Nikon (NINOY) on Wednesday officially announced the Coolpix S800c, the company’s first Android powered camera. The 16-megapixel shooter supports a 10x optical 25-250mm zoom lens and is capable of recording videos in full 1080p HD at 30 frames per second. As previously reported, the device features a 3.5-inch OLED display along with built-in GPS for location tagging and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy uploading. The S800c comes preloaded with various Google (GOOG) apps — Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and so on — and also has access to more than 500,000 apps in the Play Store. More →
Purported press images of Nikon’s upcoming Android-powered camera, the Coolpix S800c, hit the Web on Monday. The images were published by Nikon Rumors, and they don’t reveal any additional information. They do seem to confirm earlier reports that the camera will be equipped with a 3.5-inch OLED display and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, however. Along with a 25-250mm zoom lens on the backside, the Coolpix S800c will feature built-in GPS for geo-tagging, Wi-Fi for easy uploading and access to the Google Play store. Nikon (NINOY) is rumored to announce the Coolpix S800c camera on August 22nd. An additional image of the device follows below. More →
Nikon (7731) is reportedly preparing to announce its first Android powered compact camera, reportedly called the Coolpix S800 or S800c. According to Nikon Rumors, the camera will be equipped with a 3.5-inch OLED display and will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The device will also supposedly feature a 25-250mm zoom lens, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, and it will have access to the Google Play store. This isn’t the first Android-based camera we have seen — Polaroid showed off the SC1630 Smart Camera at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January, but the device has yet to make its way onto the market. Nikon is rumored to announce the Coolpix S800 on August 22nd. More →
Photo enthusiasts take note, as Adobe is rolling out the official retail version of Lightroom 3 today. Available as a public-beta since October 2009, the latest, official version of Lightroom features a brand new processing engine that improves performance and offers an enhanced, easier to use UI. Noteworthy features include: support for DSLR video files, improved noise reduction, lens correction and sharpening tools, and tethered shooting (with select Nikon and Canon cameras). Lightroom 3 is available for both Macintosh and Windows systems with a price point of $299; an upgrade licences retails for $99. You can grab a copy of this latest offering directly from Adobe today, or from a third party retailer in the near future. More →
If there is one thing that definitely needs catching up in the gadget industry, it’s battery technology and charging options. Powermat showed us where the future is headed in terms of battery capabilities and new ways to charge them. You’re all probably familiar with how Powermat works: you slip on Powermat’s case onto your iPhone or BlackBerry, or attach the corresponding plug to your device of choice, and place it on the mat for wireless charging. The real issue with current models is that the receivers can be a little gaudy for some of you with Powermat’s bulky cases. In June 2010, however, that’s all going to change. Hit the break for the official press release and more, and some pics of the new Powermat offerings in our gallery!
Today Nikon announced the much-rumored upgrade to it’s D3 SLR camera, cleverly named, the D3s. The D3s is a 12.1-megapixel beast with dual compact flash cards and a standard 12,800 ISO, which can be expanded up to the equivalent of 102,400 ISO. You can use all those ISOs for still images or 24-fps, 1280 x 720 video. That’s only 720p, so unfortunately you won’t be taking any HD 1080p movies on this camera, something Nikon doesn’t seem to care about. An improved battery will allow over 4,000 shots on a single charge and the twin compact flash slots can be used to create an on the fly backup of your main card or to shoot in RAW and JPEG simultaneously. Now that is sexy. Check out the press release for all the dirty details.
A quick break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring our photogs in the audience some steamy gratuitous camera leak action. It looks as though Nikon’s dSLR and lens roadmap for the remainder of 2009 through the end of 2010 may have come to light and to say there are some juicy morsels lined up is a gross understatement. New bodies, 14 new lenses from Q3 2009 through Q3 2010, Full-HD video recording galore, a 30.2 megapixel beast likely in time for the 2010 holiday season… Suffice it to say this rumored roadmap is not lacking in the action category. In short, if this is the real deal — we likey. Hit the jump for the skinny and if anything manages to catch your eye, we highly recommend you start saving today.
James Bond couldn’t have been this careless, could he? Nah, it was probably a rookie; you know, an agent who hadn’t, and probably won’t, make it to Double-0 status. Anyhoo, a Nikon Coolpix camera sold on eBay for $30 turned out to be well worth the money, assuming the benefits outweigh the risks. In this case, it doesn’t. The camera was once owned by an MI6 agent and he or she forgot to delete a few items here and there. It’s just the typical shots of rocket launchers, terrorist network diagrams, leaked images of the new Blackberry 9600… wait, scratch that last one. This could have been a complete hoax done by some 28-year-old seeking attention, but apparently it has been confirmed by MI6 when agents found the man missing from his treehouse with the bark engraved, “MI6 wuz here, lolz!”