Android is definitely expanding its territory. Just last week, Nikon announced the new Coolpix S800c, a point-and-shoot camera that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And just recently, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Camera that is powered by the very latest 4.1 Jelly Bean version.
Nikon Coolpix S800c specs:
- 16MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor
- 10x optical zoom
- Built-in GPS
- Touchscreen controls
- 1080p video
- 4GB storage for apps
Samsung Galaxy Camera specs:
- 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor
- 21x f/2.8-5.9 23-480mm lens
- ISO of up to 3200
- 4.8-inch HD LCD screen
- 1.4Ghz quad core processor
Samsung has a very strong edge against Nikon when it comes to Android adaptability. Maybe that’s the reason why Nikon opted for an outdated version (testing the waters?). Sony is also a major player when it comes to Android, so I wouldn’t be a surprise if they launch their own Android camera soon.
Both the Nikon Coolpix S800c and Samsung Galaxy Camera are going to be available this fall.
By the way, do you still even remember the world’s first Android camera? Yes, there’s the Polaroid SC1630.