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Casio QV-R62


Review posted 3/7/2005

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The Casio QV-R62 is the 6-megapixel update of last year's popular 5-megapixel QV-R51. Housed in the same stylish and durable silver aluminum body, the QV-R62 has improved image quality and responsiveness thanks to its proprietary EXILIM Engine. In addition, several new advanced features have been included to enhance overall performance. This compact model is the flagship in the QV-R series, and features a large 2.0-inch LCD screen and a 3X optical zoom lens.

The QV-R62 includes nearly instantaneous startup, astonishingly fast 0.01 second release time lag, and high speed continuous shooting of up to 3 photos in 1 second. Operation is extremely easy, with a large 2.0 LCD screen that clearly displays all information on shooting and photographic effects. With advanced operating features such as One-Touch direct REC and Play Modes, Best Shot Mode with 23 types of settings, and 320x240 video capture at 15fps, the length of which is limited only by available memory.

Powered by two standard AA type batteries the QV-R62 can capture up to 900 shots using a set of 2100mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries. Downloading images and movies to the host computer is easy with its plug-n-play USB interface and the included software. Images are stored in the camera's 9.7MB of internal memory and on optional Secure Digital flash cards. Pictures can be printed directly to any PictBridge or USB Direct-Print compatible photo printer without need of a computer.


Casio QV-R62 Features:

  • Compact and durable aluminum body measures only 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches
  • 6-megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom lens
  • 1-second startup time, 0.01-second release time lag (half-pressed shutter w/AF lock)
  • Large 2-inch color LCD with scratch-resistant covering
  • Flash Assist -- Operates during flash photography to compensate for underexposure in areas which are not reached by flash
  • Auto Macro -- Automatically switches between Macro mode and AF mode
  • Icon Help -- Displays pop-up labels during settings changes
  • One-touch direct RECORD / PLAY mode access buttons
  • 5-point Multi Auto Focus, with Multi or Spot options
  • 23 Best Shot Mode presets for most any photo conditions
  • Album function displays using HTML files, view using your browser
  • Multi, Center-weighted or Spot exposure metering
  • 320x240 motion video w/out audio @ 15fps, length limited only by memory
  • Adjustable ISO speed, sharpness, saturation and contrast
  • White balance: automatic, 6 presets and manual
  • Powered by two AA-size batteries
  • 9.7MB memory built-in plus SD Memory Card slot
  • USB 1.1 auto connect
  • Exif 2.2 Print and Epson PIM II compatible
  • PictBridge and USB Direct-Print Support




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Casio QV-R62

Casio QV-R62

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Casio QV-R62

Casio QV-R62





Casio QV-R62

The QV-R62 and a standard CD for size comparison.





Casio QV-R62

The QV-R62 and the EX-Z55 Zoom for comparison.





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Casio QV-R62 Specifications

Recording Element: 1/1.8-inch square pixel primary color CCD (6.37 million total pixels; 6 million effective pixels)
Image File Record Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (9.7MB), SD memory card/MMC memory card

Recorded Image Sizes

Image Size (Pixels)
Resolution
Approx. File Size
Approx. Memory Capacity
Built-in 9.7MB
SD Memory
Card--64MB*
2816 x 2112
Fine
2.9MB
3
20
Normal
2.3MB
4
25
Economy
1.6MB
5
36
640 x 480
Fine
190KB
46
294
Normal
140KB
61
386
Economy
90KB
98
618

Movies

Image Size (Pixels)
Approx. File Size
Approx. Memory Capacity
Built-in 9.7MB
SD Memory Card
64MB*
320 x 240
300KB/second
(15 frames/second
30 seconds
3 minutes 25 seconds

* Matsushita products. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.

Lens: F2.8 (W) to 4.9 (T); f=8 (W) to 24 (T) mm (equivalent to approximately 39.0 to 117.0 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom: 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zoom are used in combination.)
Focusing: Contrast type Auto Focus (selectable between spot and multi); macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus
Approximate Focus Range: Normal: 60cm to 8; Macro: 10 to 70cm
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element, central focus, and spot
Control: Program AE; Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter/mechanical shutter; 4 to 1/2000 shutter speed (including Night mode)
Aperture: Auto; F2.8/F4.8
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (6 modes); Manual
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 64, ISO 125, ISO 250, ISO 500
Recording Functions: Snapshot; movies ; Best Shot; Business Shot; Auto Macro; Flash Assist; Icon Help; Sharpness/color saturation/contrast/flash intensity settings
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 0.6 to 2.6 meters (W); 0.6 to 2.1 meters (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 2.0-inch digital interface TFT color LCD (84,960 pixels; 354 X 240)
Playback Functions: Still/movie; 4X zoom; calendar; 9-image screen; Slideshow
Time keeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time
Other: 10 language setting; trimming; resize; histogram; grid; album feature; Favorites folder; copy; alarm with image; key customize
Input/Output Terminals: External power (DC3V); USB (Mini-B) terminals
Power Requirements: AA size Alkaline battery x 2; AA size lithium ion battery x 2 (sold separately); AC adapter (sold separately)
Dimensions: 3.48” (W) x 2.38” (H) x 1.31”(D) (excluding projections)
Weight: Approximately 5.88 oz (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: AA Alkaline battery x 2; USB Cable; Strap; CD-ROM
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.




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