Is Death of the Dedicated Projector Imminent?

Is Death of the Dedicated Projector Imminent?

Anthony Nguyen
Aug 19, 2010

While we love emulating the movie theater watching experience in our living rooms, it's always felt like an extensive military exercise trying to camouflage the bulky-looking mounted projector on the ceiling. With Samsung and now Nikon joining the pico projector integration race, it feels like only a short amount of time until the dedicated projector goes the way of the dodo.

Above, Nikon's latest release of their S1100pj point and shoot camera features 720p HD movie recording with a 14-1MP sensor and integrated projector (and built in stand!) that's 40% brighter than their previous pocketable projector unit released last year.

And while the resolution and brightness may not come anywhere near that of even the lowest end dedicated projectors today, we're still impressed at the rate of improvements seen in pico projection technology. We wouldn't be surprised if HD pico projectors started becoming the next big thing in the next few years, if not months.

What do you think of the new pico projection trend? Do you believe they'll ever reach the technological quality of dedicated projectors? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

[Via Uncrate]

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