Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

My favorite Casio product…

Posted by Trixter on October 31, 2007


…is not any of their keyboards (although I have very fond memories of playing with my Casio VL-Tone and SK-1). It’s their first digital camera; in fact, the first consumer 3MP digital camera, the QV-3000 EX.

Mine broke a while ago. I finally found a replacement at a reasonable price (ie. under $20). I am taking pictures again. I am happy.

Why so happy over a dumb 3MP consumer camera? Because I am not a professional photographer and I don’t take pro pictures. The QV-3000 EX has just enough control for a noob like me to take manual-focus close-ups:
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…without looking like a complete beginner. And it’s night mode surprised the hell out of me:

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That picture was taken at midnight with the flash and the two house lights providing the only illumination. I wasn’t even using a tripod and it’s not blurry! That’s insane.

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One Response to “My favorite Casio product…”

  1. exilim said

    Good camera!

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