The Casio QV-8000SX is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs. The Casio QV-8000SX's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D700 and the D2H)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio QV-8000SX compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (141×75×60 mm) vs large (158×150×86 mm)), is thinner (2.4" vs 3.4"), is much lighter (320 g vs 1,200 g), much longer exposures (64 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 12.1 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 8 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs full frame 36x23.9mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
9 years newer
$90 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the QV-8000SX)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the QV-8000SX)

  • Significantly larger: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Standard size (141×75×60 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 64 seconds

common strengths of the D700 and QV-8000SX

  • Fairly small: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Standard size (141×75×60 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D2H

Nikon D2H
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the D2H (vs the QV-8000SX)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 8 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D2H (vs the QV-8000SX)

  • Much larger: Large (158×150×86 mm) vs Standard size (141×75×60 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 2.4"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 64 seconds

common strengths of the D2H and QV-8000SX

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