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