Nikon releases the first ever Android-powered compact camera

The Coolpix S800c comes with Twitter, Facebook and Google+
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Nikon’s newest camera, the Coolpix S800c, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has Wi-Fi.

What with every smartphone having a built in camera and an array of apps to share photos with, the humble compact camera has somewhat been left behind. With Nikon’s latest offering, it hopes to draw web-savvy photographers back to the camera market.

Nikon has labeled the Coolpix S800c as “the Android-powered camera that loves your social life as much as you do”. With Google+, Facebook and Twitter built-in, as well as a number of photo-related apps available, this compact camera really is aimed at social networkers.

The Coolpix S800c features a 3.5-inch 819k-dot touchscreen, a 16MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical 4.5-45mm lens, and 1080p video capture.

"Just like a smartphone or tablet device, the camera has the opportunity to run camera-specific photo and video applications, yet enables the various benefits of shooting with a camera," said Nikon in a statement.

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"The S800c provides access to a vast world of applications for games, productivity and personal communication/email, including Nikon's photo storage and sharing site."

Nikon’s Coolpix S800c will be available in black and while from September 27th and will be priced at £379.99.

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