Here’s the Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ that broke cover earlier this week, in the flesh. It’s Nikon’s second gen compact camera with a projector built in, and this time, it plays nice with your computer over USB. Is this the ultimate on the road presentation kit?
The good news is the 14.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ feels a world away from last year’s S1000PJ – in that it actually feels like a regular compact camera. It’s small and slim, with a touchscreen LCD you can use to focus shots or even fire them off or annotate with a bundled stylus.
Yet on the front, the Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ has a 14 lumen projector for throwing out video or images. This time around however, you can play them off a connected computer too, which could make it more useful for playing back presentations or movies you’ve nabbed from elsewhere.
We got a look at the Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ doing its thing in the dark, and if we’re honest, stretched to larger sizes (Nikon says it’s suitable up to 40-inches), the picture still looks too washy to be enjoyable. We’re not sure if this is the way forward compared to HDMI and DLNA support in smartphones to achieve similar ends with any screen.
But hey, the Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ we saw wasn’t using final firmware, so things could still change. We’ll get a Nikon Coolpix S1100PJ review for you just as soon as we can, but in the meantime, dig into the hands on pics here!
Out September | £349.99 | Nikon