Nikon Coolpix S1200pj review

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

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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)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
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
ColourBlack
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 Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
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