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Despite being somewhat overshadowed by the Jelly Bean toting Samsung Galaxy Camera, we shouldn't forget about the Nikon Coolpix S800c. Having been announced prior to IFA 2012 where we first saw the Galaxy Camera, all fell quiet ahead of an expected late September release. It's now late September, and we're starting to see some of the first retailers with stocks of the camera. 

One of the earliest U.S. retailers to announce pre-orders for the S800c, B+H Photo Video, let us know today that our camera has shipped. 

Down under, in Australia, the S800c is showing up in stock at CameraCity for AU$399 plus delivery and is available in black or white. According to the guys at Ausdroid, no local retailers are showing the device in stock, but some are showing up in retailers systems to place orders for. 

Considering the expected price for the Galaxy Camera, the Nikon could be a bit of a steal. The Galaxy Camera offers more on the Android front, that goes without saying, with the Nikon languishing on Gingerbread. But, we should remember this is supposed to be a camera first and foremost, and it's really this end of the device that matters the most. If you're thinking of picking one of these up, or have already taken possession, hit us up in the comments below and let us know your thoughts. 

Source: B+H Photo Video, CameraCity; More: Ausdroid


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Nikon Coolpix S800c starting to ship in U.S and Australia


Its great that is runs Android but whe nyou put Android on anything, the version will always be a issue at first. It is just what people look at. I'm sure this Camera will be a good one. I am looking forward to the Galaxy Cam to see the pricing on that.

In the UK, it's currently 333£ ($500), but keep in mind that's a pre-order price. Also the price may be different in the US. Wait, what country are you from?

Why will the version be an issue?

After all, your previous pocket cameras didn't have updateable software and that never really presented a problem did it?

Only on a site like this would someone refer to Nikon (a camera and optics company) releasing a camera as being "overshadowed" by Samsung putting out another Android toy. Thankfully, this is just a sideline thing by Nikon. They have their own OS and processing technology for all of their higher end cameras. I also doubt they would ever risk their reputation by relying on any version of Android.