Casio QV-8000SX review
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 occasion to use the flash. The multi shot feature makes photographing action shots simple, as does the quick setting. I also appreciate the ability to operate the camera on manual settings. I don't often print up images, so the resolution of this camera is perfect for my purposes. I don't find the brightness of the lcd a problem, as in bright light I can always shade it with my hand - remember- I use a tripod, so I have hands free. Also, I almost always seem to use the remote, especially when photographing people, as the large lcd enables you to stand quite far from the camera and still see what is going on, and so take much more natural unposed shots. The night facility is also useful when photographing into a setting sun.
No problems that I could not work my way around by applying the technology of the camera to the problem - most of my initial problems were caused by not being familiar with everything the camera could do. I have some photos up on http://www.e.millner.btinternet.co.uk