Nikon just introduced a handful of new compact point-and-shoot cams, but this is certainly the most interesting of the bunch. Called the CoolPix S800c, this cam rocks a 16-megapixel sensor to go along with a 10x optical zoom and 1080p movie recording, but that’s not what makes it special. It’s the fact that it runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), allowing it to run built-in apps.
The cam comes preloaded with an app called “my Picturetown for Android”, which allows for quick uploads (and downloads) to Nikon’s “my Picturetown” site. The cam connects to the internet with a built-in Wi-fi connection, while navigation can be done on the 3.5-inch touchscreen display at the back.
The wireless connection basically gives the cam access to your entire cloud-based library, as well as allow for file transfers with a smartphone or tablet when you’re away from a hotspot. The cam also comes with Google Play support for downloading more apps.
Other in-cam features include built-in GPS for location tagging, lens-shift vibration reduction to reduce image blurs, and a backlit CMOS sensor that improves low-light performance.
Prices haven’t been announced, but the CoolPix S800c is due out in September in black or white colors.