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So It Turns Out The Nikon S1000pj Is NOT The First Camera With A Built-in Projector

Wittnauer Cine-Twin (Image courtesy PacificRimCamera)
By Andrew Liszewski

While it might be the world’s first digital camera with a built-in projector, it turns out the Nikon S1000pj was actually trumped way back in 1957 when it comes to the convergence of cameras and projectors. The Wittnauer Cine-Twin was an 8mm film camera that could be converted into a projector with the addition of a special base and a few other add-ons like film reels and what-not. Unfortunately there were many factors that prevented the Cine-Twin from catching on back in the day including its 3 heavy D-cell batteries, the fact that the delicate and expensive projector bulb was always in the camera, even when you were out shooting, and it was only sold in jewelry stores (Wittnauer was apparently a famous jeweler.) So here’s to hoping that Nikon has a bit more success with their design.

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  • michael1949

    Actually Whittnauer was, and still is, a Swiss watch company.

  • michael1949

    Actually Whittnauer was, and still is, a Swiss watch company.