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Casio QV-4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the responsiveness. The features and flash get critical comments.

image quality, usability, value for money, performance, battery

screen, focus, flash, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio QV-4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio QV-4000

 

The QV-4000 is not the smallest digital camera available – nor the largest. Personally I prefer that a digital camera with the resolution and features of the QV-4000 emulate the size and shape of the compact 35mm SLR cameras that it is likely to...

Very good picture quality ; competitively priced

16MB CF included with the QV-4000 is very small for a 4.1 M pixel camera

The QV-4000 is one of those cameras where you can quickly understand the basics and get right to shooting pictures

Editor's Choice!

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Casio QV-4000

 

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Casio QV-4000

 

Not a lot of people know this but the QV-4000 was only the second four megapixel digital camera to be announced (the first was Toshiba's PDR-M81). Add to that the the QV-3000 was the first three megapixel digital camera and it's clear that Casio don't...

Overall good image quality, colours are accurate yet not over saturated ; Resolution is better than 3 megapixel prosumer level digital cameras but not best of class ; Good metering ; White balance performed well, even under incandescent light ; Good...

Slow startup times (lens extension) ; Over aggressive flat area noise reduction, no option to disable ; Consistent underexposure with internal flash ; Poor continuous shooting speed ; Slow write times with IBM Microdrive ; Menu system can seem sluggish...

All this for just $700? Yes, that's the hard truth which manufacturers like Canon, Olympus and Nikon have to face. Casio, not known for their photography equipment, have once more produce a high quality and very well featured digital camera which...

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Casio QV-4000

 

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Casio QV-4000

 

The QV-4000 is Casio's flagship digital camera featuring a 1/1.8" 4.13-million pixel primary color CCD imager and a large-diameter f2-2.5 3x Canon zoom lens (34-102mm in 35mm format.) It also features a full compliment of exposure modes (Automatic,...

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Casio QV-4000

 

What's in the Box

Back in the old days of digital photography (and this site), I told people to steer clear of Casio cameras. The opposite is true now: they are getting better and better. While the QV-4000 isn't as good as, say, the Canon PowerShot G2, it's still a...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-4000 (Chuck Steenburgh, 23 May 04)

 

Great as a simple point-and-shoot but has full suite of controls for advanced users with easy access. Excellent image quality in spite of aggressive noise reduction. Uses simple AAs and CF cards so easily compatible with my DSLR gear.

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-4000 (w_mathews, 26 Mar 04)

 

I love this camera, but it just died on me in the thirteenth month, just like the last poster advised. I used an Olympus in the past and was very dissatisfied with the camera. I bought the Casio as an upgrade and immediately loved it. I have taken some...

Will let you know about the warranty repair when I hear back from the company

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-4000 (roncrowell, 23 Oct 03)

 

Just went dead in the 13th month (warranty just expired). Company wants $275 before they look at it. Moral of the Story: Buy a camera from a camera co., not a watch company. When it worked, I liked it just fine. I feel really ripped off. The company is...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-4000 (pixelAngst, 19 May 03)

 

Look at Casio's own gallery for some excellent sample images, including some taken with the optional convertor lenses. It also shows features such as the in-camera soft focus effect. Here's the site: /

Product Specifications

Casio QV-4000 is a 4.13-million pixel color CCD digital camera that uses a Type II CompactFlash card and has an f2.0 - f2.5 optical 3x Canon zoom lens. One of the most important features of QV-4000 is Casio's unique Best Shot 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. Casio's built-in icons such as "night" and "fireworks" can handle tough photographic situations with point-and-shoot simplicity. The five Best Shot scenes built into the camera are supplemented by a collection of additional scenes on the bundled CD-ROM, for a total of 100 scenes. Simply select the type of shot you want to record and you are ready to go. You can even store your own setups as Best Shot scenes for instant recall whenever you need them.

Audio Input

Type: None

Battery

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

Depth:2.5in
Height:2.9in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:4.6in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:4000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio QV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-2.5
Max Focal Length:21mm
Min Focal Length:7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.2
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Monotone / Saturation / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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