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Nikon-coolpix-4500.33887138
3.9 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 4500

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Nikon Coolpix 4500

Photonhead
13 March 2004
  • Summary: I have owned and loved a Nikon Coolpix 950 for about 5 years, even though I generally prefer Canon. The macro and split-body form factor are great benefits to the 900/4500 cameras. Unfortunately, as far as I can remember and to this day, Nikon have always opted for slower lenses and *terrible* auto-focus. The 4500 isn't much different. But that's really the only drawback. I have since moved on to a Canon Pro-1, but I still keep and shoot the 950.
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Construction 9
9.0

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DP Review
4 November 2003
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 4500: (4 megapixel prosumer) Nikon's radical split-bodied Coolpix 900 was surely a bit of a shock to the market back in 1998, yet owners soon realized the flexibility and comfort of being able to swivel the lens portion of the camera independently of the LCD and controls. Since then this design has been through five iterations (if you include the 910/900s) ending where we are today, with the 4500.
  • Pros: Excellent metering, great neutral color response, average resolution, Control over internal processing algorithm parameters: contrast, saturation, sharpness, Superb build quality, full metal case, Excellent body design and ergonomics, cleaner, smaller and more rounded, The best out-of-camera macro ability of any other digital camera, Zoom control has very fine gradation of steps, Four times optical lens provides a little more reach than the traditional three times, Th...
  • Cons: Slow startup time (even worse if zoom set to 'last position'), Lens barrel distortion at wide angle and some pincushion distortion at telephoto, Longer shutter release LAG than we would expect at this level, Average continuous shooting, 1.25 fps up to 5 images at full resolution, Video camera like clipping of highlights ('video camera' look to some images), Pink/yellow cast to auto white balance under incandescent light, Relatively slow lens (F2.6 - F5.1), Poor low li...
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Dc Resource
25 August 2002
  • Excerpt: The Coolpix 4500 is the latest in an almost legendary line of Nikon digital cameras. It uses the same swiveling lens design that has been with us since the days of the Coolpix 900. Through the years, the innards of the Coolpix have changed, but not the design. When the Coolpix 5000 arrived last year, Nikon fans wondered if the swivel design was done for. But when the 4500 was announced this summer, a sigh of relief was heard.
  • Pros: Swiveling, 4X optical zoom lens, Tons of manual controls, Very good photo quality, Stunning macro ability, Support for many add-on lenses + external flash, CompactFlash Type II slot - Microdrive works fine, Nice playback mode
  • Cons: AF and shutter lag higher than it should be, Sometimes blows out highlights in photos, LCD is too small; limited viewing angle, No AF illuminator, Included 16MB memory card way too small, Movie mode could be better, Flimsy plastic door on CF slot
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Nikon Coolpix 4500

Steve's Digicams
29 May 2002
  • Excerpt: Physical Views Compare the Coolpix 4500 and Coolpix 995 Continue on to Page Two Coolpix 4500 Specifications CCD 1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; total number of pixels: 4.1 million; 4.0 million effective pixels Image sizes FULL (2,272 x 1,704) UXGA (1,600 x 1,200) SXGA (1,280 x 960) XGA (1,024 x 768) VGA (640 x 480) 3:2 (2,275 x 1,520) Lens 4x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 7.8-32mm (equivalent to 38-155mm) F2.6-5.1 with macro; 10 elements in 8 groups; all glass, Nikon Super Integrated...
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 5
5.0

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Digital Camera Magazine
30 December 2003
  • Summary: The swivelling pivot halfway along the body enables you to compose shots at waist level, overhead and practically round corners. It gives well-defined detail and smooth tones although it has a tendency to underexpose – however, that’s actually no bad thing because digital cameras are prone to highlight burn-out.
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Tecnozoom
2 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix 4500 : innovativa fotocamera digitale, con risoluzione fino a 4 megapixel, per realizzare immagini fedeli e dettagliate. Altra dotazione importante è lo zoom ottico 4x, che garantisce ingrandimenti di assoluta qualità.
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Test fotoaparátu Nikon Coolpix 4500

fotoaparat.cz
9 November 2004
  • Summary: V redakčním testu bych Vás chtěl tentokrát seznámit se zajímavým kompaktním digitálním aparátem Nikon Coolpix 4500 . Proč jsem si z celé řady digitálních kompaktů Nikon vybral pro test právě tento? Protože je opravdu neobvyklý a svým způsobem se vymyká z klasického standardu aparátů tohoto typu, a to nejen svými funkcemi, ale i unikátní konstrukcí, designem a rozsáhlým příslušenstvím.
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Kipróbáltuk: Nikon Coolpix 4500

pixinfo.com
14 December 2003
  • Summary: Az új Nikon gépek közül már kipróbáltuk a legkisebb és a legnagyobb felbontású gépet. Most a felbontásban középen elhelyezkedő, 4 Mpixeles Coolpix 4500-as modellt mutatjuk be részletesen.
  • Pros: Átlagosnál nagyobb zoomtartományú optika, Aberráció mentes lencsék, Elforgatható optika, Jó kezdőfényerejű objektív, Hisztogram funkció, Teljesen fém váz, Alacsony képzaj, Programozható FUNC gomb, Kiváló makróképesség, TIFF formátum támogatása, Igen részletes információk lejátszáskor, MicroDrive kompatibilis
  • Cons: Jól látható torzítás nagylátószög esetén, Átlagosnál nagyobb torzítás tele használatakor, Gyenge fényerő tele esetén, Nehezen használható kézi fókusz, Kicsi akkumulátor kapacitás, Lassú bekapcsolás, Nagy expozíció-késleltetés
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Nikon Coolpix 4500

Akam.no
13 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix 4500 er et meget spesielt kamera. Det har et spesielt vridbart design, der optikken og blitsen kan vris i vinkel i forhold til resten av kamerakroppen. Dette systemet har falt i god smak hos tusenvis av Nikon-brukere verden over.
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Overall 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Sharpness 9
9.0
Color and saturation 10
9.5
Brightness 10
9.5

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FOTOcentraal
21 August 2003
  • Conclusion: Over de beeldkwaliteit van deze Nikon kunnen we kort zijn: goed. Dit is een topcamera voor beginner, routinier en semi-prof. Helaas gaat dat gepaard met een stevige adviesprijs; maar ja, alle waar naar zijn geld.
  • Pros: 4X zoom, draaibare lens, lichte magnesium behuizing
  • Cons: ruis, grote compactcamera
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