PetaPixel

Leaked Photos of the Upcoming Android-Powered Nikon Coolpix S800c

A couple weeks ago, we shared a rumor that Nikon is working on a compact camera powered by Android OS (said to be version 2.3 Gingerbread). New leaked photos are revealing what the camera will look like.

First published by Nikon Rumors and Digicam-info, the camera will be called the Nikon Coolpix S800c, and will be available in black and white versions.

From the back, the camera looks very much like a chubby smartphone:

From the photos, we see that the camera will come in two varieties. One will have a 10x zoom lens, and the other will have a 12x lens. Both varieties will offer Wi-Fi, GPS, and HD video recording. They also reportedly feature a 3.5-inch OLED display.

This next photo is different from the rest, and shows the Nikon branding in a vertical orientation. We’re not sure why that is:

Expect the official announcement to come on or around August 22nd, 2012.


 
  • Jonathan Maniago

    “This next photo is different from the rest, and shows the Nikon branding in a vertical orientation. We’re not sure why that is”

    For more direct competition with Canon’s IXUS line? In any case, this could address a few of my pet peeves with smart devices, namely the microscopic sensors and lack of decent optical zoom. Hopefully there’s a device down the line with full smart phone capabilities; I’d gladly buy one even if that meant keeping spare batteries in other pockets.

  • Peter

    Aw c’mon…. if the Android cams are 10 or 12x zooms, then the mysterious ‘vertical orientation’ phone is clearly something else. It hase a 4.1 – 12.3 mm lens, which my calculator says is just… 3x zoom! Surely it’s running on Symbian?

  • Adanedhil

    When this camera will be updated to Jelly Bean? =)

  • http://twitter.com/LondonYank Luke Robinson

    The next-to-last image of the black camera with the branding in a vertical orientation is clearly a different camera to all the other images. Direct comparison with the final image shows that the black / vertical-branded camera lacks the “bulge” around the lens as shown in all the other images. I think you are looking at at least two cameras here if these have all come from the same leaked source.

  • notrichenough

    So, can it run Linux?

    Oh, wait….