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Casio QV7000 SX - My first Casio (1998), well long in the tooth now, but was responsible for some of the earlier photographs in my Travel section. Its tilting lens section is not a gimmick it can be very useful. A bit big by today's standards but I find smaller cameras too fiddly and subject to bounce. Its served me well and despite the plastic body has resisted destruction (so far). 1.3mp

Casio QV7000 SX Camera
Casio QV7000 SX

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The QV-7000SX's standout feature relative to prior Casio models (at least those prior to the QV-5000SX) is its 1.3 megapixels resolution. Casio lists the CCD sensor as being a 1/3 inch unit with 1,310,000 pixels, but only 1,250,000 "effective" pixels. We've seen this more conservative "effective" pixel rating on other cameras, but have to admit we don't really know what it means. It's possible that some pixels at the extreme periphery of the array may be masked-off by the camera's optical system. Regardless of how the sensor pixels are counted, the camera captures images with pixel dimensions of 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480, depending on the image quality setting selected.
Once images are captured, they can be viewed on the rear-panel LCD screen, a 2.5-inch "TFT" unit, specified as having 122,100 pixels in a 555 x 220 array. (This is a noticeable increase in screen size over the 1.8-inch unit on the QV-5000.) While it will still wash out in direct sun, we found the anti-glare coating on the LCD screen of the '7000 to be much more effective than that of many digital cameras, and the screen more useful in bright light than those of many cameras we've tested.
The QV-7000 also includes a flash, which now appears to be a standard feature on Casio's cameras. The auto focus lens mentioned earlier also has a macro mode (selectable from the top-panel controls), as well as a manual-focus mode. This last is a feature missing from many top-end digital cameras, and particularly welcome when shooting under dim conditions, where the auto focus may not work. The QV-7000's Movie Mode allows you to capture "movies", with successive frames captured every 1/10th of a second, and a duration of 3.2, 6.4, or 12.8 seconds. (Up to twice as long as the QV-5000.) "Movie" mode works by cleverly changing the clocking of the CCD sensor elements to read out portions of the array independently of each other, creating 16 movie frames from each conventional frame stored. This of course, greatly reduces the resolution of resulting images, but the small 160x120 pixel image size makes for quite compact final files, well-suited to casual inclusion in an email or in the corner of a web page.
Other innovative functions retained from earlier models include in-camera panorama stitching, and the ability to capture high-contrast images and apply them to other shots as titles.

  • 2x optical zoom lens (32-64mm equiv.), 2x/4x digital tele mode
  • Spot (!) or averaging metering
  • Optional aperture-priority metering
  • Manual focus option with very fine gradations (28 steps)
  • Focus/exposure lock
  • +/- 2EV exposure compensation in (very fine) 1/4 EV steps
  • Usable light range ~EV8 - EV21
  • In-camera HTML capability
  • Swiveling lens assembly makes it easy to shoot above crowds
  • Includes 8 MB CompactFlash card
  • 3x image inspection mode on playback
  • Built in 4-mode flash
  • Macro, Mini-movie, and Panorama modes

Model Name: Casio QV-7000SX 
Model Number: QV7000SX
Camera Format: Swivel 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00 approx £50 second hand
Street Price: n/a
Price Update Date: 2004-04-15
Date Available: n/a (eBay?)
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: n/a
Operating System: n/a
Weight: 320 g / 1.2 oz
Weight With Batteries? With 
Size: 141 x 75 x 53 mm / 5.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 in
Warranty in Months: n/a
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/3" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 32 - 64 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
10.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 25 cm / 4.1 - 10.2 in
Min Macro Area: 58 x 43 mm / 2.3 x 1.7 in
Min Aperture: f/11.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/5.6 - f/11 (three settings)
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution (pixels): 122000
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings:  
ISO Rating Max:  
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time: 1/4 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.25 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Red-Eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.0
Flash Range Description: 2.3 feet (0.7 m) to 6.6 feet (2.0 m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Casio QV-Link (Mac & PC), Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition, v3.0 (PC), ISR Ixla Digital Camera Suite (PC), PictureWorks Spin Panorama & Spin Object (Mac & PC), and PictureFun Photo (PC) 
OS Compatibility: Win95, WinNT, MacOS 7.1.1 or greater 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag, Full AF:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 9.0 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 7.0 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.0
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 10.0
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 3
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 13
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH, NiCd (NiMH recommended) 
Batteries Included: Yes
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Mini-movie recording mode includes past recording ability, to capture up to 12.8 seconds of motion *before* you press the shutter button. Other modes include panorama-assist, panorama viewing in-camera. 

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