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Colours straight from the Nikon S800c are bright and punchy, without being overly vibrant, with blue skies represented particularly well.
Taken at the furthest reach of the 10x optical zoom telephoto optic (250mm equivalent), the camera's image stabilisation does a decent job of ensuring images remain free from blur.
The digital zoom gives even greater flexibility of up to 1,000mm in 35mm terms. There's some degree of image smoothing, but it could be the difference between getting a shot and not being able to.
With its 10x optical zoom, the Nikon S800c could be a good option for an all-round family camera, enabling you to get very close to the subject. Here we can see an image taken at the widest angle of the lens.
Here is the 10x optical zoom in action again, with the quality much better than would be possible via the digital zoom of a standard smartphone.
On occasion the Nikon S800c's metering can be fooled by tricky lighting conditions, such as this backlit building.
However, here the metering is better, since the reading has been taken from the building itself before pressing the shutter button.
The Nikon S800c enables you to download a wide variety of Android apps to the camera, such as Instagram. This was shot with the full 10x optical zoom as well, which is a huge advantage the camera has over smartphones.
Another image that was taken with the myriad of photographic apps available for download on the Google Play store.
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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.