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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Nikon Nikon COOLPIX S800c

Nikon Release A Compact Powered By Android - You can now play games and download apps as well as take photos with Nikon's latest compact camera.

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Nikon's new Coolpix S800c compact camera is powered by an Android operating system and connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi which means users can download any application from Google Play, opening up a world of photo apps, social media apps and games. As well as Wi-Fi the new compact comes equipt with a 10x optical zoom, back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor and high-resolution 8.7 cm (3.5-in) OLED touch screen.

S800c Black Front

James Loader, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, says: "The Coolpix S800c is a stylish, premium camera that acts smart and has been designed to enhance connectivity for photographers. The Coolpix S800c helps you to capture a stunning image and then allows you to instantly share them via social media platforms, extending your experiences to friends and family. As soon as you’ve got your shot, you simply tap the screen to upload to Facebook, Twitter or to send via email, for example. With its 1080p Full HD movies, high quality stills even in low light and ability to edit and share instantly, you can really have some fun with this camera."

The camera should be compatible with any android app that runs on Android Version 2.3.

The Nikon Coolpix S800c compact camera will be available from 27 September 2012 with an RRP of £379.99 and comes in two colours: white and black.
S800c White Front

From Nikon UK:

The Android Camera
With its Android OS, the Coolpix S800c camera can become a fully-fledged entertainment centre. Download all the latest apps from Google Play to access social media updates from friends, get directions and information about the local area when you’re on the move, or play a game while you travel: the possibilities are endless.

Photos they will 'LIKE'
To ensure sharp shooting in any situation, the Coolpix S800c has a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor so that even in low light or extremely bright conditions, the camera will easily capture the scene, while the EXPEED C2 image processing system and superior auto-focusing ensures quick response. So when you want to share a spontaneous moment with friends, you can be sure that you will share the experience exactly as you remember it.

The Nikkor wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens (25–250mm) with ED glass enables superior sharpness and colour whatever situation you’re in, whether you want to zoom out and capture the whole scene, or get up close and personal for a perfect portrait shot. Meanwhile, advanced blur-reduction technology minimises the effects of subject movement, low light and camera shake.

A smart touch

As sensitive as the best touchscreens out there, the anti-reflective, ultra-high resolution 8.7 cm (3.5-in) OLED (819K-dot) touch screen with wide viewing angle makes operating the S800c simple and fun. Scroll through your photos, and select and edit any that you want to get creative with.

S800c Top

Other key features:
  • Share your world: easily connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. Upload photos and movies to social media and photo sites, or transfer images directly to your smartphone or tablet.
  • myPicturetown.com: view your photo gallery even when you’re not connected to the Internet. An in-camera application lets you connect directly to Nikon’s Internet based photo storage service.
  • Built-in GPS: record the exact location (latitude and longitude) where you took your photo as a “geotag” in the image data (Exif). Compatible with any Google application that requires GPS.
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound: easily record life in motion. You can use the 10x optical zoom with autofocus when filming, and HS movie mode lets you record slow-or fast-motion movies using recording speeds up to 240 fps (VGA).
  • Lens-shift Vibration Reduction: capture steady photos and movies thanks to Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake in real time.
  • Motion Blur Detection: High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces blurred images in low light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best shot selector (BSS) selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.
  • Backlighting HDR delivers detailed images of high-contrast scenes.
  • Easy Panorama 360°/180°: move the camera vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
  • Continuous mode: capture sharp shots of the action at a fast 8.1 fps.
  • Internal memory: 1.7GB of internal memory for pictures and movies and 680MB for applications. When you need more space, the camera is compatible with SD/SDHC cards (up to 32GB).
For more information about Nikon’s products visit the Nikon website.

Nikon COOLPIX S800c Specifications

Max Aperture f/3.2 - f/5.8
35mm equivalent 25mm - 250mm
Optical Zoom 10x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4608
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3-in
Sensor Size (width) No Data
Sensor Size (height) No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3.5in
Screen resolution 819,000
Touch Screen Yes
Min Focus 10cm
Focusing modes
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 4sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 125 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 8.1fps
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS 60
Stereo Sound No
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type EN-EL12
CIPA Rating 140
Box Contents
Box Contents Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with Terminal Cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6
Weight 184g
Width 111.4mm
Height 60mm
Depth 27.2mm

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Web: www.iamnikon.co.uk
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Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:05 AM

I think this is one of the most interesting developments in this crossover area. I've been asking programmer mates for a couple of years if they could build something that would emulate what I can do on my iPhone in a "real camera". And this appears to be the answer.

If it works in the same way as the iPhone using the Android system you will be able to get camera apps like Hipstamatic and camera + to turn this camera into a wonderfully creative tool. All the Polaroid / lomo /holga style effects at your finger tips. Along with options to select metering point by the touch of a finger, or add a compositional framing device. It opens up the camera to infinite possibilities, and unlike previous compacts you're no longer stuck with what a camera technical bod in Japan thinks you want from a feature set.

In one way Nikon may be shooting themselves in the foot, because once you buy this camera you no longer need to look in the news for the next version with a slightly different feature set. This one is continually upgradeable, and for as little as 69p per upgrade!

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MikeA  91135 forum posts England
22 Aug 2012 - 10:51 AM

Whatever next, a camera that can make phone calls maybe LOL.

joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

Quote: Whatever next, a camera that can make phone calls maybe LOL.

This camera has Wifi, and if you can download apps, then you should theoretically be able to use Skype to make phone calls...

MikeA  91135 forum posts England
22 Aug 2012 - 2:34 PM

Quote: Whatever next, a camera that can make phone calls maybe LOL.

This camera has Wifi, and if you can download apps, then you should theoretically be able to use Skype to make phone calls...

Come on get a sense of humour..............

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