Dec 1, 2012

Nikon Coolpix S800c available at Best Buy

The Coolpix S800c has all the imaging power of a Nikon camera, including a 16.0MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, and full 1080p HD video recording. But it also has the endless possibilities of the Android OS and Wi-Fi connectivity. Create exceptional photos and videos, then edit, style and share them easier and faster than ever before. 
Thanks to the fabulous people at Best Buy, I have been testing out the Nikon Coolpix S800c.  First of all, I may have wept simply at the thought of using a Nikon.  I have a DSLR camera and I will be the first to tell you that cameras don't get full credit for quality photos.  But a poor camera can ruin your chances of getting a good photo.  I actually have a small collection of point and shoot cameras.  Because I have an expensive dslr I can never justify spending too much on a point and shoot.  And therefore I end up with small cameras that I HATE.  These cameras have a range of issues from horrible shutter lag (the time it takes from when you push the button until it actually takes the photo)  to misc focus issues.  Most cameras can handle taking a good photo in perfect conditions, but the real test of a camera is what it can do in less ideal conditions.
For me these less than ideal conditions are typically where I don't want to be toting my DSLR.  For instance when we're going to the circus, this year I took the three boys on my own.  It's stressful enough to make sure I don't lose anyone in the sea of people but I can't handle worrying about my camera too.  So this year I brought the Coolpix S800c.  If you're familiar with photography, you'll know that the circus is not the optimal photo spot. The lighting is crazy and everything is always moving.  Now mind you, I took a lot of photos that didn't turn out at all but given the circumstances I was thrilled with what I got!!  Much better quality than I would have gotten with my cell phone and still able to carry the camera in my pocket.

And then of course there's the Android features.  To me this is simply just a super fun bonus.  With smart phones and tablets I'm not sure I'd NEED this feature but it cool feature.  It does however make my 10 year old think that this should be HIS camera.  I'm thinking....not!  

I did have a slight issue initially with some blurriness but after playing with it for a few minutes I really thought it did well.  And I've heard from other's who've been testing it that they couldn't find an easy way to load the photos from the camera to their computer.  I didn't even try this as I plopped in my Eye-Fi card right away which uploads my photos automatically.  

Check out what other bloggers are saying about the Coolpix S800c and see their photos:

Coolpix S800c Features

16.0-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensorCaptures high-resolution images up to 4806 x 3456 pixels.
Android operating system
View, edit and share photos and videos, check e-mail and Facebook, browse the Web, stream music and more. Plus access thousands of Android apps on Google Play.
3.5" high-resolution OLED touch-screen monitor
With antireflection coating. Easily swipe through photos and watch videos, adjust camera settings, use mobile apps, and more.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Wirelessly share photos and videos via social media, e-mail and more. Back up photos and videos or offload memory card contents and keep shooting.
Full HD movie mode
Lets you record high-definition video clips in 1080p with stereo sound.
Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
Helps prevent blurry photos and promotes sharp, clear pictures and videos.
9-point autofocus
Features face priority and center options for clear photos. Subject tracking allows you to focus on and follow a moving subject.
Built-in GPS
Records locations of photos and videos, allowing you to share that info when posting images to social media sites. Integrate geotagged photos and movies with Nikon's myPicturetown sharing site, Google Earth and Nikon ViewNX 2.
Smart Portrait System
Optimizes camera settings, identifies and focuses on faces, adds subtle skin softening and more to ensure everyone looks their best.
In-camera effects and apps
Explore black and white photography, selectively highlight one color within a composition, create wide fisheye shots or use a nostalgic sepia. Plus, access thousands of popular Android photo and video apps.
1.7GB internal memory
For convenient storage of images, video and apps.
SD card slot
Supports Secure Digital and Secure Digital High Capacity memory cards.

For TONS more detailed info 

I received Nikon Coolpix S800c courtesy of BestBuy as a member of the Offical Best Buy Blogging Board.

1 comment:

  1. Love your circus pictures! I agree it takes a few minutes to get used to the camera and the settings. But once you do it takes amazing photos. :)


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