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.
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 ...
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 i...
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 .
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.
Excerpt: Innovation is the only way technology can move ahead, and innovation is also the only way manufacturers can continue selling their products. Nikon realizes that and the S800c is the very embodiment of that realization.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S800c has the feel of a camera rushed through to be the first of its kind. It offers a glimpse of how smart cameras can revolutionise photography, which is an exciting prospect given that the technology will probably be developed further and find its way into more high-end cameras.
Summary: Nikon CoolPix S800c comes as a strong contender to Samsung Galaxy Camera. We waited for Galaxy Camera for long and now we have Nikon CoolPix, another Android OS based camera in our hands. Compact and stylish, this new camera from Nikon is sure to steal the hearts.
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...
Excerpt: Is it worth spending £379 on a camera that offers nigh identical handling to your smartphone, yet cannot make phone calls unless you're within reach of a wireless Internet connection of sufficient strength and are using Skype? That's the conundrum at the heart of Nikon's Coolpix S800c.