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Nikon-coolpix-4500.33887138
3.8 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 4500

A compact, lightweight 4.0 effective megapixel digital still cam Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

I would not purchase this camera again given the choice.

imperialcoins_com, Ebay
18 April 2011
  • Summary: While "OK", this camera is a poor replacement for the Nikon 995 in my opinion. The settings are much more complicated to navigate and it has one less display. In my opinion (and that of many others) the Nikon 995 is still the best camera for Macro photography.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great pictures but too steep a learning curve

Housemaidsknee "Housemaidsknee", Amazon
2 September 2003
  • Summary: first the good: it takes great pictures, the macro mode is better than most in its class, the swivel lens allows for some interesting setups. the not so good: low light pictures are not that hot, the lcd is very small, slow lens. the story: sure, i could sit and write more technical things but there are many websites out there that have detailed reviews of this camera that do a far more professional review. this is (was) my third digital camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review of Nikon 775

Meredith A. Lane, Amazon
30 December 2002
  • Summary: I loved the cute little thing! It took some great shots, but it was pretty feeble in large rooms. The worst part, though, was that less than 18 months after I bought it, it died. The "shutter release" (or whatever it's called on a digital camera) button ceased to work. Turns out, it's only a little plastic (plastic!) pin that taps a little spot on a very little digital connector, and if one or the other weakens structurally, the camera is kaput, as mine is.
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Overall 6
6.0

Awkward Mechanically

Darlene Crawford, Amazon
9 November 2002
  • Summary: Although this camera takes excellent pictures, I find it mechanically awkward to use. The left half of the camera must be pivoted forward from top to straight ahead in order to find the subject in the lens. Also the flash is located on that left pivotal half, so one must be careful to not be placing fingers on top of the flash when taking a picture. For quickness in shooting "unreinactable" pictures these mechanics are frustrating.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Coolpix 995 was better in the field

N. Sivasothi "sivasothi", Amazon
6 November 2002
  • Summary: I used both this and the 995, and the 995 has a more solid feel, better grip, easier menu to navigate and larger LCD monitor. If you are getting something in this range, get a 995. It will be cheaper since it is an old model and although at 3.34megapixel, it is a minor difference. I just did exactly that!
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Overall 6
6.0

Great camera but I am about to buy my third one after other two broke!

Penny Hale, Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Despite my other two Nikon 4500 coolpixes failing, I am still about to buy a third one secondhand. The first one, which I bought new, failed because the zoom button stopped working, an essential part of the camera for moth photography which is what I use it for. The second one,bought secondhand about 3 years ago, now no longer has a working viewfinder so I have no idea what I am photographing, impossible again for moth photography.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the most reliable of cameras

Martin Ohara "mohara@iee.org.uk", Amazon
2 December 2004
  • Summary: In the last 2 years I've been through 4 of these cameras', the problem has been virtually identical in each one; the lens mechanism has jammed. None have had particularly hard use, in fact the first was jammed straight out of the box. One on return from Nikon had "dandruff" captured in the lens mechanism; well done Nikon technical services. Images are good, lenses (I've 3) work well, although the on-camera flash won't work with any. If you want a point-and-shoot avoid.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix 4500

UK Guest, Review Stop
17 July 2003
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix 4500

UK Guest, Review Stop
17 July 2003
Overall 5
5.3
Performance 7
7.0

User Review

d.Masselink, topproduct.nl
28 December 2006
  • Summary: ik gebruik de coolpix 4500 nu zo'n 2.5 jaar. Dit toestel heeft al foto's gemaakt voor de regionale krant en voor diverse reportages op internet. de te aanpassen sluitertijd is zeer handig bij schemerig weer of voor mooie foto's van verlichting.
  • Pros: draaibare lens, goede makrofunctie, klein formaat
  • Cons: lastig om andere (opzet)lens te krijgen
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