Well well well. The rumors were true after all. And not just that, the leaked press photo was spot on, too.
Photogs and Android fan boys, meet Nikon’s first Android offering — the Nikon CoolPix 800c.
But I’m sure you already knew that. And the same goes for its specs, because everything we’ve heard was right on the money, from the 25-250mm lens and 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen down to the Android OS (Gingerbread).
But what you probably didn’t know is it also comes with VR optical image stabilization, a 16-megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor under the hood, and is capable of recording 1080p full HD video as well.
It’ll be made available in white and black, and is scheduled to hit US stores next month with an SRP of $349.95. Based on current exchange rates, that’s roughly around Php14,800.
Pricing is not so bad. I just don’t get how Android fits into the picture. Yeah yeah, I know. Android’s hot and all. For phones, NOT for cameras. Will Android make the Nikon CoolPix 800c a better point-and-shoot? As far as photography goes, I seriously doubt it. But if you want some extra entertainment on the side, well, now you’re talking.
To see it in action, check out this quick hands-on video courtesy of Engadget:
No doubt, it’s a great conversation piece, but if you want a serious point-and-shoot, then save up for the Sony RX100, which *SPOILER ALER* we’ve already got in our TN kitchen and a review’s being cooked up right as we speak.
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