Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj projector-camera may only have got the official nod from the company this morning, but that hasn't stopped Stuff.TV from going hands-on with the 12.1-megapixel shooter already. They found the S1000pj to be surprisingly good fun, with the VGA quality from the pico-projector making up in communal usability what it lacks in visual fidelity.
Video demo of the S1000pj after the cut
Control of the projector is courtesy of a separate power button up top, and there's also a slider that can be used to adjust the focus. Theirs was a pre-production model, but it all worked well and the camera features worked as you would expect. We'll have to wait for a full review to find out if the still quality is the thorn in the S1000pj's side.
The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj will begin shipping in September, priced at $429.95. Stuff.TV are promising video footage of the S1000pj soon, but since we're impatient people we dug up this clip of French people being excited about it instead: