Casio QV-8000SX

Announced Jul 20, 1999 •
1 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 40 – 320 mm (8×)
Niels Warmbold
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I bought this camera 1n August 2000 and it was my first digital camera. Until then I had 35mm cameras (Yashica FR1 and Canob EOS500) but after very short time I simply felt good with this model. My choice for this model was mainly because of the swiwel lens, which is very handy and offers a lot of opportunities for creative photography and because it is using normal AA-cells. The price then was DM 699 (€ 350). I've been using it quite a lot since then neglegted my Canon EOS 35mm ever since. F ...

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I also own this camera. Indeed, it is a good camera, if there is a way to upgrade to 2 or 3 megapixels, I will keep this camera forever. It does produce good images for web pages and e-mails. I am debating whether to buy a 4 megapixel Cannon G2 or Casio QX4000 use for printing. Go to Casio's web page, they sell an LCD hood and lens filters. The price is very reasonable. Problems: Can't see the LCD out door

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i FIND THIS CAMERA TO BE A VERY GOOD ONE. EASY TO USE IN ALL CONDITIONS EXCEPT UNDER THE SUN ON A CLEAR DAY. I MISS A SHADINGSCREEN FOR THE DISPLAY BUT5 OF CAUSE ALLSO A CONNECTIO FOR EXTERNAL FLASH. Problems: NONE WITH THE CAMERA, BUT IT WAS SOME TROUBLE GETTING THE USB CONNECTION TO WORK AS IT SHOULD.

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The 8000Sx is one of the easiest digitals I have used. I find it easy to hand off to staffers and have thme have a good level of comfort taking pictures with little instruction. I have used the images in several of our publications with success. Problems: The battery life is weak. Also, the battery compartment is not as sturdy as the rest of the body.

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Trick Shot
 
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Love it. You can't find more features on other cameras for any price. This camera does panaramic easily, 10 sec movies, macro to 1 CM (less then an inch), zooms to 8X optical and 32X with optical and digital, takes long exposures to 64 seconds, has a wired remote control, swivel lens which is good for shots over crowds and different perspectives and for turning around and doing self portrats but for also putting the camera down on a flat object and using it as a tripod. The camera has ...

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I have owned this camera for over a year, and am very happy with it. I use NiMH batteries, and carry three sets of spares wherever I go, enough for 100's of photos - they were cheap and value for money. I use the zoom a lot, and this camera has an amazing Figure of Merit, almost the best available for a 1.3 megapixel camera, (see http://www.mav-magazine.com/Jun2000/FigureofMerit/ ). I always photograph with a tripod, and even in low light inside have had excellent results. I seldom have had ...

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I have been using QV 8000 since March 2000 I searched a lot before I bought this one, 8x zoom is the most important issue on it, I took many impossible photos with it, action photos, quality photos, etc. Even I used it for my wedding, and other special places successfully. Problems: No

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I've had this camera since Dec 1999, so well over a year. It is my third digital and I did a lot of looking before I bought it. I wanted something with the moveable lens system (or a flip and twist LCD) and this camera seemed to offer the most for the money. I found it on the internet for just over $500.00 and the Nikon was still nearly twice that with less than half as much zoom! I don't print large pictures, so the reduced number of pixels is not a problem for me. The 8x zoom works very ...

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I've had my QV-8000 since Nov. '99 and have plenty of opportunity to evaluate it's functions. My Dad has the Casio QV-770, that's what put me on to the 8000 initially. I also am into astronomy so I was looking for a camera capable of long exposures >30s. With the 8000 you get a MAX of 64s even with the remote (according to Casio techs I spoke with this is due to software limitations in the camera itself.) Anyway, after extensive web research and some hands on at a local CompUsa I ordered ...

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Jeff Shein
 
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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 ...

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