Casio QV-8000SX review

Started Nov 15, 2000 | User reviews thread
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Jeff Shein
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Casio QV-8000SX review
Nov 15, 2000

I purchased a QV-8000 in March, 2000, due mostly to the great zoom lens. The lens is great, it's the rest of the camera I had problems with. I had several concerns: 1) Outdoor shots had a greenish tint. 2) Eats batteries (got only 43 shots with 4 new duracells... almost as expensive as film!... even the rechargeables didn't last) 3) LCD is useless in daylight 4) Shutter lag (time from pressing shutter to actually taking photo over 1 second... bad for action shots) 5) Blurry indoor action shots.

The green tint was so bad I brought it in for warranty service in June. Almost two months later, they still had backordered parts. Casio worked with me and agreed to buy the camera back. I just got the check today (five months to get this handled!). I'm now the proud owner of an Olympus C2100 Ultra Zoom.

If you must go Casio, you might do better with the new 2800. It has a smaller LCD, which might be a little brighter and may be kinder on batteries!



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