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Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The responsiveness and portability also get good opinions, but views are divided on the value for money. Many are critical about the low light performance and reliability.

usability, portability, responsiveness, image quality, performance

battery, shutter, reliability, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 88 reviews)

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Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Review


Nikon has been trying to revolutionize cameras by adding built-in projectors for the better part of the last three years. They had introduced the S1000pj, back in 2009 and the S1100pj, roughly a year later. Call it quirky, call it a marketing gimmick,...

The Nikon S1200pj is available in India at a street price of Rs.13,300. If a person is looking out for a camera with manual or semi manual settings then this is not the option for them. This camera has really good features and is basically designed for...

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Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Review


While the S1200pj is heavy on the wallet at $429.95 USD, it offers great performance, image quality, and plenty of easy to use exposure options. The projector feature makes the camera worth the extra coin over other compact cameras with similar...

Awesome projector for sharing with friends and family; all you need is a flat surface to project onto ; Easy to use and carry ; Captures nice 14-megapixel photos ; Versatile zoom ; Lens-Shift Image Stabilization ; High-quality 3.0-inch LCD ; 720p HD...

No full HD video option ; ISO 3200 and 6400 show a ton of imager noise ; No external battery charger ; No HDMI outout ; No AV cables ; Projector drains battery quick ; Expensive

While the S1200pj is heavy on the wallet at $429.95 USD, it offers great performance, image quality, and plenty of easy to use exposure options. The projector feature makes the camera worth the extra coin over other compact cameras with similar...

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Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj


The "pj" here stands for "projector", for the S1200pj actually includes a built-in projector for displaying images or a supported Apple device. While the projector is brighter and displays larger than the S1100's, unfortunately the imaging half of the...


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Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Review – The Ultimate Projector Cam


The Nikon Coolpix S1200pj digital camera is breed of its own, migrating a 20-lumen projector into its compact point-and-shoot body. Believe it or not, this is Nikon's third projector cam, and after a full testing phase, I can safely report that the...

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, performance, build quality, screen

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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bought 2 of them


bought one at full price for oldest daughter. Bought a second on clearance for my 12 year old. They love them. I like it. Projector is kind of cool.About me... Parent with kids, Photo enthusiast



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great camera with extras that are easy to use


when I opened the box, the projector cover was loose (glued on) stuck back on easy and no problem since. Was a bit skeptical after that, but so far the cover has stayed on. The camera takes amazing pictures, easy to see on the monitor and the video...

Great price online Best Buy saved 200.00 . Easier to do video over my Nikon Coolpix and the projector built in is cool

a little heavier than the Nikon Coolpix

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My favorite camera!


A very simple camera to operate; software installs easily. It even feels like a quality product, unlike my other digitals.About me... casual user

The battery life is incredibly long

The projection feature, while initially exciting, will probably not be used very much

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Nikon - Coolpix S1200pj


Projector is the highlight of this camera. Picture quality and shutter speedmake great stills and action shots.

Clean pictures & easy to share

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Way to fun!


15 family members went to The Ice Kingdom in Long Beach, CA. How fun to project the photos afterwards for all to see. Great pic quality and ease of use. Purchased during "Deal of the Day" on a whim. Best whim I have ever followed.About me... Love...

Project pic's to a group of friends or family

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:BOTH / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL12
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL12


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No