Casio QV-2000UX review
This is great as a point and shoot camera in most conditions. After owning it for a while keen photographers will discover an amazing array of controls which are lacking on much more expensive cameras eg full range of selectable apertures in aperture priority mode. The camera exhibits truly amazing coverage of subject brightness range and I have produced poster sized prints using external post processing software to smooth the images. This is proving to be a difficult camera to upgrade from. The worst feature is the flash which if anything is too powerful even on its Weakest setting. Portraits are always burnt out on auto. Using Manual apertures a pretty well perfect result can be obtained! Battery consumption using NiMH rechargeables is just about tolerable I get about 30 1200x1600 fine pics on a set with some flash use. Good low light image capture especially if manually selected white balace is used. Colours are amazingly true to life. 6"x4" prints indistiguishable from average film prints but with better contrast. 10"x8" are very good better than some film pics due to contrast retention.
Intermittent start up due to lenscover slide switch. Long startup time. Delayed shutter action (like most digi and aps cams) Heavy and bulky. Poor focus in dim conditions.