Nikon Coolpix S1100pj review

The second Coolpix camera to come complete with projector functionality

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Nikon coolpix s1100pj

One of the better aspects of the camera's performance is its focusing system, which finds subjects with ease and locks on to them quickly, even when shooting conditions aren't great. Focusing and releasing the shutter at once can also be done through the touchscreen by simply pressing the desired area, although the afforementioned issue with responsiveness can make this tricky.

Post-capture, it takes a good couple of seconds for the image to be displayed, while browsing through images is made problematic by the sensitivity of the LCD screen, which requires a surprisingly firm swipe of the finger in order to cycle through stored images.

While the camera is capable of producing a good standard of image quality, overall performance is inconsistent. Metering is largely accurate, although the camera has a tendency to overexposure in certain situations. Highlight detail is generally well maintained, though, while colour in optimum conditions is punchy and vibrant, and largely faithful. In such conditions the camera can also produce images with a high level of detail, particularly at the centre of the frame.

White balance in the auto settings is largely fine, but occasionally leans towards coldness, particularly when there is less information in the scene for the camera work with. The main problem concerns the softness which characterises many images.

Noise and noise reduction leaves images looking heavily processed and devoid of detail, and remind us of the problem with cramming 14MP on a 1/2.3in sensor. Furthermore, images taken at the longer end of the zoom are soft and lacking in definition, despite the camera claiming to be within the limits of its image stabilisation technologies.

To compensate for all of this, the camera has a tendency to oversharpen images which creates unnatural edges, and again contributes to the general processed look of images.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)155 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height62.7 mm
Width100.8 mm
Depth24.1 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS1100PJ
Product NameCoolpix S1100pj Point & Shoot Digital Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA661E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The innovative Coolpix S1100pj offers everything you need to create and share in fabulous style. A host of handy automatic features make it incredibly easy to capture great images and videos, while the built-in projector lets you project your favorites in big, beautiful fashion - directly from the camera or a connected computer. The large, clear touch-screen makes operating the camera extremely intuitive. The precision Nikkor lens, 14.1 megapixel resolution and five anti-blur technologies combine to ensure sharp, detailed images that look great when you project them. Dim the lights - it's time for the show to begin!

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S1100pj Point & Shoot Digital Camera
  • Battery EN-EL12
  • Strap AN-CP19
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • Battery Charger MH-65
  • Infrared remote control ML-L5
  • Touch-screen pen TP-1
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year