Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Casio QV-3000EX: The Casio QV-3000EX is a camera which performs beyond your expectations of it, it's big on features, big on lens and image quality and offers excellent bang for the buck. If you're in the US then the Microdrive bundle probably offers the best value 3 megapixel digital camera kit on the market.
Pros: Very good high quality lens system producing very little chromatic aberrations for a 3 megapixel digicam, almost no barrel distortion, Very good image quality, good detail definition, colour balance, fairly good sharpness, Sophisticated manual features including shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual modes, Good control over internal imaging algorithm (contrast, sharpness and saturation control), Intelligent ergonomic touches (such as the two up two down ...
Cons: Sometimes cumbersome menu system (some controls should have been on the outside of the camera, not hidden in a menu), Noisy images at higher sensitivities / long exposure times, Cheap plastic feel to the body, Poor 4-direction controller, no feel to zoom control, It's big, Washed out skin tones using the flash, Poorly positioned tripod mount, Not the fastest 3 megapixel digicam, but not slow compared to last years cameras, Slow switch from REC to PLAY mode (lens shoul...
has come a long way from the days of the QV-10. This was probably
the first digital camera I ever used (perhaps I used an Apple Quicktake
first), and by current standards, it was terrible. I admit to warning
people away from Casio's cameras for several years, until the QV-2000
and 8000 models came out. Suddenly, they had cameras with the features
people wanted, for less money than the more famous names in digital
Excerpt: Японскую фирму Casio трудно отнести к грандам цифрового фото, способным действовать на рынке в гордом одиночестве, однако умелое сочетание собственных разработок с лучшими продуктами других фирм позволило компании создать весьма удачные двух- и трехмегапиксельные камеры, причем сделать это одной из первых.