The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is a 12.1 megapixel point and shoot camera, which includes a built-in projector for displaying images directly from the camera. The projector can produce images and video up to 40-inches in size. The S100opj also features a 5x optical zoom, Nikon’s VR Image Stabilization System and an ISO range of 64-6400.
The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj should be available in September 2009 at an initial retail price of $429.95.
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Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Reviews
In use, the projector does not really disappoint, although its modest VGA resolution and dull colours mean it’s no match for a traditional slide show created using a good old 35mm slide projector.
The picture quality should not be too much of an issue with smaller prints or indeed if you are planning to set up a slideshow, but larger sized prints may begin to highlight one or two problems.
I was pretty surprised at how well Nikon implemented a mini-projector into the Coolpix S1000pj.
Despite the naysayers opinion of the S1000pj as a mere novelty, Buy-n-Shoot rate this unit as a breath of fresh air within a saturated compact camera market.
Pocket-Lint (hands-on review)
At the moment we can’t see a killer selling point other than “Wow! That’s so cool!”.
More details in the press release below.
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Press Release
NEW COOLPIX S1000pj FEATURES WORLD’S FIRST BUILT-IN PROJECTOR, YOUR PERSONAL THEATER ON THE GO
Providing consumers with new exciting ways to share images, the COOLPIX S1000pj transforms photo-sharing into a multimedia experience. With the touch of a button, users can project images and videos as large as 40 inches, and with the camera’s unique slideshow function, playback pictures with music, effects and creative transitions. Additional features of the S1000pj include: 12.1 megapixels; a 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; ISO from 64-6400***; a 2.7-inch wide-angle LCD display; 5-way VR Image Stabilization System; Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; Nikon’s Smart Portrait System and movie mode.
The COOLPIX S1000pj will be available in Matte Black, in September 2009, for $429.95 MSRP.