Sakar switches smartcam sensor into separate lens

 

Here a twist on both interchangeable lens cameras and Android-based models:

Manufacturer Sakar International is building a modular Android camera — with the sensor built into in the detachable lens, not the camera body. (As this technique did not exactly take off for Ricoh a few years back, we’re surprised someone else is trying it…)

The Polaroid-branded iM1836 is billed as a modular camera system: There’s an 18-megapixel sensor in the first lens, a 10-30mm /27-81mm equivalent zoom. The first kit will be $400.

As the lens and sensor plug into the body, in effect the  main unit is less a camera than it is a computer running the Android operating system on a 3.5-inch touchscreen, with WiFi as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

More information is here.

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