Nikon Coolpix 4500 Review
Nikon Coolpix 4500 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $700 [check
UK: £600 [check / order]
|CCD pixels||4.13 megapixels|
|JCIA effective pixels||4.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (0.556")|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||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
|Image formats|| 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.|| Auto
|Lens Thread||28 mm (all existing Nikon add-on lenses compatible)|
|Zoom wide (W)||38 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||155 mm (4 x)|
|Lens Aperture||F2.6 - F5.1|
|Lens Construction||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||x1.2 - x4.0 in x0.2 steps|
|Focus modes|| Auto Focus
|Auto Focus|| Contrast detection, 7123
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||No|
|Focus range|| Normal: 30 cm (12 in) -
Macro: 2 cm (0.8 in) - Infinity
Manual: 2 cm (0.8 in) - Infinity (50 steps)
|Min shutter||8 secs + Bulb in Manual Exposure mode; max 5 mins|
|Max shutter||1/2300 sec (1/2000 sec in Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure)|
|Noise reduction||Yes, can be manually enabled (1/4 sec or slower)|
|User memories||3 user memories (camera settings)|
|Scene modes|| Portrait
256-element Matrix Metering
|Exposure range|| Wide: -2.2 ~
Tele: -0.3 ~ 18.1 EV
(ISO 100 equiv.)
|Exposure compen.||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Auto bracketing|| 3 or 5 images
0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Wide: F2.6, F3.0, F3.3, F3.7, F4.2, F4.7, F5.3, F6.0, F6.7, F7.5
|Shutter priority||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||Yes, additional shutter speed: Bulb (max 5 minutes)|
|White Balance|| Auto
* fine tunable: +/- 2 levels
Tone: Auto, Normal, More Contrast, Less Contrast
|Continuous|| 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|
Wide: 0.5 - 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)
|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|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage media|| Compact Flash Type I or
IBM Microdrive (1 GB / 512 MB) supported
|Storage included||16 MB Compact Flash card (Lexar "Jumpshot")|
|Viewfinder||Optical with dioptre adjustment (80% frame coverage)|
|LCD||1.5" TFT 110,000 pixels (97% frame coverage)|
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1 (also for Remote
Audio & Video out
Flash Sync terminal
|Battery||Included rechargeable battery EN-EL1 or 2CR5 Lithium battery|
|Battery charger||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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