Nikon Coolpix S800 to be First Android-Based Compact Camera

August 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Android is a rocking platform for smartphones and tablets. Can it be used in cameras? Recent rumors suggest that Nikon is looking into such a possibility.

Such rumors got a shot in the arm when it was reported that an official document was spotted at the Indonesian Communication Agency, which suggest that Nikon is preparing a compact camera running on Android platform.

If the rumor is true, the camera will be first of its kind in the tech world. The document doesn’t spell out many details regarding the camera. It says that the camera was actually made in July 31 and that it will be called Nikon Coolpix S800 or S800c.

Since the Coolpix series comprises only point-and-shoot compact cameras, we think the upcoming Android based camera also will be a compact one. Probably, Nikon is making a pilot experiment on the reception of such a new breed of device before bringing the Android platform to their DSLR cameras.

As per available information, the gadget has a 25-250 mm lens. It also has a 3.5 inch OLED screen which will help you compose shots and preview snaps you have captured.

The most interesting thing is that the camera will be able to run apps available at the Google Play store. It is expected to be based Android 2.3 and will be blessed with Wi-Fi and GPS also.

The digital camera may see the day’s light on August 22 at the Photonokia event. However, we have no clue about the price of such gadgets.

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