Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj adds a projector to an otherwise simple ultra-compact camera. Its projector is a unique feature to instantly share images and videos using an available surface up to 47" diagonally. This alone is the reason to consider this digital camera and, honestly, this is the only reason given its price and minimalist feature set. Nikon also makes quite a few more capable ultra-compact cameras for less.
Pros: Rich image colors up to ISO 800, Reliable automatic white balance, Good metering system, No optical distortion, Reliable autofocus, Short shutter lag, Good LCD visibility, Solid build quality
Cons: Visible noise at all ISO settings, Useless output from ISO 1600, Pronounced vignetting, Slow shot to shot speed, Slow playback mode, Inefficient interface, Video takes 2½s to start, Impossible to setup initial framing for HD video, Below average battery life, Useless continuous drive mode
Conclusion: Hopefully one day the technology will proliferate to other manufacturers which will create both variety and competition, but for now the S1100pj remains a pricey lifestyle gadget that can only be said to do one thing well.
Excerpt: Nikon sells the Coolpix S1100pj. This camera comes with a lot of features, including a built-in projector. Yet, it costs nearly $300. Do you get the bang for the buck? Learn more in this digital camera review.
Summary: Nikon has made improvements in key areas on the Coolpix S1100pj, although not significantly enough for my liking in image quality and light output.
The touchscreen function makes for much more intuitive operation, and I hope Nikon persists because the potential is there for an extremely useful device.
A slightly larger body would be an acceptable compromise to provide a greater light output and image quality.
Summary: • Image sensor capacity 1/2.3-in. type CCD, Effective Pixels 14.1 million, total pixels14.48 million • Lens capacity: consists of 5x zoom NIKKOR; Digital zoom capacity up to 4x 35mm • Monitor 3 “, with 460k dot, consist of TFT LCD touch screen • Internal memory is 79 MB, Supports memory cards SD/SDHC/SDXC • Offers High Definition recording of videos at 30fps • Focus range from lens 1 ft to infinity • Contains a combination of lens shift and electronic vibration reduction...
Pros: Image sensor capacity 1/2.3-in. type CCD, Effective Pixels 14.1 million, total pixels14.48 million , Lens capacity: consists of 5x zoom NIKKOR; Digital zoom capacity up to 4x 35mm , Monitor 3 “, with 460k dot, consist of TFT LCD touch screen , Internal memory is 79 MB, Supports memory cards SD/SDHC/SDXC , Offers High Definition recording of videos at 30fps , Focus range from lens 1 ft to infinity , Contains a combination of lens shift and electronic vibration reductio...
Cons: The camera per say does not have disadvantages. But its only when it is compared to its competitors like Nikon S1200pj the latter appears smaller, , cheaper and thinner
Summary: We can see a use for this little camera – in training sessions. If, for instance, you wanted to record a person training in public speaking or presentation and to give them an instant review of their performance this little camera/projector could be a winner. The reservation is that the sound will be pretty inadequate. You would still be better off using the provided USB option of connecting the camera to a laptop and video projector.
Pros: The projector function is certainly a Wow! thing, but after the Wow! comes the “what’s it for”? The movie mode is good, so it could be useful in a presentation where instant record and playback to a group is the requirement of the day.
Cons: The resistive touch screen is awful. Smart phones, such as the best Android and iPhone devices, use capacitive screens – the lightest brush of a finger fires the action. Resistive screens react to pressure, and this screen needs a lot of pressure. Compared with the best Panasonic and Samsung camera touch screens this one doesn’t make the cut.
Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj: Show off with this 14.1-megapixel Nikon compact camera, which has a built-in projector
Good Gear Guide.au
7 April 2011
Summary: It may not be the most practical digital camera, but if you're a gadget nut then Nikon's COOLPIX S1100pj is almost a must-have item. It's not without its drawbacks, but it'll definitely make your friends 'ooh' and 'ahh' when you use the integrated projector to display the photos you took of them, and its overall picture quality is quite good.
Pros: Reasonably clear picture quality, good high ISO performance, built-in projector will wow your friends
Cons: Built-in projector will drain the battery quickly, touchscreen is awkward to use, noticeable chromatic aberration, lens position is awkward
Excerpt: It was only ever a matter of time before someone thought to incorporate a projector inside a digital camera, but two and a half years after Nikon took the plunge it remains the only manufacturer to have done so.
Excerpt: The difference between the Nikon Coolpix S1100pj and a regular compact camera becomes obvious as soon as you take a look at the front of the camera. That's because the S1100pj has not one, but two lenses – one for taking photos, and another one for projecting them onto a plain wall or canvas. The former is in the top-right corner when viewed front on, shielded by a sliding lens cover when the camera is turned off.