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Nikon Coolpix 4500

Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera

4MP CCD 4x 1.5" Jun 2010
Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Display Diagonal Release Date
(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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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Nikon compact cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras built 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 camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 28[pl_1877145_price], or the 4200[pl_1830640_price] both from Nikon.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix 4500 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 4500 which do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix 4500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix 4500.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix 4500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200, 400 and 800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Coolpix 4500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess continuous auto focus, multi point auto focus, single auto focus and spot auto focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Two experts from sites including CNET.com and dxomark.com have rated this camera on average 58%. This puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 6% of all the cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 4 megapixels, the Coolpix 4500 has one of the lowest megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras of this age and type is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (5MP), the Lexibook DJ048[plb_1783500_price] (5MP), or the Vivitar V5119[plb_2069208_price] (5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 1.5 inches, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 4500. The display diagonals of cameras of this type and age range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the X022[pl_2675739_price] (1.8"), or the V5119[pl_2069208_price] (1.8") both from Vivitar or the Lexibook DJ048[plb_1783500_price] (1.77") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix 4500 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 4500 do have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix 4500 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix 4500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 4500, the Coolpix 4500 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 4500 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix 4500 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 4500 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 is fairly heavy (360 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500. The lightest compact camera digital camera that was launched around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 4500, the Nikon Coolpix 4500's motion JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 4500 is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 110,000 pixels, the Coolpix 4500 has one of the lowest display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix 4500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 4500. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Coolpix 4500 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The narrowest field of view of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96% and the widest is 100%.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 4500

Released Over Six Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 4500.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A490[pl_1420_price] both from Canon.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Maximum Aperture Number
Closest Focusing Distance
Diagonal Angle of View (min)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Lens Mount Interface
Diagonal Angle of View (max)
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Component for
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight
Length
Filter Size
Diameter
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Magnification
Performance
Manual Focus
Auto Focus

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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