Playback display

This is the default playback view, the last image taken overlaid with various items of information. You can also display the image without any information by pressing the Monitor button. Press the MODE button to create a 'small pic' copy of the image.

Pressing the multi selector left/up (prev) or right/down (next) navigates through the images on the storage card (in the current folder).

Press the FUNC button at any time in play mode to record an audio note of up to 20 seconds. Once the note has been 'attached' to the image (a WAV file with the prefix SND_) it can be played back by pressing the FUNC button.

Image information displays

In addition to the above display mode there are also four other display "pages", these are accessed by simply rolling the command dial, one click per page. The first two pages cover camera settings and exposure information, the third page displays basic exposure information along with a histogram and highlighted overexposed areas of the image, the final page uses the focus confirmation sharpening filter to indicate the exact focus point on the image, the chosen AF area for the exposure as well as basic exposure information.

Page one: camera name, firmware, metering mode, exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture. Page two: exposure compensation, focal length (native), focus mode, flash (speed light), image adjustment, sensitivity (ISO equiv.).
Page three: white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital zoom, lens converter, file size (KB). Page four: thumbnail with overexposed areas highlighted (blinking), basic exposure information and exposure histogram.
Page five: basic exposure information, AF area selected for focus. Image is "sharpened" as per focus confirmation mode.  

Image magnification

Just like the 995 the 4500 provides playback magnification up to 6.0x. Magnification levels are selectable from 1.2x to 6.0x in 0.2x steps, you simply press and hold the T(ele) zoom button to zoom on, press the W(ide) button to return to normal "full size" image. Once magnified the image can be scrolled using the 4-way direction pad.

Part way to full magnification, 4.0x. Full magnification, 6.0x.

Thumbnail displays

Two thumbnail views are available on the 4500, a 2 x 2 (4 image) and 3 x 3 (9 image) view. Each can be accessed by pressing either the W(ide) zoom control or the thumbnail (flash) button. With a thumbnail view active you use the 4-way direction pad to navigate around the thumbs, roll the command wheel to scroll through "pages" of thumbnails.

2 x 2 thumbnails 3 x 3 thumbnails