Summary: What a wonderful camera with great professional features! It's a hidden treasure. I love the fact that it has a viewfindrr. That makes it rare indeed. It has a dual information display too. The magnifying window in the center of the screen helps assure sharp images.
Still a viable camera. So many features and easy to learn, Great fast lens.
5 June 2011
Summary: An advanced camera for it's time, it has features that are only seen on the top of the line cameras. Most modern point and shoots ( and some DSLRs) don't even come close to having the flexibility that the Casio Qv4000 has. The camera has an excellent fast Canon lens. It is the same lens that came on the Casio Qv3000 and 3500 cameras, and the Canon G2, G3, and G5 cameras.
slow but not obsolete, the qv-4000 offers great control
14 October 2010
Summary: The Casio QV-4000 is 6mm wider and 20mm thicker than a Canon G11. Everything is slow - the lens extends slowly when powered on, the autofocus is slow. A built-in buffer helps makes the 5 second jpeg save time less annoying but saving tiff (raw) images takes about 30 seconds (yes - I said 1/2 a minute.) Immediately you can see this no camera to use for sports or children or anything that doesnt hold still.
Summary: This camera has all the bangs and whistles.Great pictures with no over saturation.Mega pixels are good and is still one of the greats when it first came out.Granted cameras have esculated as far as pixels, but they have more flaws as far as having more natural looking pictures.Last but not least the qv 3000 and qv 4000 have Canon Lenses which Canon is one of the top leaders in digital cameras today.The only flaw with this camera compared todays newer digital cameras is...
Summary: I have been using this camera for a year and I'm very pleased with it. Pictures are great, it's easy to use but if you want to do more advanced setup, it's possible. The only dark side is that it takes about 3sec to turn the camera on.
Summary: I took my QV-4000 to Rome for 10 days and there was nothing it could not do for me. I wanted a camera small enough to be unobtrusive, yet powerful enough to offer me a myriad of options for picture taking. The automatic and manual options did not disappoint. The dark interiors of churches turned out light enough to see because I could manually set the aperture or speed to cover the situation. Yet when I wanted fast shots the auto features functioned well.
Summary: Before my Paris trip, I took a few fotos to be sure I knew how to use the many knobs and buttons. I stayed with the Auto mode the whole trip. The colors were super quality and resolution much better than I expected. I took 5 64MB memories and three sets of batteries. I actually used only one set of batteries and 2 64MB memories for the whole trip. My only goofs were to accidently switch to multiple shot mode and fill up my memory.
Summary: I purchased the QV-4000 about a month ago. I've used it to take short video clips to send to family in other states... It's a great camera to have around... The dial is a little hard to turn but, since I've accidentally turned it once or twice, it's good that it's hard to do. Second... Battery Life. I've only been able to get about 70 shots in 60 min with the original set of batteries. ...Now, for anyone concerned about a camera made by casio - don't be concerned.
Summary: I am very impressed by this camera. Only a small technical glitch prevents me from giving it 5-stars. I could return it, but it doesn't seem worth the hassle. The features and photo quality are outstanding. I'm particularly impressed by the ability to set the white balance for artificial lighting conditions and to control exposure via a frequency histogram preview. The Canon optics are a feature that I trust and the image quality speaks for itself.