Nikon Coolpix S810c with Android continues connectivity trend
Nikon introduces the Coolpix S810c, a compact point-and-shoot running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. With a 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, a 12x optical zoom lens with VR stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi it replaces the Coolpix S800c. The S810c offers 1080/30p HD video and built-in GPS, both offered in the preceding model, and adds a larger 3.7-inch touch screen LCD with 1.2 million dots of resolution. Battery life is also incrementally improved to a CIPA-rated 270 shots per charge.
The S810c can connect to available Wi-Fi networks as well as compatible smartphones or tablets by way of a dedicated app. The camera itself will run apps, and even provides a headphone jack in case you'd like your camera to play the role of MP3 player. The Coolpix S810c will be available in black or white starting May 2014 for $349.99.
NO FILTER NEEDED: THE NEW NIKON COOLPIX S810c WITH THE ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM IS THE SEAMLESS WAY TO SHOOT AND SHARE STUNNING IMAGES
The Next Generation Full-Featured Social Camera Helps Users Step Up Their Photo Sharing With Stunning Images and Instant Access to Their Favorite Apps
MELVILLE, NY (April 10, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) - Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new COOLPIX S810c, which combines Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies and the vast capabilities of the AndroidTM Operating System (OS). Whether photographing friends dancing into the night or fast-action sports, the 16.0-megapixel COOLPIX S810c helps users never again settle for sharing a sub-par cell phone photo to their social networks.
"The COOLPIX S810c combines the best parts of a Nikon camera and the limitless possibilities of the Android Operating System, so users can seamlessly integrate their digital lives with their creative passions," said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. "Nikon COOLPIX S810c users will be able to stay connected and share everyday moments with ease through Full HD video and amazing stills."
Capture and Share Photos, Without Sacrificing Image Quality
The new Nikon COOLPIX S810c provides users with the power to capture high quality images in low-light or from a distance, delivering the results that would otherwise be a challenge to capture with a smartphone. The COOLPIX S810c features a 16.0-megapixel, backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for excellent low-light ability, and a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (with24x Dynamic Fine Zoom) to get the sharp shots from up close or far away. Further bolstering the low-light capability of the S810c, the camera has an ISO range up to 3200, as well as Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) to help banish blurry photos, even while shooting handheld. To capture those special moments, the camera also has a fast continuous shooting mode.
Stay Connected, Share Effortlessly With Built-in Wi-Fi®
Whether liking a status or tagging a photo, COOLPIX S810c users can seamlessly share their most memorable moments with friends and family with the AndroidTM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. When accessing Google Play™, users have access to endless apps including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other apps where they can share photos and stay connected. With the Android OS, users can surf the web, read their latest emails, browse through their friends’ photos and videos, navigate with maps as well as many other functions offered by Android apps. The built-in Wi-Fi capabilities of the S810c provide a simple way to directly share photos instantly with friends and family. When no external Wi-Fi network is available, users can also connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet via the dedicated "Connect to S810c" app1 in order to transfer, share and view their images on that smart device. Additionally, the COOLPIX S810c has built-in GPS for location-based apps, as well as a stereo headphone jack, which allows users to operate their camera as a mobile media player device. With the COOLPIX S810c users can easily navigate to their dinner date, while listening to their favorite playlist, and then shoot and share their entrée as well as the night’s details with friends, all with the same device.
Proven Nikon Technologies and Features
Whether sharing, swiping, composing or navigating, users will appreciate the wide and bright 3.7-in. touch-screen LCD monitor with 1.2 million-dot resolution, as well as the ability to capture Full 1080p HD video. Additionally, COOLPIX S810c photographers can explore their creativity with a variety of special and creative effects including user-friendly modes and features like Easy Panorama, which lets the user simply sweep the camera to create an ultra-wide panoramic image. Furthermore, the camera also features a new enhanced battery, allowing users to stay connected longer.
Price and Availability
The Nikon COOLPIX S810c will be available in early May 2014 in Black or White for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $349.95**. For more information on the latest COOLPIX cameras as well as other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
1Cameras having Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The "Connect to S810c” application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play™ or the Apple App Store. Availability for the application will be announced in the near future.
**SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Nikon Coolpix S810c specifications
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 125-1600 (3200 available in auto mode only)|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Hybrid VR combines lens-shift and electronic|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–300 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||2 cm (0.79″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Touch screen||Yes (touch focus and shutter + full Android experience)|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Flash range||5.60 m|
|Continuous drive||8.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Videography notes||High speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 1920 x 1080 (15p)|
|Storage types||microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||EN-EL23 lithium-ion battery and USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||270|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||216 g (0.48 lb / 7.62 oz)|
|Dimensions||113 x 64 x 28 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1″)|