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Nikon S800c Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 10x CMOS Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Robust
Poor battery life
77 Reviews + 2 Awards
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from websites M3.idg.se who decided that this Nikon digital camera was good.

This Nikon camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 65 out of 100 based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus.

User Reviews Are Poor

S800c owners on average rated this digital camera 60 out of 100. This medium megapixel camera in the bottom 4% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by user rating.


Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the internal memory of, the Nikon S800c's internal memory of 1,700 megabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8MB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Battery

Only 140 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S800c is a camera that takes 140 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Cameras of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x. The Nikon S800c has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the S9300 ($399), or the S6400 both from Nikon.

If this Nikon digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x), or the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 ($305) (6.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.8, the Nikon S800c has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon S800c has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon S6400 (12x and higher rated), the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (24x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (30x and higher rated).

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it did not have good features. Mr. John C. Stephens mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera whilst boasting many facilities has a very confusing programme of settings”.


Power

Poor Battery Life

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com scored the product 3 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The lack of battery life, limited controls”. A. Crabtree mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Inadequate battery life, buggy, Android fairly useless”. Andrew Sharp gave it a rating of 40 out of 100 and he wrote “1) Battery life is terrible” in his review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S800c is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S800c has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S800c has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S800c has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S800c has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S800c has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98), the Fujifilm S9800 ($242.11), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S800c has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S800c has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Design

Robust

Eight people considered that this digital camera was well made. Steve said four years ago “Where this camera shines is the wi-fi facility and also the long zoom capability built into a small pocket size camera”. Steve also mentioned “Overall this is a super camera -well made and capable of excellent photos -add to that the facitily to upload to any wif fi- or bluetooth device for sharing pictures” in his review. Chris Hall said on Amazon “The pictures do come out huge, with good solid colour and strong crisp quality when it's working at its best” in his review of the Nikon S800c.

Good Product Quality

Six people said in their reviews that the Nikon S800c was good quality. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “It's going to appeal to many that a camera with decent image quality will also allow you to share directly to your favourite social networking s”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “A 16MP Android camera, Nikon S800c is known to deliver quite impressive image quality” in their review of this digital camera although they only rated it 60 out of 100. Steve he wrote on Amazon “The camera is very well made -solid and instills confidence in use”.

Nice Design

Four people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Chris Hall mentioned in his review of this digital camera four years ago “If (like me and my wife) you haven't got yourself a nifty phone that does all this then it can be a pretty cool little gadget to have” . Helpless wrote on Amazon “It is pretty quick from being switched on to taking your first photo, still slightly behind the P300” in their review of this digital camera. Crookedmouth wrote “Looks and layout ================ This is quite a good looking camera” but despite that they only rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Three people who reviewed the Nikon S800c thought it was smooth. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Android meets 10x optical zoom point-and-shoot camera in a smooth, easy-to-use package.”. Helpless wrote “The touch screen is sublime, accurate, smooth and sharp” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was well designed. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com said “There were things we liked about its design”. Crookedmouth said “It looks clean and uncluttered and feels well engineered”.

One customer concluded that the product was rough. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “While it performed well, some rough edges in my tes” however they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Crookedmouth mentioned five years ago “In the box ========== The camera comes neatly packaged in a commendably busy little box with a number of accessories” in their review of this digital camera however they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Three customers agreed that it was easy to use. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Extremely easy to use and responsive” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5. Helpless said in their review of the Nikon S800c “It is very easy to use; you can use the physical button on the top of the camera or the touch screen to take the photograph” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Helpless said on Amazon “As a camera this is a comfortable to hold point and shoot compact with a 10x zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer said that it was easy to use the menus. Helpless rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The menu is easy to access and settings are just as easy to change”.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S800c supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98), the Nikon P510, or the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S800c supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon S800c is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon S800c supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98), the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99), or the Samsung WB2200F ($456.54).

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Features Bluetooth

The Nikon S800c features bluetooth, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera which do not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon S800c has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9700 ($329.99), the P510, and the S9300 ($399) all from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S800c features multi-shot function, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S800c has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 2.9". When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera, the display diagonal of the Nikon S800c of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon S800c has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 819,000 pixels, the Nikon S800c has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Support

Good Support

Four customers considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Buying Guide Best compact camera Because this is still a relatively new segment of the market”. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Considering the S800c lacks good zoom range and manual modes, coupled with” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Five years ago Helpless rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Amazon “My usual compact camera is a manual/auto Nikon P300 so I'll look to compare the camera qualities” in their review of the Nikon S800c.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Cnet.com.au mentioned “It seems like an excellent way to add connectivity to a device that has long been left by the wayside in the social media age” but even so they scored it 67 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had gps. Helpless wrote “It also has GPS so it will not only time stamp” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Dcresource.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S800c ($349) looks like just another compact ultra zoom camera” . Chris Hall said on Amazon “The zoom is swift and fluid, extending the reach of the camera to quite impressive lengths”. Chris Hall also said “The zoom function is certainly one of the strong aspects to the camera” in his review.

Good Video Capture

Two customers wrote that the Nikon S800c was good for video recording. Helpless gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Take a photograph or video and instantly upload it to You Tube, Facebook, Twitter or Panoramia, Google Earth or Flickr by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth transfer”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash. Helpless rated it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon five years ago “The flash is built in to the front of the camera, so you won't have to delay by popping up a flash before taking your pictures in auto mode”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought the product considered that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Four years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Smartphones are getting better at photography by the day”. Five years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Smartphones are truly popular with photographers, thanks in no small part to their pocketability” in their review of this digital camera although they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also said “Web access for instantly sharing photos is clearly useful, as are photography apps” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-four customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Coolpix S800c is a compact camera that runs a Cortex A9 processor, 512MB of memory”. Expert review site Smh.com.au mentioned “DateNovember 8, 2012 Read later This compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor is fitted with an optical zoom giving a range of 25mm-250mm in 35mm terms”. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “Nikon's Android compact camera had so much initial promise” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased the Nikon S800c concluded that it was tight. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said five years ago “The old hardware, out of date software and lack of tight integratio” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars out of 5.

One customer concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Crookedmouth mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Heavy enough to retain a nice heft” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 184 grams, the Nikon S800c has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the S800c.


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