Summary: The Nikon 4500 was the end of the line for the large, swivil body line that Nikon pioneered. Brought out in 2003, it was a great camera that I enjoyed using very much. In addition, I purchased many accessories to go with it. Earlier this year, my old freind suffered a fall and was damaged. I debated about sending it to a repair facility, or just buying a new camera. You can imagine my delight when I found a "like new" model on Amazon for only $100.
Summary: Snuffy's Outhouse went above and beyond the call of customer service. When I mentioned in an email to Gary that the camera is used on the job on ranches far from the ranch house where there are NO amenities, Gary searched for and found a car charger and sent it at no extra charge. As pictures from "the day of" can not be repeated, to have that back up in case a battery needs charging on-site, is huge. Thanks so much, Gary!
Summary: ALTHOUGH IT IS ONLY 4 MEGA PIXELS. IT HAS SUPERB OPTICS. THE PIVOTING DESIGN LETS YOU SHOT AT ALL ANGLES AND STILL SEE THE SCREEN. ALSO IT HAS AN OPTICAL VIEW FINDER THAT ZOOMS WITH THE LENS. THE IS NOTHING LIKE IT ANY MORE THAT I KNOW OF. IF 4 M/P IS ENOUGH FOR YOU AND YOU DON'T NEED THE SMALLEST POSSIBLE SIZE THIS WOULD BE A GREAT CHOICE. THE SIZE IS MUCH LARGER THAN MANY OF THE NEWER COMPACT DIGITAL'S. THIS GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO ACTUALLY HOLD ON TO.
Summary: I have the need to take picture from microscope. This is the one you must have, combining with the 10x eyepiece adapter then you have the cheap solution for the microscope camera, comparing to the ccd camera attached to the microscope is usually $700~$1000.
Summary: This is a great little camera and I'd recommend it to anyone who's technologically savvy. The only problem I have with it is the battery's life, which lasts only a few hours. However, I do love its versatility and durability.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix 4500 is considered to be the best user digiscoping camera on the market. Mostly used with microscopes and adapters it makes itself the perfect candidate for natural world close-ups. There are so many detailed pictures of insects, flowers & natural textures revealing the most artistic and beautiful images ever taken – and the majority will have been shot with the 4500.
Summary: This is an excellent camera. One of the best features is this camera can be rotated to take picture in any angle. i.e. you can keep the camera a feet above your head and by looking at the LCD display you can take a perfect picture! This is an awesome feature!!
Summary: On the good side, the swivel body is well integrated into the design (great for take picture over the head of crowds or take picture close to the ground), easy to hold (comfortable in the hand), has an optical view finder in addition to an LCD display (makes picture taking in bright sunlight a breeze), fairly rugged, lots of manual adjustments that have well behaved automatic defaults, the PC/Mac software if user friendly & many good features, optical zoom is totally...