Nikon Coolpix S800c Camera Review: 16MP with Android OS App & Wi-Fi

Sections: Cameras for Beginners, Point and Shoot, Sharing, Video

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Nikon-Coolpix-S800c-ReviewsThe Nikon Coolpix S800c is Nikon’s first Wi-Fi compact digital camera to include the Android operating system (OS). Designed for the always-connected shooter, the Coolpix S800c delivers 16 megapixels with communication functions and the app-based versatility of a smartphone or tablet.


The S800c is a point-and-shoot camera that will capture high-quality photos and Full HD video with Nikkor optics as well as the connectivity to social networks and imaging applications through an Android OS.


A key feature of the Coolix S800c is the camera’s 10x Nikkor optical zoom lens that covers wide-angle 25mm to telephoto 250mm. The lens includes Nikon’s VR optical image stabilization for blur-free photos and stable HD video, even while shooting handheld. The lens works along with the S800c’s 16 megapixel CMOS sensor that is much larger than the CCD sensorNikon-Coolpix-S800c traditionally found in smartphones or tablets. The sensor is engineered to excel in challenging lighting conditions and will produce vivid colors, low noise and exceptional contrast and sharpness.


In addition to its imaging capabilities, the Coolpix S800c is powered by Android so you can seamlessly connect, browse and upload to your social networks, including Google+, Facebook and Twitter. You can also use the full functionality of Android technology to surf the web and download applications and games onto your S800c. Just like a smartphone or tablet device, the Coolpix S800c can run camera-specific photo and video apps while shooting with a real digital camera.


Working with Google Play, the S800c provides access to a world of applications for games, productivity and personal communication/e-mail, including Nikon’s photo storage and sharing site, my Picturetown. You can also watch videos downloaded from Google Play right on your camera.


Coolpix-S800cAll of these features packed into a high quality Nikon point-and-shoot makes this camera rival the versatility of a smartphone or tablet. The Coolpix S800c is rich with Nikon imaging technologies including the Expeed C2 processing engine, a flash, continuous drive to capture up to 8 frames per second (up to three shots), a variety of scene modes, 18 creative filters (including toy camera effect, pop and super vivid color filters, cross process and peripheral darkening filters), Full HD 1080p video recording with full stereo sound, and built-in GPS so you can geotag shooting spots and record shooting location information on stills and movies.


Smartphone and tablet users will feel right at home with the S800c’s controls and operation, with easy navigation via theCoolpix-S800c-Reviews camera’s wide 3.5-inch touch-screen OLED monitor while enjoying the high quality of a Nikon camera. The camera connects to the Internet with Wi-Fi. When a Wi-Fi connection is not available, the camera can transmit images and videos wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, so users can share images through a mobile network.


Nikon’s Coolpix S800c camera will be available in September in a choice of white or black for a suggested retail price of $349.95.

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