Nikon Coolpix S1200pj review

Nikon's new 14.1MP projector camera features iPhone & iPad compatibility

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Nikon coolpix s1200pj

The most significant change you'll notice with the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj comes in the handling. It's a few grams heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S1100pj, and the classiest Coolpix projector camera so far, thanks to its metal front plate and clean-edged design.

This time round, the projector is easily accessed via a simple vertical sliding cover on the front of the camera.

There's been a significant upgrade to the control set on the back of the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj, too. The S1100pj's fiddly touchscreen has been ditched, and instead you get a familiar four-way controller for changing common settings such as flash and exposure compensation, plus dedicated movie recording, scene mode and menu buttons.

Nikon coolpix s1200pj review

The 5x zoom is still enclosed within the camera body, and although the maximum 140mm telephoto might leave you wanting occasionally, it offers a decent everyday reach. The maximum aperture of f/5.8 at full zoom is a little underwhelming, though. Despite Nikon's four "anti blur" measures built into the Coolpix S1200pj - Hybrid VR (lens-shift and electronic stabilisation), Best Shot Selector, and High ISO - we'd take a 1-stop increase in aperture any day.