Nikon’s Android Camera

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While cameras have long been embedded in smart phones, the NIKON COOLPIX S800c is the first stand-alone camera to run on an Android operating system. Thus, the NIKON COOLPIX S800c combines the superior hardware of a stand-alone camera with the computing capability, versatility and applications of a smart-phone.

The Nikon COOLPIX S800c looks like a typical point-and-shoot camera. Its features include a 16 megapixel sensor, a 10x optical zoom, and a 3.5 inch monitor. It measures 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches.

The integration of Android means that pictures captured with the COOLPIX S800c be instantly emailed; backed up wirelessly; uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media service; or edited with built-in software. Photos can also be taken and manipulated with any of the hundreds of photography apps for Android. These include apps for editing pictures; applying filters; calculating the best time and angle to take a picture (based on location and sunrise/sunset times); and, for taking time lapse photographs.

The integration of Android into the camera also means that the camera can be used to surf the Internet, listen to music, or perform a variety of other functions. A built in GPS chip records the location that each photograph was taken.

The Nikon COOLPIX S800c was released on August 22 and should be available for purchase by early October 2012.  It is set to sell for a suggested price of $350 in the United States and ₤379 in the United Kingdom.

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