Check out the pre-boot feature in this preview of the Nikon S800c from Engadget. It has a ‘bios’ that allows the camera to turn on instantly without having to wait for the camera to boot into Android. The S800C appears to switch over seamlessly too. Engadget reveals some nice details in their hands-on although there’s still no word on quality and sensitivity.
One thing that’s missing on Android 2.3 (and arguably Ice Cream sandwich because the app is a little immature) is a video editor. Wouldn’t it be nice to shoot some 1080p clips and cut and transition them together? Even better would be a hardware video encoder for re-rendering the images down to, say 720p at 3mps, for a fast upload of an acceptable quality video to YouTube. Andrioid 2.3 doesn’t support Wi-Fi Direct either so there’s no chance of quickly firing them over to the laptop.
I would love to test this out at a trade show though. Shoot, shoot, shoot, send, shoot, send, shoot, shoot send.
I’m expecting at least one competitor to this smart camera at IFA next week. Check the video out below, and some sample images at Engadget.