Nikon Coolpix S800c

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We’ve grown a bit weary of the quest for instant gratification (“can I get a retweet, bro?” comes to mind). But Nikon’s COOLPIX S800c ($350) moves in a positive direction by blending point-and-shoot photography with smartphone connectivity. The included Android 2.3 OS and Wi-Fi allow users to instantly upload shot to social media, use various Android photo apps or even just browse the web.

On the camera front, the S800c comes equipped with a 3.5″ 854 x 480 OLED multitouch display and 16 megapixel sensor with 10x optical zoom and 1080p HD video capability that’ll leave your iPhone photos looking retro by comparison. The question is, can hybrid point-and-shoots like this or Polaroid’s Smart Camera really save the category from phone assimilation? Sounds like a question for the mp3 player.

Buy Now: $350

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