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2010.08.17

Today Nikon updated the world’s only digital camera with a built-in projector. The new model, the S1100pj comes with a 40% brighter, 14-lumen internal projector complete with built-in stand and an easy-to-use touch screen interface. The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj can project an image up to 47″ from over 7′ away. The camera portion has also been updated to a class-leading 14 megapixels sensor capable of HD 720p movie recording with easy projection playback.

This ultra-compact includes a 5x wide-angle lens,  equivalent to 28-140mm, and image stabilization with ISO settings up to 6400 to capture  images in low-light conditions while shooting handheld. The S1100pj features an improved 3-inch 460K pixels touch-screen LCD. A new Paint function allows users to write and draw on projected images in real time, while a wide range of new in-camera Retouch functions allow users to add stamps for an entertaining effect or rate their favourite photos for a more convenient search.

Along with the new S1100pj, Nikon is also introducing the Coolpix S5100 ultra-compact. This 12 megapixels model has a bright 2.7-inch LCD display, stabilized 5x optical zoom lens. Its sensor is capable of ISO 3200 at full resolution. The Coolpix S5100 also adds a new tripod detection function found on premium Nikkor lenses. This function detects handheld or tripod shooting and automatically selects the ideal exposure, ISO sensitivity and shutter speed in order to reduce image blur.

The S5100 continues Nikon’s aim for producing very fast ultra-compact cameras with a fast start-up time and a short shutter-lag. This model also adds one-touch 720p HD video recording at 30 FPS.

The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is scheduled to be available  in mid-September for  a suggested retail price of $349. The Coolpix S5100 is scheduled to be available at in mid-September too for a suggested price of $199 and will be sold in black, blue and purple versions. Models sold in Canada will come with a 2-year warranty.

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