The COOLPIX S1200pj is Nikon’s third attempt at a camera that sports a built-in projector.  And this time it’s the most robust, and thus why it’s worth purchasing.

We’re not sure why, but the previous generations of this COOLPIX camera seemed gimmicky.  The addition of a projector, while a great idea, didn’t really resolve a problem that the mass consumer ran into.  How many times have you been sitting around biting your lip and stopping your feet because you couldn’t project your camera’s photos onto a nearby white wall.  And perhaps that’s what Nikon figured out and hence why they increased the projectors compatibility to work with, what else, Apple’s iOS products.  Now you can plugin in an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and project your contents in all the grandeur it deserves.  It’s also compatible with Macs and PC via a USB connection.

The COOLPIX’s S1200pj projector is capable of shining up to a 60-inch image from 10-feet away and boasts a 20-lumen rating, 40% brighter than the previous iteration.  The camera has a 14.1 megapixel sensor, sports a 3-inch LCD on its rear, a 5x optical zoom, picture effects, an ISO of 80-6400 and image stabilization.  If no tripod is near, the COOLPIX S1200pj includes a built-in stand.

The Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj will retail for $429.99.  An exact launch date hasn’t been announced.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."