Summary: POINT BLANK: 1) You can use it while charging. 2) Does come with an extrenal charger 3) Can not shut off properly and thus battery dies after every use. Sometimes we get lucky and get it turned off. 4) Often gives error reading memory card for no reason and then works fine after several attempts.
Pros: Android OS
Cons: Can not turn off properly or use while charging
Summary: I just purchased this camera yesterday at my local Best Buy store. I will be returning it today. I wanted a camera with Wi-Fi; but should have read all the reviews on-line first. This camera has major issues. It is a camera with an old Android system built in. The battery has a short life. It is like having an Android phone without the phone and a camera combined. It has major Wi-Fi issues it shuts off all the time.
Summary: Camera does not keep a WiFi connection. Over exposes 30% of flash photos. Battery life is good for only 15-20 flash photos. Long start up time. Software error messages. Wish it was a better product.
Summary: I bought this camera on Consumer Reports recommendation. Bad idea. Without a viewfinder, I couldn't see what I was taking a picture of because of screen glare. It was literally, point and shoot... and hope. The battery didn't even last me a day. And, the battery indicator looks like you have a full battery until suddenly you get the low battery warning.
Pros: not much
Cons: no view finder, screen glare, short battery life
Summary: The firmware for this camera is outdated so the advertised functionality doesn't work. Also, despite claims that you can listen to music and conduct Skype calls, you cannot. Nikon Tech Support advises against trying to connect bluetooth headsets and there is no port or cables to support anything else. Also, it is quite large and heavy due to the Android add-on.
Summary: I am preparing to return my second S800c. It has two major issues, same as the first one I purchased, which are: Wifi functionality: The wifi just doesn't work half the time on this thing. It will say I'm out of range from my home network when I'm in the room with my router and the wifi will just randomly shut itself off. The only way to get it to reconnect is to restart the camera, even then it won't resume connection after being woken out of standby.
Summary: I gave this review one star to grab attention so others don't have the same frustration I am having right now. I bought this adorable camera less than 24 hours ago. The LCD screen is scratched already! I am a professional photographer that wanted a little point and shoot to grab snapshots here and there. I also own the Nikon D700 and a few other Nikon bodies and lenses.