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Nikon Coolpix 4500 Specifications


Street Price   US: $700 [check / order]
UK: £600 [check / order]
Body Material   Metal
CCD pixels Click for help 4.13 megapixels
JCIA effective pixels Click for help 4.0 megapixels
CCD size Click for help 1/1.8" (0.556")
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help C - Y - G - M
Max resolution   2272 x 1704 (3.87 megapixels)
Lower resolutions   • 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h  

• 4:3 (2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480)
• 3:2 (2272 x 1520)

Image formats Click for help • TIFF (uncompressed)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels   • HI (TIFF 1:1)
• Fine (JPEG 4:1)
• Normal (JPEG 8:1)
• Basic (JPEG 16:1)
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
Lens Thread   28 mm (all existing Nikon add-on lenses compatible)
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 38 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 155 mm (4 x)
Lens Aperture Click for help F2.6 - F5.1
Lens Construction Click for help 10 elements in 8 groups, glass, 2 aspherical elements, coated
Aperture Construction   7 blade iris diaphragm, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
Digital zoom Click for help x1.2 - x4.0 in x0.2 steps
Focus modes   • Auto Focus
• Manual Focus
Auto Focus   • Contrast detection, 7123 steps
• 5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
• Focus confirmation (either only Manual Focus or all the time)
Auto Focus modes   • Continuous auto-focus (while LCD is on)
• Single auto-focus (half-press of shutter release)
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Focus range Click for help • Normal: 30 cm (12 in) - Infinity
• Macro: 2 cm (0.8 in) - Infinity
• Manual: 2 cm (0.8 in) - Infinity (50 steps)
Min shutter Click for help 8 secs + Bulb in Manual Exposure mode; max 5 mins
Max shutter Click for help 1/2300 sec (1/2000 sec in Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure)
Noise reduction   Yes, can be manually enabled (1/4 sec or slower)
Shooting modes  

• Auto
• Scene (16 settings)
• P - Programme Auto Exposure (Flexible)
• S - Shutter Priority
• A - Aperture Priority
• M - Manual

User memories   3 user memories (camera settings)
Scene modes   • Portrait
• Party/Indoor
• Night Portrait
• Beach/Snow
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night Landscape
• Museum
• Fireworks Show
• Close Up
• Copy
• Back Light
• Sports
• Panorama Assist
• Dawn/Dusk
• Multiple Exposure
Metering Click for help

• 256-element Matrix Metering
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot
• AF Area Spot

Exposure range   • Wide: -2.2 ~ 17.0 EV
• Tele: -0.3 ~ 18.1 EV
(ISO 100 equiv.)
Exposure compen. Click for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
Auto bracketing Click for help • 3 or 5 images
• 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Aperture priority Click for help

Wide: F2.6, F3.0, F3.3, F3.7, F4.2, F4.7, F5.3, F6.0, F6.7, F7.5
Tele: F5.1, F5.8, F6.5, F7.3, F8.2, F9.2, F10.3

Shutter priority Click for help 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Full manual Click for help Yes, additional shutter speed: Bulb (max 5 minutes)
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Manual preset
• Fine*
• Incandescent*
• Fluorescent*
• Cloudy*
• Speedlight*
* fine tunable: +/- 2 levels
WB Bracketing   Yes
Image settings  

• Tone: Auto, Normal, More Contrast, Less Contrast
• Sharpening: Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off
• Saturation: +2 to -2, B&W, Sepia

Continuous Click for help • Continuous: 2272 x 1704 FINE: 1.25 fps, 5 images *
• Multi-shot 16: 16 frames on a single 2272 x 1704 image, 2.5 fps
• Ultra HS: 320 x 240: 32 fps, 70 images
* 1.1 second delay to second shot, then one shot every 0.8 secs
Movie clip   Yes, QuickTime MOV format, 320 x 240, with audio, max 35 secs
Built-in Flash   Yes, electronic automatic pop-up
Flash Range  

• Wide: 0.5 - 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)
• Tele: 0.5 - 1.6 m (1.6 - 5.2 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto
• Anytime Flash
• Slow Sync
• Red Eye Reduction (pre-Flash)
• Flash Cancel

External flash   Yes, Nikon Speedlight sync terminal
• SB-80DX, 50DX, 30, 28DX, 28, 26, 25, 24, 22, and 22s
• Does not support power zoom, AF assist lamp or red-eye reduction
Tripod mount   Yes, metal (with rubber base surround)
Self-timer   Yes, 3 or 10 sec delay
Remote control   Optional wired
Time-lapse recording   Via optional remote control
Playback modes  

• One frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
• Slide show
• Magnified (up to 6.0x)
• Histogram & Highlight point
• Focus confirmation
• Exposure information
• Perspective correction

Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help • Compact Flash Type I or Type II
• IBM Microdrive (1 GB / 512 MB) supported
Storage included   16 MB Compact Flash card (Lexar "Jumpshot")
Viewfinder Click for help Optical with dioptre adjustment (80% frame coverage)
LCD Click for help 1.5" TFT 110,000 pixels (97% frame coverage)
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help • USB 1.1 (also for Remote Cord)
• DC-IN
• Audio & Video out
• Flash Sync terminal
Battery Click for help Included rechargeable battery EN-EL1 or 2CR5 Lithium battery
Battery charger Click for help Yes, included (MH-53)
Weight (inc. battery)   374 g (13.2 oz)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   130 x 73 x 50 mm (5.1 x 2.9 x 2.0 in)
Accessories included   Lens cap, Neck strap, Audio Video cable, 16MB CompactFlash™ Card, USB cable UC-E1, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1, Battery Charger MH-53, Nikon View 5 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM

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