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August 21, 2012

Android digital camera arrives: the new Nikon Coolpix S800c

Ostriches thought the digital camera manufacturers were spending too much time with their heads in the sand, but this is slowly changing as the "smartphone panic" is melting away some of the frozen-in-evolution resistance. With that as a probably unnecessary preface, Nikon has announced its first Android-powered digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix S800c with a starting price of $350 at Amazon (black body or white body).

The camera has a 16mp backlit CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom with VR optical image stabilization (25-250mm eq), 3.5" OLED touch-screen, Wifi (obviously), 1080p video, GPS, etc.

This is "official" Android, as it comes with access to the Google Android Market (now known as Google Play).

But it's not an Android Ice Cream sandwich party. The camera is running Android 2.3 and has 4.5GB for app storage according to Gizmodeaux. Android 2.3 may sound like a few digital centuries ago, but it is actually the previous version for non-tablet devices.

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