Fact Sheets on the Best Digital Cameras
    Bookmark and Share  
Articles (RSS Feed)
Press Releases
Site Map
Best Digital Cameras
Buyer's Guide
Ultra Compact
Ultra Zoom
User Manuals
Digital Camera Reviews
Reviews Matrix
Photoxels Awards
History of Cameras
Featured Sites
About Us
Privacy Statement
Photo Store
Digital Cameras

You are hereHome > Best Digital Cameras > Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Nikon Digital Cameras


Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Review

Review Date: Sept 20, 2009

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Mouseover image for back view

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is the World's first ultra-compact digital camera with a built-in projector. It features 12.1 MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, and a 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots). It is slim enough to fit into a pocket or a purse.

The built-in projector has a 21mm f/3.5 lens and throws an image up to 2 m for an image size of 40 in. Brigtness is up to 10 lumens. A variety of slideshow effects can be used. Movie is 640 x 480 at 30 fps and can also be projected.

Scene Auto Selector recognizes the scene in your picture and automatically adjusts camera settings. Smart Portrait uses Skin Softening to smooth skin tone for pleasing portraits. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera. Face-Priority AF  automatically focuses on up to 12 faces. Smile Timer makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles. Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject’s eyes remain open. Blink Warning alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo. D-Lighting adds detail and optimizes exposure to rescue underexposed images. 16 Scene Modes help turn challenging situations into easy ones.

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring an ultra compact digital camera with image stabilization. Now with a built-in projector for more fun.

Read our Nikon S1000pj review...

Search for more reviews:

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
QuickFact™ Sheet
Nikon S1000pj US | CA | UK | Imaging | Microsite
Image Sensor 12.1 million pixels, CCD, 1/2.3-in. CCD
Lens 5.0-25.0mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 28-140 mm), 13 elements in 9 groups
Optical Zoom 5x (Digital zoom: up to 4x, 560mm equiv.)
Image Stabilizer Optical VR
Media Internal memory (approx. 36 MB), SD/SDHC memory cards
Viewfinder N/A
Aperture f/3.9 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed 1/1500 - 2 sec. (4 sec. in Fireworks Show scene mode)
Continuous Single
Continuous 0.9fps in 12M Normal for 4 images
Best Shot Selector (BSS)
Multi-shot 16
Exposure Control Scene Auto Selector, Scene Modes, Smart Portrait, Subject tracking, Movie
Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot
ISO sensitivity ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800), Fixed range auto (ISO 80-200, 80-400)
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF
W: 30cm (1 ft) to ∞; T: 50cm (1ft 8 in) to ∞
Macro: 3 cm (1.2 in.) to ∞
White Balance Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
LCD Monitor 2.7-in., 230,000 dots
Movie 640 x 480 @ 30fps
Projector 21mm f/3.5, manual focus, image size 5 to 40 in., throw distance 26 cm (10 in.) to 2 m (6 ft 6 in), brightness up to 10 lumens
Dimensions (W x H x D) 99.5 x 62.5 x 23 mm / 4.0 x 2.5 x 0.9 in.
Weight (camera body only) 155 g / 5.5 oz
MSRP US $429.95 / CAD $499.95 / UK £399.99 / €485.00

Related Links:
- Nikon S1000pj Press Release
- Sample Image 2 3 | more
- 3D Product View
- COOLPIX Comparison
- View a video presentation of the Nikon S1000pj

B&H Photo VideoYou can buy the Nikon S1000pj from our Trusted Sponsor B&H Photo-Video, the Professional’s Source, satisfying millions of customers for over 35 years:

- Nikon CoolPix S1000pj Digital Camera with Built-in Projector


Nikon S1000pj
US UK - Silver UK - Black

Or, Browse our Amazon Store (US) | (UK) | (CAN)

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
Technical Specifications
Nikon S1000pj US | CA | UK | Imaging | Microsite
Type of Camera Compact digital camera with projector
Effective pixels 12.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. CCD
Lens 5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length
5.0-25.0mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 28-140mm)
13 elements in 9 groups
Digital zoom Up to 4x (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: approx. 560mm)
Vibration reduction Combination lens-shift and electronic VR
Auto focus Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens)
Approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to ∞ (W);Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞ (T)
Macro mode: 3 cm (1.2 in.) to ∞ (at maximum wide-angle)
Focus-area selection
Auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, face priority
LCD Monitor 2.7-in., approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (Compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (Compared to actual picture)
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 36 MB), SD memory cards
Image Size (pixels) 4000 x 3000 (High: 4000★/Normal: 4000), 3264 x 2448 (Normal: 3264), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3968 x 2232 (16:9: 3968)

ISO sensitivity
(Standard output sensitivity)

ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800), Fixed range auto (ISO 80-200, 80-400)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Range (ISO 100)
[W]: -1.1 to 16.9 EV
[T]: 2.2 to 18 EV
Shutter speed 1/1500 to 2 sec. (4 sec, in Fireworks show)
Aperture range Electronically-controlled ND filter; f/3.9, f/7.8
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2s duration
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.3 (1 ft) to 3.5 m (11 ft)
[T]: 0.5 (1 ft) to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
I/O terminal Audio video output / digital I/O (USB)
Projection system
Single lamp / single LCD panel
LCD panel
One 0.4-in. reflective panel with an aspect ratio of 4 : 3, approx. 921k-dot
Projector lens
21mm f/3.5, manual focus
Light source
one high luminance white LED
Image size
5 to 40 in.
Throw distance
Approx. 26cm (10 in) to 2 m (6 ft 6 in)
Number of colors
Full color (approx. 16.7 million colors)
Up to 10 lumens
Contrast ratio
30 : 1
Resolution (output)
VGA equivalent
Endurance (battery life)
Approx. 1 h with EN-EL12 battery
Supported Languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
When using the projector: 0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories
(may differ by country or area)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Charger MH-65
USB Cable UC-E6
Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
Strap AN-CP19
Projector Stand ET-2
Remote Control ML-L4
Software Suite CD-ROM
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 99.5 x 62.5 x 23 mm /
4.0 x 2.5 x 0.9 in. (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 155 g / 5.5 oz
(without battery and SD memory card)
MSRP US $429.95 / CAD $499.95 / UK £399.99 / €485.00

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

Before you buy, do your homework and verify a seller's reputation. One source you may want to check with is Resellerratings.com. And remember, if a price seems to good to be true, it probably is.


Though we make every effort to strive for accuracy in reproducing these specs, we do occasionally make mistakes, so verify with the manufacturer's site for the latest specs. Also, in the early stages of a product introduction, you can almost guarantee there will be some errors from the manufacturers themselves as they update their sites. If you see any mistakes, please contact us. We do appreciate your writing in with the corrections and thank you in advance!






  Home | Best Digital Cameras | Digital Camera Reviews | Tutorials | Special | About | Shop  

Product technical specifications are as represented by the manufacturer
and subject to manufacturer's change, so please do not rely on them without verification.
All trademarks, service marks, and Copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Privacy Notice. Copyright © 2002-2015 Photoxels. All rights reserved.