Nikon announced the company’s first Wi-Fi compact digital camera to incorporate the camera maker’s digital camera imaging technologies and the capabilities of an Android Operating System (OS).
The Nikon Coolpix S800c is designed for the “always connected” individual, which can deliver high picture quality with superior performance coupled with communication functions and app-based versatility of a smartphone or tablet, the digcam maker said in a statement
“With the new COOLPIX S800c, Nikon designed a camera for users looking to capture stunning images and videos with a compact digital camera but also want to share their content with their friends and family in a familiar way,” said Bo Kajiwara, vice president of marketing, planning and customer experience at Nikon Inc. “Now users can connect easily and instantly with their social networks through the wireless connection, and take advantage of the vast possibilities of the Android Operating System. The new S800c is truly the easiest way to share amazing images on the spot.”
Nikon Coolpix S80c specs:
Optical 10x Zoom NIKKOR Lens: Wide-angle 25-250mm; Nikon’s VR optical image stabilization for blur-free photos and stable HD video.
16 Megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS Sensor: Larger than the CCD sensor traditionally found in smartphones or tablets; BSI CMOS provides images with vivid colors, low noise and exceptional contrast and sharpness.
Powered by Android: Allow users to seamlessly connect, browse and upload to their social networks, including Google+, Facebook and Twitter; Full functionality of Android technology to surf the web or even download applications and games onto their S800c.
Google Play: Provides access to a vast applications for games, productivity and personal communication/ email, including Nikon’s photo storage and sharing site, my Picturetown; Users are also able to watch video downloaded from Google Play right on their camera.
COOLPIX Camera Technology: EXPEED C2 processing engine for rapid response and speedy performance from the Coolpix S800c; Ability to use a camera flash to illuminate subjects; Continuous drive mode captures up to approximately 8 frames-per-second (up to three shots); Variety of scene modes and creative filters let the users easily create stunning images.
Full HD Video: Capture Full HD 1080p HD video with full stereo sound; Video clips can be instantly uploaded to popular video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.
Built in GPS: The GPS function enables recording of shooting location information on stills and movies.
The S800c will be available in September 2012 in both White and Black for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $349.95 (P14,750).