Nikon Launches Special New Site for Projector-Equipped Digital Cameras

Nikon Launches Special New Site for Projector-Equipped Digital Cameras


Tokyo, Japan—Nikon Corporation launched a special site that proposes new ways to enjoy its projector-equipped compact digital cameras, the Coolpix S1200pj, S1100pj, and S1000pj.

Located at, the site demonstrates how to create custom, one-of-a-kind picture books with photos taken with projector-equipped Nikon digital cameras. The books can then be projected on walls or ceilings with the Coolpix S1200pj, S1100pj and S1000pj cameras’ built-in projectors.

In addition, stories by Sora-san that have been specially formatted for projection by the three Coolpix digital cameras can also be projected. Sora-san is a popular Japanese illustrator whose works have been published in magazines and books.

“I’ve discovered a really fun camera. It’s a small and lightweight digital camera that, by just sliding the projector cover, can turn almost any place into my own personal theater in an instant,” said Sora-san. “I’d heard about the camera, but I was really surprised after actually using it. The ability to create your own theater anywhere is really fun and exciting.

“After my introduction to this camera, I quickly realized that the possibilities it offers are infinite. So many ideas sprung into my head. Picture books with images that seem to float up out of the darkness, picture books projected in a manner similar to a flipbook, colorful and fun picture books, and picture books with stories to be read or told aloud can all be created. After struggling with so many ideas, and actually projecting images on walls and ceilings, I finally came up with four short stories: ‘Loro & Michelle,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Little Miss Poodle’ and ‘Iroiro Monster.’”

First released in 2009, Nikon’s projector cameras allow users to project photos taken with them on walls and other surfaces almost anywhere for viewing and sharing of photos. They also offer the full complement of point-and-shoot camera functions, including support for high sensitivities and camera shake compensation. The third model in the series, the S1200pj, was released in 2011 and offers a 40% increase in projection brightness and three times greater projection contrast than its predecessor, the S1100pj, enabling projection of vivid images at a projection size of up to 60 inches.

In addition, the S1200pj can be connected to an iPhone, iPad or iPod via a dedicated cable, allowing users to project images and movies stored on those devices as well as online content from websites such as YouTube.