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Nikon CoolPix Camera Boasts Projector

The pocket-sized CoolPix S1000pj camera has a 5x zoom, a 12.1 megapixel sensor, and can project a 40-inch picture up to six feet away.

Nikon Unveils Pocket Camera With Built-In Projector
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Nikon Unveils Pocket Camera With Built-In Projector
Nikon has introduced a pocket camera with a built-in projector that can toss up a 40-inch picture on a wall up to about six feet away for impromptu slideshows and home movies.

The CoolPix S1000pj, unveiled Tuesday, comes with a stand and remote control to operate the VGA projector, which is unique for a consumer camera. Other features include a 5x zoom lens, 12.1-megapixel sensor, and 2.7-inch LCD screen. The camera has 16 scene modes for still pictures and four movie modes with sound for recording video. The device also comes with 36 MB of internal memroy and a USB connection.

The S1000pj can take about 220 pictures on a battery charge and supports SD or SDHC memory cards for adding external storage. The camera weighs 5.5 ounces without a battery and is four inches wide, 2.5 inches high, and slightly less than an inch thick. The device is available only in black.

The S1000pj is scheduled for release in September. It will be available through Nikon retailers for $430.

Nikon also introduced on Tuesday three other CoolPix cameras scheduled for release in September. All three cameras feature a 5x zoom lens and a 12-megapixel sensor.

The S70 also features a 3.5-inch touch screen and a stylish camera body. The camera is priced at $400.

For consumers looking for less-expensive cameras, Nikon unveiled the S640 and the S570. The cameras will be available in a variety of colors and cost $250 and $200, respectively.


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