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Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera

(4.0 Effective Megapixels; 4 x Zoom) Featuring a 4.0-megapixel CCD that works in perfect harmony with the 4x optical Nikkor lens, the Coolpix 4500 delivers images of a caliber that true... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Nikon.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix 4500 owners concluded that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “Versatility will appeal to photo enthusiasts who have the patience to dig for features.”.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Fourteen years ago Cnet.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Digital camera, 4,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 1 x 16 MB - CompactFlash Card”.

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Easy to Use

One Nikon Coolpix 4500 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Fourteen years ago expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “Useful swivel-lens design; clear, bright LCD; excellent macro capabilities; extensive manual control; superior image quality”.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix 4500 owner who bought the Nikon Coolpix 4500 thought it had a good screen.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix 4500 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was well made.

Nice Design

Two Nikon Coolpix 4500 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good design. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Built on the award winning swivel-lens body design of the Coolpix 995” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 4500.

Good Size

One Nikon Coolpix 4500 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the GE J1250.

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Supports Video Recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix 4500, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 supports video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Sony DSC-HX10, and the Nikon Coolpix L23 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix 4500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 200, 400 and 800 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus continuous auto focus, multi point auto focus, single auto focus and spot auto focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 has one of the smaller minimum RAM requirement (only 64 megabytes) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum RAM requirement of cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 is 64MB, the biggest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB.

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Quite Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 the minimum hard disk spaces requirement range from 25MB to 2.1GB. The Coolpix 4500 has a very low minimum hard disk space requirement (only 25 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 4500.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and dxomark.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 58 out of 100. That puts this compact camera camera in the bottom 6% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 is 14MP. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Coolpix 4500's megapixel count of only 4 megapixels is one of the lowest.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (5MP), the Vivitar V5119 (5MP), or the Lexibook DJ048 (5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 4500 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 4500 that we have assessed, the screen size of the Coolpix 4500 of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lexibook DJ048 (1.77"), the Nikon Coolpix 8800 (1.8"), or the Vivitar V5119 (1.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 4500 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 4500.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of this age and type range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 4500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Nikon Coolpix S2500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P310 (4.2x), or the Coolpix P310 (4.2x) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (4.4x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix 4500 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix 4500 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Coolpix 4500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 360 grams, the Coolpix 4500 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second, the Coolpix 4500's JPEG frame rate is one of the lowest amongst cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 110,000 pixels, the Coolpix 4500 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 4500 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 4500. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 have field of view of between 96% and 100%. The Nikon Coolpix 4500 has one of the narrower field of view (only 97 percent) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the Coolpix 4500 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The average maximum battery life of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 25h, and the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 680h. At only 1.5 hours, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 4500.

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Thick

With a depth of 50 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The depths of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 4500

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 4500.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung ST90 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the G3WP (4.5x), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Eleven Years Ago

It was over eleven years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix 4500.

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Expert Reviews

(10)
23 January 2014

Following the lens recommendations for Nikon D7100 and entry-level D3200, we've now turned our attention to the new mid-range D5300. We've tested the camera with more than 140 Nikkor and... Read more…

Prix
Piqu central rapidement bon
Peu de distorsion
Peu d'aberrations chromatiques
Bords un peu en retrait du centre
Pleine ouverture molle
1 June 2006

Nikon Coolpix 4500 reviewAnnounced alongside the Coolpix 5700 we tested recently, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is another model in the range of twisting Coolpix digital cameras. Whilst the overall... Read more…

Just another 4-megapixel camera is what we expected when we opened the box and pulled out the Nikon Coolpix 4500, but this beauty soon proved us wrong...

11 October 2002

This 4megapixel camera is smaller, lighter, curvier and better-looking than its predecessors...

23 September 2002

Spec: Digital camera, 4,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 1 x 16 MB - CompactFlash Card
Good: Useful swivel-lens design; clear, bright LCD;... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 14 April 2011 by Nikononly
Nikononly would recommend the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D Nikkor

For a fixed/prime, lens, this is a good one to have. the bokeh is great and perfect for portraits. not great as a lens to keep on your camera, taking snap shots, because the length is too long,... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2010 by 50mm
50mm would recommend the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D Nikkor

The AF function does not work with D40. Otherwise, great lense if you are creating a portrait of one person or two persons standing close. Great job of blurring backgrounds...

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