Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Summary
Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Assessment
The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj adds a projector to an otherwise simple ultra-compact camera. Its projector is a unique feature to instantly share images and videos using an available surface up to 47" diagonally. This alone is the reason to consider this digital camera and, honestly, this is the only reason given its price and minimalist feature set. Nikon also makes quite a few more capable ultra-compact cameras for less. This is certainly expected, as the cost of a built-in projector can be used for photographic components instead.
As a camera, the Nikon S1100pj is minimal in many ways. The interface is certainly the biggest hurdle to get over due to the lack of buttons and touch screen interface, but those who only ever use Auto mode may not find it so frustrating. Taking into account the high-resolution of this digital camera, the performance is somewhat average. Images are noisy even at ISO 80 and things go downhill from there. Vignetting is also quite disturbing but other than that, the S100pj gives good colors, reliable metering and no distortion. The all-important shutter-lag is quick enough not to miss many shots.Neocamera detailed review
|Rich image colors up to ISO 800||Visible noise at all ISO settings|
|Reliable automatic white balance||Useless output from ISO 1600|
|Good metering system||Pronounced vignetting|
|No optical distortion||Slow shot to shot speed|
|Reliable autofocus||Slow playback mode|
|Short shutter lag||Inefficient interface|
|Good LCD visibility||Video takes 2½s to start|
|Solid build quality||Impossible to setup initial framing for HD video|
|Below average battery life|
|Useless continuous drive mode|
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