Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

3.5
October 23, 2012 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

*¹ Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC).

*² Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.

*³ Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

Product name COOLPIX S800c
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
Lens 10x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 4.5-45.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-250 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.2-5.8
Lens construction 8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1000 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.0m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity; Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to infinity (at a wide-angle zoom position beyond the triangle mark) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking
Monitor 8.7 cm (3.5-in.), widescreen, OLED monitor (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating, approx. 819k-dot, 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual image)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual image)
Media Internal memory, spaces available for saving images: approx. 1.7 GB, Spaces available for saving applications: approx. 680 MB (varying depending on the country or region), SD/SDHC memory card *¹
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG, Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (high image quality) [4608 x 3456(fine)], 16M [4608 x 3456], 8M [3264 x 2448], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 16:9 (12M) [4608 x 2592], 16:9 (2M) [1920 x 1080]
Shooting Modes Easy auto, Auto, Scene(Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait, Movie
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (images are taken at a rate of about 8.1 fps, up to 3 frames), Continuous L (up to 18 images are taken at a rate of about 1.4 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 fps or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 60 fps or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 240 fps: 320 x 240, HS 120 fps: 640 x 48, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600, ISO 3200 (available in manual mode)
Metering mode 256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000-1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3.2 and f/6.4 [W])
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 second durations
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-5.6 m (1 ft 8 in.-18 ft), [T]: 1.0-3.1 m (3 ft 4 in.-10 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge; HDMI; Wi-Fi® (WPS 2.0 support); Bluetooth®
Data Transfer Protocol Mass storage
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Digital I/O (USB), HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPS Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included), AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 4 hours (with Charging AC Adapter EH-69P when battery is fully discharged)
Battery life *² Still pictures: Approx. 140 shots when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 111.4 x 60.0 x 27.2 mm (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 184 g (6.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), WPS 2.0 (certified compliant with Wi-Fi Alliance standards), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, IEEE 802.11g: OFDM, IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approx. 60 m (65 yd) (varies with location)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps, IEEE 802.11g: 20 Mbps, IEEE 802.11n: 25 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security WPA/WPA2/WEP
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Bluetooth standards Bluetooth® (ver.2.1+EDR)
Profile A2DP
Processor Coretex-A9
Memory Internal storage: 1.7 GB, RAM: 512 MB
Operating system Android™ 2.3 *³
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with Terminal Cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F

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