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Polaroid SC1630 Android smart camera (photos)

Take a closer look at the first Android-powered Polaroid SC1630 smart camera.

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The Polaroid SC1630 is essentially an Android-based personal media player that's also a 16-megapixel camera with a 3x f3.1-5.8 36-108mm zoom lens. If that lens doesn't excite you, Polaroid says other models with longer lenses are planned for the future.
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On top are a screen brightness rocker, power button, shutter release, and zoom control.
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It has a flash and an autofocus assist light, and shoots video at 720p HD quality.
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The SC1630 has typical point-and-shoot shooting options, but you can also use your favorite Android camera app instead.
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The lock screen lets you access either the camera or the home screen.
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The front of the casing has a nice textured surface and in the bottom there's a micro-USB port. The battery is removable. The phone accepts a microSD card of up to 32GB. The front cover just pops off like on any smartphone with a removable battery.
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Currently, Wi-Fi is the only wireless option, but Polaroid is in talks with carriers about possible data plans.

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