Nikon unveils four new COOLPIX compact cameras – one running Android

Nikon has expanded its COOLPIX range of compact cameras with four new models.

The Nikon COOLPIX S800c is powered by the Android OS and can connect to Wi-Fi so that you can share pictures straight from the camera (to other devices and the internet) or download apps from the Google Play marketplace.

There are plenty of Android photo apps available, including Instagram. However, this camera also allows you to access various social media apps and games, which can be stored on internal memory – limited to a maximum of 680MB for apps – with 1.7GB for images, expandable by SD/SDHC card.

Nikon COOLPIX S800c

The S800c has a 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, GPS and a 3.5-inch, 819K-dot OLED anti-reflective touch screen. There’s also full HD 1080p movie recording with fast and slow-motion modes. It’s available in white or black and costs £380.

Nikon COOLPIX P7700

The most feature-packed of this new batch is Nikon’s P7700, which has a 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, f/2.0-4.0 NIKKOR 7.1x optical zoom lens, a large 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, lens shift vibration reduction, full 1080p HD movie mode and RAW file format support. It’s priced at around £500.

Nikon COOLPIX S6400
Elsewhere in the range, the S6400 is an ultra-thin £230 camera but manages to cram in a 12x optical zoom lens and 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor. There’s also a 3-inch touch screen and a range of creative photo editing effects.

Finally, the S01 has a body “smaller than a credit card” according to Nikon. This ultra-compact £150 model comes in glossy red, mirror, white, black or pink colours. It has a 3x optical zoom wide-angle NIKKOR lens, 2.5-inch touchscreen, 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 7.3GB internal memory and 720p HD movie mode.

More info: Nikon

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