When the “ISO equivalent” standard is defined, it will most likely take image noise levels into account, meaning that the Casio devices will probably have ISO ratings lower than the value of we calculated above. Perhaps the best way to understand what the QV offers is to liken it to “push processing” of film, in which changes are made during development to increase the film’s sensitivity, at the expense of larger grain and less resolution. The lens uses a switchable iris, with two fixed aperture settings. All of these provide for basic image manipulation and project creation. One consequence of the QV’s switchable aperture is that images shot with lots of light are noticeably sharper than those shot under dimmer conditions. Misc by Wayne Cunningham May 2, We’ve mentioned this ability earlier, and the concept of using the camera as a presentation tool.

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Misc Sep 13, This is a very wide range, and extends quite a bit lower than most other digital cameras. The lens is a fixed-focus design, with two modes; normal and macro.

In fact, they’ve once again gone one better than anyone else, allowing you to actually view panoramas you’ve shot directly within the camera! In the QV though, a clever panorama mode saves a slice of the image from the right-hand side of the previous frame and moves it over to the left-hand side as an aid to alignment.

For casual one-on-one sharing, the built-in LCD screen is often sufficient. You end up with a total of four images, corresponding to the two “past” images, the one immediately after you pressed the shutter, and one more 0.

At closest approach, it captured an area as small as 4.

Casio QV Digital Photography Review

Alternatively, ground-level close-ups don’t require you to be a contortionist to compose the shot. Basic camera operation and connectivity is provided by Casio’s own QV-Link application for both Mac and Windows platforms. The key is to become comfortable with the interaction between the back-panel “mode” button and the “menu” button on the top panel.


The lens uses a switchable iris, with two fixed aperture settings.

At long last, we’re pleased to present our review of their new device:. While the QV lacks the time-lapse capability of the QV, it casuo two new and interesting modes: This tendency was more evident in strong highlights, but we found we could generally compensate fairly well by using the manual exposure compensation to bring down the overall exposure level one notch.

Foremost among these are the various timed-exposure modes, which we’ll explore further in the “Exposure” section of this review. Movies and in-camera panorama stitching!

Casio QV-770 Manuals

When the shutter button is finally pressed, all that happens is that vasio camera stops overwriting the oldest image each time, saving it to permanent memory instead. Conversely, Spin PhotoObject lets you take pictures of an object from all sides, and then combine them into a QuickTime “object” that you can turn and look at different sides of on your computer. Your ham-handed reviewer actually found the larger ‘ a bit easier to hold.

In addition to the cryptic notations “WB-1”, “WB-2”, etc, the user interface now displays informative icons the sun, an incandescent bulb, fluorescent tubes to indicate what white balance setting is selected. We confess we don’t know the distinction between regular pixels and “effective” ones in this context. In our test shots, this undoubtedly contributes to the slightly softer focus of the indoor portrait, as compared to the outdoor one shot in full sun.

We’ve heard from earlier QV-camera users that the lower operating voltage of most rechargeable batteries can cause the camera to fatally “hang” as the batteries approach the end of their usable charge.

Normally, this requires either a special tripod head, or a lot of guesswork.


While the time-exposure capabilities will be great for school science experiments, or just general playing around, the real usefulness comes with the “past” and “future” exposure modes. Even here though, Casio goes the conventional approach one or two better, with three different options: PanaVise PortaGrip car mount keeps a fierce grip on phones With its thick plastic arms and strongly engineered hinges, the PortaGrip car mount won’t be easily dislodged from a windshield or broken in the automotive environment.

When in record mode, each press of the “mode” button advances you to the next capture mode, as indicated by the icon casuo the top of the LCD panel. Many third qvv fourth-generation digital cameras such as the QV are allowing much longer exposure times than were possible with earlier devices.

In your computer, you’ll want to use software such as Spin Panorama included in the box with the QV to “stitch” the separate images together into a single, super-wide picture. Assuming you don’t have direct sunlight falling on the LCD panel, you can get a pretty good idea of what the exposure will look like on the final image. Among its many innovations, the QV included the ability to capture sequences of vasio across time, with the interval between successive images ranging from 0.

While it didn’t prove to be much of a problem under normal shooting conditions, the tonal range of the QV is also somewhat compressed: What happens instead is that, when operating caio “past” mode, the sensor and camera electronics run all the time, constantly grabbing frame after frame, one new image every 0.