Casio QV-8000SX

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Casio QV-8000SX

The QV-8000SX is a feature rich 1, 280 x 960 digital camera with high-magnification zoom of up to 32x (8x optical and 2x, 4x digital). Features like U...

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Review of "Casio QV-8000SX"

published 09/02/2002 | j.burrage
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Pro LCD Screen, Moveable view finder, and zoom
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"Make it quick"

When you first use the Casio QV-8000 you think 'wow, what a great camera'. But when you actually start to use it, you get carried away with the LCD screen, good as it is, it eats batteries like you wouldn't beleive, and with no alternative, you must use re-chargeable batteries.

With an 8x zoom, USB, and a 8MB compact flash card, it's really great. The menu is easy to use, and all the on-screen features are useful.

On some recent occasions, heres how it went:
--Trip to France: It picked up some great detail on statues, and was brilliant with the way it zoomed quickly.
--Production: Not so good, as the flash wasn't being much help. This made the LCD screen virtually useless, and with the camera being on for a total of 15 minutes, the batteries were dead. This meant missing the 2nd half of Bugsy Malone.

However, when the camera was dropped some time ago, the battery door broke, and is now held on with Gaffa tape.

In conclusion this is a well designed camera, with great features.

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  • sparkydog published 10/02/2002
    Sorry for the fairly low rating but there's a lot more you could write about a product like this. Let me know if you add to it and I'll happily come back and re-rate.
  • PeterFarrell published 09/02/2002
    A good start, but a little more detail will help you get higher ratings, such as price, what memory does it come with, what cables are supplied for loading pictures onto your PC, and what PC requirements are there? Any software included? A good op though, Pete. BTW I'll be happy to re-read and possibly re-rate if you change it and let me know.
  • LostWitness published 09/02/2002
    A good opinion, but needs more detail to secure higher ratings. How much did it cost you, for instance?
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Product Information : Casio QV-8000SX

Manufacturer's product description

The QV-8000SX is a feature rich 1, 280 x 960 digital camera with high-magnification zoom of up to 32x (8x optical and 2x, 4x digital). Features like USB, CompactFlash and threaded lens (for microscope, telescope and other adapters) emphasize the camera's versatility. With the uses of Photo Loader, the QV-8000SX automatically transfers images from the camera or from a CompactFlash reader (optional) to your PC by USB. An HTML file is used to speed up image search. A quick shutter mode has the camera ready to capture an additional image in one second. Stored images can be scrolled at 2 per second for quick review. The included multi-function wired remote control unit helps eliminate camera shake and provides easy scrolling of captured images during playback.

Product Details

Product Description: Casio QV-8000SX - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel

Lens System: 8 x zoom lens - 6 - 48 mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 0.4 m

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Black, silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.3 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.1 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: QV-8000SX

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Black, silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 1,310,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 1,250,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7"

Optical Zoom: 8 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot, matrix

Exposure Modes: Programme, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Night mode, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Lens System

Type: 8 x zoom lens - 6 - 48 mm

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 40 - 320mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 0.4 m

Macro Focus Range: 1-50cm

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 11 elements

Filter Size: 43 mm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Flash ON mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 2.5 m

Additional Features

Additional Features: IrDA compatibility

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 122,100 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 1 x USB ( mini-USB Type B ) ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, hand strap, USB cable, IR remote control, video cable

Body Material: Plastic

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 8 MB CompactFlash

Image Storage: Fine 1280 x 960 : 13 - with 8MB card ¦ Normal 320 x 240 : 25 - with 8MB card

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 14.3 cm

Depth: 7.8 cm

Height: 7.1 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

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