Summary: The Nikon S1000pj is definitely an innovative product, but it just falls a tiny bit short of the mark. First and foremost it should be a camera – and image quality, light fall off at the wide angle, and lack of manual controls and a better overall layout lack.
Pros: Projector, remote control
Cons: Light fall off at corners when shooting wide-angle, ISO 3200-6400 poor quality, price
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Fairly good image quality; on par with much of the competition and few issues, Built-in projector with good performance, 5X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization, 2.7 inch LCD with decent visibility, Automatic scene selection, elaborate face detection/portrait features and built-in h...
Cons: Images look a touch too soft, No HD video recording, So-so battery life for taking pictures; power-hungry projector will further reduce runtime, On-screen display lacks info about photos both in shooting/playback modes, Lack of manual controls, Limited burst mode
Conclusion: Indeed this camera is a novelty in the affirmative sense of the word: it is fresh, interesting and innovative and while consumers will initially be struck by its exciting and previously unseen ability to project images and movies onto flat surfaces, soon after they will realise the camera itself is...
Excerpt: Harley Ogier trials a camera that doubles as a projector Miniature LED-based projectors have appeared in recent years. Nikon has applied that technology to the Coolpix S1000pj, bringing photography and projection together in a camera body.
Pros: Built-in projector a hit at parties, Solid, comfortable camera body
Cons: Images are prone to noise, Projector saps the battery
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj caused quite a stir when it was announced. We are used to more and more features being crammed into digital cameras, but an integrated projector was something truly novel.
Summary: It is very difficult to get around the fact that the projector element of this camera is breathtakingly spectacular, but once the initial ‘Wow!’ has died down it becomes clear that the projector is of less than perfect quality.