Casio QV-4000 Review
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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, Program AE, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority and full Manual) plus Casio's unique "Best Shot" feature that lets you select an icon that best reflects your imaging situation. The camera will automatically select the best combination of aperture and shutter speed for you. There are five Best Shot Scenes built into the camera and another 100 scenes that can be loaded onto the flash card from the supplied software CD-ROM.
As you would expect from a "top of the line camera," the QV-4000 has a full range of metering options (matrix, center-weighted and spot), white balance settings (5 presets plus custom), recording modes (single, continuous, AE bracketing, panorama, movie, Best Shot and selftimer) and focus modes (multi-area AF, Spot AF [with 9 selectable areas], manual, infinity, focus lock) with a low-light focus-assist illuminator. It also has high-end features like a histogram display in both the recording and playback modes, an external flash sync PC type connector, automatic image orientation for portrait mode exposures and an enlarged focusing area on the LCD display.
QV-4000 Main Features
Bundled SoftwareThe QV-4000 comes bundled with Photo Loader 2.0 (for Windows 2000, Me, 98, NT4.0) which quickly and easily transfers images to your PC for printing, attachment to e-mail, etc. Transferred images can be viewed using your Web browser on a screen that groups images by the dates they were recorded. Besides images, you can also view the camera setup information that was used when each image was recorded.
Photohands for Windows 2000, Me, 98, NT4.0 offers easy image printing and editing software. Simply click a button in the screen of Photo Loader 2.0 and Photohands starts up automatically. Then you just need to specify the paper size and you are ready to print. Photohands includes useful tools for retouching images, including contrast, brightness, tint, sharpness, noise filtering, effect filters, resizing, rotation, and more. This means you can modify recorded images to create exactly the result you need.
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Casio QV-4000EX Specifications
|Recording||Recording Format||Still||JPEG (Exif 2.1/DCF/DPOF) TIFF (RGB)|
|Movie||AVI (Motion JPEG)|
|Recording Medium||CompactFlash (Type I / II) 1GB Microdrive compatible|
|Output Image||Still||2240 x 1680 / 2256 x 1504 (3:2) / 1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480|
|Movie||320 x 240 (30 sec. max per movie)|
|Image Deletion||All Images / one image / Folder|
|Camera||Imaging Element||1/1.8" Square Primary Color CCD (4.13M pixels)|
|Lens||F2.0 - F2.5 optical 3x Canon zoom lens|
|F = 7mm - 21mm|
|Equivalent to 34mm to 102mm on 35mm camera|
|Optical zoom||Seamless 3.2x|
||Multi-Area AF / Spot Focus / Manual Focus / Macro / Infinity / Focus Lock|
|Focus Range||Normal 30cm - ¥|
|Macro 6cm (w) 20cm (T) - 50cm|
|Aperture Stop||F2 - F8 (6 steps) / Manual switching|
|Light Metering||Multi / Center weighted / Spot Metering|
|Exposure Mode||Full Auto / Programmed AE / Aperture-Priority AE / Shutter-Priority AE / Manual Exposure|
|Exposure Compensation||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV step|
|Shutter/Shutter Speed||CCD Shutter / Mechanical Shutter|
|Bulb, 60 - 1/1000|
|White Balance||Fixed (5 modes) / Manual Switching|
|Recording Mode||Single Image / Continuous / Panorama Mode / AEB / Movie / Macro / Best Shot|
|View Finder||Optical Zoom View Finder|
|Flash||System - Auto/Fill In/Off/Red Eye Reduction|
|Range - Approx. 0.5m - 2.5m|
||Resize to create VGA file for e-mail|
Real Time Histogram in play back and record mode
Multi - area AF / AF area close up
Digital soft focus in Best Shot mode
Multilingual graphic menu
|Monitor||LCD||1.8" HAST (122,100 pixels)|
|Video Out||NSTC or PAL Selectable|
|Terminals||Input||AC Adapter/External Flash Terminal|
|Input/Output||Shutter Release (option) terminal |
USB Jack (STD Mini 5 pin)
|Battery||(Batteries/Rechargeable Batteries/AC Adapter)|
|Four AA Alkaline or Lithium Batteries|
|Four Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries|
|Two 3V Lithium Battery Pack (CR-V3P)|
|DC in 6V|
|Measurement and Weight||Approximately 4.6 x 2.9 x 2.5 (inch) Approximately 355g|
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