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World’s first compact camera with an built-in projector

By Damir Beciri
4 August 2009

nikon-s1000pj_0Nikon introduced the world’s first compact camera with an in-built projector. The S1000pj projects images up to 100cm (40”) in size with a VGA resolution and a maximum distance of 2 meters. They expect that market accepts COOLPIX S1000pj as people begin to see the benefits of sharing and viewing photos and videos with the benefit of a personal projection already integrated into the device.

The COOLPIX S1000pj doesn’t just pack a punch with its projector – the compact camera delivers high resolution images with 12.1 effective Megapixels and a 2.7” wide viewing-angle TFT LCD monitor. With a high ISO 6400 sensitivity and using Nikon’s exclusive image processing concept, EXPEED, the camera offers the kind of high quality images you expect from Nikon. This is all wrapped up in sleek aluminum silver or anodized black casing that contains a wide-angle 5x zoom NIKKOR lens.

If you’ve ever wanted to share your photos or videos at a party or relive a day’s memories while on your travels, then now you can with one-touch projection on the COOLPIX S1000pj. The built-in projector easily projects an image size from approximately 12.5cm up to 100cm (5” up to 40”) depending on the light conditions in the room. The projection resolution is VGA (640 x 480). A supplied remote control means that you can wirelessly operate both the projector and usual camera functions, and a simple projection stand is supplied for optimal viewing wherever you are.

We’re going to mention only the most interesting algorithms and modes it offers. It has Scene Auto mode, whereby the camera automatically selects the appropriate scene mode based on the contents of your shot, allowing picture perfect images at the touch of a button. In addition, five functions to reduce image blur and the Smart Portrait System ensure that you can get those perfect portrait images every time. An additional feature enables users to ‘airbrush’ someone’s face using the Skin Softening function to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Together with face tracking and anti-shake functionality, the COOLPIX S1000pj helps you to get the shot you envisaged without any hassle.

Another great feature is that now you can store your images safely and securely using Nikon’s my Picturetown, a free online digital photo storage and sharing service. Easily share photo memories with friends and organize precious memories into online collections. You get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.

The dimensions are 62.5mm x 99.5mm x 23mm and it weights 155g. It can record movies with sound and you can shoot approximately 220 images with fully charged battery. One of the downsides is that it offers only one hour of projection time (with a full battery), thus helping potentially bored audience.

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