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Nikon Coolpix S800C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The image quality and value for money also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the shutter and manual image adjustments, while the memory and performance get mixed views.

usability, value for money, image quality, portability, screen

battery, features, reliability, manual adjust., shutter

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S800c


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...

Android ecosystem adds thousands of ways to edit and share your photos (among other things) ; 10X, 25 - 250 mm zoom lens in a small, stylish package ; Sharp and vivid 3.5in touchscreen OLED display ; Fast AF, shot-to-shot speeds ; Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS,...

Mediocre photo quality; photos are soft and noisy, with strong highlight clipping at times ; Terrible battery life ; Wi-Fi has very poor reception, occasional connection problems ; Buggy playback mode sometimes displayed photos out of order, or not at...

The Nikon S800c is an interesting hybrid of connected mobile device and traditional compact camera. The end result is a capable, but far from inspiring product which offers a lot of potential but not without some frustrations. Battery life is very...

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Nikon Coolpix S800c (Black)


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.

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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.


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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nikon Coolpix S800c


Nikon's answer to the deluge of camera phones eating into market share, the S800c is the first camera to run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). While in a Wifi hotspot, users can check their email, browse the web, download apps from Google Play, or upload...

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Nikon Coolpix S800c Review


As mobile smartphones start eating into point-and-shoot camera marketshare, camera-makers have come up with a clever enough solution to fight back. Create a...

Good looking, portable point-and-shoot camera ; Nice large touchscreen ; Decent Build Quality ; Runs Android ; Access to more apps and services than any non-smart camera ; Okay Performance (single core on Android) ; Has Wifi & GPS ; Removable battery ;...

Feels literally like a camera with Android tacked on ; Runs Android 2.3 which is somewhat outdated ; Pretty bad battery life ; Photo quality isnt much better than the much-cheaper Coolpix S6300 ; Proprietary microUSB port ; col_1_4 ; col_1_4 style="box...

With the Nikon Coolpix S800c, you have a slightly above-average point-and-shoot camera, running Android 2.3. Which all together has some very mixed results for the pricing. [/col_1_4]

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"good idea, bad execution"


Quite unhappy, paid $350 for the thing and was only able to sell it for $125 a couple months later. Maybe fun for a teenager to play around with, but too many problems to be used practically.

wifi connectivity

really bad battery life, buggy software, slow performance between software and camera, non-intuitive controls, camera freezes, internal battery, cannot be used while plugged in.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical / Optical Image Stabiliser / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL12
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL12


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No