Casio QV-4000 Review
Compact Flash Compartment
The QV-4000 has a fairly unique compact flash compartment (at least among compact consumer cameras). It's located in the rear of the hand grip and is opened by pushing a small lever on the side of the hand grip downwards. The door springs out and open (fully to the position in the second picture, below) allowing you to easily retrieve the CF card (with a press of the eject button) without fiddling.
The QV-4000 accepts both Type I and Type II Compact Flash cards and fully supports the IBM Microdrive, however the camera manual does note that the Microdrive: may get hot, may be slower than ordinary flash cards, will use more power than ordinary flash cards.
Nothing new here, the same 3x optical zoom F2.0 - F2.5 Canon Lens we saw on the QV-3000, QV-3500 and a multitude of other digital cameras from other manufacturers. It's of course also the same lens used on Canon's own PowerShot G1 and G2. The actual focal length range of 7 - 21 mm works out as a 35 mm equivalent focal length range of 34 - 102 mm.
Base / Tripod Mount
The QV-4000's conventional compact camera flash, it's rated with an approximate range of 0.5 to 3.5 m (1.6 to 11.5 ft). The small window to the bottom right in this image is the flash exposure sensor, this is used to measure the flash output. In normal mode the camera outputs just one flash, with redeye reduction enabled there are two flashes approximately three quarters of a second apart.
Auto Focus assist lamp
Just below the Casio badge on the front of the camera is the AF assist lamp, this outputs a strong orange beam to assist the auto focus system in low light. It works by illuminating the subject with the light, this helps the contrast detect AF system 'see' the subject. The manual notes that the AF assist lamp works best when the subject is less than 2.5 m (8.2 ft) away. This lamp also doubles as the self-timer indicator.
Supplied in the box
Supplied in the box are:
- Casio QV-4000 digital camera
- Lens cap / string
- Neck strap
- 16 MB Compact Flash card
- 4 x AA NiMH batteries (1600 mAh)
- Battery charger BC-2H
- Video out cable
- USB Cable
- Software CD-ROM (xx)
- Users Guide, Software Manual, Battery charger Manual
Canon Lens Accessories (compatible with QV-4000)
- Lens adapter LU-35A (provides a 58 mm thread)
- Wide angle converter WC-DC58, x0.8 (requires LU-35A)
- Telephoto converter TC-DC58, x1.5 (requires LU-35A)
- Close-up lens 250D (requires LU-35A)
Casio QV-4000 Digital Camera