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Rear of camera controls

As you can see the rear of the 4500 has been much simplified since the 995. In addition to this simplification the flash button has now migrated across to the lens portion of the camera. Other notable changes are the zoom controller which is now a single rocker, the lack of a record/play switch (Nikon has realized its redundancy since the introduction of the Quick View button) and the new joystick style Multi selector (4-way controller) which is actually easier to use.

Button
Shooting mode

Playback mode
Switches LCD display between:

• Monitor Off
• Monitor On, detail hidden
• Monitor On, detail shown
Quick Review / Play:

• Press once for quarter screen "quick review" of last shot
• Press again for play mode
• Half-press of shutter release cancels quick review / play mode
W / T Zoom to full Wide angle (38 mm)
or Telephoto (155 mm) *
Enter thumbnail view mode or Magnify image
MENU Enter or leave mode menu
QUICK
Quick Review / Play:

• Press once for quarter screen "quick review" of last shot
• Press again for play mode
• Half-press of shutter release cancels quick review / play mode
No action
When"AF Area Mode" is set to Manual then pressing the 4-way direction pad selects the AF area spot, current spot is indicated on the main LCD by a red bracket.

SET Button: AE-L / AF-L - Auto Exposure &/ Auto Focus Lock button. Press and hold SET to lock Auto Focus and/or Auto Exposure.
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* It's worth noting that the Coolpix 4500 provides very fine control over zoom position. Other digital cameras tend to have just five or six zoom positions between wide and telephoto, the Coolpix 4500 appears to have tens of steps and this allows for very accurate selection of zoom position.

Multi function Buttons (Shooting mode)

Button
Press button
&
Hold button and turn
command dial
Flash mode:

• Auto Flash
• Flash Cancel
• Auto Anti-Redeye
• Fill-in Flash
• Slow Sync

Select ISO sensitivity:

• Auto
800 *
• 400
• 200
• 100

Auto focus mode:

• Normal AF
• Landscape (Infinity lock)
• Macro Focus
• Macro Focus + Self Timer

Playback mode: Delete

Manual focus

(Note that the camera no longer provides a distance readout in manual focus mode, instead a focus bar is displayed)

* Nikon has chosen to highlight ISO 800 in red when selected, this is to indicate that while the option is available it will produce quite noisy images and is only recommended for extreme situations.

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