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Nikon Coolpix S800c is now official – 16MP Android camera you can play Angry Birds on

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Nikon Coolpix S800c is now official – 16MP Android camera you can play Angry Birds on
As predicted, the Nikon Coolpix S800c Android-powered camera was officially announced today. What we have on our hands is a 16-megapixel point-and-shoot cam boasting a 1/2.3 CMOS sensor with back-side illumination, 10x optical zoom, and image stabilization. Videos can be taken at 1080p, and the WPS technology allows files to be easily transferred over Wi-Fi to a smartphone or a tablet.

In case you are wondering, you cannot use the Nikon S800c as a cell phone, although we bet that the photos that it takes look better than what most smartphones can deliver. On the other hand, you can access the Google Play store in order to install applications – social networking clients, photo editing software, even Skype makes an appearance in the promotional video below. We know that the camera's OLED screen measures 3.5 inches in diagonal and has "high resolution", but further hardware specifications, such as processor make and model, remain unknown. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is what comes out of the box.

The Nikon Coolpix S800c will be available in black and white
The Nikon Coolpix S800c will be available in black and white
The Nikon Coolpix S800c will be available in black and white

The Nikon Coolpix S800c will be available in black and white



The Nikon Coolpix S800c has 680MB available for applications and about 1.7GB for storage, which can be expanded further with the use of an SD/SDHC card. The unit tips the scales at 184 grams and has a thickness of about 27 millimeters without taking the protruding optics into account. As far as battery life is concerned, don't set your hopes too high. The camera can take about 140 images with a single charge of the battery, according to official specification, which, quite frankly, isn't much. 

And that's pretty much what the Nikon Coolpix S800c is. Like it or not, it is arriving to the U.S. this month for $350 and will be available in both black and white. Is anyone interested in grabbing one?

source: Nikon via Pocket-Lint

UPDATE: Using the Nikon Coolpix S800c will not require users to keep the unit on stand-by all the time, or to wait until Android boots up. The camera can be used as soon as the camera is powered on, while the operating system loads in the background. The Android user interface becomes accessible in about 30 seconds, and when put on stand-by, the device automatically shuts itself down.

source: Engadget


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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 03:35

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what about specs and Android version?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 03:45

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I believe it's running 2.3. As for specs, probably will be low-mid range.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 03:36 3

2. karas (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


While Nokia is trying to make smartphone as camera,Nikkon is trying to make camera smart..

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 03:43 6

3. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


nokia trying ??????
they have already blown the competion out of water.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:10 4

7. andro. (Posts: 1936; 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.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:21 4

8. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


dude first try nokia belle and then comment.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:33 3

9. karas (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I used belle.. Android is light years ahead of it

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:39 1

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.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 22:47

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


in terms of apps... symbian performs better...

http://mynokiablogdotcom/2012/08/19/mnb-reader-generated-symbian-or-android/

read that...

just change 'dot' to '.'

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:56 3

10. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


oh yeah like u want to have a lump in your pocket.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:49

18. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


How is 13/18mm device supposed to be a brick?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:07

5. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I wonder if Nikon has their on UI

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 04:07 2

6. andro. (Posts: 1936; 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.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:59 1

11. pegasso (Posts: 135; 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.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 11:26

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?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 11:54

13. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 837; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


I'd like to see the quality of photos produced here.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 17:31

15. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Congratulations, Nikon. You have just guaranteed that I will never purchase any of your cameras.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 20:18

16. jael206 (Posts: 119; 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!

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:33

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.

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