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Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Summary

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

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.

See our full-length review for an in-depth look and images samples at all ISO sensitivities.

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PROS CONS
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
AverageAverage Average

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Nikon Coolpix S1100pj
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By Neocamera on 2011-01-04

Nikon S1100pj Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

14 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 80-1600
5X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1500-4s
Built-in StabilizationLithium-Ion Battery
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 460K Pixels
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