Nikon Coolpix S800c: Cool camera, Android smarts, Wi-Fi AND apps


This morning camera company Nikon revealed its long-rumoured Android-powered device, the Nikon Coolpix S800c, which also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity. You know what this means guys, APPS, apps on your phone, apps on your laptop, apps on your iPad and now apps on your camera too.

As the shiny new compact camera houses Wi-Fi connectivity, you’ll be able to download all of the usual Android photography apps, including… Drum roll please… Instagram. You’ll also be able to upload your snaps directly to your social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as photo hosting sites, like Flickr.

Even games and productivity apps that you’re used to accessing on your mobile can be used on the camera, as well as full-blown web browsers. There’s no phone call option though, and no 3G, so don’t go throwing your mobile away just yet.

A Nikon spokesperson said:

“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 Coolpix S800c features a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, and a 10x Nikkor zoom lens (25-250mm). A three-shot burst mode is paired with 1080p video recording (and direct YouTube upload abilities) while 18 scene and filter modes mean you might not even have to grab Instagram anyway.

There’s also built-in GPS for geotagging photos, a 3.5-inch OLED preview screen, and WPS for for a fast secure push button connectivity.

The device will be available from the 27th September in both black and white, costing £379.99.

[Via Tech Digest]
Becca Caddy