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Casio QV-R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and focus.

value for money, portability, performance, usability, battery

shutter, lens, features, focus, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio QV-R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Casio QV-R40


The QV-R40 and a standard CD for size comparison

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Casio Exilim QV


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Casio QV-R40


What puzzles me, though, is that in some areas the QV-R40 is a downgrade from its predecessor. Gone are the AF-assist lamp and diopter correction features -- both very useful things found on the QV-R4. The manual isn't even printed anymore -- it's on...

Compact, mostly-metal body ; Robust performance, especially startup speed ; Manual white balance, focus ; Lots of useful "best shot" (scene) modes ; Cool calendar, favorites, album features in playback mode ; Uses AA batteries; nice rechargeables...

Images are too noisy ; No AF illuminator (the camera the R40 replaces had one) ; Needs slower shutter speeds ; Redeye ; Outdated movie mode ; Sluggish zoom and scroll feature in playback mode ; 10MB of onboard memory isn't much ; No video out port ;...

The QV-R40 is a decent camera, but there are better choices out there.


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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (xmeda, 23 Sep 06)


I've bought this camera in early 2004 for about $300 in ČR. After some time, I found bombastic thing - bestshot editor on web. That program allows me to convert this automatic camera into full-manual compact. Shutter speeds 2x-1/2000s, apertures,...

no serious problems

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (ARafanan, 13 May 05)


Had mine since late 2003. Good value at that time. Now consider it mediocre compared to my new Canon SD300/Ixus 40. Pros: easy to use, AA batteries, powerful flash, bright LCD, good construction Cons: severe red-eye, red-eye reduction a joke, slow...

Lens cover doesn't close properly

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (Mr K, 12 Apr 05)


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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (Michael Sommer2, 5 Jan 05)


The Pictures of the Casio are bad

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (MateoX, 18 Dec 04)


I chose this camera for it's solid contruction, quality design and portabilty. The is a tank as it is almost completely enclosed in a solid metal case, this was important to me because I needed a camera that I could take any were and I did not want to...

Flash is slow to charge ; Lenz seems a bit fragile compared to the rest of the camera's comstruction. (believe the lenz is what failed on my camera) ; no sound for the video mode but not important to me ; wish there was an option to put the date on the...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (pcngew, 31 Jul 04)


i'm juz bought it last week, still under good condition!!!

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R40 (mcsolar, 23 Jul 04)


Last Spring, I was looking to buy a Canon S-410 but I found the QV-R40 for $250 less. This is my 7th camera and the first digital one. The camera is fast and easy to operate, takes well exposed, sharp and realistic color pictures. The pictures...

Product Specifications

You just happen to be looking at one of the most powerful and fastest all-in-one digital cameras around. With the touch of a button, the QV-R40 takes pictures that are so perfect. Your friends will ask, "How'd you do that?" With the QV-R40, taking professional quality photographs is easy because the camera does all the work. The QV-R40 has it all. Optical zoom, 4 mega pixels for amazing quality and clarity, instantaneous recording, one-touch-direct record and play, complete with high-capacity batteries and charger right out of the box, at no extra charge. And that's only the beginning. This camera comes bundled with HiJaak Digital Photo Studio Software. This digital photo tool lets you view, convert, enhance, catalog, and print all the photos and graphics you need for your web pages, documents, and presentations!

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: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:Children / Collection / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flower / Food / Natural green / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Scenery / Sundown / Text / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:24mm
Min Focal Length:8mm
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:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.2
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Green / Pink / Purple / Red / Sepia / Yellow
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical