Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Camera Reviewed!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today I would like to introduce my new "wife" Nikon Coolpix S1100pj - a compact camera with enhanced built-in projector. Yeap something cool to have in a camera =)

Let's keep thing simple, I will showcase many different photos that I took below:

I try to capture the photo of a horse on Merry Go Round. Manage to keep the head image clear although it is moving. Thanks to the VR Image Stabilization system.

This is the heavy traffic at LDP Highway. You can play with the shutter speed to create these effects =)

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj have the backlight shooting features too. You can have clear and bright photo although the sunlight is strong.

The picture of KLCC Twin Tower during dawn.
Do you know that sunset and dawn time are the best time to do scenery photoshoot? =)

The picture of KLCC Twin Tower after the sky turn dark. Surprisingly, the photo of Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is quite clear at night too.

I've recorded a video and it proof how powerful this camera is, It can zoom till the top level of Twin Tower and still look clear! Thanks to its NIKKOR 5x zoom lens. Watch the video below.

KLCC Night View Nikon Coolpix S1100pj |

Had a visit to National Science Centre @ Pusat Science Negara to test out the daylight video recording and recorded a fun video at the Science World Water Playground, Let see if you can figure out why I am spinning around?

National Science Centre Pusat Sains Negara |
*Will upload better version when bandwidth allow =)*

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj have face detection mode

So with just a smile Nikon Coolpix S1100pj will able to capture your photo, not forgetting its blink-proof function too =)

Here's the food photography mode, you can adjust the colour saturation to keep it warm or cold regards of the environment lighting.

This is the macro mode of Nikon Coolpix S1100pj. Snapped this photo using it's Touch-shooting mode. Sometimes the touch-screen response a bit slow but it is accurate when you want it to focus at desired spot =)

Maybe I am getting used to DSLR already?

Talking about white balance, Nikon Coolpix S1100pj have good auto while balance when shooting colourful stuff. Sometimes other camera's photo will tends to have more yellowish photos under fluorescent lights.

Another shoot to test Nikon Coolpix S1100pj auto white balance.Good to see it doesn't auto switch to bluish. Taken at Thean Hou Temple.

Had a visit to Sunway Pyramid for their Chinese New Year Decorations. I like the design of this year's decoration. Definitely better if compared with Mid Valley's colourless building and lion's head.

Do they look better at lower angle shoot? Big head + Big eyes = cute ar.

Here's another shoot. This one has Jay-Chou's eyes lol

This year Sunway Pyramid are selling CNY tulips

Surprisingly they have the REAL Plum blossoms too in Sunway Pyramid this year! First time smelled the flowers too. Noticed the macro clarity of Nikon Coolpix S1100pj?

"Cai Shen" @ Prosperity God captured in Sunway Pyramid
Gong Xi Fa Chai @恭喜发财!

There was this night where there are a lot of fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year. So I took out Nikon Coolpix S1100pj to try out their Fireworks scene mode. Below are some of the photos:

The fireworks already started while I was walking to the playground, where I can see more fireworks around my housing area.

This is one of the photo taken using Fireworks Scene Mode. With 4 seconds exposure and aperture set at F11.

When using Fireworks Scene Mode I can create creative light motion photos too. Above picture showing my neighbour lighting up the fireworks. I can even draw works in the sky too =)

Here come the funny thing and first time moments happened in my life. While on the way going back to Melaka. Me and my sister were chatting happily and eventually missed the exit to Ayer Keroh tol. That's how "brilliant" we are! Lol

Ends up we have to find the nearest petrol station to refuel the car. Unfortunately and fortunately, we found the nearest petrol station but it has already closed. It was 2am that time and we were forced to stay overnight at the petrol station till 6AM instead of taking risk to continue our journey.

Therefore, we did something and recorded it down as part of our life journey. Watch the video below! MUST WATCH~!

Stranded & Overnight @ Petrol Station |
You will able to see how I can use the projector function in this camera =)
*Didn't know the birds are active during midnight too*

This is how Nikon Coolpix S1100pj looks like when the built-in projector is switched on.
She can has two eyes!

The most fun thing is that you can project the image+video on any surface that suitable for a presentation. You can project your image and video on the wall, white T-shirt, as long as the ambient is dark enough for a projection!

Can you guess where I projected the above image on?
Hints: It is not on the ceiling, the seats or the window of the car. I was inside the car with my sister, so...where would it be?~ haha!

Since there are so many people guessing it, I think I should reward the winner with a cute mystery gift who manage to get the answer correctly. So please do keep guessing!

Comparing with earlier model S1000pj, Nikon Coolpix S1100pj has significantly increases its brightness and now it can project much brighter images from greater distances. Images being projected can now be viewed simultaneously on the camera's LCD monitor. You can also project any data stored on a PC. This function is good for business presentation and to live up gatherings and parties =)
Features of Nikon Coolpix S1100pj:
  • Enhanced Built-in Projector
  • HD movie recording at 720p (1280 x 720, 30 fps)
  • NIKKOR 5x zoom lens
  • Retouch filter effects
  • 14.1 effective megapixels
  • 17 Scenes Mode
  • Five advanced VR image stabilizing features
  • Smart Portrait System
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • Wireless remote control included

In conclusion, Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is a good enough compact camera with enhanced built-in projector. Not only it will helps you take good photo, the projector will also helps you "wow" and surprise your friends with its new features.

We can project the photo instantly on the wall and share with friends. Do creative artworks like record a goldfish and project it at the street during night. More things that we can do with the camera~!

All in all, I am looking forward for their next edition with improved firmware and battery life. Not only I can do cool stuff but I can snap photos as fast as a DSLR too =)

There are more cool functions that NIkon Coolpix S1100pj can do =) Watch the video below~!

Can use as pocket size projector, you can even draw on the pictures as you are project them =)

So after watch all the photos and videos that I shared, which was taken using Nikon Coolpix S1100pj. Are you interested to get one? I will definitely bring ths one to concert so I can record video easily without holding my huge DSLR. You can go easy with life, so why not make your life easier?

Get more information about Nikon Coolpix S1100pj such as their detailed functios, retail price and available store. Visit Nikon Malaysia Official Website.
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  1. the KLCC photos are awesome, didn't know this camera has such a good video quality.
    what amazed me the most is the photos of the fireworks. i usually feel good fireworks photos are difficult to capture and this camera produced good fireworks photos.
    and is that photo of the little girl projected in your car =p correct guessing got presents or not? :D

  2. According to Nikon Malaysia website, it will be RSP RM 1,049.00 =)

  3. Well, compare size definitely Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is easier to carry along. Now people tends to get smaller semi-pro or a good compact cam like this~

  4. i guess it's at the cushion where you open the door at the assistant driver seat?

  5. Nope. Give you a hint. It was projected when my sister was there

  6. wow... awesome pictures... I love the firework shots... i'm curious... for the night video mode, was the flash light on??... i'm really looking for a good camera which can take video at poor light areas...

  7. Harlo Cosmocrazewoman =) Thanks for leaving a comment and show interest ar.

    For the video mode, you can choose to switch on/off the camera light. In my video it was switched on =) I believe this camera is good enough for us to do night video recording~

  8. No t is not part of the car although projected inside the car ;p

  9. projecting at the back seat???
    wondering if these features are only in Nikon s1100 and no other cameras have them? really like it but i already have DSLR.

  10. Harloo Glo-w, You can get a high-end compact cam nowadays. This one is special for its projector~
    And the picture was not projected on the roof of the car ;p

  11. Not correct ;p
    This feature only available in Nikon S1000pj/S1100pj and no other camera have them yet~ I will only use this compact cam when DSLR is not allowed. Example, concert~!

  12. I like the fireworks shots. They are always so hard to capture nicely. Hehe. Anyway project on ur sister clothes? Haha

  13. Nope, it is not projected on my sister's back, but... =)

  14. Woot congratz Chee Haw! You've guessed it correctly! Email me your postal address so I can mail you the mystery gift ya =)

    Thanks all for took part in guessing where I projected the image on!


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