Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Casio 01/06/2005 Press Release
Press Release - January 6, 2005
Casio Announces New QV-R Series Digital Camera Featuring 6 Megapixel CCD
EXILIM Engine and Large 2.0-inch LCD Screen in a Compact Body
"Since the first EXILIM, Casio has continued to create even more innovative cameras with greater rapid responsiveness and superior performance," said John Clough, president, Casio, Inc. "Casio’s proprietary EXILIM Engine incorporates highly advanced circuitry to further enhance image processing and functional performance of the QV-R62, delivering superior images with remarkably high resolution and lower power consumption."
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.
Bre Holley, Vice President of Sales, Digital Imaging Division at Casio, said, "We are really excited about this new addition. The new QV-R62 is even ahead of its QV-R51 sibling, a camera that won the prestigious 2004 DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association) Digital Camera Shoot-Out Award, beating more than 50 other digital cameras from 13 manufacturers, to take the prize for best picture quality in the US to price range. We think we’ve delivered a product that meets our customers needs."
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 more, the QV-R62 represents the ultimate in high quality photography with carefree operation.
QV-R62 MAIN FEATURES
QV-R62 GENERAL FEATURES
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|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
* 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)|
|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|
|Timekeeping 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 subject to change without notice.