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Casio QV-R51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and value for money. The performance and screen also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter, while many are negative about the lens and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio QV-R51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio QV-R51


The QV-R51 also includes useful features such as One-Touch buttons that let you start the camera up in either record mode or play mode instantly. The camera's Best Shot Mode with 21 settings built in to let you take clear, beautiful shots in even the...

The QV-R51 is priced at just $399.99 and is available now


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Casio QV-R51 Digital Camera Review


Casio's new 5 mega pixel QV-R51 has plenty on offer. It comes with everything you need to get started including CD software that makes uploading your images onto your PC a breeze. The camera's start-up is less than a second, so by the time you push the...

reading the manual. Navigating the camera's menu is done without causing a headache - with most of the key functions available within a single press of a button. Too many cameras these days have multiple levels built into their menus to scroll through...

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Casio QV-R51


Small 5 Megapixel cameras are all the rage now. How does this one stack up? Find out now

Excellent image quality ; Compact, mostly-metal body ; Large (but low resolution) 2.0" LCD display ; Robust performance, especially startup speed ; Manual white balance, focus ; Lots of useful "best shot" (scene) modes ; Cool calendar, favorites, album...

No AF illuminator (but we have a image slot machine?) ; Redeye ; Even with improvements, movie mode still very outdated ; Sluggish zoom and scroll feature in playback mode ; 9.7MB of onboard memory isn't much ; No video out port ; Bundled software not...

Overall, I'm much more enthusiastic about the R51 than I was the R40, mainly due to the improved image quality. It's far from perfect but for $399 it's an impressive "go anywhere" camera.


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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (PeterNYC, 11 Dec 04)


Overall very good image and value. Several design complaints. The display screen protrudes out of the back and is vulnerable to damage (should be recessed). The zoom lever sticks out and gets caught on my case. Good lowlight images so I rarely use the...

Battery life short unless flash is off. Programmable play/record buttons can be turned off (excellent feature)to avoid accidental turn on in a soft case (happened to me) and a recessed on/off button used instead

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (Wulf, 24 Nov 04)


After owning a QV R40 (that my wife took for herself) I got a QV R51 for myself. I already liked the Casio QV series features, the size and that they use AA rechargeables batteries. The picture quality is even better tha the noise at all. The...

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (nicodoyon, 7 Sep 04)


At less than 275$ it is the best bang for the buck. I compared images taken with a Canon S60 and it is pretty hard to tell the difference in terms of resolution. Casio Images are less saturated than Canon, with a blue tone instead of warmer orange...

close-ups (less than 4 feet) with zoom lense in maximum telephoto ; position AND flash creates what appears to be slightly out of focus ; pictures

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (Sh77, 17 Aug 04)


Cute looking, LCD screen is perfect size (that's a big advantage), very easy to use. Normal product for the price of 300$.

Poor picture quality at sunset and while moving. I wish colours were brighter

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (Suzanne Supplee, 14 Aug 04)


This is a great little camera. Went in thinking that it was a big deal missing out on shutter/aperture priority. For the money, and the size of LCD screen you get, those features are hardly missed. The flash is excellent. I shot inside a dark bin and...

Close up shots are a bit difficult to focus. Would have loved to have audio in the movie mode, and longer record time based on the memory

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (sputza, 12 Aug 04)


Most people come in and question the name Casio as a camera manufacturer. i was pleasantly surprised with this camera. It is very easy to use and offers 21 best shot presettings that are very easy to use. The pictures are great. I would highly...

No problems with this camera, except it would be complete if it had audio in the movie mode video output

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Owners Opinion: Casio QV-R51 (darcy, 3 Aug 04)


I bought R51 after having Z40 already and felt that they are twins almost. QV-R51 has faster start-up and fits men's palm better for its thickness (Z-40 is so thin as to slip off). Both are good for snapshot with lots of mode for user's convenience....

The sharpness of resolution is disappointing. Casio uses Pentax lens kit on both R51 and Z40, but both of them failed to deliver sharp resolution as Pentax S40 did. I wonder where did the problem happen? focusing mechanism or firmware? For better...

Product Specifications

Casio has been able to further enhance its high-performance graphic engine, delivering superior performance with unbelievably realistic, high-resolution pictures. Casio's QV-R51 delivers nearly instantaneous startup and quick response, as well as improve the battery life to shoot as many as 900 pictures (2 1/2 hours) on a single charge. The QV-R51 includes a rechargeable battery. A large 2.0" LCD screen enables users to comfortably view the pictures taken and share the moment with friends and family.

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:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
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:5Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
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