Nikon launches Android powered Coolpix S810c smart camera

BY Valerie Richardson

Published 10 Apr 2014

Nikon Coolpix S810c

Android smart cameras are available in abundance today, but most of them either compromise on quality or ease of use. However, renowned camera manufacturer Nikon plans to fix that with its new Android powered Coolpix S810c smart camera.

As you can probably see from the image above, it features a touch screen based viewfinder which is common in smart cameras. However, there’s no physical viewfinder here, so professional photographers might not take a liking to this one. But that’s not the target audience for Nikon, as it’s targeting shutterbugs who want to capture and share their photos on the go.

Specs wise, the Coolpix S810c comes with a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and 12x optical zoom for those close in shots. The company is also endorsing the Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction tech which will avoid blurry images to a great extent.

The display is 3.7 inches in size with a 1.2 million-dot resolution. The Coolpix S810c comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and also features WiFi to share images through social apps. There’s no cellular connectivity here from what we can gather, so you can’t exactly share images until you get to a WiFi network.

The camera will hit stores starting next month with a price tag of $349.95. So who’s picking this up?

[Nikon via Android Central]