The digital camera business has definitely been dwindling since the rise of the smartphones; their increasing camera quality combined with instant upload capabilities and editing tools all on the same device have made them perfect for the aspiring amateur photographer. But now Nikon is fighting back with their Coolpix S800c, the first Android-powered point and shoot for the masses.
This new Nikon is a powerhouse of a camera with a 16-megapixel sensor and 1080p HD video recording, but those specs are still fairly common in digital cameras today; it is when you add the Android 2.3 firmware that you make this a photography tool like you’ve never seen before. It’s specs can beat that of most smartphones and will always keep you connected as well.
Using the 3.5-inch OLED WVGA screen, you can navigate the simplistic, user-friendly controls Nikon has become known for and instantly connect to wifi to explore the huge variety of apps in the Google Play store. This wifi connection can allow you to instantly upload to Facebook, Google+, and Twitter and view videos downloaded from the Google Play store as well. If you don’t have an available wifi network, you can just tether to your phone and have them instantly save to your storage on there.
It is difficult to say what you can’t do on this camera, with 4GB of internal storage you should have a ready supply of apps to take and create some Insta-perfect photos. The only concern so far is how taxing the Android processor is going to be on the camera’s battery, especially with no details on shooting time from the press release. But if you are willing to take that con with the numerous pros the Nikon Coolpix S800c has to offer, grab $350 and head over to NikonUsa.com today for the first Android camera of its time.