- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 125 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-250mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
- 184g - 111 x 60 x 27mm
- Launched February 2013
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Nikon S800c summary
Nikon S800c is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on February of 2013. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S800c places at #35 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #703 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
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Nikon S800c Gallery
You can look at the S800c from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S800c Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon S800c based on factors that are usually considered useful in a camera.
Nikon S800c Sensor features
The Nikon S800c is powered by the Expeed C2 chip. The sensor measurement on the Nikon S800c is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 125 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the S800c's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The S800c sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon S800c dimensions
Nikon S800c weighs around 0.41 lb (184 gr or 6.49 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 111mm x 60mm x 27mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Nikon S800c is very much the same in comparison with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a photo of the Nikon S800c with a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the S800c.
Nikon S800c Lens features
The S800c features a fixed lens having a focal range of 25-250mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which may not be amazing however it will be convenient in some conditions.
At it's widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f3.2 and that is quite sluggish and not great in low light situations and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise your ISO which results in noisy pictures. On the long end, 250mm is terrific zoom and comes with f5.8 which is pretty slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S800c Connectivity
The S800c has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon S800c Video features
The max video resolution on the Nikon S800c is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance in quality vs file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not have a mic and headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to shop for a different camera if you want decent sound in your video clips.
Nikon S800c Weather Sealing
Nikon S800c does not have environment sealing so wet conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Nikon S800c Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S800c is equipped with a 3.5" fixed display screen having a resolution of 819k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly so you will be able to switch focus point plus adjust settings with your fingertips.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Nikon S800c are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy in bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon S800c Shutter features
Nikon S800c continuous shooting speed is 8.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon S800c Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon S800c boasts just built in flash with missing external flash support.
Nikon S800c Autofocusing features
Nikon S800c boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Nikon S800c lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good in low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Nikon S800c Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL12) for the Nikon S800c is built to last for 140 images as per the CIPA measurements making it less when compared with its rivals. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Nikon S800c for various types of photography
The following chart shows a summary of the Nikon S800c for various types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon S800c Portrait photography details
The Nikon S800c receives a score of 35 which is horrible, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon S800c as a Street photography camera
Getting a decent points tally of 57, the Nikon S800c is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon S800c Sports photography info
A horrible sports photography points total of 41 means the Nikon S800c is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S800c Travel photography factors
Portability is very crucial when buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Nikon S800c gets a above average 65 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to buy for your journeys.
Nikon S800c Landscape photography details
For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon S800c at it's horrible score of 41 as a landscape camera is not suitable amongst it's competition.
Nikon S800c Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera should really come with a moving screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon S800c is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a horrible rating of 35.
Nikon S800c Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the S800c, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram here gives you an overview of the S800c vs it's top rated rivals listed earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may check out as alternatives. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.