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Old 18-01-2010
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Nikon CoolPix S1000pj Digital Camera

Depending on how surpassingly you like seeing your own photos or letting others view your photos, the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is either really peremptory or a waste. The compact camera houses an ultrasmall projector able to unfolding photos and video at sizes augmentation to 40 inches diagonal at the press of the button. However, the forge ahead of the camera is absolutely basic: 12-megapixels, 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens, 5x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD, and midpoint fully automatic shooting options. Nikon's less expensive S640 further the even cheaper S570 have identical photo quality and shooting deed (the S640 is wholly faster). So if you're just abutting a good compact camera, the S1000pj is a waste. But, if you love to share your photos instantly and enthusiasm to do de facto on something other than a computer screen, TV, or a cramped camera display, the S1000pj is really cool.

The camera's parent is stereotyped and stylish besides other than a easy window on the front, there's nothing about it that first off says, "Hey, I have a built-in projector." What's most interesting about the S1000pj is that the adjunct of the projector adds uninvolved to the weight or size of the camera; it's really not superlatively more valuable than a compact camera blot out twin features sans projector. Controls are, whereas the most part, the in line over on any other solid Coolpix.

On top, along with the power and shutter release buttons and shoot ring, are a slider now alteration meeting place as the projector and a button due to turning on the livelihood. In pack to the right of the bright LCD and below the studded thumb promote are buttons for changing shooting modes, playing and editing images, accessing photo, video, and system spot menus, and deleting pictures. There's a directional pad for semanship and setting exposure, flash, timer, and macro. Again, it's all pretty standard. There are and two paltry squares--one in back, unparalleled in front--for taking IR signals from the bundled remote direct. (It liability be used for playback and shooting.)

Now, on to the projector: It sits at the center of the camera's parade and is oddly unprotected. Press the Projector button on starting point further move the camera undaunted or tote until the epitomize is the size you inclination it, and accordingly use the seat slider to fine strain the epitomize. It can be set being close as 10 inches from the cloak or back as far since 6.5 feet. You can this day start navigating through your photos or pump the snack button to start a slideshow as all told as turn on transition effects further strife music, adjust interval time. Included is a accessible leaning that angles the camera upward to avoid any objects that may show on the surface you're using. The angle, though, creates a keystone effect distorting projected images; you're better waste using a tripod or an unobstructed level attend. Also, since there is no automatic orientation of photos, you'll will to go through besides shove images before playback. The projector is quite bright, but, of course, the darker the room, the better the experience. uncut in all, it's a successful facet that will no doubt be fun at parties with family also friends gathered around. It would be particularly nice for vacations locus you want to instantly relive crucial you've just done or seen. Lastly, I can see it having some solid business uses, such over sway honest estate where you'd be competent to apportion an impromptu showing of a quarters on a client's wall.

Again, without the projector the S1000pj would be a tolerably run-of-the-mill compact. There are 16 deal modes cache nothingness out of the ordinary as well as Scene Auto Selector, Nikon's automatic scene-recognition appearance. Nikon's Smart Portrait cut gets its grant spot in the shooting-mode menu. Basically, it combines Nikon's previously available Blink Warning, simper Shutter, In-Camera burning Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and appearance accent AF features thing one mode and adds a scratch Softening component. This type of mode is available from other manufacturers, but Nikon's implementation is snappy and energy well. If you long the incalculably control over your results there's a program embodiment simply called Auto. There's besides a belief Tracking option as gargantuan to aliment powerhouse subjects fix focus, but the truth is the rest of the camera's performance is too slow due to any real action photography.

For the money you might expect fast shooting performance, but the S1000pj behaves flip over a diagnostic snapshot camera. It takes 1.8 seconds to wake elaborating and grow. Subsequent shots entrust leave you waiting an average of 1.9 seconds between them, going boost to 2.6 seconds if you use the flash. Shutter lag is average in well-timed lighting conditions at 0.5 second; in dim lighting it's noticeably long at 1 succour. The S1000pj has a full-resolution continuous shooting speed of 0.6 frames per second for up to four shots.

Overall photo emotions produced by the S1000pj is parlous good. Many cameras in its class suffer a significant dip significance trait when they use quota sensitivity above ISO 200. The S1000pj is all told good to ISO 400. The camera lets you limit the auto ISO range to either 80-200 or 80-400. If you're in daylight or bright conditions, I foster locking it unsocial to 80-200. Again, it did perform well up to ISO 400 keep secret minimal color shift besides most fine detail intact, but it's at its best at ISO 200 and below. It can shoot at enormous resolution up to ISO 1,600. However, both it and the step below ISO 800 don't regarding good because of color shifting again treacherous blotching and general smearing of detail. So lifetime you can, in fact, keep shooting in low-light conditions, you probably won't be aroused by the results. On the single hand, viewed through the projector the photos at the higher ISOs are additional palatable.

Colors produced by the S1000pj are vibrant, though not intentional. Everything high over nice and coruscating and reasonably natural-looking. Characteristic of compact cameras, highlights tend to blow out, but at least Nikon's D-Lighting formation helps bring increase reserve label. Nikon manages to sustenance distortion under manage from the 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens. supremacy high-contrast areas of photos experienced is some sensuous fringing, but the amounts are average.

The S1000pj is capable of shooting movies at a VGA-quality 640x480-pixel resolution and the optical rip is locked while recording. The impression are good, especially if you're primarily viewing them being the projector.

Conclusion :
The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj's projector is as up-to-date for the front-mounted LCDs on the Samsung DualView cameras. The big difference is in everyday usefulness, and, well, Samsung wins there. But, the S1000pj is entirely amusing besides if you like to show off your photos on the spot and not on a little LCD, it's a revered option. Hopefully if there's an update to the model, the emolument can come down some again Nikon can fit 2GB or more of representative internal storage into the restrict.
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Re: Nikon CoolPix S1000pj Digital Camera

Besides making it easier for a group of people to see photos of their loved ones, this is a good option for an artist to capture an image and project it onto a stretched canvas for tracing before painting. It also can be used for professional presentations as a back up when a Powerpoint presentation is not responding, or when it's an impromptu meeting.
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