The Nikon Coolpix S1200pj shows average results for signal to noise ratio across the sensitivity scale, comparable to other compact cameras that include a similar 14 megapixel 1/2.3-in sensor. Dynamic range results also show that the S1200pj is capable of capturing a good amount of shadow and highlight detail up to ISO 1600.

Both signal to noise ratio and dynamic range results show that while the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj compares well with other compact cameras with a similar specification you are paying a hefty premium for the addition of the projector.

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 100
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 100

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 80
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 100
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 200
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 400
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 800
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 1600
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 16 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 3200
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: n/a (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 6400
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: n/a (see full image)