Is this the beginning of a new era? With all the amazing photo applications on smartphones, “normal” cameras are risking of falling behind. Apps enhance the photographer with tools like editing, sharing, geo-targeting and more. First this seemed to be only nice for the amateur but it is for sure something we will see also in pro equipment soon.
There is this rumor going on about Nikon working on an Android powered compact camera, sources report that the camera will run on version 2.3 Gingerbread and the body will be available in black and white.
The camera will come with a 12x lens, Wi-Fi, GPS and of course HD recording capabilities.
The expected launch date is August 22nd 2012.
Update: The camera was introduced on 22 August and will be available end September 2012.
Here are some leaked screenshots.