Nikon adds second projector camera to Coolpix range

17 Aug 2010

With the addition of two new digital compacts to the Coolpix line-up Nikon has brought another projector camera to the consumer market as well as a model designed for low light conditions.

Nikon’s Coolpix S1100pj is a step up from the original S1000pj, which was a world first by virtue of being the first ever digital compact to have a projector on-board.

While the Coolpix S1000pj was a 12.1-megapixel digital compact with a 2.7-inch TFT LCD monitor its successor has a 14.1-megapixel sensor and 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor.

The S1100pj also boasts a wide-angle 5x zoom Nikkor lens, modes including Easy Auto and Smart Portrait and different retouch effects including Fisheye, colour highlighting on a monochrome picture and of course it plays slideshows.

For your picture slideshows you can add background music, different slide transitions and a selection of built-in animations.

The Coolpix S1100pj comes in two colours; black and green. It goes on sale from 16 September and the recommended retail price is €414.

The second addition to the Coolpix line-up is the S5100. This is a small, slim 12.2-megapixel compact that works brilliantly at night. It has enhanced motion detection, vibration reduction, sensitive flash control and can detect the difference between a free standing camera in your hand and one placed on a tripod.

With the S5100 you can shoot HD video in 720p and although the camera is quite compact it does have a 5x zoom Nikkor Lens starting at wide-angle 28mm.

The Coolpic S5100 comes in black and blue.