Nearly two years after Nikon released its first compact camera with Android, they’re at it again. The company has presented the Coolpix S810c, a new compact camera with Android 4.2.2, designed to compete against the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
The new Coolpix S810c features many improvements over its predecessor, the S800c. It has a 16-megapixel sensor, 12x zoom (equivalent to 25-300mm) and a 3.7-inch LCD touch screen. It also has headphone jack and GPS.
The camera features a relatively new version of Android, 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, compared to the version 2.3 of the previous model.
The price is not too bad: $350 in the US, compared to the 450 the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 costs. But Nikon faces some disadvantages: The Coolpix S810c has no data connection, while the Galaxy Camera does. It is always connected if needed. In addition, Samsung’s experience with Android is a force to be reckoned with. Still, what matters is that there’s finally a serious alternative to the Galaxy Camera, not to mention for cheap.