It’s useful to have a camera that can project your images and videos. “Useful” is the adjective here, not “necessary”. Nikon’s Coolpix S1200pj, the latest in the series that started with the S1000pj in 2009, comes with a 40-lumen projector that did a pretty good job of throwing the images on a wall from as far as 10 ft away. Plus, in a joint venture with our computer, it similarly projected images or videos located in our Mac or PC (or for that matter in the Apple trio of the iphone, ipad and the ipod). The projection is pretty nifty in a darkened room. Only, don’t think of the S1200pj as a cineplex machine and you will be more than happy.
Besides being a projector, the S1200pj, is actually a good camera that comes with the regular scene modes, shooting options, etc. The controls are handily located and accessing features is not a matter of curses. However, keep in mind that it is essentially a point-and-shoot, so the results will satisfy the amateur, not the professional. Plus, the pictures are good enough for a device that you would think was dependent solely on its projector to sell. And those of you who love luminescent hues will adore its fuchsia coat—others may baulk at the attention it attracts.