The Nikon Coolpix S800c - The fun social imaging device you’ve been waiting for

This morning, Nikon UK announced a range of new compact digital cameras, including the new Coolpix S800c – the first Nikon compact camera to include an Android operating system to easily connect to the internet.
You’re probably thinking, hang on a second, Smartphones have been able to take pictures, movies and connect to the internet for ages now, and of course you wouldn’t be wrong. However, with the S800c, you’ll be able to get a much higher quality image that you can then upload to a website of social media site using the Android OS and built-in Wi-Fi, or if you are not near a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can transfer images from the camera to your Smartphone or tablet.

So firstly let’s look at the image quality. The Coolpix S800c boasts a 16.0 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor combined with a 10x optical zoom lens featuring Nikon’s high quality ED glass (which helps help correct chromatic aberrations, or optical colour defects within the lens), which is much better than any Smartphone currently available on the market. It is also built with vibration reduction to compensate for camera shake, again helping produce a crisp and clear photo. This camera also has a fast response time, allowing you to not miss that perfect moment.

The Coolpix S800c also has “myPicturetown” integration, which is an Android app allowing you to upload or download from the “myPicturetown” website. Using this app, you can easily share photos by either e-mailing them to various friends / contacts, and share the URL. The images are saved as thumbnails in the memory of the camera, so you would have your collection of photos available to view at any time. The locations of your photos are also saved using the built-in GPS. Using this app will allow you to upload images to places such as Facebook or Twitter.

Other features that can be found in this camera and what you’d expect to be in a modern compact digital camera including FULL HD 1080p movie recording with sound, a 3.5” OLED screen with a touch panel, various scene modes, up to 8 frames per second shooting (something else that smart phones can’t really do) and an ISO range from ISO 125-3,200 reducing the chances of blurred images in low light.
The Coolpix S800c will be available with a choice of Black or White from around the end of September 2012. For further details and to place a pre-order, visit our dedicated product pages.

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