Nikon Coolpix S1200pj review

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

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj signal to noise ratio
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj are a little below those from the Nikon Coolpix S4150, Samsung ST95, up to around ISO 400 where it takes a step up and is slightly better than the Canon PowerShot A3200.

Dynamic range

Nikon coolpix s1200 pj dynamic range
Nikon coolpix s1200 pj dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Nikon Coolpix S1200pj's JPEGs just have the edge over the Samsung ST95 from ISO 200 and show a good, but not outstanding dynamic range performance throughout the sensitivity range. Its performance is consistently better than that of the Nikon Coolpix S4150.

For a full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests, please click here to read the full article.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
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
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)186 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height63.4 mm
Width107 mm
Depth22.6 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS1200pj
Product NameCoolpix S1200pj Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA880E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Shooting and sharing superb images is easy with the versatile Coolpix S1200pj. Equipped with a built-in iPhone and PC compatible projector, it lets you project photos, movies stored on your camera, iPhone or computer onto any flat surface.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S1200pj Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap AN-CP19
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Software CD-ROM
  • PC-PJ Transfer & Document-JPEG Converter CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year