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Graphical User Menus

The Casio QV-2000UX has the "sexiest" and easiest to use menu system of all the cameras I have evaluated so far. Check out the following screen captures and see if you don't agree with me that they're very easy to understand.

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Mode menu, it's activated when in record by pressing the Mode button on the top of the camera. Unlike other cameras that have a physical dial selector the QV-2000UX uses an onscreen menu to select the desired operational mode.

  • Programmed (Point-n-Shoot mode)
  • Shutter priority (1/2 thru 1/800 second)
  • Aperture priority (F2 thru F11)
  • Nightshot (slow shutter & flash)
  • Panorama (aperture and white balance locked after first picture, a portion of previous picture remains on LCD for easy alignment of up to 9 pictures)
  • Landscape (large depth of field)
  • Portrait (minimal depth of field)
  • Movie

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Picture menu the user is presented with when in Record mode when the Menu button is pressed. Options are clearly marked and easy to navigate using the 4-way rocker switch next to the LCD.

Image size of 1600x1200 or 800x600 can be selected and your choice of three JPG image compression levels (Fine, Normal, Economy). You can also select the desired amount of image sharpening (Hard, Normal, Soft), color saturation (High, Normal, Low) and contrast (High, Normal, Low).

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Functions1 menu screen, here you can select the Shutter Mode (Quick [5 shots @ 1.5 sec], Single or Continuous), Metering (Multi, Center, Spot), White Balance (Auto, Manual, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Flourescent), Flash Intensity (Normal, Strong, Weak), Sensitivity (Normal, High).

Casio QV-2000UX menu

Speaking of white balance, here's that menu screen including a manual white balance setting option -- which all digicams should have but few do. And a really neat feature is the live onscreen preview so you can "see" what the different white balance values do in realtime.

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Functions2 menu screen, here you can select Movie mode (Normal, Past), Digital Zoom (Off/On), Color (Color, B&W, Sepia), Grid (On/off), Time Stamp (Off, YMD, D H:M, YMD H:M).

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Options menu screen, here you select the power saving settings for the camera.

Casio QV-2000UX menu

This is the Setup menu screen, here you can select the type of Card Browser you want generated (Off, Type 1, 2, 3, 4). This is a really neat feature as the camera generates HTML-formatted pages to display the index of your pictures. You can use Netscape or IE to "browse" your stored images, see my QV-2000 sample pictures page, this was created in the camera itself.

It is possible to install a codec which will allow Windows 95/98/NT Media Player to play the Casio-generated AVI movie files.

Go to:

Download the Motion JPEG Codec, and extract it to a diskette (be sure to have the "use folders" option checked). Open the appropriate folder (see the readme.txt file), and right click on the MCMJPEG.INF file, select install. Now when you click on the AVI file it should open with Windows Media Player.

The other options are: Format a memory card. Specify the format of the Date information. Set the Video Out signal for NTSC or PAL. Set the menu language (English, Japanese). And turn the Beep tone On or Off.

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