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Press Release - January 8, 2004




Casio Introduces the QV-R51 -- a New 5.0 Megapixel Digital Camera with Large 2.0" LCD Screen and Improved Battery Life

New Camera Offers Beauty And Refinement In A Compact Size

Casio QV-R51

LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 8, 2004 – Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced the latest addition to its popular QV digital camera series with the new 5 megapixel QV-R51 at the International CES 2004 Show that opened in the Las Vegas Convention Center here today. The QV-R51 will be available at retail in mid-January, MSRP .99.

The exceptionally compact QV-R51 boasts a large 2.0" LCD screen and 3X optical zoom, all in a stylish body. Furthermore, it is among the industry-leading digital cameras, with a one-second startup and 0.01 second release time lag* (both values approximate) for quick response, ensuring you never miss a moment. The camera will be on display at Casio’s Booth # 9808.

*Time from when the shutter release button is fully depressed with the built-in flash turned off and focus locked.

Having introduced the first consumer-affordable digital camera in 1995, Casio is a pioneer in the digital camera market, delivering product and performance refinement while reducing the size of the camera and delivering greater ease-of-use to consumers. Casio has become synonymous with continually packing advanced, yet easy-to-use features and high-resolution capabilities into beautiful and practical compact digital camera designs such as the EXILIM line of super-slim digital cameras. This is why more and more people are making Casio their digital camera of choice.



Casio QV-R51

The new QV-R51 compact digital camera packs a large 2.0" LCD screen, 5-megapixel CCD resolution and other advanced, useful features. Using the latest in LSI design, Casio has been able to further enhance its high-performance graphic engine, delivering superior performance with unbelievably realistic, high-resolution pictures, deliver nearly instantaneous startup and quick response, as well as improve the battery life to shoot as many as 900 pictures (2 1/2 hours) on a single charge. A large 2.0" LCD screen enables users to comfortably view the pictures taken and share the moment with friends and family.

"Today’s cameras are as much about style as performance, and the new QV-R51 comes in a superb aluminum body that delivers a premium look and feel," said John Clough, president of Casio, Inc. "Coupled with all the features you have come to expect from Casio, this camera also includes useful features such as One-Touch buttons that let you start the camera up in either record mode or play mode instantly," Clough said. The camera also has a Best Shot Mode with 21 settings built in to let you take clear, beautiful shots in any lighting conditions. The new QV-R51 delivers performance and refinement in a compact, stylish body that goes anywhere, anytime.

QV-R51 FEATURES:

  • Easy-to-use high performance compact digital camera

  • 5 megapixel CCD with 3X optical zoom

  • Large, easy-to-view 2.0" TFT LCD screen

  • Long battery life: take as many as 900 pictures on a single charge

  • Direct-On for simple one-touch recording and playback

  • Uses regular AA-size Alkaline battery or AA-size Lithium battery

  • Compact, high-class aluminum body design that fits perfectly in your hand






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