As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix 4500's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix 950 and the 1 V1) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G12)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4500 compared to other digicam competitors include: it is newer (may 2002 vs february 1999) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2300 of a second vs 1/750 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2").

Nikon Coolpix 950

Nikon Coolpix 950
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 950 (vs the 4500)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 950 (vs the 4500)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/750 of a second vs 1/2300 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix 950 and 4500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Nikon Coolpix 995

Nikon Coolpix 995
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 995 (vs the 4500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 995 (vs the 4500)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix 995 and 4500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4500 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 10 MP), is older (may 2002 vs september 2011) and has a built-in lens.

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
9 years newer
$436 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the 4500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 110k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the 4500)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and 4500

  • Light weight: 294 g vs 374 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 2"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Nikon 4500 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.8"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 10 MP).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
8 years newer
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the 4500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the 4500)

  • None found

common strengths of the G12 and 4500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (130×73×50 mm) vs professional size (127×104×80 mm)), is thinner (2" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (374 g vs 590 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 230k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm).

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
6 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the 4500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the 4500)

  • Much larger: Professional size (127×104×80 mm) vs Standard size (130×73×50 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 374 g

common strengths of the D5000 and 4500

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.3), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 961k dots), is much larger (standard size (130×73×50 mm) vs compact (104×59×33 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the 4500)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Standard size (130×73×50 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the 4500)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S8200 and 4500

  • None found