Nikon Coolpix 4500 Review
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Playback Modes & Screens
To enter Playback mode you now press the Quick Review button twice. The last image stored is displayed in full screen mode. Press the Left or Right portion of the 4-way selector switch to scroll backwards or forwards through the stored images. Press the FUNC button to record up to a 20-sec audio note to go with the picture.
Rotating the Command Dial lets you select any one of four screens
of exposure and camera settings or a histogram as shown in the following frames.
While displaying a picture full screen you can press the Telephoto zoom control button
and magnify the image. There are 25 intermediate magnifying steps all the way up
to a maximum of 6x. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image
using the 4-way selector.
To enter the thumbnail (index) playback mode just press the flash mode button.
The number of thumbnail images can be toggled between 4 or 9 per page by pressing the
The QuickTime MOVies that you record can be played back full screen on the color LCD or
a television set if the A / V cable is hooked up. The audio portion can be heard
through the builtin speaker when played in-camera, the zoom lens T and W buttons
control the volume level.
The Play mode menu lets you delete images, change the folder, start a slideshow,
adjust image perspective (see next frame), create a smaller image, protect / unprotect
images, hide images, set DPOF printing information or use the
Auto Transfer feature to copy images to the host computer.
A new feature found in Play
mode is Perspective Control that lets you adjust for wideangle barrel distortion or
telephoto pincushioning. This is not going to replace Photoshop but it is a very
quick and handy way to correct common focal length photographic errors.
Setup Menu (Record and Playback modes):
Controls - Set the camera features that should be memorized from power on to power off (drive mode, quality, white balance and metering). And set the AE-L AF-L when shutter is half-pressed (both AE-L and AF-L, AE-L or AF-L).
Auto Off - Set the Auto Off time value (30s default or 1, 5 or 30 min)
Seq. Numbers - Enabling sequential numbering of images. Reset the numbers.
Shutter Sound - On, Off
CF Card Format - Format the CF card
Date - Set the time and date
Shot Confirmation - If enabled it blinks the red light on front of camera after each shot.
Info txt - Enable creation of the info.txt file on the CF card
Video Mode - NTSC or PAL
Language - Menu language
Disable Delete - Disable the ability to delete images using the "trashcan" button on the back of the camera.
USB - USB mode: PTP (Windows XP) or Mass Storage (Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or Mac OS 9)
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