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Nikon adds Coolpix S1200pj with iOS projection, new S series

updated 01:10 am EDT, Wed August 24, 2011

New Coolpix S1200pj, S6200, S8200, S100

Nikon's camera launches continued Wednesday with four S series Coolpix models. Topping these for uniqueness is the S1200pj, its next-generation projection camera. It now has a brighter 20-lumen pico projector and supports iPads, iPhones, and iPods to show both imagery at sizes as well as raw content and PC material, all up to 60 inches across.

On a practical level, the camera captures 14-megapixel stills with a 5X lens and 720p videos. It brings in filters and other special effects from the other cameras in the range.

Compact long-zoom cameras have also pushed Nikon's limits in the S8200. The 16-megapixel camera carries a CMOS sensor and fits a 14X Nikkor-grade ED (enhanced dispersion) lens. If resolution isn't a factor, it can shoot at up to five frames per second and will actually take photos in advance to speed up shooting in reliable situations. Its sister camera, the S6200, has the same resolution but a less aggressive 10X lens.

Both should shoot 720p video, though the S8200 has a three-inch LCD to the 2.7 inches on the S6200.

Nikon rounds out the additions by chasing after Sony's stylized Cyber-shots with the S100. It embodies the same very thin, sliding-cover layout of its Japanese rival's cameras but still manages a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5X zoom, and 1080p video. The 3.5-inch touchscreen control isn't unheard of but uses a more colorful OLED instead of an LCD.

All four cameras are due in mid-September, starting off at $230 for the S6200 and moving up to $300 for the S100, $330 for the S8200, and $430 for the S1200pj.





by MacNN Staff



  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't understand, how does it relate to iOS? Does it beam the pictures or display the iOS screen or something?

  1. brainiac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just what I need

    I need one of these so that when people want to see the images on my iPad we can all walk to a dark room with a wall color suitable for projection, I can connect the projector to my iPad, we can place it on a table or something to keep the image steady, and we can view the washed-out images projected at 36 inches across so that the image does not degrade too badly. It is an even better for home use because it should work a lot better than displaying the images on my 55 inch TV in a bright room. And the reduced battery life and increased cost really make it worth it.

    I thought the integrated projector fad died two years ago.

  1. 4phun

    Joined: Dec 1969


    S1200pj built for Apple mobile

    The reason Nikon 1200pj specifies iOS is that their client app runs only on Apple devices when sharing mobile images from them through the Nikon pico projector in the camera.

    I can see a number of benefits in acquiring the s1200pj for use with my iPhone, iPad and Mac Book Pro. Yes it appears it takes advantage of iPhoto software that is on the MBP too.

    For instance there are not large screens in most construction trailers (security problem) but if you need to document where stuff goes and blend it with images from the Mac or iPad you could right there and then present it to a small group where all could focus on what they need to know at once with the use of this camera and its pico projector.

    I am glad I avoided picking up an Android phone as the benefits of sticking with only Apple have multiplied many times over with useful products like this. It seems it is a symbiotic relationship these firms enter when they make sure their products benefit Apple users, they benefit with from an established market and Apple benefits as it makes their products far more desirable any comparable competitive device.

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