Casio Japan announce the QV-2800UX & QV-2300UX. Both cameras feature the same 2.11 megapixel CCD (1600 x 1200 resolution), the QV-2300UX has a 3x optical zoom lens, the QV-2800UX has a big 8x optical zoom lens. Interestingly Casio have gone for the rotating lens option we first saw in the QV-7000UX and QV-8000UX.

Casio QV-2800UX Specifications

Imager 2.1 megapixel 1/2.7" CCD GRGB
1.92 megapixels effective (1600 x 1200)
Image sizes 1600 x 1200
800 x 600
Image modes JPEG (Fine, Standard, Economy) (no TIFF option)
Lens 8x zoom, 40 - 320mm (F3.2 - F3.5)
Lens thread 43 mm
Lens rotation 270 degrees
Normal focus distance

W: 0.4 m (1.3 ft) - Infinity
T: 1.0 m (3.3 ft) - Infinity

Macro focus distance

Unknown

Focus modes

Single AF, Infinity Lock, AF Lock, Manual

Digital Zoom up to 4.0x
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Exposure modes Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Full Manual
Scene exposure modes 28 different exposure modes (eg. sky, fireworks etc.)
Shutter speed

BULB, 60 secs - 1/2000 sec

Aperture priority F3.2, F4.8, F8.0
Metering modes Matrix Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
White Balance Auto, 4 presets & Manual Preset
Flash Internal fixed
Flash range ~0.5 - 2.5 m
Flash modes Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off
External flash Synch connector
Self-Timer 2 or 10 seconds
Movie mode Motion JPEG 15 fps, maximum 16 seconds @ 320 x 240
Viewfinder None
LCD 1.8" (122,000 pixels)
Storage CompactFlash Type I & II (IBM Microdrive supported)
Connectivity USB, External flash
Video output NTSC / PAL
Power Supply 4 x AA Batteries or 2 x CR-V3 Lithium packs
Weight (no batteries) 295 g (10.4 oz)
Dimensions 80.5 x 121 x 66 mm (3.2 x 4.8 x 2.6 ")
Price 78,000 YEN (Japan) - (Est. US Street $850)
Release September 2000 - Japan

Kinda makes the Olympus C-2100UZ look expensive doesn't it?

Casio QV-2300UX Specifications

Imager 2.1 megapixel 1/2.7" CCD GRGB
1.92 megapixels effective (1600 x 1200)
Image sizes 1600 x 1200
800 x 600
Image modes JPEG (Fine, Standard, Economy) (no TIFF option)
Lens 3x zoom, 41 - 123mm (F2.8 - F4.5)
Lens thread None
Lens rotation 270 degrees
Normal focus distance

W: 0.1 m (3.9 ") - Infinity
T: 0.5 m (19.7 ") - Infinity

Macro focus distance

0.01 m - 0.5m

Focus modes

Single AF, Infinity Lock, AF Lock, Manual

Digital Zoom up to 4.0x
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Exposure modes Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Full Manual
Scene exposure modes 28 different exposure modes (eg. sky, fireworks etc.)
Shutter speed

BULB, 60 secs - 1/2000 sec

Aperture priority F2.8, F5.6
Metering modes Matrix Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
White Balance Auto, 4 presets & Manual Preset
Flash Internal fixed
Flash range ~0.5 - 2.0 m
Flash modes Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off
External flash Synch connector
Self-Timer 2 or 10 seconds
Movie mode Motion JPEG 15 fps, maximum 16 seconds @ 320 x 240
Viewfinder None
LCD 1.8" (122,000 pixels)
Storage CompactFlash Type I & II (IBM Microdrive supported)
Connectivity USB, External flash
Video output NTSC / PAL
Power Supply 4 x AA Batteries or 2 x CR-V3 Lithium packs
Weight (no batteries) 245 g (8.6 oz)
Dimensions 67 x 118 x 54 mm (2.6 x 4.6 x 2.1 ")
Price 65,000 YEN (Japan) - (Est. US street $750)
Release July 2000 - Japan