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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 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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