Casio QV-R40 Review

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Casio QV-R40



Features & Controls



Casio QV-R40

The QV-R40 uses a 3x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent 39-117mm) The maximum aperture is F 2.6-4.9. The digital zoom is 3.2x. The focus range in Normal AF is 60 cm (23.6") to infinity, in Macro it covers from 10 cm to 70 cm. The optical zoom is disabled in macro and fixed at maximum wide angle.

The auto focus system is the typical contrast-type with selectable Spot or Multi AF area options and manual focus. The lens retracts into the camera body when powered down and has a builtin lens cap. The lens extends and retracts -very- fast, about a second is all it takes.



Casio QV-R40

The eyelevel optical viewfinder is a real-image zoom type with a field of view of approx. 85% of the captured image. It has no dioptric adjustment. Two LEDs indicate the flash and auto focus status when the shutter is half-pressed.



Casio QV-R40

The flash has an effective range of 0.4m - 2.9 m.(W), 0.4 - 1.7 m (T) Flash modes available are: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill flash or Off.



Casio QV-R40

Controls on top are the combination zoom lens control and the shutter release. And the main power On/Off button.



Casio QV-R40

Controls on the back are minimal but effective. On the top are the dedicated Play and record mode buttons. The MENU button calls up the onscreen menus. The 4-way selector for navigating menu screens and selecting images for playback. In the center is the SET button for accepting selections. Press "Up" to enable Macro focus mode (Album function in Play mode.) Press "Down" to change the Flash mode (Delete images in Play mode.) The DISPlay button controls how much information is displayed on the LCD and also turns the LCD on and off.

There is no Mode Dial, you access the menu system to select Normal, Best Shot or Movie recording modes. All other camera settings are also menu-selected.



Casio QV-R40


On the side is:


The USB 1.1 port for downloading to the computer

The DC INput jack for an optional AC power adapter is on the other side.

There is no audio-video out feature.



Casio QV-R40

The QV-R40 has 10MB of internal memory for picture storage and is equipped with a SD/MMC card slot for additional memory. It's compatible with any capacity SD or MMC card from 16MB to 256MB.


Storage Requirements

Still Images Image size
(Pixels)
Quality File Size 10MB
Built-in
Memory
64MB
SD Card
2,304 x 1,712 FINE 1.8 MB 4 30
NORMAL 1.4 MB 6 40
ECONOMY 1.0 MB 8 54
2,240 x 1,680 FINE 1.8 MB 4 30
NORMAL 1.4 MB 6 40
ECONOMY 1.0 MB 8 54
1,600 x 1,200 FINE 1,050KB 8 53
NORMAL 710KB 12 79
ECONOMY 370KB 24 154
1,280 x 960 FINE 680KB 13 82
NORMAL 460KB 20 126
ECONOMY 250KB 35 220
640 x 480 FINE 190KB 46 294
NORMAL 140KB 61 386
ECONOMY 90KB 98 618
Movies Image size
(Pixels)
Quality File Size 10MB
Built-in
Memory
64MB
SD Card
320 x 240 30 seconds 150 KB / second 60 seconds
410 seconds




Casio QV-R40

Power is supplied by a pair of standard AA type batteries, NiMH rechargeable type is supplied and highly recommended. The approximate battery life with the supplied NiMH batteries is: 220 shots (1 hour 50 minutes), continuous playback 230 minutes. Test conditions: 74°F, LCD on, flash off, continuous recording.



Casio QV-R40

Casio includes a healthy set of 2100mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries and the compact BC-5H battery charger. You can use alkaline type batteries in a pinch but they won't last nearly as long as the rechargeable type, possibly as low as only 20 shots!







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