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not fully functional until Android is booted (which takes 30 seconds if camera has been off for a while), Running outdated version of Android, No manual controls, save for white balance, Hard to see subjects on ...
Summary: 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 Nikon’s lack of smartphone experience really shows here: the old hardware, out of date software and lack of tight integration mean this simply doesn’t gel.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.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S800c was announced in August 2012, it is a digital camera with a 16 megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom, powered by Android. It is available in black or white for £375.00.
Pros: Android OS makes the S800c much more than just a camera, Large, easy-to-use touch screen, Decent image quality with good colour reproduction, GPS & Wi-Fi, Good amount of optical zoom, Can connect to an iOS device via Wi-Fi
Cons: Runs an old version of Android (v4 is now available), Would be much better if it had 3G connectivity, Really expensive, Poor battery life, 10cm minimum focusing distance means you can't get really close for macro shots
Excerpt: Fazit: Der Produktidee ist zukunftsweisend: Nikon kombiniere die fotografischen Fähigkeiten einer Reisezoom-Kamera mit den Vernetzungs-Möglichkeiten eines Smartphones. Allerdings enttäuscht die Umsetzung, weil Mobilfunk fehlt und ein veraltetes Android-Betriebssystem zum Einsatz kommt.
Pros: Schneller Autofokus im Weitwinkel, Großes OLED-Display
Cons: Alte Android-Version, Detailtreue der Fotos, Unschärfe am Bildrand, Mobilfunk fehlt
Excerpt: Hvad gør man ved det som kameraproducent? Man laver da et internetkamera drevet af Android -styresystemet, og med mulighed for at vise apps på bagsidens skærm. Nikon Coolpix S800C kan sende billeder via et trådløst netværk til din smartphone eller tabletcomputer, og de kan så sende billedet videre. Og har du din smartphone med, når du er ude at skyde digitale pletskud, kan du også overføre billederne direkte på stedet til din smartphone.