Nikon Canada has announced the Coolpix S800c. It’s the company’s first Wi-Fi-enabled compact digital camera, but the big news is that it’s also the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system. Built to integrate Nikon’s imaging technologies with the capabilities and convenience of an Android powered smart phone, it is designed for connected users and allows them to send and publish files quickly and easily from virtually anywhere.
Key features of the S800c include:
- Powered by Android technology with the ability to connect, browse, and upload content to social networks including Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. The S800c also allows users to download applications and games via instant access to the Google Play store right on their camera
- Optical 10x-Zoom NIKKOR lens (25-250mm)
- Powered by an EXPEED C2 processing engine
- Full HD (1080p) video-recording capability
- Built-in GPS to geo-tag shooting spots
The Coolpix S800C will be available in September 2012 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $379.95.
Full Press Release
Great Images are Now Trending: With Wi-Fi® Connectivity and Powerful Android™ Platform, New Nikon COOLPIX S800c is the Easy Way to Instantly Capture, Create and Share COOLPIX S800c enhances connected lifestyles, enabling users to instantly share great images from a device that includes features only a camera can provide – with the ease and versatility of a smartphone or tablet
Mississauga, ON, August 22, 2012 – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced
the innovative COOLPIX S800c, Nikon’s first Wi-Fi-enabled compact
digital camera, built to integrate Nikon’s powerful imaging
technologies with the boundless capabilities of an Android operating
system (OS). Designed for the always-connected user, the S800c delivers
the high-picture quality and superior performance expected from a Nikon
camera coupled with the communication functions and app-based
versatility of a smartphone or tablet.
The S800c meets the needs of users who want to capture photos and Full
HD (1080p) video with amazing clarity and colour. Its built-in Wi-Fi
technology and Android operating system allow users to send and publish
these files quickly and easily from virtually anywhere.
“With the COOLPIX S800c, Nikon has introduced a camera for those who
want to capture stunning images and videos with a compact digital
camera, and want to share their content with their friends and
family,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and
Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “Now users can connect to
their social networks easily and instantly through the wireless
connection, and take advantage of the vast possibilities of the Android
operating system. The new S800c is truly the easiest way to share
amazing images on the spot.”
Powerful Images Are What Connect Us
The focus on the quality of images that people can share is what sets
the S800c apart from connected devices. Features such as the spectacular
10x-Zoom NIKKOR lens and the 16-megapixel CMOS sensor afford the ability
to create photos and Full HD (1080p) video with unrivaled sharpness and
clarity, whether up-close or at a distance, even in challenging lighting
conditions. The S800c helps users create images they will be proud to
share, while offering connectivity and additional benefits including the
● Optical 10x-Zoom NIKKOR Lens (25-250mm): Built to empower users to
capture unforgettable moments with ease, the 10x-Zoom NIKKOR lens has
wide-angle coverage that can produce precise shots whether you’re
shooting up close or from some distance away. Additionally, the lens is
bolstered with Nikon’s VR optical image stabilization for blur-free
photos and stable HD video, even while handheld.
● 16-Megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS Sensor: Much larger
than the CCD sensor traditionally found in smartphones or tablets, this
BSI CMOS sensor excels in challenging lighting conditions, and provides
images with vivid colours, low noise and exceptional contrast and
● Powered by Android Technology: The camera’s connection features
allow users to seamlessly connect, browse and upload to their social
networks, including Google+™, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also take
advantage of the full functionality of Android technology to surf the
Web or even download applications and games onto their S800c. Just like
a smartphone or tablet device, the camera has the capability to run
camera-specific photo and video applications such as Instagram while
providing the benefits of shooting with a real camera.
● Google Play™ Store: The S800c provides access to a vast world of
applications for games, productivity and personal communication/email.
Users are also able to watch videos downloaded from the Google Play™
store right on their camera.
● The Benefits of COOLPIX Camera Technology: With the EXPEED C2
processing engine, users will enjoy rapid response and speedy
performance from their device. Additional benefits include the ability
to use a camera flash to illuminate subjects, while continuous shooting
modes capture up to eight frames per second (up to three shots) and help
ensure no moment will be missed. A variety of scene modes and creative
filters are also available for users to express their creativity and
produce stunning images.
● Full HD (1080p) Video: The S800c makes it easy to capture Full HD
(1080p) video with amazing fidelity and sharpness, and with full stereo
sound. Video clips can be instantly uploaded to popular video sites such
as YouTube™ and Vimeo®.
● Built-in GPS: Ever wanted to track a weekend excursion or geo-tag a
hard-to-find shooting spot? The GPS function enables recording of
location information on stills and movies.
Easy Settings, Easy Connection, Instant Gratification
Smartphone and tablet users will feel at home with the S800c’s
familiar controls and operation, and will be able to easily navigate the
camera’s many features and modes using the wide and bright 3.5-inch
touchscreen OLED monitor. The camera connects to the Internet via open
access to any Wi-Fi network. Upon connection, the user is prompted
through an easy-to-understand setup process, similar to that of current
Android devices. The COOLPIX S800c also has the ability to connect
through Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for a fast and secure push-button
connection. Additionally, when a Wi-Fi connection is not open or
available, the camera can transmit images and videos wirelessly to a
smartphone or tablet, allowing users to share their images through a
COOLPIX core technologies make it easy for users to create share-worthy
images. Various camera modes help them capture the best possible image,
whether it’s a macro shot of tonight’s eclectic cuisine or a scenic
High Dynamic Range (HDR) shot of downtown, and the image is instantly
ready to share. For maximum creativity, the S800c has 18 filter effects,
including the new Toy Camera effect, Pop and Super Vivid colour filters,
as well as Cross Process and Peripheral Darkening filters.
Price and Availability
The COOLPIX S800C will be available in September 2012 at a
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $379.95. It is
available in white and black.
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all COOLPIX
digital cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.
Consumer’s investment is protected by Nikon Canada’s warranties with