Combining the dual functionality of a smartphone and a digital Camera, Nikon has came up with the best possible solution i.e., Nikon Coolpix S800c Point & shoot camera, powered by Android 2.3.3 operating system (Gingerbread). The fusion of camera with smartphone’s functionality was much demanded from the market and Nikon has launched its first Wi-fi compact digital camera which runs on Android OS.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c is equipped with 16.0 MP CMOS sensor and a 10x NIKKOR lensfor zoom. It sports a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen with resolution of 854 x 480p and has the capability of full HD video recording at 1080p. For connectivity, the compact camera has support for Wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The internal storage capacity is limited to 2GB from which 690 MB is specifically reserved for apps.
As the gadget is loaded with Android v2.3, it comes with Google Play from where you can get access to various applications. Nikon Coolpix S800c is no less than any other smartphone in the market, you can play Angry birds and also use many more applications simultaneously. It blends the functionality of the two device’s quiet brilliantly.
It comes with a very efficient way to toggle between Camera mode and Smart mode. It gives you a perfect space to click photos immediately while the operating system is still bootingup. It is so designed that if you have to take a shot in urgency, you just need to hit the POWER button which will direct you to the Camera mode and then after few minutes it will switch automatically to smart mode.
Nikon Coolpix S800c also let the users surf the web with quiet ease and comfort, you can view videos, download apps and play online games just like any other smartphone or tablet. The major merit of an operating system installed on the camera being that you can click photos and directly upload and share them with your friends on Facebook, Google+, FourSquare straight from the camera itself.
The camera cum smartphone has a lower battery life as it can capture only 140 shots on a single charge. Having said that the 1,050 mAh battery dissapoints on that node. Nikon Coolpix S800c will be shipped from Sept,2012 and will be available under a price tag of $350. As for now, the company will roll out the Android powered camera in only two colors, White and Black.