I’ve always thought that cameras in mobile phones are an interesting evolution. But what if it were the other way around: mobile phone features in cameras? It seems digital cameras are already mutating into mobile phones, too. Or at least with Nikon using Android to power their upcoming Coolpix S800, the platform is starting to go beyond smartphones and tablets.
Android has actually made an appearance in some cameras like the Polaroid SC1630 announced at CES this year. However, Nikon may be the first to market with such a consumer device.
In a regulatory filing in Indonesia, Nikon has registered what may be named the Coolpix S800 or S800C, which is [...]
If you ever felt the need to control your top-class point-and-shoot or DSLR camera with your smartphone, you are almost in luck, as a new project called Trigger Happy is designed to help you control the camera with your Android smartphone (exactly the same functionality is also offered for a certain Apple smartphone as well, but that’s beyond the purpose of this blog). Trigger Happy is a patent-pending technology that consists out of two major components: a cable that converts the audio signal emitted from your smartphone’s 3.5mm jack into a signal that the camera can use, and an Android/iOS app that acts as a trigger (pun definitely intended). The list of supported cameras [...]