We've come a long way from ye olde slide carousel. Though the idea of click-slide-clicking our way through BBQs and beach vacations is so deliciously Mad Men, it's not exactly what you'd call "portable." Nikon's new Coolpix S1000pj camera, however, is a theater in your pocket. In playback mode, you can open a second lens on the front of the camera that casts images and movie clips as large as 40 inches onto any surface up to 6.5 feet away.
Like a pico projector ('cause that's basically what it is), the S1000pj uses an LED light source to bounce the image off an LCD and through the lens. You get one hour of showtime on a fully charged battery. Aside from that, this is more or less your standard point-and-shoot: 12.1 megapixels, 5X zoom, image stabilization, 2.7-inch LCD, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
The S1000pj will be available in September for $430.
Not very practical for me (especially with the price).
Every camera will have one inside three years.
probalbly good comment
whats the big deal with the carosel thingy. that thing is heavy, bulky and uuuuugly!!!!
this is the way to a better future.
and probably easier than a powerpoint presentation.
We certainly have come along way since the first pocket camera. I actually own a d90 and although a perfect camera, it is cumbersome for those not planned for shots.