Nikon Coolpix S800c is real, and it’s Wi-Fi ready

Nikon announced the Coolpix S800c, a Wi-Fi equipped camera hosting a full version of Google’s Android Gingerbread operating system.


 From the back, the camera is a lot like a phone. It uses a big 3.5-inch touchscreen OLED display that can be used to watch video, surf the web, and pretty much anything else you can do on a typical Android device. It prefers to be connected via the integrated WiFi, but if there’s no open network around, it can send images and videos wirelessly to a compatible tablet or smartphone so they can be uploaded using the data network. It’s a bit like the WU-1a wifi adapter that was announced in concert with the D3200 DSLR. It even has built-in GPS like a smartphone.

Additonally, Nikon announced three other Coolpix cameras: S01, P7700, and L610 (sans Wi-Fi).

What do you think? Is built-in Wi-Fi the next step for cameras?

Nikon Coolpix S800c is real, and it’s Wi-Fi ready

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