Nikon Coolpix S800c is now official – 16MP Android camera you can play Angry Birds on
MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 22, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the innovative COOLPIX S800c, Nikon's first Wi-Fi compact digital camera to incorporate Nikon's powerful camera imaging technologies and the boundless capabilities of an Android Operating System (OS). Designed for the always connected individual, the S800c delivers the high picture quality and superior performance expected from a Nikon camera coupled with communication functions and app-based versatility of a smartphone or tablet.
The new S800c answers the call for users who need the ability to capture photos and HD video with amazing clarity and color, yet offers a familiar portal to connect to social networks and popular imaging applications through an Android Operating System. With the introduction of the S800c, beautiful images can now be confidently and quickly shared with friends and family.
"With the new COOLPIX S800c, Nikon designed a camera for users looking to capture stunning images and videos with a compact digital camera but also want to share their content with their friends and family in a familiar way," said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. "Now users can connect easily and instantly with their social networks through the wireless connection, and take advantage of the vast possibilities of the Android Operating System. The new S800c is truly the easiest way to share amazing images on the spot."
Powerful Images Are What Connects Us
• Optical 10x Zoom NIKKOR Lens: covering from wide-angle 25-250mm, so either the largest group or action from afar is captured with clarity that can only be accomplished with a quality lens. Additionally, the lens is bolstered with Nikon's VR optical image stabilization for blur-free photos and stable HD video, even while handheld.
• 16 Megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS Sensor: Much larger than the CCD sensor traditionally found in smartphones or tablets, this BSI CMOS sensor excels in challenging lighting conditions, and provides images with vivid colors, low noise and exceptional contrast and sharpness.
• Powered by Android: The camera's connection features allow users to seamlessly connect, browse and upload to their social networks, including Google+™, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also take advantage of the full functionality of Android technology to surf the web or even download applications and games onto their S800c. Just like a smartphone or tablet device, the camera has the opportunity to run camera-specific photo and video applications, yet enables the various benefits of shooting with a real camera.
• Google Play™: The S800c provides access to a vast world of applications for games, productivity and personal communication/ email, including Nikon's photo storage and sharing site, my Picturetown®. Users are also able to watch video downloaded from Google Play right on their camera.
• The Benefits of COOLPIX Camera Technology: With the EXPEED C2 processing engine, users will enjoy rapid response and speedy performance from their device. Additional benefits include the ability to use a camera flash to illuminate subjects, while continuous drive mode captures up to approximately 8 frames-per-second (up to three shots) to help ensure no moment will be missed. What's more, a variety of scene modes and creative filters keep it fresh and let the user easily create stunning images.
• Full HD Video: The S800c makes it easy to capture Full HD 1080p HD video with amazing fidelity and sharpness, with full stereo sound. Video clips can be instantly uploaded to popular video sites such as YouTube™ and Vimeo®.
• Built in GPS: Ever wanted to track a weekend excursion or geo-tag a hard to find shooting spot? The GPS function enables recording of shooting location information on stills and movies.
Easy Settings, Easy Connection, Instant Gratification
COOLPIX core technologies also make it easy for users to create share-worthy images. Various camera modes help the user achieve the greatest shot, whether it's a macro shot of tonight's cuisine or a scenic HDR shot of downtown, the image is instantly ready to share. For maximum creativity, the S800c has 18 filter effects, including the new Toy Camera effect, Pop and Super Vivid color filters, as well as Cross Process and Peripheral Darkening filters.
Price and Availability
1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what about specs and Android version?
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I believe it's running 2.3. As for specs, probably will be low-mid range.
2. karas (Posts: 35; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
While Nokia is trying to make smartphone as camera,Nikkon is trying to make camera smart..
3. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
nokia trying ??????
they have already blown the competion out of water.
7. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
You could almost argue (not having calls and texts aside) that this nikon camera has possibly more smartphone functionality,customization and usability with 2.3 gingerbread than the nokia 808 has as a smartphone with a good camera.
8. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
dude first try nokia belle and then comment.
9. karas (Posts: 35; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
I used belle.. Android is light years ahead of it
14. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Same here and I second that! I've been using Belle for 2months before selling my N8. Belle is functional but lags as hell and it feels like a cheap rip off of Android.
17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
in terms of apps... symbian performs better...
just change 'dot' to '.'
10. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
oh yeah like u want to have a lump in your pocket.
18. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
How is 13/18mm device supposed to be a brick?
6. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Another avenue for android to expand in and increase its market share in. Its a good idea and no doubt other camera manfactueres will follow suit. We could be seeing a totally new type of android device niche here.
11. pegasso (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
1. Olympus' responses to the rise of cameraphone : whining and launching anti-cameraphone campaign.
2. Nikon's responses to the rise of cameraphone : making an android-powered digicam.
12. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Just to see what you are referring to can you post the link in regards to Olympus?
13. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
I'd like to see the quality of photos produced here.
15. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)
Congratulations, Nikon. You have just guaranteed that I will never purchase any of your cameras.
16. jael206 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
looks fun, but it running on android doesn't guarantee quality pics.. i'll wait for samples before i'll see myself buying one for christmas!
19. rockybeachmedia (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
not a phone? is it just me or this the dumbest thing ever? why would i carry 2 gagets?
they missed the boat.