Casio QV-4000 reviewed!|
(Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 12:29 EDT)
Japanese manufacturer's 4 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam under the microscope at Steve's Digicams...
Our good friend Steve Sanders, webmaster of the Steve's Digicams website, has posted the first review we've seen thus far of Casio's QV-4000 digital camera. First announced last June, the QV-4000 features a 4 megapixel image sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, Microdrive-compatible CompactFlash Type-II storage and some interesting features such as in-camera HTML gallery creation and a real-time (record-mode) histogram for judging exposure. Steve concludes:
"The QV-4000 is an excellent camera that yields 4-megapixel images that can go head to head with any other comparable digicam out there. The 'fit n finish' of the camera and its overall ergonomics are very good. It could use a beefier handgrip, an illuminated data LCD display, a microphone for audio with the movies and a dedicated exposure compensation button, it's too easy to bump the multi selector switch and accidentally set an EV override value by mistake. Otherwise I have no gripes about the design of the camera, the quality of the images or the rest of the controls or where they're placed. The color LCD (HAST type) on this camera is one of the best I've ever seen on any camera -- it's very high resolution with brilliant color and visible in all but "high noon" lighting environments. Casio has been building better and better cameras in the last couple of years and this one equals anything that the "camera" companies have showed us to date." For much more including an analysis of camera design and control, and a variety of sample images, read Steve's full review of the Casio QV-4000 digital camera.