Friday, November 5, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM
After yesterday's Nikon DSLR review round-up, here's one for the Coolpixes, or, Nikon's compacts. First up is the Coolpix S1100pj, the newest in a line (of 2) cameras sporting a built-in projector. The nifty thing is that the projector can now be hooked up to a computer. Not so nifty is the 14 lumens rating, up from 10, which is more or less meaningless. You are going to need a really really dark room for this to work adequately. On the camera side of things, it gets a lukewarm reception. It's alright, but nothing special.
The Coolpix S5100 is a cheap camera that offers the usual standard fare. I can't be enthused enough to describe it much, but the 12 megapixel 5x zoom compact garners a recommendation. At least the lens starts at 28mm equivalent, where many budget compacts still don't.