Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Updated Nikon projector camera!


Nikon today introduced an updated version of their one-of-a-kind "projector camera". The new Coolpix S1100pj (which replaces the S1000pj) doesn't just take pictures -- it can project them onto a wall or screen, too. The S1100pj features quite a few improvements, including a brighter projector, larger/sharper LCD, HD movie mode, and the ability to project content from your PC (over USB). Here's more:

Coolpix S1100pj [specs to come]
  • 14.1 effective Megapixel CCD
  • F3.9-5.8, 5X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 - 140 mm
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Uses new Expeed C2 processor
  • 3-inch touchscreen LCD display with 460,000 pixels
  • Built-in 14 lumen projector can cast an image up to 47 inches in size up to 7 feet away

    • Projector has VGA resolution; will drain your battery in an hour
    • Can project whatever is on your computer screen, via the USB connection (not sure how this works just yet)
    • Users can "paint" on top of projected content
  • Point-and-shoot operation, with numerous scene modes
  • Smart Portrait system combines face/smile/blink detection, skin softening, and redeye removal
  • Numerous retouching options in playback mode (fisheye, miniature, soft focus, and more)
  • Records movies at 1280 x 720 with sound
  • U79MB built-in memory + SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Uses EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery; 220 shots per charge
  • Available in black, violet, green, and silver
  • Ships in September for $349
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