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Casio QV-R3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and image quality also get good comments, but the features and low light performance get critical comments.

responsiveness, image quality, design, portability, usability

battery, focus, low-light, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio QV-R3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 70 reviews)

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R3 (Manfred Kaiser, 7 Dec 04)


Perfect Beginner Kamera. Good Box, Metall

Pictures of Blitz Light not good

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R3 (Alexander Gassmann, 18 Nov 02)


I definitely like this camera and can recommend it. I have scouted many comparisons, and its feature collection is very good (good resolution choice, manual focus, manual Aperture/Timing settings, white balance, BestShot presets, AF-Help lamp,...) ...

I strongly miss video output from the camera ; I miss sound feature for video (but I have a digital film camera, so I don't really need it) ; The PC software is a bit clunky to use with an approach based on automatically generated html pages, but it...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R3 (Knut2, 7 Nov 02)


Very good picture quality. Easy to Use and excellent to put in my inner jacket pocket. It fits in a normal shirtpocket even if its a little bit heavy for that. Image size at max quality is abot 1.6MB only .JPG format (as far as I have discovered...

When I use both built-in memory and MMC I can only fill/download from one source at a time. Have to pick out the additional card to download from internal memory ; The plastic(?) shield covering the battery fell off. Ok I dropped the camery and the...


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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R3 (williamng, 28 Sep 02)


This is my 1st digital camera, very good one after comparing with canon S30. 1) Small, light weight, slim 2) gd for beginner because there are many preset setting for various type of pics such as portrait, scenery, flowing water etc....... 3) Very...

1) Unable to get date on photo despite camera come with date features ; No other problem encountered

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R3 (hatori, 19 Aug 02)


This is a second digital camera which start from Sony P-30. When I hold the camera it's well-fitting in my hand, not too big or too small with the compact size and steel casing. The great are manual functions as manual focus (that u can quick shot with...

bad sides ; 1. No Video out (differnt with spec. shown in this web) ; 2. Very low focus in low light. But can compensate by Infinity Focus for general shot ; 3. Limitation of movie clip only 30 sec.(differ. from Sony P-30) and no sound ; 4. No time and...

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A great investment


First off, the QV-R3 is a 3.2 Megapixel digital camera, and not 4.0 megs as stated in the spec sheet. The 4.0 megapix model is the QV-R4, which, in turn is wrongly characterized as a 3.0 to 3.9 megapix camera. Click on the pic above and you'll see...

Great design and build quality ; incredible presets ; flexibility ; everything you need

Not much here - bundled photo software ; no carrying case

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A joyful introduction to digital photography!


First impressions? Incredibly solid construction - no squeaky plastic here. The camera is smaller than a pack of cigarettes and fits easily into any pocket you may have on any item of clothing. It's a true "take anywhere" camera, though stuffing it in...

Supreme design, excellent results.

Tricky manual focus and sometimes dodgy autofocus in low light.

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Amazon review summary for Casio QV-R3


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Casio QV-R3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio QV-R3 Digital Camera [3.2MP 3xOptical]Casio QV-R3 Digital Camera [3.2MP 3xOptical]

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Casio QV R3 : Compact, classy & clever


The last time I put pen to DooYoo was a sorrowful affair, updating an op on my old digital camera after it got itself pinched. I'd had it for years, and presumed was quite basic, but only realised when I came to replacing it that they don't make them...

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Casio QV-R3: Compact, classy & clever


The last time I put pen to DooYoo was a sorrowful affair, updating an op on my old digital camera after it got itself pinched. I'd had it for years, and presumed was quite basic, but only realised when I came to replacing it that they don't make them...


Product Specifications

You will appreciate the quality produced by the QV-R3 as soon as you view your images. This cam is sized right and priced right. It is so easy to use that it's hard to believe it is so feature-rich! The compact configuration of the high-performance QV-R3 camera makes it perfect for recording those special moments whenever and wherever they happen. LSI system provides lightening-fast response of about 0.01 second, which means there is virtually no time loss between the point you press the shutter release and when the image record is beginning. A simple, stylish stainless steel body provides QV-R3 with a high level of durability and a feel of quality. Modes are selected using a flat-profile dial, and all function keys are carefully positioned for easy, intuitive operation. Images can be stored on an SD memory card, and the camera also includes built-in flash memory that allows recording even when a card is not loaded or when the memory card is full.


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Autumn leaves / Blue sky / Buildings / Candlelight portrait / Children / City street / Close-up / Collection / Coupling shot / Double portrait / Fireworks / Floral field / Flowing water / Food / Natural green / Night mode / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Sand & snow / Scenery / Splashing water / Sundown / Text / Three quarter portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-4.8
Max Focal Length:22.8mm
Min Focal Length:7.6mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



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:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.2
ISO (Max):250
Light Sensitivity:ISO 125 / ISO 250
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical