It looks like Nikon is attempting to go against Samsung again with the announcement of their Android-powered Nikon COOLPIX S810c digital compact camera.
The COOLPIX S810c runs on Android’s 4.2.2 Jellybean OS and comes with Google apps and Google Play support. Users can install apps like Facebook, Google+, or Twitter, and easily post photos to those apps with the 810c. A downloadable Connect to S810c app can installed on a user’s smartphone or tablet to easily transfer photos between the camera and the device. Nikon Image Space, the company’s own image storage and sharing service also comes pre-installed on the COOLPIX 810c. With the the Nikon COOLIPX S810c, the company is also introducing a new photo commenting function which lets users instantly add comments or notes up to 400 characters to the photos they’ve taken.
The Nikon COOLPIX S810c is powered by a 16-megapixel backside illuminations CMOS sensor. The camera also has a built-in vibration reduction (VR) function that puts together both lens shift VR and electronic VR. The 810c’s lens is a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR 25mm-300mm lens with Dynamic Fine Zoom which basically brings up the max soon capability of the 810c to 24x zoom or 600mm focal length. The camera is also capable of taking macro shots up to as close as 2cm and shooting full-HD 1920 x 1080/30p movies.
Other hardware features of the Nikon COOLPIX S810c include a 3.7-inch 1229k-dot TFT LCD touch screen monitor, a 1850 mAh rechargeable battery (can shoot approximately 270 shots), a microSDHC/XC memory card slot, GPS, and a headphone jack.
“The COOLPIX S810c combines the best parts of a Nikon camera and the limitless possibilities of the Android Operating System, so users can seamlessly integrate their digital lives with their creative passions,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Nikon COOLPIX S810c users will be able to stay connected and share everyday moments with ease through Full HD video and amazing stills.”
The Nikon COOLPIX S810c will be available sometime in May for an estimated price of $350.