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Nikon Coolpix S800c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S800c. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the low light performance and viewfinder. There are mixed views on the shutter and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, price

battery, reliability, memory, viewfinder, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S800c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S800c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S800c from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and battery. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the memory and storage.

portability, usability, performance, battery, image quality

viewfinder, storage, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S800C Android Compact Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch LCDNikon COOLPIX S800C Android Compact Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S800c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S800c from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the memory and reliability.

image quality, performance, portability, design, size

usability, battery, reliability, memory

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S800c 16 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and built-in Android Operating System (Black)Nikon COOLPIX S800c 16 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and built-in Android Operating System (Black)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon Coolpix S800c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon Coolpix S800c from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S800c 16 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and built-in Android Operating System, BlackNikon COOLPIX S800c 16 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and built-in Android Operating System, Black

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

 

At first glance, the Nikon Coolpix S800c ($349) looks like just another compact ultra zoom camera. It's anything but ordinary. The Coolpix S800c is one of only two cameras on the market powered by the Android operating system, with the other being...

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is one of only two Android-based cameras on the market, with the other being the more expensive Samsung Galaxy Camera. The S800c takes the 'guts' of Nikon's Coolpix S6300 compact ultra zoom and adds a dual-core processor, 3.5'...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c review

 

It was only a matter of time before a major camera manufacturer started using Android as the operating system for a camera. Nikon made the jump first with the Coolpix S800c.

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is a good-looking point-and-shoot running on Android with a nice touch screen, Wi-Fi, GPS, and full access to the Google Play store and all the apps and content you'd find on other Android devices.

The S800c feels like a camera with an Android smartphone tacked on, and a slow and old one at that. Battery life is very short. Photo quality isn't any better than its far less expensive line mate, the Coolpix S6300.

The Nikon Coolpix S800c marries an above-average point-and-shoot with the functionality of an Android device with mixed results.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c Preview

 

Nikon's Coolpix S800c is their first WiFi-enabled compact digital camera to run on Google's Android Operating System, which is more commonly found in tablets and smart phones. Is this the future of the digicam? Let's read on to find out.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first ever camera to use the Android smartphone operating system. The S800c is also Wi-Fi enabled with a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, built-in GPS and a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen. The 25-250mm Nikkor lens...

The first of any new product line is never going to offer value for money alongside the thrill of the new. And the Nikon Coolpix S800c is an exciting product, even if the short battery life is an issue as is the fact that accessing the ability to take...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon S800c

 

Powerful 10x optical zoom lens, Can shoot photos before Android finishes booting up (but not change settings), Large library of available apps for download from Google Play store, Third-party apps allow functionality unheard of in closed-OS cameras,...

Powerful 10x optical zoom lens, Can shoot photos before Android finishes booting up (but not change settings), Large library of available apps for download from Google Play store, Third-party apps allow functionality unheard of in closed-OS cameras,...

The Nikon S800c's design feels conflicted, with its camera and Android portions often seeming to be at odds with each other. Our conclusion after shooting with the S800c for some time is equally conflicted: there were things we liked about its design,...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Coolpix S800c

 

. The use of Android allows you to share photos without having to connect to your computer, or tether to a smartphone. There also are thousands of photo-related Android apps available to download, so if you've ever wanted Instagram, Facebook, or...

Battery life numbers are provided by the manufacturer, and are calculated with Wi-Fi and the GPS turned off

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Pawan Kumar (technostall.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android Camera Full Review

 

Nikon Coolpix S800c is a first kind of smart digital camera which has android as the operating system. It has been manufactured to rival the Samsung Galaxy Camera which is another android powered camera. Nikon Coolpix S800c ...

The idea of having Android powered camera is good as per the current popularity of the android operating system but Nikon Coolpix S800c didn’t performed well as a android powered camera. It is very good as a camera but the functioning and battery...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Nikon CoolPix S800c (Android OS) Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first Android powered camera in the market, but at the end of the day, it is meant to be camera first and anything else, second. For us, photographic performance is supreme, and we hoped that Android would actually add...

Good build, Fast startup to camera

Apps can cause lags, crashes, Dated OS, Average image quality

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Keough (reviewed.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800c

 

Nikon may have gotten there first, but Samsung did it better

Nice menu system

Outdated OS; no 3G/4G access, Unresponsive shutter button, Screen could be bigger

At a $350 asking price, the Nikon S800c is essentially an amusing if slightly expensive curiosity. Next to the as-yet-unannounced but presumably much higher price tag for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, though, it’s a pittance to get in on the ground floor...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Geeta Lalwani (technostall.com)

Nikon Coolpix S800C Camera Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Nikon Coolpix S800C Camera ReviewWhenever I look to the Android based smartphones, I always had a thought in my mind, like we always want to have a good MP camera in smartphones so that we can use all the features and ...

powered with Android Gingerbread 2.3, 16MP sensor, 10x zoom, 4GB internal Storage, picture town app that allows uploading of your pictures wherever you want to, Contains Built-in flash, 25m to 250mm shooting, vibration reduction, 3.5-inch OLED WVGA...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):140
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL12
Power source type:AC, Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:Coretex-A9
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Multi-shot: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Operating system installed:Android 2.3
Photo effects:Black&White
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Cuisine, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y

Certificates

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:OLED
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):819000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash modes:Auto / Auto, pre-flash
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 122
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 220.5

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1.0 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞ / 0.5 - ∞/1.0 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 1.77
Lens structure:8/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/8
Maximum aperture number:5.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):9.84
Minimum aperture number:3.2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 3200, Auto / 125, 1600, 3200
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:1700
Internal RAM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1
RAM capacity:512

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/2000-1; 1/4000
Digital SLR: No
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Night mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Panorama: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2272 x 1704,3264 x 2448,4608 x 2592 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2272 x 1704,3264 x 2448,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:16.79

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:4

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07
Height:2.36
Weight:6.49
Weight (including battery):6.49
Width:4.37