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Video: Nikon S800c Digital Camera

Android™ built in for easy sharing

Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V writing team in 2007 and is now a lead producer on our video team.

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The Nikon Coolpix S800c is a compact point-and-shoot camera with smartphone-like Wi-Fi functionality. You can snap a photo and instantly upload it to Facebook or email it to friends, as long as you're connected to a Wi-Fi network. Leave that USB cable in the drawer and wirelessly transfer pictures to your computer for instant backup.

The S800c is much more than a camera. Its smart functions are powered by Android, so you can download apps from Google Play™. This opens up a whole new world of imaging possibilities, with hundreds of photo apps at your fingertips.

Video Transcript

The Nikon S800c is a unique camera in that it has an Android operating system built into it. While it has a lot in common with your Android smartphone, it really takes it to the next level when it comes to the camera and picture quality. It's got a much bigger image sensor inside than your phone will. It's got a 10X optical zoom. You'll just get better pictures with this than you will with your smartphone.

You can easily share right from the back of the touchscreen here. You'll need a Wi-Fi connection, so when you get back home you can get on here and you can upload it to your different gallery accounts. You can even zap it over to your smartphone.

The S800c has a lot of built-in memory, I think 1.7 GB worth, so much so that I didn't even bother putting a memory card in it, because it can hold several hundred pictures at the highest resolution, which is pretty nice, you know. And if you're going to share things over the internet anyway, what's the point of a memory card? Of course if you were going to fill it up with apps, then the memory card slot is there and it works just like a regular camera.

So it's a lot of good things about a nice Nikon point-and-shoot camera, and also a lot of the good stuff from your Android phone all built in here. If you have any questions about the S800c or any other camera just give us a call.

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