Nikon’s Coolpix S800c: an Android-powered point-and-shoot camera for $350 (from Engadget)

Nikon's Coolpix S800c an Androidpowered pointandshoot camera for $350

It’s here: the first Android-powered camera, and it’s one that you’d actually consider buying. Nikon’s $349.95 Coolpix S800c is nearly as slim as a smartphone from the middle of last decade, boasting inbuilt GPS (you know, for excessive geotagging), a 10x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 3.5-inch OLED WVGA touchscreen, a 1080p movie capture mode and Android 2.3. That’s right — there’s a bona fide copy of Android running the show on a point-and-shoot camera, something that it seems Nikonbeat Samsung to the punch with. Put simply, it possesses the ability to generate its own network and tether with your phone, and users can also download photo sharing applications directly onto the cam’s 4GB of internal storage. Needless to say, we’re anxiously awaiting our chance to see how Android handles on a camera (and how it impacts battery life), and you can find out yourself when it hits shelves in black / white motifs next month.

[full article and official Press Release HERE]

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