Nikon Coolpix 4500 Review
Full Review posted 07/12/2002
Introduction & Physical Views
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The Coolpix 4500 is Nikon's first digital camera to feature a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD combined with a 4x Optical (38-155mm in 35mm photography) Zoom-Nikkor lens. Built on the award winning swivel-lens body design of the Coolpix 995, the Coolpix 4500 offers advanced imaging control options as well as numerous automatic functions for a wide range of versatility in a more compact, solid and ergonomic magnesium alloy body. The Coolpix 4500 provides superior still images up to a maximum size of 2,272 x 1,704 pixels.
For the advanced photographer, the camera features four exposure metering options including Nikon's exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering, Center-weighted, Spot and Spot AF metering. Image quality settings include TTL White Balance, White Balance Bracketing, Four-step Saturation control (including Black and White and Sepia modes) and a Noise Reduction mode. The Coolpix 4500 offers a full range of exposure options; Program AE, Flexible Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing of both the exposure value and white balance and Best Shot Selector. Sharp imaging is assured by the five-area multi autofocus with an extra wide focus range for quick and diverse image composition.
For automatic functions, the camera includes a variety of options provided by 16 built-in Scene modes and an automatic pop-up flash. The Coolpix 4500 also has sound features for attaching up to 20 seconds of recorded notes to photos, and for capturing 35 seconds of video movies with sound. With the optional Coolpix accessories, including the new Macro Cool-Light SL-1, and lens adapters like the fisheye and wide-angle, this camera is perfect for both creative photography as well as educational and business purposes when total image capture and control are needed.
After the pictures are taken, the camera easily connects to a computer for fast transfer of the images with the included USB cable. The Coolpix 4500 features Nikon's One-Touch Upload button directly on the camera to quickly and easily transfer images to the desktop or Internet with the touch of a button.
Coolpix 4500 Features at a Glance:
Shown here is the European Coolpix 4500, the only difference is the color of the finger grip. The U.S. model has a teal green grip, the European is red.
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