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Images of the Android Powered Nikon P7700 Leak, Running Stock Gingerbread?

The Android-powered camera from Nikon has been receiving plenty of hype as of late. Awesomely enough, some leaked images from Nikon Rumors of the camera have hit the web and gives us a good look at what to expect from Nikon. Stock Gingerbread?

When we first heard it would be running Android, we figured they would be throwing over a skin that would basically make the device purely a camera experience, but from this picture, it looks like you’re going to be able to do plenty of other stuff. We see a browser icon, contacts, calendar, and email icon. Strange.

Since this is leaked, we’ll leave the jury out on this one until Nikon’s official announcement which is penciled in for this Wednesday (August 22). Either way, it looks kinda cool.

Your thoughts?

Via: The Verge

  • WickedToby741

    It would be in their best interest to include a headphone jack. Then they can sell it as a camera that can also double as an MP3 player or personal media device.

  • saimin

    Some earlier Nikon P-series cameras do have built in WiFi and GPS, as well as microphone and basic speaker (for video playback). Have to assume those features will be built in to this camera as well.

    I think Android does make some sense, so you can have photo editing and photo sharing apps built in to your camera. Even being able to email a photo directly from your camera would be great for those times when you want better photo quality than your cell phone camera can give you.

    You don’t need to make calls from your camera (who makes call anymore anyway). You also don’t need a data plan, just WiFi tether your camera to your smartphone.

  • future

    It’s an awesome idea.instead of a phone that has a bad camera….make a good camera that can be a decent phone.

  • David Henry

    The thing is, even if it has stock Android it would be a joke.

    The thing likely won’t have bluetooth, gyrometer, a speaker, a microphone, and I would imagine wouldn’t have GPS (though I could see Nikon wanting to keep that for geotagging). This would limit the available apps significantly.

    But as a solid way to connect to the internet and know there will be regular updates, I say not a terrible way to do it.

    • Raven

      Actually, I would think WiFi and Bluetooth would sort of be the point so I am sure they will be included. Many cameras already have gyros, my ancient Canon PowerShot S80 did. Any camera that can shoot video will have a mic and a speaker. And like you said, GPS for geotagging is now all the rage, so they will probably throw that in as well. The only issue I see is whether or not they can produce a fast and stable camera app. If the camera app on my camera ever force closed and I missed an important shot, that would be the end of it.

  • nightscout13

    what would be the benefit anyway? seems useless… just a gimmick

    • PuzzleShot

      The idea is you can get whatever app you need from the Google Play Store, whether it be a camera app like instagram, a sharing app like Facebook, or a blogging app like WordPress (so your camera covers all points for the photos)

      • nightscout13

        But whenever you upload a photo into facebook and other apps, its never at full resolution, so then whats the purpose of having high resolution camera? A phone can accomplish these tasks sufficiently, without the need of carrying and charging a separate device.

  • The camera in your picture is not the P7700, it’s the S800c. The P7700 is the P7100 replacement and is their advanced compact.

  • This is done all wrong, I don’t remember the article I read but it was from one of the Android sites, anyway they shouldn’t be using it as a camera simply running Android it should be a Camera UI built with Android as the backbone, afterall this isn’t a smartphone you’ll be carrying everywhere with you.

  • Knlegend1

    Wow that’s ugly but the potential far out weighs its looks.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    That would be a ridiculous idea… It’s a camera…first. This is one case where you definitely need a SKIN that caters to the Camera.

    • Big_EZ

      It wouldn’t need a skin, just a different camera app. Maybe they’ll ad in a nice image editor app as well.

      • WickedToby741

        It’s rumored to have Google Play, so use whatever camera, editing, or sharing app you want! Think of all the great camera apps and then think how much better they’ll be with a full blown camera.

        • michael arazan

          That’s probably why it has android for the market, that way the owner has an infinite amount of camera editing apps and sharing at their disposal without the company needing to develop a bunch of their own software. Plus it would instant upload being near a wifi or having a car with wifi.

    • DJtoSNOW

      This is what foreign phones were rummored to look like wgen smart phones first came out. This is a good concept and over due!

  • ddevito

    I bet it’s just a mock-up image. I would doubt stock gingerbread.

  • it looks cool, but if I am buying a camera, i want it to first and foremost act like a camera…I have a hard time believing they will leave stock GB on there. But we shall see…