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Nikon Coolpix S1000pj 12.1MP Digital Camera with Built-In Projector and 5x Wide-Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom

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  • 12.1-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • World's first camera with an ultra-small, built-in projector provides new ways for enjoying your pictures anytime and anywhere
  • 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; 5-way VR image stabilization system
  • Bright 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD; Scene Auto Selector and Smart Portrait System
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj 12.1MP Digital Camera with Built-in Projector and 5x Wide-Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom - 26186

From the Manufacturer

Radical. Revolutionary. Your personal theater on the go.

Nikon’s revolutionary new Coolpix S1000pj combines 12.1 effective megapixels and a 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens with the world’s first camera with an ultra-small built-in projector. The Coolpix S1000pj combines Nikon’s 5-way VR Image Stabilization system and an incredible bright, high-resolution 2.7-inch LCD for getting sharp, clear pictures. The Coolpix S1000pj features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, with Smile Shutter, that enables you to get great portraits, with a touch of the shutter! Enjoy the Coolpix S1000pj’s built-in projector to create a great slide show and movies right at your party or gathering, it’s your personal theater on the go.

The world’s first compact camera to feature a built-in projector enhances the fun of sharing special moments anywhere

Coolpix S1000pj packs the pleasure of a personal go-anywhere theater into a stylish compact enclosure. The Coolpix S1000pj delivers a fun new way to share pictures and video with friends and family in most any location.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital camera highlights
The Coolpix S1000pj is the first compact digital camera in the world to feature a built-in projector. With a simple touch of a button, the camera projects favorite photos or movies clips on any flat surface at up to 40 inches in size. Pictures can be projected individually, or as slide shows complete with music and added effects that enhance the experience. It’s the fun new way to share pictures with family and friends in most any location.

This capability to project still images or movie clips gives rise to an entirely new form of communication as all participants visually share the passion of special moments together. For example, the Coolpix S1000pj can be used to capture photos on a family vacation, and then serve double-duty as a personal theater in the evening as everyone enjoys viewing the highlights of the day projected on a wall or a ceiling. Whenever and just about wherever friends gather, the Coolpix S1000pj’s projector can add whole new life to the party by displaying nostalgic pictures or freshly shot images for all to enjoy. Parents can even use the Coolpix S1000pj to display photos of their own artworks or other images on the ceiling to complement bedtime stories they tell their children.

Projector Specifications:

  • Brightness: Up to 10 lumens
  • Image size: 5 to 40 in.
  • Throw distance: Approx. 10 in. to 6 ft. 6 in.(26 cm to 2 m)
  • Endurance (battery life): Approx. 1 hour
  • Resolution (output): VGA equivalent
A handy projector stand is included, as is a remote control that can be used to operate the projector, release the shutter, and more.

Also featured are the precision optics of a 5x zoom NIKKOR lens that provides the compositional freedom of 28mm wide-angle coverage and macro shooting ability from as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.). This combines with the image quality and performance benefits of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept to help ensure consistently beautiful results produced at the high resolution of 12.1 effective megapixels.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon’s smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital camera highlights
Sharper results with five advanced Nikon image stabilizing features*
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital camera highlights
VR image stabilization in action
Nikon's Optical lens shift and Electronic VR image stabilization systems combine to help produce blur-free images. High ISO 6400** capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement and camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.
* The camera selects and uses only the features required to optimize each image.
** ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital camera highlights
Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
Face-priority AF helps produce more satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure for as many as 12 faces in the framed shot. Skin Softening function detects and analyzes a framed subject’s skin, and then adjusts smoothness to produce enhanced results. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles, while its Blink Proof function shoots two sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are widest open. Blink Warning presents an alert when it suspects that someone in the shot has blinked. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital camera highlights
Intelligent automated shooting modes that promote carefree shooting
Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector makes it faster and easier to capture the moment by eliminating the need to manually select a scene mode to match the intended shot. This intelligent function determines the subject, analyzes the surrounding settings, and then automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for optimal results. Subject Tracking enhances the shooting experience by following the subject’s movement to ensure clear focus and quick response when that special shutter opportunity presents itself. Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame for a second or two.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Other Features
  • 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with anti-reflection coated cover
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Auto Sort and Favorite Pictures functions
  • Four movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 36 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity
What's in the Box
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-65 Battery Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • ET-2 Projector Stand
  • ML-L4 Remote Control
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.9 x 2.4 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B002KANWQ2
  • Item model number: S1000pj
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,921 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 2, 2009

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Customer Reviews

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I just got this great, new camera from Nikon and it has been just great. This falls into the category of "what will they think of next?" The camera itself is a solid performer for a point and shoot with a slightly better than average 5x zoom which is great for a point & shoot model. Of course, the projector is the "WOW!" factor. No more squeezing around the display on the back to show your friends the photos. The projector is a great way to share your images. The image quality is not as high as the LCD display, but fine for quick showings.

As an artist, I will use this camera to shoot new subjects, then project them onto a canvas so I can transfer the compositions into a painting.

Be sure to order the larger Nikon case since the other "S" cases are too small for this model.
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I concur with the other 5 star reviews. It is for small groups of 4-5 viewers. It is not as bright as the big boy 2000 lumen, but adequate within its limits. I am also a hobby artist, with the projector I can store comps, project, and rough out line art. This alone makes it worth the purchase. The innards are state-of-the-art, as good as any other 12meg pix P&S. There is a lot of undiscovered potential lurking within. One drawback is that the only input to the projector is via the camera. somewhere, somebody will hack the file format on the SD card so you can load your other pictures for projection. I'll then give it 6 stars.

Update: here is a software that converts jpeg from other sources to Nikon coolpix s1000pj format that can be saved on SD card and viewed with the built in projector. [...]. it works with other models and mfg's formats. Now I give it 6 stars. I can convert my powerpoint training slides for projection on the s1000pj, and carry it in my shirt pocket, now that's cool!
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I got this camera for Christmas, so I've been using it for 2+ weeks. Yes, the projector is very cool. And the wideness of the lens is great. The flash recharges fairly quickly. But the photos I've taken with it aren't as sharp as those from the Casio Exilim camera I got 3 years ago. And at the end of the day for me, sharp photos are more important than bells and whistles. Also, the lens is in the upper right corner of the camera instead of dead center which is where the projector is (a strange design choice), so you have to be careful how you hold it so you don't get the edge of your finger in the image. The flash is very bright, so you can't be too close to your subject when using it -- it washes out the image. And because the lens is so wide, I did find myself getting closer to my subjects. So unless you have some urgent need for the projector feature, I can't recommend this camera, especially given how expensive it is. I've gone back to using my Casio camera...which is also lighter and easier to stick in my pocket.
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This is a $149 camera with a projector. Keep this price in mind as you read my review or any reviews about this camera. I own other compact cameras before but this one pushed me to write a review... it's that special!

1) What will the projector do for you and does it really work?
Yes, it really works. It's really a fun and convienient accessory built into this camera. You will be the star of the party when you start to shine photos and videos on the wall or any white surface nearby, I guarantee it. The brightness all depends the distance from where you are to the wall or how dark the room is. In a dimly lit party room or bed room, it's plenty bright enough for a 40 inch picture. In brighter rooms, then just make the image smaller down to about 10-20 inches, which is still way larger than the tiny 3 inch LCD on the camera to share photos with friends. You might just be a bit nervous when strangers start to crowd around when you start your public slide show.

2) Over all impression of the s1000pj = A+
This is the camera to have handy to just have fun. The s1000pj was a $500 camera a year ago and not worth it's price, but now at less than $150, there's no reason not to get it. The s1000pj camera captures good enough pictures that would fit for any photo album or webpage or even reasonable enlargements to 11x14. Seriously, who has the wall space to hang so many pictures on their walls? Some people complain these small cameras are never good enough to do giant enlargements... to hang where? If you have the need for larger pictures then use a $1000 DSLR camera with a good lens. Enough said here.
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great camera, fast auto focus, good low-light focus.

I am just disappointed with the battery life, I have 2 other compact cameras, one is also a Nikon, they both have much better battery life.

i highly recommend you get 2 or 3 extra batteries. Other than that you will love this camera!

get a big memory card too, 4 or 8 gig!
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Takes great pictures, easy to use, turns on quick, everything is great.

You have to adjust the focus on the projector manually which is not a big deal, very easy to do, the adjustment is well placed on the top of the camera.
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