Nikon Coolpix 4500 Review
Features & Controls (cont.)
Controls on the top:
Press and hold the MODE button and rotate the Command Dial to select the desired recording mode (Auto, Program AE, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority or Manual).
Press and hold the Exposure Compensation (+/-) button and rotate the Command Dial to select the desired exposure override value. The value can be from -2 to +2EV in 1/3EV increments and is displayed on the color LCD. This button is also used to select the settings memorized in the Function mode.
Command Dial - Used with other buttons to change
various camera settings. Changes aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation
values or exposure modes. In playback mode it toggles the exposure information
overlays and the histogram display.
Controls on the back:
On the grip side is a CompactFlash Type II card slot that allows the use of any size Type I or II CF cards or IBM Microdrives. Nikon officially approves the use of 512MB and 1GB Microdrives.
Included is an 8x Lexar 16MB CF Type I card.
The I/O ports are behind a small rubber flap above the CF card slot. The A / V port
is for connection to a television. The video format is user selectable between NTSC
and PAL, the audio is monophonic. And a standard USB 1.1 data port for downloading to
the host computer.
The Coolpix 4500 can use the Nikon MC-EU1
wired remote control via the USB port. This works as an electronic cable release
and controls the zoom lens as well as enabling time-lapse recording.
The Coolpix 4500 is supplied with a Nikon EN-EL1 lithium rechargeable battery pack and
can also be powered by one-use 2CR5 6V lithium photo batteries.
The EN-EL1 battery pack is charged outside of the camera by the supplied MH-53
(100-240 VAC) charger. This is a small and compact charger that can fully replenish a
depleted pack in about 120 minutes. Lithium batteries can be "topped off" at any time
without shortening their lifespan.
The DC IN port is on the front. You can connect an optional AC power adapter or an external battery pack such as the Maha PowerBank, a $59 lightweight, external lithium battery with more than twice the amount of power of the Nikon EN-EL1 battery.
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