Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ world's first camera with built-in projector

Remember that mysterious Nikon compact with a pico projector built-in? Sure you  do, we wrote about it this morning. Well we know what it is now

The 12.1MP Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ will let you project photos or movie clips on to any flat surface at a size of up to 40in. It'll come with a projector stand and a remote control to operate the projector and release the shutter.

Aside from its projector skills, the Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ will feature a 5x Zoom-Nikkor lens and image stablisation. It'll also include a new Smart Portrait System with face-priority auto-focus which can recognise up to 12 faces

Nikon Rumors says the Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ will cost $699 in the US but there's no word on the UK price yet. We won't have long to wait though as official details of the new beauty will be with us tomorrow morning and we'll have them for you.

In the meantime, let us know: is a camera with a projector built-in a futuristic dream or a frustrating fad? Comments below, rants and raves in the forums.