Casio Europe has announced another version of the QV-R61 and renamed it the QV-R62. The difference? The new model doesn't come with a power adapter and is thought to be a Europe-only launch. Like its twin it has 6.0 megapixels, a 3x zoom and a 2-inch LCD. The QV-R62 will hit the shelves in January.

Press Release:

Norderstedt, January 2005 - Skiing, cosy evenings at the fireplace and eating baked apples; all these winter treats offer wonderful picture motifs for every hobby photographer. That's where the new digital camera QV-R62 from CASIO comes in: with 6.0 megapixels and 3x optical zoom, it brings concentrated power for photos full of life. Now all that's left to do is to press the shutter at the right moment and you won't miss any situation. Thanks to the Direct On function, the digital camera is ready for use extremely quickly (1) and the minimal shutter release time lag of approx. 0.01 seconds (2) makes sure that you won't miss a single tobogganist when you're shooting the winter activities. The result is photos in a fantastic quality that look great on the 2-inch TFT colour display.

With the QV-R62 you'll be able to take single pictures and high-speed consecutive exposure in no time at all. Fast and variable focusing is child's play with the small compact camera as well. In addition to the Auto Focus, the camera is also equipped with the Auto Macro function, where the camera automatically adjusts itself to close-up pictures and switches back into the normal photo mode where required. The sparkling frost pattern on the window can be photographed just as successfully as the winter-white landscape. Namely, the BESTSHOT function with its 23 pre-recorded scenes offers the best scenario for the respective situation. Pictures that turn out too dark are mostly not lost, because the Flash Assist function brightens them up in retrospect as needed. And the Print Size Guide explains which resolution results in which picture format. The practical Icon Help function rounds off the user-friendliness of the digital lightweight (3) by explaining the individual camera settings. Movie (4), self-timer, Macro, Alarm function and automatic calendar with world time complete the functional diversity.

The QV-R62 is operated with commercially available AA batteries. The compact digital camera with the measurements 88.3 mm × 60.4 mm × 33.4 mm has the typical CASIO integrated 9.7 MB internal memory, which is expandable through any kind of SD/MMC memory cards. The multi-talent is available on the market from January 2005. The QV-R62 comes complete with a carrier strap, USB cable as well as extensive software on CD-ROM. The camera bags QVR-CASE 1, QVR-CASE 2 and the mains adapter AC-C30 are available as extras.

1 approx. 1 second, LCD and flash off
2 after focusing, LCD and flash off
3 approx. 168 g without batteries and memory card
4 without sound

Casio QV-R62 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 6.4 million pixels total
• 6 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 2816 x 2112
• 2816 x 2112 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480

Movie clips • 320 x 240 (15fps) unlimited depending on size of memory card
File formats

• Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
• Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)

Lens • 39 - 117 mm (35 mm equivalent)
• F2.8 - F4.9
• 3x optical zoom
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus • Contrast type autofocus (selectable between spot and multi)
• Macro
• Infinity mode
• Manual focus
Focus distance • Normal: 60cm to infinity
• Macro: 10cm - 70cm
Metering

• Multi pattern
• Center-weighted
• Spot

ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 64
• ISO 125
• ISO 250
• ISO 500
Exposure compensation • +/-2EV
• 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed 4 - 1/2000 sec including night mode
Aperture F2.8/F4.8
Scene modes 23 BESTSHOT modes
White balance • Auto
• Fixed
• Manual
Self timer • 2 or 10 secs
• Triple self-timer for selection of best shot
Continuous shooting 3 fps
Image parameters

• Fine
• Normal
• Economy

Flash • Auto, On/Off, Red-eye reduction
• Range: 0.6 - 2.6m (W) 2.1 m (T)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 2" TFT LCD
• 85,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• DC out
Print compliance • DPOF
• PictBridge
• PIM III
Storage • SD/MMC card
• 9.7 MB internal memory
Power 2x AA NiMH/lithium ion/alkaline battery
Weight (no batt) 168 g (5.9 oz)
Dimensions 88 x 61 x 33 mm (3.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)