Imagine a digital camera. Now imagine that digital camera packed with WiFi and an Android operating system. You’ve got the Samsung Galaxy Camera, right? Yeah… now add in interchangeable lenses. Say what? That’s right: that’s one of the things that Polaroid is showing off this week at CES 2013: an 18.1 megapixel camera with a 3.5 inch touchscreen and Android 4.0 packed inside. It faces competition from other companies in the Android camera market, like Samsung, but Polaroid’s model has a leg up with its collection of interchangeable lenses. The biggest question remains. While this is undoubtedly a killer device, and unlike anything we’ve seen before, are photographers going to pack this with them and carry it around in addition to a smartphone? Are the interchangeable lenses going to be enough of a reason to buy? We’ll find out when consumers start answering the way they know best – with their wallets.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 9, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).