diagonal LCD touch screen

Intuitive orientation sensor

Solid state

Mini USB and wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth)

Weight: 7 oz (190g)

Dimensions:

Length -3.62 inches (92mm)

Height -2.19 inches (55.8mm)

Width- 2.40 inches (61.1 mm)

Battery: Li-Polymer rechargeable

Integrated stand for remote image capture

Compatible with multiple devices:

mobile phones, computers, netbooks & tablets

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January 12, 2012 at 04:47AM


Polaroid launches SC1630: the world’s first Android HD smart camera

Polaroid announced at CES the world’s first Android HD smart camera – the SC1630. Here are the basic features:

16MP CCD sensor

3.2 in. touch screen display

3x optical zoom

Wi-Fi capabilities

face and smile detection

geo-tagging

32GB of memory via a micro SD card

one button upload to popular social media networks

in camera photo editing

Some more images of the SC1630 + the official press release:

Fusing the Feature Set of a High-End Digital Camera with the Power of Android*, the Polaroid SC1630 Makes Snapping and Sharing High Definition Digital Images an Instant Experience

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 – Polaroid today announced that capturing and sharing high-end digital images is now seamless with the Polaroid SC1630, an Android powered smart camera. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera features a high definition 16 megapixel camera with built in 3X optical zoom, touch screen display and Wi-Fi, making uploads to social networks as easy as the touch of a button. Merging the optics of a digital still and video camera with the limitless power of the Android platform, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera evolves the process of clicking, editing, uploading and tagging to an instant experience on one device.

With the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera powered by Android you will no longer need to choose between your smart phone and your point and shoot camera because it offers the best of both worlds. Delivering everything expected from a digital camera but powered by Android, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera surprisingly packs all the features needed to conveniently capture, connect and instantly share beautiful HD digital images and video into one device, weighing a mere five ounces.

An ultra-portable, two-in-one instant sharing powerhouse, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera leaves even the most powerful camera phones in the dust by combining an advanced imaging feature set with an unmatchable Android powered mobile platform:

Capture Like the Pros: Life’s quickest moments are no longer at risk to becoming blurry images from a basic camera phone. Built on a 16 megapixel CCD senor, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera treats images to a 3X optical zoom – a feature not found in most mobile phones. Choose from 18 scene modes and then click and view crystal clear images – captured at 36mm or full 108mm magnification – on the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera’s 3.2” widescreen display.
Enhance Your Moments With Smart Features: The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera powered by Android takes the work out of being behind the lens with automatic face and smile detection. Also, gone are the days when digital images that never connected with a USB cord went unorganized and forgotten. The Smart Album feature of the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera automatically organizes photos by date, location and people. Plus, geo-tagging features can add longitude and latitude coordinates to photos.

Edit, Share and Save: Now there is no reason to leave the party – everything needed to edit, save and upload can be done anywhere right on the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera. On-board editing features include cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and color correction. Backed by the power of Android, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera uploads images to social networks with the touch of one button and can hold up to 32GB of memory via a microSD card.

Instantly Connect to the World: The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and optional cellular data connections empower digital images to be shared from anywhere in a snap.
Get Productive: Need to check-in on where friends are gathering, get directions or make the next move in your favorite game? 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.”

Designed to be just as fashionable as it is portable, the simple, clean lines and straight forward interface of the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera makes capturing and sharing effortless. Loaded with features that enable easy capture, connecting and sharing on the fly, the rechargeable battery can last all day on a full charge.

The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera powered by Android can be viewed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall (booth #13613) from January 10 – 13, 2012. High-res images of the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera can be found at http://bit.ly/yONUNC .

The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera will be available in 2012. Price is TBD.

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