Nikon Announces Android-Powered S800C Coolpix Camera
If you like to share photos on social networks but find the cameras built into smartphones to be a bit too limiting, Nikon has the camera for you. The Wi-Fi-compatible Coolpix S800c is the one of the first Android-powered point-and-shoot cameras, complete with the ability to surf the web or run apps, making it easier than ever to spam your followers’ feeds with high-res photos of your favorite meals.
The camera comes with 4GB of internal storage, meaning you can download photo-friendly Android apps like Instagram, Pixlr-o-matic or Camera Fun Pro and run them directly on the Coolpix S800c, opening up a world of additional filters and social media options. The camera itself ships with 18 photo filters.
Along those lines, the foremost consideration when buying a camera is how it shoots, not how it connects to the Internet. The Nikon Coolpix S800c offers all the major features you’d expect to find, including a 16MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 10x optical zoom lens, a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and the ability to capture 1080p video with stereo sound, then upload them straight to Vimeo or YouTube. There’s also a built-in GPS for geotagging photos and movies, and Nikon claims its EXPEED C2 processing engine speeds up the camera’s response times and performance.
The Android 2.3-powered Nikon Coolpix S800c will hit store shelves in September clad in either black or white. Both colors will carry a suggested MSRP of $349.95. Hopefully, Android doesn’t feel as laggy on the Nikon camera as it did on the Polaroid SC1630 we tried out earlier this year.
This story was provided by Laptopmag.com, sister site to TechNewsDaily.