Hi Reba, The 5700 is a fantastic camera, if you can afford it I would
highly recommend buying it. ($1,100.00 retail) It works great with
the Cloud Dome. The 5700 is a more advanced camera with more bells
and whistles; the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is easier to use.
It really depends on your skill level and the time your have for
photography. A great source for manuals and how to buy cameras is
The 4500 is a 4 megapixel camera and the 5700 a 5 megapixels camera;
for me the $500 dollar difference is not worth the 1 megapixel gain.
I would much rather purchase the Cloud Dome, a lighting system,
Photoshop Elements ($99), or a trip to a warm climate.
I invented the Cloud Dome for an affordable solution for table top
photography. The way I look at it… you should never spend more
than $1,000 for a camera, Cloud Dome, lights and software for a
photography solution. Please call or email with any question,
Cloud Dome, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
303-926-8999 | 800-609-8999
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