The S1100pj has enough business related features to make it useful in the conference room, as well as the beach. The camera's built-in projector has a brightness rating of 14 lumens, which means it can project a picture slideshow or video up to 7 feet away, according to Nikon. Images can be projected from the camera's internal memory or external memory card.
In addition, the camera has a USB-in port that enables the user to project presentation, video or slideshows from a Mac or Windows PC. Another helpful feature for businesspeople is the ability to use the camera's 3-inch LCD touch screen to write a draw on projected images.
As a camera, the 14-megapixel S1100pj includes a 5x wide-angle zoom lens and 17 scene modes that automatically configures the camera for a variety of lighting conditions, as well as whether the subject is moving. The camera also can record and playback video at a resolution of 720p.
The S1100pj replaces last year's S1000pj, which was a 12-megapixel camera with a built-in projector that had a brightness rating of 10 lumens. The latest product is scheduled to be available in September for a manufacturer suggested retail price of $349.95. Color choices include black, violet, green and silver.
The CoolPix S5100 is a 12-megapixel camera that can record high-definition 720p video at 30 frames per second. The camera has quick start-up time and a short shutter-release time, so the camera is ready quickly to take a picture. Like the S1100pj, the S5100 has a 5x zoom lens and a image stabilization system that automatically sets the camera for motion.
The S51000 is scheduled to be available in October for a MSRP of $179.95. Available colors include black, pink, purple and blue.