A while back Nikon unveiled a cool digital camera in its point-and-shoot Coolpix line that had a projector built in to share those photos and video on the camera with more people. The company has now unveiled a follow up to that original projector equipped camera called the Coolpix S1100pj. Compared to the predecessor, the new camera has more features and a better projector module according to Nikon.
The S1100pj is 40% brighter than the previous projector camera with 14 lumens of light output. That is certainly not that bright and will mean that you need a dark room to really see detail in the video and photos projected with the camera. Most pico projectors are questionable in even dimly lit room with more lumens than that. Still, the camera is interesting and has another cool feature the original lacks -- USB connectivity.
With that USB connectivity, you can project your computer screen onto a wall or other surface. The projector is capable of showing a 47-inch image from over 7-feet away. The camera also has a 3-inch rear LCD touchscreen. The CCD has 14.1MP resolution and has a 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens. Other features include 5-way VR image stabilization, ISO up to 6400, and 17 scene modes. Nikon will launch the camera in September for $349.95.
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