Casio's compact QV-R40 digital camera nets DIWA Silver award
A DIWA Silver medal has been awarded to Casio Computer Co., Ltd (Consumer Products division) in recognition of the fine results achieved by the Casio QV-R40 digital camera when tested independently by several DIWA testers throughout Europe.
The Casio QV-R40 is a very compact, fast-operating four megapixel digital camera that is affordable and easy to use. A number of different samples of this Casio model were tested independently by DIWA member testers and the combined scores for the QV-R40 achieved the necessary score to earn a DIWA Silver medal in the category of Amateur Compact Camera.
Kai Thon, DIWA's test manager, observed: "With the Casio QV-R40, a new standard is set for user-friendly compact digital cameras. The introduction of two large buttons for instant RECORD and PLAY modes is a small, yet highly appreciated innovation that simplifies digital photography for amateurs. The camera also performs very well, with 4MP resolution, 3x quality optical zoom and a large array of smart features. The Casio QV-R40 is a rare combination of high performance at a most affordable price."
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