Nikon's Android camera revamped with Jelly Bean and 12x optical zoom

Nikon S810c
Nikon's Android-toting S810c

Nikon has upgraded its Android-powered compact camera. The new S810c comes two years after the original and includes Android's Jelly Bean OS.

The S810c is also claimed to have a host of other "significant improvements". First up is the zoom range, which is now a 12x optical offering, doubling to 24x with Dynamic Fine Zoom (a form of digital zoom).

A back-illuminated 16 million pixel CMOS sensor is found inside the camera, which Nikon says makes it great for capturing shots in low light.

On the back of the camera is 3.7 inch LCD touchscreen with 1,229,000 dots, which is used to control the camera. Nikon also claims that the battery life has been improved - additionally, you can still use the camera while it is charging, handy if you're using it to check apps such as Instagram or Facebook, rather than shooting with it.

Storage space

Along with the Android OS, the camera features integrated Wi-Fi, and comes with 20GB of free cloud storage through the pre-installed Nikon Image Space app.

Nikon says that the new camera has been designed around the Jelly Bean operating system. Downloading apps, such as image editing app Snapseed for instance, gives extra functionality to the camera. Of course, you can also download other apps such as email and social networking to quickly share your images.

Other features include Full HD video recording, an Expeed C2 processor, and the ability to create 180- or 360-degree panoramas. The inbuilt storage of 4GB can be expanded via a Micro SD port.

The Nikon S810c price will be £249.99 / US$349.95, and it will be available from 24 April 2014.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.