“Stay connected–with the social-imaging camera, that you have been waiting for. “With Android OS, Wi-Fi…” It says so on the Nikon Web site to read. So no question: The Nikon Coolpix S800c, which looks from the front like a camera and rear like a Smartphone, clearly targeted at the digital natives and much. It is a fully functional device with Android operating system, on which thousands of different apps can be installed.During the test, we limit ourselves to the features that are relevant when shooting.
The camera body of the Nikon Coolpix S800c is compliant in the form of many different radii. The six controls are adapted this form of camera.Unfortunately, there are no special features which ensure a reliable hold in shooting position.
The back of the Nikon Coolpix S800c is completely consumed by thedisplay. The three preset buttons are positioned right at the side. The marking of this rectangular buttons is small and difficult to detect. They cause a summary of possible options, recording, reproduction, uploading, browser and setting. Any further input from here take place via touch screen.
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The main menu of the Nikon Coolpix S800c is elaborate and manageable, the number of possible settings to GDP. The important parameters like image quality and size, touch screen features, ISO setting, single or continuous shooting, white balance and system appear after you press of the menu button.
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Symbols for exposure compensation, macro mode, self-timer, and Flash settings are displayed on the left side of the display. By touch, these functions are set very quickly. The Flash illumination is at medium focal length OK, in wide angle, the corners are visibly darker than the Center.
The 3.5-inch display has a resolution of 273,000 RGB pixels and looks very good. Colors are accurately reproduced, the figure is consistently sharp. In photos, the picture size on the display is only 57 x 43 mm. TheZoom rocker is pressed during playback, the displayed image on the entire screen area of 76 x 43 mm is expanded. The relatively large touch surfaces are pleasant and without fail. This precise targets is not required, there are reliable only one function.
The focal range of 25 mm to 250 mm (KB) is more than enough for everyday photographic. The light intensity begins in 3,2 and then how often crashes at long focal lengths on measly 5.8. The macro range starts at a distance of 10 cm, seen better too.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c has an internal memory of more than 2 GB, which can be expanded using an SD or SDHC card. The camera is well processed, only the two covers of the plug-in connectors are also here somewhat shaky.
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The Nikon Coolpix 800c is one of the first cameras ever with Android operating system. However it was decided for the somewhat dusty version 2.3–currently delivered most devices with 4.x. But should have no effect on the vast majority of photo – and social media apps. The Internet reaches the camera only via Wi-Fi, a UMTS card can not be used.
Nikon installed in the Coolpix S800c a compact camera typical format CMOS sensor 1/2.3 inch, the pictures with a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels and videos in full HD-resolution delivers. But already at the initial sensitivity of ISO 125, the S800c fights with slight loss of detail, which is visible from ISO 400. Overall the recordings seem too soft.
The measurement protocol holds also a strong loss of sharpness at wide angle to the edges of the, which can be up to 500 LP/bra. The noise ratio at low sensitivity is OK, from ISO 400 it rises but significantly and disproportionately in the dark grey values.
Altogether too little for a camera that costs almost €400. Maybe Nikon, yet to iron out the one or the other carvers, so a new firmware to be made currently available for download. Really convincing are the successor to the Coolpix 800 c. probably only
Nikon has developed a forward-looking concept with the Coolpix S800cthat gets stuck but still at too many corners.
Nikon Coolpix S800c