A few weeks ago there was speculation Nikon could announce an Android compact camera. Today it has arrived in the form of the Nikon Coolpix S800c.

On a busy day for Nikon compact camera announcements, the company has launched its first compact camera that’s powered by an Android operating system. The Nikon Coolpix S800c connects to the internet via Wi-Fi and allows the download of any application from Google Play, opening up a world of photo apps to users who may want to enhance their images before uploading them to social media channels.

Wi-Fi and Android functionality aside, the Nikon Coolpix S800c packs a 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor and high-resolution 8.7 cm (3.5-in) OLED touch screen.

James Loader, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, explains: “The Coolpix S800c is a stylish, premium camera that acts smart and has been designed to enhance connectivity for photographers. The Coolpix S800c helps you to capture a stunning image and then allows you to instantly share them via social media platforms, extending your experiences to friends and family. As soon as you’ve got your shot, you simply tap the screen to upload to Facebook, Twitter or to send via email, for example. With its 1080p Full HD movies, high quality stills even in low light and ability to edit and share instantly, you can really have some fun with this camera.”

Other key features that you’ll find on the Nikon Coolpix S800c include built-in GPS, lens-shift vibration reduction, an easy panorama mode as well as a 1.7GB internal memory for storing images when not using SD/SDHC media.

Available in white or black, the Nikon Coolpix S800c will become available from the 27th September at a cost of £379.

For more information on the S800c, click here.