Nikon reveals its S1000pj projector cameraUltra-fast S640 and fashionable S570 also unveiled

04 August 2009

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Nikon has announced three new Coolpix cameras to be launched this autumn, including the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj - the world's first compact digital camera with built-in projector.

The 12.1Mp Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is described by Nikon as being set to 'revolutionise the way that we share images and videos'.

Projector camera

The projector is able to project an image with a size between five and 40-inches, although this depends largely on ambient lighting conditions.

Images can be reviewed on the S1000pj's 2.7-inch LCD. The projector camera features a 5x zoom, has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 and comes with a remote control for flicking through your image library.

Nikon Coolpix S640

Nikon also revealed details of its Coolpix S640 and Coolpix S570 range, with the company S640 as being as quick as a digital SLR, and the S570 as being an elegantly simple camera for the fashion conscious.

According to Nikon's research, the S640 has the fastest start up time of a camera of its class, and that its speed of autofocus is comparable to the Nikon D40 digital SLR.

The Coolpix S640 has a 12Mp sensor, a 5x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD and a maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400. It will be available in black and silver.

Nikon Coolpix S570

The Coolpix S570, which will launch in black, silver and red, also features a 12Mp sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD and a 5x zoom. One of the editing functions of the S570 allows you to 'airbrush' skin blemishes, and the camera also provides 'blink proof' technology.

Use of the 'blink proof' technology causes the camera to take two shots in rapid succession, and then automatically delete either of the images in which the subject was blinking.

Richard Parris, Which? digital camera expert, said: 'Projector technology is getting increasingly small, and it's impressive to see such a feature packaged into a digital camera. If Nikon can deliver on the picture quality then the S1000pj could prove to be a very interesting camera'.

Pricing and availability

The S1000pj will launch in September, when it will retail for around £400. The S570 will also launch in September, when it will sell for around £200. The date of the S640's release has yet to be confirmed, but it will sell for around £250 when it is launched.

For help choosing the best digital cameras check out our in-depth digital camera reviews of almost 300 models.

How to follow the latest Which? Tech news

Are you a Twitter user? Follow WhichTech on Twitter for regular tech tweets.

Prefer RSS? Don't miss a thing with the Which? tech RSS feed

For just the main headlines in newsletter form, sign-up to our weekly Which? tech email.

Apple iPad 2 3G data plans compared - find the best 3G plan for your iPad
Best Android tablets round-up - we look at the best iPad alternatives around
Best cheap laptops for under £500 - find the best laptop deals