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The Casio QV-4000 Test Mode

Inspired by Maurice Delaney's information about a hidden Test Menu in the Casio QV-3000EX/IR digital camera I tested the keystrokes with my Casio QV-4000 ... and THEY WORK :)

Test Mode? How?
It's very easy to get: Press down the MENU and the DISP button while switching the camera on (PLAY or REC mode makes no difference).

The following Screen should appear:
'Master InfoScreen'

Pressing down the Joystick (Set) Button
while Power on shows:

My QV-4000 has (PROG-)ROM-Version 1.02 (03.04.02.18.38 this means - Date: 2.4.2003, Time: 18.38)

This is the 'Master' Page, giving information about the ROM Versions and the state of the camera components. Seems to be all fine adjusted ;)


Now the interesting part

Moving through the menus: Joystick up/down, SHUTTER for 'Enter' and MENU for 'Back'.

MENU 1 (Press DISP, DISP, MENU)
INIT.NTSC JAPANESE
INIT.NTSC ENGISH
INIT.PAL GERMAN
Reset to Factory Settings:

LED+SUBLCD ON
Test all LED's and the LCD on top.
Nice red torch too
;)

CROSS HATCH
COLOR BAR
Screen test patterns for video out

MENU 2 (Press FLASH FLASH, MENU)
WARNING
Never adjust something here!
This is only for internal use by CASIO Tech-Service. Damage of your Camera or loss of function could happen if adjusting parameters here.
DON'T TOUCH

The interesting one is:
MENU 3 (Press TIMER, TIMER, MENU)
ScreenShots



HARDWARE COLORBAR
Video Test pattern

REC INFO
Switches to REC-Mode and shows some internal Values while taking photos. Usefull for Manual Focus Mode

BATT.TEST
Auto Test Loop with Options (LCD, FLASH). Counts the number of Images taken before battery is empty

PROG+GMENU UPDATE
PROG UPDATE
GMENU UPDATE
Update menus

CHECK SUM
ROM Checksums

OSD DATA CHECK
Shows all Character Sets
used by the Screenmenus

ERROR MESSAGE TEST
nothing - seems my camera has no errors..

SDRAM CHECK
Internal RAM Check
Test pattern on screen is ok
KEY CHECK
Press a key and display shows his name

LED CHECK
LED by LED check ON/OFF
OK, FOKUS, FLASH, IR-LED(low/High)

CF CHECK
CF SPEED TEST
CompactFlash Test and Speedtest. Writes 10MB CFCHECK.BIN File to CF-Card and shows READ/WRITE performance in kb/s

AF INFO
AutoFocus Information
Switches to REC-Mode with special Focus Indication (N)ear/(F)ar/Diagram

SUBLCD CHECK
Tests the LCD on top, Step by Step

SHUTTER CLOSE REC
Move Lens out of the camera and power off

LASTMEM CLEAR
CLEAR ADJUSTMENT
GRAY SCALE(10STEPS)
WHITE
BLACK
50PERCENT GRAY
Internat setup - Do not touch

AND HERE THEY ARE:

NOISE CAPURE
BAYER CAPTURE
-> The most wanted RAW Image capture modes!

How to use them:
CASIO RAW Image processing


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2003 by Thomas Thissen