Recently we have reviewed the Samsung Galaxy camera, a camera that is a combination of a phone and a camera, without the calling capabilities. Now, we are reviewing another one in this line of products, which has similar aspects and similar ambition, to be appealing to the regular social networking user, which is hocked on Android and constant social updates. These cameras want to make their way around the phone cameras that are more and more stepping in their turf and take the leading role.
Nikon’s Coolpix S800c is a step in that direction. It has all the needed aspects of a regular idiot-proof camera, but with an exception of its possible upgrade via implementation of additional Android apps, thus improving its usability.
The camera looks like a normal compact camera with a 16MP sensor and a CMOS which is Backside Illuminated. It has a Nikkor (25-250mm) -10x wide angle zoom lens. The camera is made out good quality plastic, with one button on the top with a rocker used for shooting and zooming. On the back side except for the touch sensitive 3.5 inch OLED screen, there are three additional buttons, which are a standard for Android powered devices.
It takes great pictures, as all the Nikon cameras and also it can record a full HD 1080p video. The flash can also be used in a continuous mode, while the camera is taking about 8 pictures per second. It has 18 predefined scene modes and it has a maximum 3200 ISO.
Except for the standard shooting, this camera can also connect to the internet via the Wi-Fi, enabling the user to instantaneously upload their shots and video, on the online social media of their choice. Except for that, the camera can also run other software and even games, which are Android compatible.
It will be available from September with a price tag of $380, available in black or white variant.