Casio QV4000 4 to 5 Megapixel

QV4000

  • 4.13-million pixel color CCD
  • Max resolution: 2240 x 1680
  • f/2.0–2.5 3x Canon zoom lens (35mm equivalent 34-102mm)
  • Unique Casio "Best Shot" feature
  • Exposure: Full Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority AE, Manual, and exposure compensation
  • Storage media: Compact Flash Type I or Type II Microdrive

  • User Reviews (12)

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    Chuck McGuire   Intermediate [Oct 17, 2002]
    Strength:

    The canon lense is always offers beautiful exposures. The camera always gives great exposures. The best exposures for me have always been in the automatic point and shoot mode. This camera always makes gorgeous exposures.

    Weakness:

    Some may like the thick bulk. Others may be encumbered. However, I like the thickness. It allows for a very secure feeling.

    This is a digital camera that feels like a professional camera. It is simple to operate yet allows the operator to grow along with experience, like all good cameras.

    Customer Service

    None so far

    Similar Products Used: Sony Dsc S85
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    shermm   Expert [Feb 16, 2002]
    Strength:

    Excellent image quality, relatively easy to learn, fit and finish, Best Shot Mode, flash outlet, excellent information displays and control parameters.

    Weakness:

    Difficult and slow to focus in manual focus mode, zoom could be faster, sometimes too easy to move dials and accidentally change camera settings.

    I have had this camera about 5 weeks now. I chose it after fairly extensive research. I am very satisfied with the results. Excellent image quality, I compare enlargements of same subject printed large size on an Epson 785EPX printer at high resolution taken by a Canon G2 and Fuji FinePix 6900 (all 3 cameras were tripod mounted to take photo). They are all fine cameras and under any conditions I used I could not consistently distinguish between the cameras from the results that I printed. The Canon may have a very very slight image quality edge from what I read in some reviews but, again, I could not see it in actual results that I printed and the Casio costs $200.00 less, throw in an additional $100.00 rebate on the Epson Printer Promotion with the Casio (and some other brands) because it uses Epsons Print Image Matching technology and its a total saving of $300..over the Canon G2 (and I could not pass up the buy on the superb color Epson 785EPX printer at a final cost of $100.). The Fuji Finepix 6900 (a close friend has one) was another consideration and had advantages in that the zoom is 6X optical and also using interpolation one can get 6 megapixel resolution which could have an advantage in making very large enlargements or cropping small parts of the picture and making large blowups of that area. But this Fuji is a bulkier camera and I wanted something more compact. The Fuji is however a superb camera for those who do not mind the extra bulk, also the Fuji has a somewhat steeper learning curve in my opinion. The Casio has a Best Shot feature which automatically sets the best parameters for many shooting situations automatically and is very useful. The Casio has a sync flash connection which can be used with external flash...very useful to augment the weak built in flash that most digital cameras have. The Casio has many other adjustable parameters to fit many shooting conditions one could find oneself in. I also checked out the Canon S30 and S40 both beautiful cameras, I loved the compact size but I wanted a little more control flexibility then they offer, also price/performance ratio was a consideration.

    Similar Products Used: Canon G2, Canon S30, Fuji FinePix 6900
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Showing 1-10 of 12  

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