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Casio QV-2900UX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the flash and usability. The lens and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and performance. There are mixed comments on the design and portability.

value for money, image quality, lens, usability, flash

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio QV-2900UX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Casio QV-2900


The Casio QV-2900UX is a 2.11-million pixel (1600 x 1200) digital camera featuring high magnification zoom up to 32x and super close-up. The camera incorporates a swiveling 8x Optical Zoom lens that's equivalent to a 40-320mm zoom on a 35mm camera plus...

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Consumer electronics giant Casio has long been an innovator in the world of digital cameras: Their original QV-10 was the first digital camera to incorporate an LCD screen, a feature that has by now become nearly universal. With their QV-700 and QV-770...


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Casio QV-2900UX


Keeping with Casio's traditional "bang for the buck", the QV-2900UX has a list price of only $499. Not bad for a Microdrive-capable, 2.1 Megapixel camera with a big zoom! Is the 2900 worth your attention? Find out now..

Microdrive support ; Full manual controls for under $500 ; Cool swiveling lens ; Handy BestShot mode ; Fast processing speeds ; Optical zoom works in movie mode

No optical viewfinder ; Below average photo quality ; LCD grainy ; No sound in movie mode

From the specification sheet, the Casio QV-2900UX sounds like a sure-fire winner: 2.1 Megapixel, 8X optical zoom, full manual controls, Microdrive support, and BestShot mode for under $500. While I appreciate all those very nice features, there are two...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-300 (ginski, 1 Jun 04)


in 1996 (when i bought the QV-100 @ $600), it was the 'neetest' thing on the market at the time & i made many 5" X 7" acceptable prints with it. i even took it apart and made a connection for an external flash unit. i still have it 'tenderly' tucked...

for some reason the battery compartment door latch wore...and every once in a while (unexpectadly) the batteries would come flying out of there at 800 mph

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-300 (Martin D, 1 Jan 04)


You think the QV300 is crap. Try the QV100, only major difference was the case colour and software provided. I won it in a company competition. This was Casio's first ever foray into digital imaging......and it shows !

This camera was a total waste of time and an embarrasment to Casio

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-2900UX (devilpim, 14 Dec 03)


I have owned this camera for a few years already. I like its features. It has enough features for me. night scene, sun set, etc. The 8x optical zoom and 1cm macro are great. The swival lens is also one of the feature I like most. but the picture...

There's no optical view finder, because of that it eat up bettery for so damn fast

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-300 (Loops!, 14 Sep 03)


I had one of these cameras when they were first introduced and they represented, at the time, a good overall product with a nice feel and were on the whole, easy to use. However, battery power consumption was very high and the image quality, even then,...


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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-2900UX (Dr. David Bradley, 15 Jun 02)


I bought this on Ebay new for $299. I have been very pleased. I wanted to be able to use it with studio lights, and I've been very satisfied: the sync cord I had works perfectly, and the pictures are crisp, with well modulated color & texture. Battery...

The only problem is that some of the features, such as panorama, are almost impossible to use because the LED is so dim in sunlight

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-2900UX (Lewis , 16 May 02)


Product Specifications

Casio QV-2900UX is a 2.11-million pixel CCD digital camera with a high-magnification zoom up to 32x and super close-up. It incorporates an 8x optical zoom and 2x/4x digital zoom. One of the most important features of QV-2900 is Casio's unique BestShot that allows you to select the icon that best reflects your imaging situation. The camera will automatically select the best combination of aperture and shutter speed for you. The built-in icons such as "night", "fireworks" - and 26 others - handle tough photographic situations with "point-and-shoot" simplicity. There are also 36 additional icons for a total of 64 BestShot modes.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode/Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:16MB/8MB


Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio QV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2/F/3.2-3.5
Max Focal Length:48mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:8
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:2.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Monotone / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None