The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Digital Camera Keeps The Embedded Pico Projector But Makes It Useful

Nikon broke the stale mold generally used in digital cameras with the Coolpix S1000pj projector camera last year. Instead of having just a boring lens and LCD screen, this bad boy comes with a front-firing pico projector for sharing the camera’s pics and videos. But that’s where the fun stops with the first generation. The pico projector was limited to viewing on-camera material only. But Nikon isn’t done with the form factor. Oh no. The second generation takes it up a notch and actually makes the pico projector a bit more practical. The S1100pj can project content from your computer. noice

The 14.1MP S1100pj is a good leap forward down the evolutionary path. Not only can it double as a computer-powered pico projector via USB, but the image will be 40% brighter, thanks to a 14-lumen internal projector. Nikon even opted for a 3-inch rear-touchscreen and a convenient kickstand, along with a 720p movie mode. Basically, Nikon improved every aspect of the camera including lowering the MSRP down to a more reasonable $349. Retailers should get the camera next month in a variety of colors including black, violet, green, and silver.