It’s bound to happen, smartphones are becoming viable point-and-shoot alternatives so why not camera with smartphone functions? Nikon just announced their Coolpix S800c, the company’s very first Android camera.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a built-in WiFi. It uses a 3.5-inch, 819k dot resolution OLED touch panel for input so logging into those social networking sites and searching for camera apps to download will be a breeze.
Just a thought. Having Android in a camera could be the future for point-and-shoots. Why bother with those built-in filters and effects when you can download your favorite camera apps from Google Play. Instagram with your Coolpix? Hell yeah! You can even install Dropbox so you can easily sync photos from your camera into your cloud storage. And instead of creating a dedicated Facebook and Twitter app for the camera, Android will take care of that easily.
On the camera side, the Coolpix S800c is equipped with a 10x optical zoom wide-angle 25 mm to 250 mm NIKKOR lens with VR function on a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. It can also record Full HD 1080p video and has a built-in 4G internal storage for your apps.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c is set to hit the shelves in the US next month for $350.
So what do you think?