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Nikon S1100PJ Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Apr 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good size
Good quality pictures
50 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Altomdata.dk both gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 65 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon S1100PJ owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine six years ago “It is capable of producing decent quality images and the 5x zoom range is very useful, especially on a compact camera like this” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This point-and-shoot delivers acceptable performance and image quality”. Asia.cnet.com also wrote “Decent picture quality for its class”.

Nice Design

Some people considered that this digital camera was a good design. About.com mentioned seven years ago “Camera design looks great with unique color options”. Devhardware.com said in their review “Slimline and compact design”.

Some Nikon S1100PJ reviewers agreed that the product was good looking. Ten years ago Devhardware.com mentioned in their Nikon S1100PJ review “Stylish, image quality, screen, pricing, build, specification”. Six years ago Pocket Lint mentioned “White balance, styling, ease of use, screen”.

One Nikon S1100PJ reviewer thought the product was neat. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said six years ago “Only the second such camera in the world) is a neat compact that provides a really novel user experience thanks to the projector”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. About.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Camera is very easy to use, thanks to various scene modes, "smart" auto mode” in their review of this digital camera. Devhardware.com wrote “Ultra-Compact and lightweight Stylish Easy to use Built-in Help system D-Lighting One-Touch Portrait Mode Best Shot Selector Generally Good performance Accurate Automatic Exposure Good White Balance P” in their review. Devhardware.com also wrote “Simple to use”.

One customer considered that the product had a good interface. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon S1100PJ on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Is a more refined version of last year's model, adding a brighter projector with a built-in stand, touch-screen interface and 720p HD movies”.

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Robust

Two Nikon S1100PJ reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon S1100PJ was well made. Expert review site V3.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review “It works well Good points Unique concept; well built; 14 megapixels”.

One Nikon S1100PJ reviewer who bought it said that it was strong and durable.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon S1100PJ reviewers who purchased the Nikon S1100PJ considered that it was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon S1100PJ on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is the World's second digital camera to feature a built-in projector, ideal for sharing your photos, videos and business documents quickly”. Expert review site V3.co.uk wrote seven years ago “Most of us are happy sharing and reviewing photos on our computers.” in their review and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. V3.co.uk also wrote “Colourful and detailed images”.

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Ten years ago Devhardware.com said in their review of this digital camera “Electronic rather than optical Vibration Reduction Only one image quality setting with low compression No display of Shutter Speed Low Resolution LCD 153 000 pixels) Strong longitudinal chromatic abe”. Devhardware.com also said “25inch monitor with a good resolution and high refresh rate”. Devhardware.com also mentioned “Effective Pixels 14.1 million, total pixel 14.48 million”.

One Nikon S1100PJ reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “While the COOLPIX S1100pj has a small sensor, its picture quality is surprisingly crisp”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Devhardware.com mentioned “Noise appears quickly in ISO tests”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Cnet.co.uk wrote seven years ago “Useful 5x optical zoom” in their review.

Several Nikon S1100PJ owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “As we've mentioned, its picture quality is actually very good and its lens is nice” in their review of this digital camera. Dpexpert.com.au said “This 14 megapixel compact camera with a 28–140mm film equivalent) zoom lens has a special trick up its sleeve – it has a built-in projector” in their Nikon S1100PJ review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus. Devhardware.com said “Face-detecting autofocus a nice touch”.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Digicam Buyer.co.uk said in their review “After the Wow comes the "what's it for" The movie mode is good, so it could be useful in a presentation where instant record” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. About.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Touch screen LCD is sharp and bright, even in sunlight” . Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon S1100PJ review “A digital camera’s LCD screen is fine for composing shots”.


Features

Good Technical Features

A few Nikon S1100PJ owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Seven years ago expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned “One-of-a-kind camera with clever photo-sharing features”. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and said on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “There are plenty of features to like about the Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj apart from its innovative built-in projector” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Asia.cnet.com wrote “Battery runs out quickly if using projector a lot”.


Support

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Several people said in their reviews that the Nikon S1100PJ was compact. Six years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Nikon S1100PJ on PC Mag “A compact digital camera with its very own built-in projector”. Seven years ago Cnet.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The world's first compact camera to incorporate a projector” in their review of the Nikon S1100PJ. Cnet.co.uk also said “Project it with the same compact device”.

A number of Nikon S1100PJ owners who purchased the Nikon S1100PJ concluded that it was thin. Ten years ago Devhardware.com mentioned in their Nikon S1100PJ review “Slim, sturdy design”. Devhardware.com also said “Its only when it is compared to its competitors like Nikon 1200pj the latter appears smaller, cheaper and thinner”.

One Nikon S1100PJ reviewer considered that the product was a good size. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon S1100PJ “Pico projectors are a great idea, enabling a handheld gadget to escape the confines of its dimensions and press a suitable surface into use as a spacious display” nonetheless they only rated the Nikon S1100PJ 40 out of 100.

One Nikon S1100PJ reviewer who reviewed the Nikon S1100PJ concluded that it was lightweight.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Nikon S1100PJ has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Seven years ago expert website Cnet.com.au wrote “Casual photographers looking for a bit of novelty value won't be disappointed” and gave it a rating of 78 out of 100.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Nikon S1100PJ owners who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Ten years ago Devhardware.com mentioned “Noisy, soft pictures” in their Nikon S1100PJ review. Devhardware.com also said “No optical viewfinder, high ISO image noise, no manual shooting options, software based electronic image stabilisation”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S1100PJ has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the S1100PJ has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the L120, or the L31 both from Nikon or the Canon SX150 IS which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon S1100PJ has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon L31, or the Canon A3300 IS which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the S1100PJ has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Nikon L120, or the Canon SX150 IS.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon 240 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Df (£2,039) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The S1100PJ has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The S1100PJ supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The S1100PJ has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The S1100PJ has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The S1100PJ has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The S1100PJ has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. With an internal memory of 79 megabytes, the S1100PJ has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s1100pjblack, nikon s1100pjgreen
Barcodes 00018208262342, 00018208262359, 00018208262366, 00018208920259, 00018208920297, 00182089202596, 00182089202978

Nikon S1100PJ Review Sources

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