The Polaroid iM1030W mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has been on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 and it may be launched in the near future.
Sakar International, the holder of the Polaroid brand, has been relatively active on the digital camera market in recent times. The company has made several announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Polaroid cameras at CES 2014 round-up
The Socialmatic is a camera that is reminiscent of the good ol’ days when Polaroid has been known to rule the market. Well, users can now print photos captured with their Android-powered camera, thanks to Sakar International.
Moreover, the owner of the Polaroid rights has revealed the iE5036W bridge camera with 50x optical zoom lens at CES 2014 along with four other bridge shooters.
Its CES presence has also included the C3, the cutest action camera ever with a cube-like form factor and the XS100i and XS1000i camcorders have become official, too.
Anyway, these are not all the Polaroid cameras which have greeted CES visitors this year. The brand’s booth has also included the so-called iM1030W, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that, at least on paper, is on par with modern devices in its category.
Polaroid iM1030W mirrorless camera and 10-30mm lens spotted at CES 2014
The specs of the shooter include an 18-megapixel image sensor, 3-inch LCD screen on the back, SD card slot, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, built-in flash, and integrated WiFi to allow photographers to share photos and videos to a smartphone or tablet.
Additionally, it has been paired with a 10-30mm lens. However, the Polaroid iM1030W does not have a release date, or a price, yet. It seems like we will find out these details soon, but until then, this will have to do.
CES visitors have received the Polaroid iM1030W design with mixed feelings
It is worth noting that this is not the first Polaroid MILC from Sakar International. The iM1836 has been announced at CES 2013. Unfortunately, its design had resembled the one of the Nikon 1 J1, therefore the Japanese maker retorted to the most drastic measure: it filed a lawsuit against the Polaroid brand’s owner.
The judge in charge of the lawsuit has taken a look at both the iM1836 and the 1 J1. He has decided that the two really look alike and Polaroid has been forced to take its product off the market.
Well, the iM1030W looks really different and nobody will probably file a lawsuit against Sakar. One reason is that it appears to be a combination of analog and digital, but in a bad way, some experts have said.
We invite our readers to have a look and decide for themselves whether the iM1030W is an ugly camera or not.