Nikon to Announce Android-Powered Smart Camera Coolpix S800
Nikon to Announce Android Powered Smart Camera Coolpix S800 Credit:Reuters
After smartphone and smartwatches, now the tech geeks are offering you a smart camera!
Nikon is preparing to announce its first Android-powered smart camera - Coolpix S800 or S800c, according to a Nikon Rumors report. The report has cited Indonesian Communication Agency filing (filed on July 31, 2012).
Nikon Rumors claim that the Coolpix S800 camera will sport a 3.5-inch OLED display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and users will enjoy access to the Google Play store with the camera. In addition, the device will also feature a 25-250mm zoom lens, built-in GPS, and Wi-Fi.
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While other specs and details are still unknown, rumors suggest that Nikon will announce the Coolpix S800 on Aug. 22.
Nikon, however, is certainly not the first company to come up with the brilliant smart camera idea as we have already seen Polaroid displaying the SC1630 Smart Camera at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The Tokyo-based optics and imaging company will be the first to release the Android-powered camera.
Earlier in March, Panasonic too announced that Osaka, Japan-based company, is looking into the possibilities of a smart camera running Android, but said it was concerned about potential warranty issues. Since then, nothing was heard from Panasonic.
Meanwhile, the current smartphone global leader has also expressed that it's keen on introducing Android OS in its upcoming cameras. While the company has never made any official announcement, it filed a "Galaxy Camera" trademark in February.
If finally announced, the Nikon smart camera will mark an exciting technological development in recent times. Enthusiastic photographers, however, expect to see more features including a 3G connection and options for unlimited data for photo uploads very soon.