Nikon is my favourite camera brand, I have the D90 which I take with me when I expect to do some photography and they’ve just announced that they will be releasing a 16MP point and shoot camera which will have Wi-Fi and GPS built in, the S800C. It will be powered by Android 2.3.3 so you can also grab apps from the Google Play Store and Tweet, Instagram or Facebook your photos directly from the phone providing you have a Wi-Fi hotspot to attach to.
The Specs are pretty appealing :
- 16MP 1/2.3-in Image Sensor. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
- 10x optical zoom, 4x Digital Zoom NIKKOR lens
- 4 GB Internal Memory + memory card slot(SD/SDHC)
- File Formats :
- Still pictures: JPEG
- Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, audio: AAC stereo)”
- 1080P Video Recording
- ISO 125-1600 or ISO 3200 (available in auto mode)
- HDMI Output via mini-HDMI and High Speed USB
- 111.4 × 60.0 × 27.2 mm @ 184grams
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n – WPA/WPA2/WEP
- Bluetooth® (ver.2.1+EDR) – A2DP
Gizmodo has also been given an indication that the price would be in the $449 – $499 price range and is on-sale from September 27th locally. No indication of retailers but I’d say you’re pretty safe to bet that if your local Nikon dealer hasn’t got it in stock they’ll be able to order it for you pretty easily. I myself need a decent new point and shoot so this could definitely be making its way onto my christmas list.