Nikon has launched the second generation of its pioneering camera that also features a pico projector.

The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is successor to the Coolpix S1000pj, and allows people to share photos they have taken with people around them as soon as they have been taken.

Improvements on its predecessor include two more megapixels of resolution, offering 14.1 megapixels. The tiny projector itself features a brightness of 14 lumens, making it 40 per cent brighter than the S1000pj and enabling better projected-image visibility in non-blacked-out conditions. Projected images can range in size from 5 inches to 47 inches, and focus can be easily adjusted by the wheel on the top of the camera.

The 3-inch touchscreen is a comprehensive control panel, with a high resolution of 460,000 pixels. Shooting options are controlled on the screen, which serves the dual purpose of keeping the camera slim and allowing room for the projector focus dial on the top of the device.

There is a dedicated one-touch button for recording 720p videos on the rear of the camera, while the 5x optical zoom is folded, serving to reduce the camera's bulk.

The S1100pj comes with advanced connectivity, with the ability to project pictures stored on an SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card. It can also, if hooked up to a PC or a Mac, project input from a computer screen as well.