By Ben Bowers
on 1.10.12
Photo by Polaroid

Mobile devices have progressively borrowed features from cameras to boost their curb appeal — so why shouldn’t cameras reciprocate? That seems to be the logic behind Polaroid’s surprising SC1630 Smart Camera. From the rear, it’s easy to mistake the device as just another 3.2-inch Android handset, until you spy the 16-megapixel 36-108mm lens with 3x optical zoom and its dedicated exterior controls on the other sides. While the optics aren’t the greatest thing ever to hit the camera scene, when combined with 18 distinct shooting modes, integrated Wifi, optional cellular data, one touch social-media sharing, a large touch-enabled screen for editing, up to 32GB of onboard storage via microSD and over 400,000 apps available in the Android Marketplace, the complete package is a compelling offering for shareoholics looking for an ultrapocketable casual shooter. Checking your email, viewing your calendar, setting alarms, and in a pinch, acting like the office is calling you on it are just extra gravy.

All we know of in terms of release dates as of now is that this should land sometime in 2012 for a mysterious sum of money. Informative we know.

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