Nikon Corp's digital cameras are displayed at an electronics store in Tokyo (Photo : Reuters)
Nikon has announced plans for a new Android-powered camera with WiFi and under one of Google's operating systems.
The camera, the Coolpix S800c, will run under Google's Android 2.3, also known as the Gingerbread operating system.
Nikon's Coolpix S800c will offer users access to Google's Play store which allows users to download items such as apps, games, and fittingly, photography.
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The camera features a 10x optical zoom with a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, GPS, a 3.5-inch OLE touchscreen display, and can capture video in 1080p HD.
According to a Nikon description, "The Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor combined with a 10x zoom NIKKOR lens including an ED glass element gives you the power to capture finely detailed images from 25 mm wide-angle to telephoto, with 16.0 effective-megapixel resolution. Also rest assured that Lens-shift VR image stabilization compensates for camera shake to help yield crisper and clearer pictures. The OLED screen lets you enjoy that quality during shooting and playback."
The Coolpix S800c will hit stores in September for $349.95, but it available now for preorder in both black and white.
AllThingsD has referenced the new camera as a "smartphamera."
Nikon's addition to the Android field comes after Polaroid launched its SC1630 Smart Camera back in April. The cost for the new Polaroid camera is about $300, according to PC World. The SC1630 camera, which also runs on an Android operating system, features s a 16-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, 18 scene modes, a 3.2-inch display with 800-by-400 resolution, 512MB RAM, 512MB onboard storage, and a microSD card and micro SIM slot.