Nikon S1000pj Review

 
Camera Reviews / Nikon Cameras / Nikon Coolpix i Preview
Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
Resolution: 12.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Kit Lens: 5.00x zoom
(28-140mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 80 - 6400
Shutter: - 0
Max Aperture: 3.9
Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.5 x 0.9 in.
(100 x 63 x 23 mm)
Weight: 5.5 oz (155 g)
MSRP: $430
Availability: 09/2009
Manufacturer: Nikon
Full specs: Nikon S1000pj specifications

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon S1000pj
12.10
Megapixels
5.00x zoom 1/2.3 inch
size sensor
image of Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
Front side of Nikon S1000pj digital camera Front side of Nikon S1000pj digital camera Front side of Nikon S1000pj digital camera Front side of Nikon S1000pj digital camera Front side of Nikon S1000pj digital camera
Untitled Document

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is the first compact digital camera to feature a built-in projector, which allows users to display their still images and movies on flat surfaces such as walls and projector screens. The Nikon S1000pj comes with a stand that holds it steady while the projector is in use, and the camera can be placed at a distance of ten inches to 6.5 feet from the surface on which the image is to be projected. Depending on the distance at which it is placed, the image diagonal beamed by the Coolpix S1000pj varies from five to 40 inches. A remote control is included, and the Nikon S1000pj's projector has an output of ten lumens with a 30:1 contrast ratio - perhaps rather dim and low-contrast, but then this isn't a dedicated projector, and the output will likely prove fine for its intended purpose of a quick impromptu slideshow in a dimly lit room. Battery life when using the S1000pj's projector is said to be in the region of one hour.

Beyond that standout feature, the Nikon S1000pj couples a 12.0 effective megapixel image sensor with a Nikkor-branded 5x optical zoom lens that offers 35mm-equivalent focal lengths from a useful 28mm wide angle to a 140mm telephoto. Maximum aperture varies from f/3.9 to f/5.8 across the zoom range. As well as true mechanical image stabilization, the Nikon S1000pj offers the ability to vary its sensitivity manually from a minimum of ISO 80 to a maximum of ISO 1,600 equivalent at full resolution. By reducing the resolution to three megapixels, this range can be extended to as high as ISO 6,400 equivalent.

The Nikon S1000pj is capable of focusing to one feet (30 centimeters) ordinarily, and as close as 1.2 inches (three centimeters) in macro mode. Coolpix S1000pj images must be framed and reviewed on the camera's 2.7", 230,000 dot LCD display as there's no optical viewfinder on this model. Images are stored on Secure Digital cards, including the newer Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) types, or in a 36MB of built-in memory. Power comes courtesy of a proprietary EN-EL12 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery that's rated as good for 220 shots to CIPA testing standards, and is included in the product bundle.

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj will be offered from September 2009, with expected pricing of $430 or thereabouts. The only body color on offer will be matte black.

Nikon S1000pj

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon S1000pj
Similar to the S1000pj but smaller lighter larger sensor cheaper But ...
loading
No cameras match your search criteria(s)
   

$200.89 (100% more)

16.4 MP (26% more)

Has viewfinder

20% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs XP70

$0.00

12.1 MP

Has viewfinder

30% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs D30

$0.00

14 MP (14% more)

Has viewfinder

24% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs WG-20

$194.39 (100% more)

18.2 MP (34% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

62% smaller

5x zoom

S1000pj vs TX30

$69.00 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

22% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

S1000pj vs S5300

$0.00

16.1 MP (25% more)

Has viewfinder

20% smaller

4x zoom (25% less)

S1000pj vs TS30

$0.00

16.4 MP (26% more)

Has viewfinder

20% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs XP80

$187.64 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

11% smaller

12x zoom (58% more)

S1000pj vs 340 HS

$248.00 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

26% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs TG-850

$0.00

16.1 MP (25% more)

Has viewfinder

33% larger

4.6x zoom (9% less)

S1000pj vs TS5

$205.95 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

13% larger

18x zoom (72% more)

S1000pj vs SX600 HS

$73.29 (100% more)

20.1 MP (40% more)

Has viewfinder

28% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

S1000pj vs S3600

$256.86 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

38% larger

5x zoom

S1000pj vs TG-860

$127.97 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

12% smaller

12x zoom (58% more)

S1000pj vs S6800

$120.79 (100% more)

20.1 MP (40% more)

Has viewfinder

28% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

S1000pj vs S3700

$200.85 (100% more)

20.2 MP (40% more)

Has viewfinder

9% smaller

12x zoom (58% more)

S1000pj vs 350 HS

$0.00

2 MP (39% more)

Has viewfinder

10% smaller

12x zoom (58% more)

S1000pj vs 170 IS

$220.10 (100% more)

18.2 MP (34% more)

Has viewfinder

11% smaller

1x zoom (50% more)

S1000pj vs QX10

$277.99 (100% more)

16.1 MP (25% more)

Has viewfinder

33% larger

4.6x zoom (9% less)

S1000pj vs TS6

$131.87 (100% more)

16 MP (24% more)

Has viewfinder

25% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

S1000pj vs 140 IS

Suggestion for improvement? Head over here.


Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate