Nikon COOLPIX S810c: Review of Android Camera with 16MP & Jellybean OS

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Nikon’s 2nd offering in the Android-powered camera space, Coolpix S810c is a compact digital camera with Google’s Android OS, Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS.

If you think Android operating system is only for phone, you have mistaken. Nikon and Samsung have unveiled Cameras based on the Android mobile operating system. The Android Camera trend was started by Nikon with the Coolpix S800c in 2012. Android based cameras are great combination of a point-and-shoot camera and a smartphone. After two years, Nikon has again come up with an Android Camera named Coolpix S810c with new specs and updated version of Android.

Nikon coolpix S810c specs and price

The successor of the Coolpix S800c, Coolpix S810c is the perfect mix of company’s powerful camera imaging technologies and the flexibility of Android OS. In terms of design, it looks similar to its predecessor but has slimmer body and larger touchscreen. It also packed with improved operating system and longer zoom out compared to the Coolpix S800c.

The pocket- and wallet-friendly Android camera, Coolpix S810c is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, so you can access all the Google services like the Play Store, Gmail, Google maps, etc. on the camera. You can install their favorite photo editing apps and upload photos and videos to social networking sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram or Twitter directly from the device.

The built-in Wi-Fi lets you to share your most memorable moments instantly with friends and family, or upload them to a cloud service. Whenever there is no external Wi-Fi network, you can connect to other devices via “Connect to S810c” app for transferring photos between the camera and the device. The camera also features built-in GPS for geotagging photos and location-based apps.

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The Nikon’s own cloud-based image storage and sharing service: Nikon Image Space comes pre-installed on the device. There is a photo commenting function, which allows you to add up to 400 characters comments/notes to photos using the touchscreen or via voice input. Later, these photos can be played back in a Timeline View. You can turn the camera into a media player with the help of a stereo headphone jack, and enjoy streaming music.

The camera sports a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and 12x optical zoom Nikkor lens with 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom. The lens has a 35mm equivalent range of 25-300mm with an aperture range of f/3.5-6.1. The ISO range of the camera goes up to 3200. There is a fast continuous shooting mode as well as a Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology for blur free photos and videos. You can record full HD videos (1920×1080 resolution) with stereo sound at 30 frames per second.

On the rear side, you can find a 3.7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1.2 million dot resolution for ultra-high resolution and extreme clarity. The bigger screen makes it easy and comfortable to use apps, watch videos and browse internet. The Coolpix S810c includes a Lithium ion 1850 mAh rechargeable battery that can shoot about 270 shots per charge.

The Nikon Coolpix S810c will be available in two color options: Black and White from May with a price tag of $349.95. You can pre-order this Android-powered shooter from the official website of Nikon, nikonusa.com.

Specifications of Nikon COOLPIX S810c

Body type

  • Body type: Compact
  • Body material: Composite

Sensor:

  • Max resolution: 4608 x 3456
  • Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
  • Effective pixels: 16 megapixels
  • Sensor photo detectors: 17 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
  • Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
  • Color space: sRGB
  • Color filter array: Primary color filter

Image:

  • ISO: Auto, 125-1600 (3200 available in auto mode only)
  • White balance presets: 5
  • Custom white balance: Yes
  • Image stabilization : Optical
  • Image stabilization notes: Hybrid VR combines lens-shift and electronic
  • Uncompressed format: No
  • JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard
  • File format: JPEG

Optics & Focus:

  • Focal length (equiv.): 25–300 mm
  • Optical zoom: 12×
  • Maximum aperture : F3.3 – F6.3
  • Autofocus:
    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Touch
    • Face Detection
    • Live View
  • Autofocus assist lamp: Yes
  • Digital zoom: Yes (4x)
  • Manual focus: No
  • Normal focus range: 50 cm (19.69″)
  • Macro focus range: 2 cm (0.79″)
  • Number of focus points: 9

Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD: Fixed
  • Screen size: 3.7″
  • Screen dots: 1,229,000
  • Touch screen: Yes (touch focus and shutter + full Android experience)
  • Screen type: TFT LCD
  • Live view: Yes
  • Viewfinder type: None

Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed: 4 sec
  • Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
  • Scene modes:Backlighting, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
  • Built-in flash: Yes
  • Flash range: 5.60 m
  • External flash: No
  • Drive modes :Single,Best Shot Selector,Continuous H,Continuous H 60,Continuous H 120,Continuous L,Multi-shot 16
  • Continuous drive: 8 fps
  • Self-timer: Yes
  • Metering modes: Multi,Center-weighted,Spot
  • Exposure compensation: ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
  • WB Bracketing: No

Videography features

  • Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
  • Format: H.264
  • Videography notes High speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (15p)
  • Microphone: Stereo
  • Speaker: Mono

Storage

  • Storage types: microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal

Connectivity

  • USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
  • HDMI: Yes (mini-HDMI)
  • Microphone port: No
  • Headphone port: Yes
  • Wireless: Built-In
  • Wireless notes: 802.11b/g/n
  • Remote control: Yes (via smartphone)

Physical:

  • Battery: Battery Pack
  • Battery description: EN-EL23 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
  • Battery Life (CIPA): 270
  • Weight (inc. batteries): 216 g (0.48 lb / 7.62 oz)
  • Dimensions: 113 x 64 x 28 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1″)

Other features

  • Orientation sensor: Yes
  • GPS: BuiltIn

Price: $349.95

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