Nikon Coolpix S1100pj camera comes with projector

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 12:04 by Tech Correspondent

Nikon has launched Nikon Coolpix S1100pj, which the company claims to be only the second camera in the world to feature and integrated projector.

In 2009, we told you about Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, the world’s first compact digital camera with a built-in projector. The Coolpix S1100pj is an updated version and replaces the previous model in the Coolpix range. The Coolpix S1100pj carries a price tag of £350.

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is 40 percent brighter than its predecessor and comes with a 14-lumen projector, a built-in stand and a 3-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen includes a simple control interface for users to access the menu. Interestingly, it also allows users to touch a relevant area of the screen, so that users can focus at that point and quickly take a snapshot in a single touch.

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Photo: Nikon Coolpix S1100pj

The new Nikon Coolpix camera includes another one-touch operation for shooting HD 720p movies with sound and fast playback (for both stills and video) via the built-in projector. Furthermore, the Coolpix S1100pj camera features a 14.1-megapixel sensor and a 5x zoom lens with a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. The VR helps to reduce camera shake and thus avoids blurred images. Must read: Top Nikon digital cameras in India

The camera lens is installed vertically inside the camera’s left corner behind a large protective shield that slips out when the camera is turned on. Nikon Coolpix S1100pj comes with built-in flash that resides centrally on the front of the camera. The camera also includes the red-eye reduction flash mode. Nikon Coolpix S1100pj’s one-touch video function helps users to get various scene shooting modes. There is also a playback button. Both these buttons sit on the back, next to the screen. There are absolutely no manual controls, other than +/-2EV exposure compensation.

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Photo: The Coolpix S1100pj comes with a built in projector.

In addition, there are two touchscreen tabs on the left and bottom of the screen to access controls for flash and camera settings. Then there are flash control of auto, redeye reduction, off and slow synchro modes with the lower tab providing control for the resolution and focusing.

The face detection AF allows the camera to carry out Blink Detection function with ease. The blink detection function warns you if anyone has their eyes shut, while clicking a photograph. Moreover, Nikon Coolpix S1100pj features movie setting as well as controls over portrait shooting, where you can apply three levels of skin to help get better effect.

There is a scene mode virtual button that activates a new menu with four options: Easy Auto mode, a full auto mode, smart portrait and camera orientation. In addition, there is another Scene button that activates a list of a further 17 settings such as panoramic, landscape, sports and museum modes, etc.

Further, Nikon Coolpix S1100pj’s 28-140mm 5x zoom Nikkor lens is sharp and offers a versatile focal length range. The camera also offers users to apply the skin softening system via the projector, but it can be disturbing to finer details when shooting with it on, so it should be used with caution. Nikon Coolpix S1100pj’s color and detail at lower sensitivities is very good at ISO 400. White balancing of the camera also offers good results, even under mixed lightings.

The Coolpix S1100pj comes with good storage options. You can store your images at SD/SDHC/SDXC, which is placed alongside the battery under a flap on the camera’s base. The camera also offers an additional 79MB of internal storage.

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is targeted at youngsters who like to explore their photography skills as well as the business users, because the camera has potential to project any computer file, be it image, video or a text document. You can use the new Nikon projector camera in your office to make small slideshows or presentations. The Coolpix S1100pj available in black silver, green and purple color.

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