[Review] Updated: Nikon Coolpix S1200pj

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Nikon Coolpix S1200pj
Update: The dock connector cable, which was used to connect the camera to Apple devices has been discontinued by Nikon. Hence, you cannot connect it to an iPhone anymore. However, it can still be connected to computers and laptops using the HDMI cable.

If you're the gadget guru of your friends, get ready to blow them away with your latest high-tech device — the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj. Featuring a powerful built-in projector that can project photos and movies up to 60-inches diagonally onto any flat surface, it is sure to be the center of attention at your next gathering. Its versatile lens provides wide and close-up options. Plus, it can connect to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod photo and project images, movies and web content from the device. Simply shoot, project and instantly bring the wow factor to any party.

Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Features

The perfect way to break the ice and spice up any party, the device can capture those once in a lifetime moments and immediately share them larger than life with friends and family. It offers an image sensor and an optically stabilized lens that allows you to capture wide group shots and landscapes as well as close-ups with razor-sharp results. And it's high-resolution display brings action alive with crisp detail and contrast.
Sure to be a must-have hi-tech device, it's internal projector can project images and movies up to 5-feet large (diagonally), and it's a compact camera to boot! You can shoot and show multimedia presentations that incorporate music and movies or just present your images in big and bright colors. It features illuminated buttons for quick and easy control in the dark, plus a handy wireless remote (optional) for hands-free operation. There's even a built in stand that tilts it on an angle for optimal projection.
With one touch of the movie recording button, you'll be shooting HD movies with full stereo sound. You can even use the optical zoom while recording to bring you as close as possible to all the action. And once you've shot your high-quality stills and HD movies, you can instantly project them on any flat surface. Find a blank wall, push a button and let the show begin.


Imagine projecting movies, photos or web content onto any flat surface—right from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod photo. The camera becomes a projector for your favorite devices. It also has on-board music and graphics, so you can create multimedia slideshows of your photos and videos. Sharing your photos, videos or that hilarious clip of the day has never been easier.
It's four advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization features automatically reduce the streaky images associated with shaky cameras.

It is designed to be easy and fun to use, thanks in part to its various scene modes. Find new creative ways to tell and show your story on a larger scale. An Easy Auto Mode automatically adjusts camera settings to the photo situation you find yourself in. Smart Portrait mode is ideal for getting great people shots at parties. It also features a variety of in-camera photo editing features and special effects that will add additional fun and creativity to your image-sharing experience.


It lets you apply a host of filter effects to the photos you've taken so you can add pizzazz to your presentations.



Why you should buy it?


1. Extremely handy camera-cum-projector ideal for vacations.

Why you shouldn't buy it?


1. The dock connector cable to connect the camera to various Apple products is no longer available.

2. Not so great sound.


Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Verdict


The camera is great for video projections and in-group gatherings.


Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Specifications


Image sensor: CCD

Effective pixels: 14.1 million

Metering: Center-weighted

Lens: NIKKOR glass lens

Lens focal length: 5.0-25.0 mm (equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm format)

Optical zoom: 5x

Digital zoom: 4x

Exposure modes: Programmed auto

Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch

Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter

Shutter speed: 1/1500-1 second

Continuous shooting: 0.8 fps

Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC with 94 MB internal memory

Image size (pixels): 4320x3240

Movie size (pixels): 1280x720, 960x540 and 640x480

Viewfinder: 3.0 inch TFT (460,000 dots)

File formats: JPEG, WAV, MPEG-4

ISO sensitivity: 80-6400

Interface: USB, A/V

Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 107.0x63.4x22.6 mm

Weight: 186 g (with battery and SD card)

Price: Get a price on the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj 14.1 MP Digital Camera (Black) or Nikon Coolpix S1200pj 14.1 MP Digital Camera (Pink)
Nikon Coolpix S1200pj
Reviewed by Garg Ankit Rating: 4.0