Nikon Projector Camera Coolpix S1000pj Review by TechRadar With Rating 3/52010-01-12 05:47 | Source
On August 4 2009, Nikon announced four new digital cameras, including the Coolpix S1000pj - the world first compact camera to feature a built-in projector - as well as the Coolpix S70, Coolpix S640 and Coolpix S570. Currently selling at around $358 (drop from $399 about 2 months ago), the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj comes with a 0.9-inch thick body a 12.1 Megapixel CCD image sensor with an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens with 28mm wide angle, as well as a 2.7-inch LCD display and ISO 6400 sensitivity.
The Nikon S1000pj comes with a stand that holds it steady, and the camera itself can project images and movie clips onto any flat surface from a distance of ten inches to 6.5 feet. Depending on the distance at which it is placed, the image diagonal beamed by the Coolpix S1000pj varies from five to 40 inches. Here is the summary of review by TechRadar, giving the camera a rating of 3 out of 5:
"The reaction of everyone to whom we showed the projector in action, however, was unanimous: a grin and a request that they be shot and projected too. Sure, the dimness of the projector means the room has to be dark before the projected images can be comfortably viewed - the 'denseness' of the image, of course, drops as you try to move the camera further away from the wall to try to make it bigger - and the battery can power the projector for no more than an hour and a half, but it doesn't feel like it's just a gimmick; we can imagine using it a year hence.
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Camera Reviews Roundup
|DCR : "Exposure was somewhat inconsistent under mixed lighting, but for the most part, the S1000pj's evaluative-only metering worked well. The LCD offers a full-time live view as the camera calculates exposure and chooses a white balance setting. As long as ISO sensitivity is kept to 200 or below, fine details are recorded nicely. Options to manually set color, saturation, or sharpness are absent, although you'll find a vi..." - Mar 24 2010 More »|
|RH: "We were surprised by how well the projector worked though, especially when you consider its modest specifications. If you use the projector in a dark room, you can get pretty reasonable results. True, resolution is low and colours are on the pale side, but the ability to see your images blown up on such a large scale is fun. We projected images onto a screen, wall, ceiling and even a large napkin, and they cert..." - Jan 08 2010 More »|
|Digital Camera Info: "In our performance tests, we found that the Sony was the better performer overall, with better color accuracy, resolution and a far superior video mode.The Nikon had lower noise, though, and wasn't that far behind on the other tests. Both cameras have similar specifications: they both shoot 12-megapixel s and offer a similar telephoto length. The Nikon has the slightly wider end of the zoom range: it goes dow..." - Jan 02 2010 More »|
|DPInterface: "The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is one of the more unique digital cameras of year 2009. Besides having the 12 megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom lens and 2.7 inch LCD, along with other bells and whistles like your average point-and-shoot camera, the S1000pj also features a built-in projector. I was pretty surprised at how well Nikon implemented a mini-projector into the Coolpix S1000pj. Last year, it was the pleasant..." - Oct 30 2009 More »|
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Camera Recent User Reviews
- Apr 30 2013 Unique Camera, Projector is very unusual, Well Built and innovation remarkable, M. Gehret "G-Man Colorado"
The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is a very interesting and helpful camera when its compact, able to project your pictures and movies onto a wall for others to watch. The camera is nicely built, well made and design a marvel. Printed images are soft, but okay when printing 4X6 or even 5X7 images. Nikon put much thought into this sleek, compact and very functional camera. The...
- May 22 2012 Please do not buy this product, priscilla
I purchased 2 of these cameras for gifts. we needed to return one for repair with in a few months and it had been used very little. Just after the manufactures one year warrentee, both the cameras do not work. It was a waste of my hard earned money....