It’s the first ‘smart camera’, and one with a 16-million-pixel sensor and 10x optical zoom. Tim Coleman tests the Google Android OS-powered Nikon Coolpix S800c. Read the Nikon Coolpix S800c review...

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Nikon Coolpix S800c review


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The Nikon Coolpix S800c has the feel of a camera rushed through to be the first of its kind. It offers a glimpse of how smart cameras can revolutionise photography, which is an exciting prospect given that the technology will probably be developed further and find its way into more high-end cameras. Apart from its Android functionality, think of the S800c as a consumer-level compact with an excellent screen but poor battery life.


White Balance:Auto WB, 5 presets and manual
Memory Card:SDHC, SDXC, SD and 1.7GB internal memory
Output Size:4608 x 3456 pixels
LCD:3.5in OLED touchscreen with 819,000 dots
Sensor:1/2.3in (6.16 x 4.55mm), 16-million-pixel CMOS sensor
Weight:184g (including card and battery)
Exposure Modes:Auto, easy auto, 17 scene modes, smart portrait, movie and 5 special effects, ±2EV exposure compensation
File Format:JPEG
Lens:10x zoom lens, 25-250mm (effective) f/3.2-5.8, 10cm close-focus macro mode
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion EN-EL12 (140 shots)
AF array:Quick AF, continuous, area, tracking, face, multi
Shutter Speeds:1-1/2000sec (4sec firework mode, 1/4000sec high-speed continuous)
ISO:ISO 125-3200
Dimensions:111.4 x 60 x 27.2mm
Metering System:256-segment matrix, centreweighted, spot
  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix S800c at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Our verdict
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