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6.9 out of 10

Nikon Coolpix S800c

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Overall 8
8.2

Nikon COOLPIX S800C Review

reviewguidelines.com
22 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX S800c is a beautiful Smart Camera with Android OS, Wifi, Bluetooth and integrated GPS that allows you to do just about everything. The device is fully controllable thanks for the presence of a beautiful 3.5-inch OLED touch display with very high resolution where you can view the beautiful photos and video that this camera allows you to create (thanks to automatic modes and a very interesting optical zoom 10x).
  • Pros: Built-in GPS, System Lens-shift vibration reduction; Graphics Processor EXPEED C2, Android OS, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, back-illuminated CMOS sensor 16 MP; wide optical zoom with 10x optical zoom, 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen display and 819k points; Full HD movies (1080p); Price.
  • Cons: Battery Pack
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

Tech2
2 January 2013
  • Summary: At Rs 20,950 (including a 4GB SD card, pouch and HDMI cable), the Nikon Coolpix S800c is priced at par with premium travel zoom digital cameras such as Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Considering the S800c lacks good zoom range and manual modes, coupled with the fidgety user interface and performance that doesn’t match up to other cameras in its price range, the asking price is too high.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
30 December 2012
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Nikon Coolpix S800c ($349) looks like just another compact ultra zoom camera. It's anything but ordinary. The Coolpix S800c is one of only two cameras on the market powered by the Android operating system, with the other being Samsung's Galaxy Camera . The use of Android allows you to share photos without having to connect to your computer, or tether to a smartphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon S800c

imaging-resource.com
10 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon S800c's design feels conflicted, with its camera and Android portions often seeming to be at odds with each other. Our conclusion after shooting with the S800c for some time is equally conflicted: there were things we liked about its design, and others that drove us batty. It's handsome, compact when you consider its zoom reach, and has swift autofocus.
  • Pros: Powerful 10x optical zoom lens, Can shoot photos before Android finishes booting up (but not change settings), Large library of available apps for download from Google Play store, Third-party apps allow functionality unheard of in closed-OS cameras, Integrated Wi-Fi and friendly app ease photo sharing, if you're not using a Jellybean-based device, Processor is fast enough even for some light gaming, Internal memory is pretty generous, Bright colors with very good hue ...
  • Cons: Powerful 10x optical zoom lens, Can shoot photos before Android finishes booting up (but not change settings), Large library of available apps for download from Google Play store, Third-party apps allow functionality unheard of in closed-OS cameras, Integrated Wi-Fi and friendly app ease photo sharing, if you're not using a Jellybean-based device, Processor is fast enough even for some light gaming, Internal memory is pretty generous, Bright colors with very good hue ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
9 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S800c sounds like a wonderful idea on paper, but in practice, it’s a jack of all trades and a master of none. Nikon’s lack of smartphone experience really shows here: the old hardware, out of date software and lack of tight integration mean this simply doesn’t gel. That said, the snaps are adequate, so don’t grumble if one emerges under the tree this Christmas for you - and stay tuned for a full review of the rival Samsung Galaxy Camera coming soon.
  • Pros: The Nikon Coolpix S800c sure does look cool. It’s a petite, curvaceous snapper whose regular size does not betray its extra smarts inside. It boots up quickly, and it’s easy to toggle between the regular camera interface you’re used to and the Android homescreen using the home button. And we’ve not got many complaints about the image quality of the sensor: its low light performance and the very existence of a 10x optical zoom automatically put it in a league ahead of ...
  • Cons: The Nikon Coolpix S800c runs Android, but it’s Android straight outta 2010. Version 2.3 “Gingerbread” has been with us for two full rotations around the sun now, and we’ve seen Google and its partners power ahead on to Android 4.0 and 4.x “Jelly Bean” (Which we might point out, the very similar Samsung Galaxy Camera runs) in the years since. It runs plenty of apps, but it’s ugly, somewhat confusing, and due to the low-power guts inside, they’re not all that fast eithe...
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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

DP Review
7 December 2012
  • Summary: The Nikon S800c is an interesting hybrid of connected mobile device and traditional compact camera. The end result is a capable, but far from inspiring product which offers a lot of potential but not without some frustrations. Battery life is very poor, responsiveness isn't what we've come to expect (Android's 30 second startup time doesn't help) and image quality is only so-so.
  • Pros: Android ecosystem adds thousands of ways to edit and share your photos (among other things), 10X, 25 - 250 mm zoom lens in a small, stylish package, Sharp and vivid 3.5in touchscreen OLED display, Fast AF, shot-to-shot speeds, Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, Automatic scene selection when in Easy Auto mode, Plenty of scene modes and special effects, including HDR and 'sweep panorama' features, Full HD movie mode with stereo sound, use of optical zoom and image sta...
  • Cons: Mediocre photo quality; photos are soft and noisy, with strong highlight clipping at times, Terrible battery life, Wi-Fi has very poor reception, occasional connection problems, Buggy playback mode sometimes displayed photos out of order, or not at all, Camera not fully functional until Android is booted (which takes 30 seconds if camera has been off for a while), Running outdated version of Android, No manual controls, save for white balance, Hard to see subjects on ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix S800c (it runs Android, but is it any good?)

stuffmideast.com
14 November 2012
  • Summary: An interesting experiment but the performance doesn’t match the price
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Overall 5
5.0

Nikon CoolPix S800c (Android OS) Review

thinkdigit.com
24 October 2012
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first Android powered camera in the market, but at the end of the day, it is meant to be camera first and anything else, second. For us, photographic performance is supreme, and we hoped that Android would actually add something to the shooting experience, but all it did was bring the 'freeze experience' to the camera. The average image quality doesn't warrant the Rs. 20,950 price tag.
  • Pros: Good build, Fast startup to camera
  • Cons: Apps can cause lags, crashes, Dated OS, Average image quality
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You if can't beat 'em, join 'em

Gear Patrol
15 October 2012
  • Excerpt: We’ve grown a bit weary of the quest for instant gratification (“can I get a retweet, bro?” comes to mind). But Nikon’s COOLPIX S800c ($350) moves in a positive direction by blending point-and-shoot photography with smartphone connectivity. The included Android 2.3 OS and Wi-Fi allow users to instantly upload shot to social media, use various Android photo apps or even just browse the web.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
18 February 2012
  • Conclusion: But, since this is the first of a new line for Nikon, perhaps it's something that will be rolled out across other lines in future.
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