Images leak of Nikon's Android-powered camera

Images leak of Nikon's Android-powered camera
A couple of weeks ago we brought you news of Nikon’s upcoming Android-powered Coolpix S800c, and now Nikon Rumors has posted images of what appears to be the camera in question. The requisite inspection inside of Photoshop doesn’t turn up any obvious evidence of forgery, and Nikon Rumors has a good track record, so it’s likely that we are looking at the real thing. Or at least mostly the real thing - two different cameras are shown, one that looks like a “normal” point and shooter and  a later addition that appears intended to be held vertically - although the second vertical camera looks less convincing (see slide show below).

The back side of the camera is shown as being dominated by a touchscreen that appears to be running stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Presumably it would also come installed with a custom camera app, and moreover one that would trigger anytime the camera is being used to, you know, shoot pictures. Otherwise the whole affair would feel a bit too much like an Android PMP grafted onto the back of a camera.

We should find out more soon, as according to NR the announcement for the new camera is coming this week. Anyone interested in picking up an Android-powered camera?




source: Nikon Rumors 1,2 via 9to5Google

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26 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

now this what i'm talking about!!! once this hits the market it'll sell very well...

16. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Sign me up for pre-orders!!! Hope it can be flashed with CyanogenMod first app download: Instagram

18. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

They should add a SIM card slot so it will be a Phone ? Camera ? its the Nikon CameraPhone

21. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

No I hope they dont go there. That would be like hoping ferrari makes a smart car. wait,,, that would be pretty awesome :/

2. Levon

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

the next step is add phone functionality )))

3. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Wanna see this go against Nokia 808 pureview.

4. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

great idea making camera's more user friendly and having greater access to enhancements. Plus you'll get to alter the photo before ever attaching it to a computer lets hope it comes with built in wifi

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Yes, it does!!! * 25-250 mm lens * 3.5-inch OLED screen * The camera runs all Google Play apps * The camera will probably run Android 2.3 * Built-in GPS * Built-in Wi-Fi Android is truly revolutionizing everything...

8. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Android is cool and everything, but how about we give Nikon some of that "revolutionizing" credit here -- especially considering this is Nikon's idea and product. Android is a means to an end here, not the core of the revolution.

13. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Android 2.3? Close to an inch thich? Battery-hogging camera with moving parts (zoom)? Low res screen(even if it is only 3.5in)? Remember the Garmin NuviPhone? That's the direction this is going.

17. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Youve obviously never owned an ACTUAL camera. Where screens are much smaller, lower resolution, and much thicker. dude its not a phone its a CAMERA. Your comment is about as dumb as complaining that a Lamborghini doesnt have cold A/C and that it doesnt have 4wheel drive. SMH ever even heard of Nikon?

26. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And it is much cheaper than making an OS themselves. Probably.

5. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

now can i play angry birds on camera also ???

6. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

probably yes and browse internet or download different camera interfaces, automatic upload to dropbox anyone?

9. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

looks great, but i wonder how long it will take to boot... i wouldn't want to wait 30 seconds for Android to boot before i can take a picture... and doesn't ICS have a faster interface with the camera than GB?

19. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

totally agree. they should have it dual boot into quick camera interface, and then full android mode

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Imagine how many missed pics now because little Johnny ran the damn camera dead again playing Fruit Slice!

11. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It's gonna fail the the Garmin NuviPhone. But that's just my opinion.

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This certainly could sell well!

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think if nikon will also make phones... the 808 pureview might be threaten...

20. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

pureview+android =amazing

15. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Android + Nikon = nice OS + great lens.

22. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

On pic 3 you guys mention that "the words 'Nikon' and 'Coolpix' have a different grain than the rest of the camera does", so I take it that you guys didn't look at the lens part of the camera, which has the similar "grain" as the words "Nikon" and "Coolpix". Also, if you were to look at the words "Nikon" and "Coolpix" on pic 2, then you would notice the same "graininess" as in pic 3.

23. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I'm going to make a guess as to what the specs of this camera will have if/when it comes to market. I'm thinking that it will have about a 3in QVGA (320x240) screen, a 500-800Mhz single core processor, 256MB RAM (maybe 512MB), and possibly a SIM/MicroSIM to upload images directly to the internet and have "mobile" internet where you go (like tablets & PS Vita).

24. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Well this is a FAIL... unless it is also a phone! that would be great! A camera phone.

25. edhill86

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

the second photo shows as having a 12x wide optical zoom, yet the third states as only having a 3x optical zoom, so one or the other at least is fake or not the same camera

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