Nikon just announced the world’s first digital camera that is powered by the Android operating system. Android version 2.3 Gingerbread to be specific. I’m not sure I really agree with the “world’s first camera powered by Android” desgination. I mean there have been a blue million Android smartphones with cameras and Android tablets with cameras. The new COOLPIX S800c features a resolution of 16MP, 10x optical zoom 4.5-45mm, a high resolution OLED touch screen with anti-reflection coating, SD/SDHC memory card slot, WiFi and GPS. Since it uses the Android OS, you will have access to Google Play and the ability to install apps on your camera. I can see the attraction of having a really good camera with the ability to upload pix directly to Facebook, Instagram, etc. But the S800c only has WiFi and v2.3 of Android isn’t even the latest and greatest. So it’s only slightly interesting to me. If you can’t wait to get your hands on one, it’s available in Black or White and will be priced at $349.95. You can pre-order it now from B&H Photo (affiliate link).
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