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Nikon Coolpix S800c Point-and-Shoot Camera Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first point-and-shoot camera that uses the Android operating system, giving full access to the Google Play store and all the Android apps and content. Other high-tech features include a touch-screen, Wi-Fi and GPS to track where each photo is taken.

The Coolpix S800c shoots 1080p full HD video at 30 frames per second full-HD video, and the Wi-Fi makes it easy to quickly email videos or still photos to friends, post them online or wirelessly transfer them to a laptop or other device.

Various settings make it possible to shoot photos in black and white, highlight one color in an image or give a photo an antique sepia look, or to manipulate images with any Android photography and video apps.

Prices

(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
S800C      Source
$350MSRP
$330Best Buy
$327Amazon (Typically free shipping)
$327Walmart
$330Costco
$327B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)

Additional Costs:

$5-$25Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)
$15-$75Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10
$38 Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
$38-$40Replacement battery charger

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 2.4"
Width: 4.4"
Depth: 1.1"
Weight6.5 oz.
ColorsBlack, white
Included in BoxStrap, USB cable, rechargeable battery, AC adapter/charger
Type of MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card
Megapixels16.0 MP
Sensor1/2.3" CMOS
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
ViewfinderNone
Monitor 3.5" OLED (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating, touch screen control (819k dots)
Video1080p, 30fps video recording
FlashBuilt-in TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes, 1'8" to 18' range
Zoom10X optical zoom with NIKKOR ED glass lens; 4x digital zoom
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
Photographic ValuesFocal length: 4.5mm-45.0mm (film equivalent 25mm-250mm lens)
Aperture: f/32.-f/5.8
shutter speed: 4 seconds (Fireworks mode) to 1/4000th second
ISO: auto, 125-3200
Manual SettingsNone
Continuous ShootingUp to 3 shots at 8 frames per second
BatteriesRechargeable lithium-ion battery pack; about 140 shots per charge (about 4 hours charging time)
Other Features1.7GB internal memory
Wi-Fi
GPS
17 scene modes (beach, dusk/dawn, night portrait, party/indoor, snow, etc.)
In-camera image editing (border, crop, D-lighting, filter effects, quick retouch, rotate image, skin softening, small pi
Smart Portrait System identifies and focuses on faces and optimizes camera settings
2-second or 10-second self-timer delay
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at NikonUSA.com.

What People Are Saying:

Many critics applaud the attempt to meld the Android operating system into a digital camera, but most think the goal was loftier than the actual attempt. Initial user reviews are mixed, with several complaining that it can't be used (for example, to access email or the internet) while it is charging or reporting with random error messages or the Wi-Fi only working intermittently.
  • CNET: " The S800c feels like a camera with an Android smartphone tacked on, and a slow and old one at that. Battery life is very short. Photo quality isn't any better than its far less expensive line mate, the Coolpix S6300."
  • Pocket-Lint.com: "(T)he S800c has two main problems: it's far too expensive for what is essentially an Android version of the point-and-shoot Coolpix S6300 at almost three times the cost, and battery life really isn't up to scratch."
  • TheVerge.com: "The S800c may be a nice-looking point-and-shoot with a big touch-screen and a slender body, but the end result is more reminiscent of a two-year-old phone than a modern digital camera. The S800c runs Android 2.3, and using the camera brought back the lag- and crash-filled memories of our phones from 2010."