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I have only just got this camera as a gift and I thought it looked pretty fancy and hi-tech. Basically it works like any digital camera but has a very high qualilty zoom, whcih can zoom in three times. I have to admit that once I produced the prints from the pictures I took they did look very professional and clear. What I found the best thing about this camera was that the charged batteries last for an extreme amount of time which I have not experienced with other cameras. I would definatly recommend this camera but shop around to get it for the best price.
This camera is simple to use the software is also easy to use and the picture quality is good. The batteries last well , It takes quite a long time to load picture on to the sd card ( 3 to 4 secs ) . I have had mine for 2 yrs and it has been fine until last week when it totally failed for no reason batts are fine but no display disappointing to say the least.
This Casio QV-R40 is a bundle full of surprises and you honestly counldn't ask for a better camera at such a good price. This doesn't mean however that Casio have made it out of a cheap plastic, far from it, the camera is made of a metal body and feels very sturdy and of high quality. The resoultion of the camera is just over 4million pixels which is great for those bigger pictures and doesn't take up too much file space on you memory cards. The camera has a built in 10Mb card which is not enough but you can add another SD card in the slot provided. The lens is of good quality and is the standard 3x optical and 3.2x digital. The camera is of a perfect weight and is hardly noticable in a lady's handback or on the gentleman's belt, should you purchase the case. The Casio QV-R40 has a feature which is exclusive to Casio and is known as Bestshot Mode. This is where there are over 25 pre set modes to help you capture the best possible picture, even in the most demanding situations. There is one Bestshot option known as Coupling Shot and this allows you to take an image in two halves, great if there are only two of you and you want to both be in the picture! Casio also strive on the fact that the shutter release time (time from pressing button to image being captured) is one of the world's quickest at only 0.01secs! The menu system is extremly easy to navigate using the 4 directional pad on the back of the camera next to the high resoultion 1.6" LCD screen. The only real grumble I have with this camera is that the flash can take a while to recharge after a photograph has been captured with the flash. The fresher the rechargable batteries are the better. The Casio QV-R40 also comes bundled with 2 x Rechargable AA batteries (2300mAh) which last a very long time, easily over 1 hour depending on flash usage, check the Casio site for a more accurate figure on battery life. It is not advisable to use normal AA batteries with the camera as you will b
e lucky to get any longer than 10 minutes worth of life. The last and only grumble with the camera is that is only comes with a 10Mb internal memory card, but saying this, what digital camera comes with enough memory anyway, none that I can think of! Overall this is a smashing camera, I work for a large High Street store and have sold in excess of 30 of these and I have also bought one myself, an absolute must for beginners and professionals alike.