New Nikon Coolpix S800c runs on Android Gingerbread

Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 22190
Country: United States

Nikon has just announced the new COOLPIX S800c, a 16MP point-and-shoot digital camera powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

It enables you to shoot pictures and Full HD video easily, share your creations through Wi-Fi, and it transforms your camera into a smart device so you can browse the Web, check your email and social networks and take your pick from Google Play's thousands of available apps.
Camera Highlights:

  • Powered by Android Gingerbread v2.3
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Image Sensor
  • 25-250mm Equivalent NIKKOR ED VR Lens
  • 3.5" Rear OLED Touch Screen
  • Optical Vibration Reduction
  • Full HD 1080p Video & Stereo Sound
  • Extended 125-3200 ISO Sensitivity
  • Compatible with Google Play Apps
  • Wireless Image Transfer via Wi-Fi
The new Nikon Coolpix S800c is currently available for pre-order. ($349.95)

Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

On a new-release device, I expect to see at least Ice Cream Sandwich, but ideally Jelly Bean. I'm sure there must have been a reason why Nikon chose 2.3 but I soundly disapprove of that choice.

On the other hand, and assuming you can install and run other apps as in other Android devices, my son might really appreciate a camera that can also play games and listen to music. I'll look into it further later when it's available.

Sam tran
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
Total Posts: 965
Country: United States

I would order 2 if it also has function as a projector, with remote control app (for all devices) installed, and AM-FM radio... hey, work with me Nikon!

Registered: Aug 23, 2012
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

looks like the ideal camera for the wife.
better photos than a cellphone, but something she can put in her purse, and snap and upload pics of the kids to her FB/Instagram account. something the boys could play angrybirds on while she's shopping too is a plus. keep their hands off the shelves.
or I'd even vote for it as a pocket camera for places like theme parks, when a full sized SLR isn't practical.
perfect camera for a food blogger too!

my hopes would be to have a WiFi cell with skype on it and the proper headset.
very interesting turn for a PnS IMO.

Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 28296
Country: United States

Does anyone know how to root it yet?


Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Country: United States

here today gone tomorrow

Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

It looks to me like a gadget for technophile hipsters...

Registered: Oct 27, 2002
Total Posts: 686
Country: Canada

georgms wrote:
It looks to me like a gadget for technophile hipsters...

Especially since you can now run Instagram right on your camera...