I love gadgets and one type of gadget that never fails to catch my attention are cameras, especially DSLR cameras. This particular camera that I’m sharing with you right now, is an ordinary looking point-and-shoot camera but what caught my attention is the hidden feature that enables this device to not only function as a regular camera but also as a projector. Yes, you read that right. This Nikon camera is a camera and projector rolled into one. Ain’t that neat?
Earlier this week, Nikon unveiled several new models of cameras under the Coolpix line of products and one of them was the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, a camera with a built-in projector.
Nikon’s official press release:
MELVILLE, NY (Aug. 4, 2009) — Nikon Inc. continues its tradition of innovation, design and performance with the introduction of four new COOLPIX Style Series compact digital cameras. Building on the success of Nikon’s previous touch-screen models, the ultra-stylish COOLPIX S70 features an enhanced interface and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology for a new user experience, housed in a stylish camera body. The COOLPIX S1000pj features the world’s first built-in projector, which enables consumers to share their images and videos in an all-new fun way. Additionally, the COOLPIX S640 and COOLPIX S570, leaders in speed and affordability, respectively, complete the new smarter, cooler, simpler COOLPIX line.
NEW COOLPIX S1000pj FEATURES WORLD’S FIRST BUILT-IN PROJECTOR, YOUR PERSONAL THEATER ON THE GO
Providing consumers with new exciting ways to share images, the COOLPIX S1000pj transforms photo-sharing into a multimedia experience. With the touch of a button, users can project images and videos as large as 40 inches, and with the camera’s unique slideshow function, playback pictures with music, effects and creative transitions. Additional features of the S1000pj include: 12.1 megapixels; a 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; ISO from 64-6400***; a 2.7-inch wide-angle LCD display; 5-way VR Image Stabilization System; Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; Nikon’s Smart Portrait System and movie mode.
The COOLPIX S1000pj will be available in Matte Black, in September 2009, for $429.95 MSRP.
If photos aren’t enough, here’s a product video presenting the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj.
There are mixed reactions to the announcement and launching of the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj. Some people like it and say that it will be a huge success while others contradict and say that it will be a huge flop. Like any product or gadget, it can’t please everyone. Even the very popular Apple iPhone can’t do that. Regardless of what others think, I believe that Nikon has produced a unique product that can cater to a certain market. It might not be a huge success but I don’t think its gonna be a flop either.
For those of you who are interested on getting a Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, it will be available in stores on September 2009 with a retail price of $429.95.
If you can afford the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, would you buy one? What are the things you like or dislike about it?
[images and video courtesy of Nikon USA Press Room]