LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S800c has a Fixed Type 3.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 819k dots. The Nikon S800c's 3.5″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S800c doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S800c can shoot continuously at max speed of 8 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately S800c doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S800c features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Nikon S800c also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S800c, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S800c will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
S800c has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S800c doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S800c features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with built-in Android OS) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect S800c to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S800c is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 140 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Nikon S800c has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S800c owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S800c vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S800c Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S800c is $289.99