Casio QV-R40 Review

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Record Screens & Menus

(Note: These screen shots were taken from a .pdf user manual as the QV-R40
lacks a video output port which we use for our normal screen captures.)

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Here's the LCD display in record mode with all possible screen icons shown. The actual
amount of screen information shown is dependant on camera settings and you can have a
perfectly "clear" view by pressing the DISPlay button several times.

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Pressing the DISP button toggles the realtime histogram display

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In Manual Focus mode you can adjust the focus from 14cm (0.5ft) to infinity in wide angle
or 40cm (1.3ft) to infinity in telephoto using the
Left and Right of the 4-way selector. An on-screen distance slider will be displayed.

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The Best Shot mode has 21 pre-defined "scenes" that you can select from to suit your
shooting conditions. These scenes will automatically set the appropriate camera
functions and values to produce the best possible images.

Select from: portrait, scenery, portrait
w/scenery, coupling shot, pre-shot,
children, candlelight portrait, party, pet, flower, natural green,
sundown, night scene, night scene portrait, fireworks, food, text, collection,
monochrome, retro, twilight
or create your own Best Shot scene.

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Movie Mode lets you can record up to 30 second of 320 × 240 motion video. There is
no microphone so the movies are silent. Using the internal 10MB of memory you can record
a total of 60 seconds, using a 64MB SD card you can record ~410 seconds. Movie clips are
saved in standard AVI format (Motion JPEG) as promoted by the Open DML Group.

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The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two people and combine them into a
single image. This makes it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else available to take the picture.

Another unique recording mode is Pre-Shot. With this feature you can compose the
background you want and record it. A transparnet view of the background image remains on
the monitor screen so you can ask someone to record you against the background, using the
monitor screen image as a guide. Only the second image is stored in camera memory,
showing you against the background you want.

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Recording options:

    REC Mode - Normal, Best Shot, Movie

    Self-timer - 2 sec, 10 sec, x3

    Size - 2304×1712, 2240×1680, 1600×1200, 1280×960 or 640×480

    Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy

    EV Shift - Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 0.3EV steps

    White Balance - Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent or Manual

    ISO - Auto, 50, 160, 320

    AF Area - Auto focus area: Spot or Multi

    Metering - Multi, Center-Weighted, Spot

    Filter - Off, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple

    Sharpness - Soft, Normal, Hard

    Saturation - Low, Normal, High

    Contrast - Low, Normal, High

    Flash Intensity - Weak, Normal, Strong

    Grid - Off, On

    Digital Zoom - Off, On

    Review - Off, On

    L/R Key - REC Mode, EV Shift, White Balance, ISO, Self-timer, Off

The MEMORY options allow you to memorize the settings of the Flash, Focus,
White Balance, ISO, Metering, Flash Intensity, Digital Zoom and Manual Focus
Position and retain them from power off to power on.

The SETUP menu options let you number files sequentially, turn the beep sounds
on or off, select a startup image, set the home time and world time, adjust the clock,
set the menu language (English, French, German, Spanish or Italian), set the sleep
timer (30s, 1m, 2m, Off), set the auto power off time (3m, 5m, Off), Format the
memory or perform a system reset to default values.

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When adjusting the White Balance settings you can actually "see" what difference
there is in the colors of your subject thanks to a live preview.

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The World Time feature lets you keep track of the current time at home and in another time
zone when traveling or for any other reason. It also eliminates the need to make
troublesome clock settings whenever you travel to another time zone. You can set up to
three alarm times and even have a specific image appear on the monitor screen as a
reminder when an alarm time is reached.

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