Nikon Launches Android-Powered Point & Shoot Camera, Coolpix S800c [video]

Nikon has just unveiled their latest Coolpix camera, the S800c, powered by Android! Though it’s only Android 2.3.3, we still get all the goodness like Wifi, Google Play Store, browser, and any apps you can install on any Android device including Instagram!

The Coolpix S800c has a 16-megapixel sensor which records 1080p full HD videos and a 3.5-inch 854 x 480 OLED multitouch display. So while you are not taking photos, you can surf Facebook or even play Angry Birds on it! So awesome.

The S800c establishes a new line in the COOLPIX S series powered by Android with built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility for operation similar to that of a smartphone and wireless Internet connection. With its backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0-million pixels and 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, however, the S800c enables capture of sharp, blur-free and beautiful images that can be extremely difficult to capture with smartphones. What’s more, users can take full advantage of the camera’s other features, including support for recording of full-HD movies, to upload their stunning photos and movies to social networking sites. The S800c fulfills Nikon’s latest proposal for new ways to use digital cameras–Capture, View, Connect, Enjoy–all in a single, compact body.

Nikon has uploaded some sample shots from the camera like these below. You may click on them to launch the Nikon website.

Watch this hand-on video by the Engadget team now!

The Nikon Coolpix S800c will be available next month for $350 in the US and £379 in the UK