Nikon unveils 16 megapixel CoolPix S800c camera, runs Android

We heard about at upcoming Android based camera a few days ago and now Nikon has officially unveiled their first Android powered point and shoot camera called the CoolPix S800c. The Nikon CoolPix S800c features a 16 megapixel backside illuminated sensor, 10x optical zoom lens with a range of 25-250mm, f/2.3 aperture, WVGA 3.5-inch OLED display along with Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

The camera has a custom UI running over Android 2.3 Gingerbread and also includes access to the Google Play store. The camera has 4GB of internal storage and a bunch of filters effects to choose from.

The key features of this portable camera are not is its core hardware but instead the software and in this case it is Android. Now, we are not sure whether users will be able to access to entire Google Play store but we are definite that the company will allow user to access popular photo editing apps like Instagram, HDR Camera and many others. This of course will allow the users to capture high resolution images of their food (amongst other things) and later edit them and instantly share it with their friends over various social networks.

Additionally, Nikon has bundled an app called ‘My Picture Town’ which enables users to upload the images directly to the cloud.

Coming back to the hardware part the CoolPix S800c can record videos at 1080p resolution at 8 frames per second. It sure seems like a good portable camera option for average consumers or may well social-connected teens and tweens.

At the moment Nikon has launched the CoolPix S800c in the US and it is officially priced at $350 (Rs. 19,500 approximately), there is no word about its availability in India.

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