Casio has today announced the QV-2100, a fairly unremarkable 2 megapixel digital camera except for the fact that it takes SD/MMC storage cards. The camera doesn't come with MMC cards, instead it has 16 MB of built-in flash storage, the MMC slot is for additional storage. Casio has been a strong Compact Flash supporter in the past so this camera is fairly significant as it may indicate Casio's choice for its future compact digital cameras. Time will tell.

Casio QV-2100 specifications

Sensor 2.14 megapixel CCD
Image sizes 1600 x 1200 (1.92 megapixel effective)
800 x 600
Image format JPEG
Lens Fixed focal length 41 mm (as 35 mm equiv.) F3.3
Digital zoom 2x
Focus Fixed focus (no AF)
Focus distance Normal: 80 cm - Infinity
Macro: 20 cm - ?
Metering Center Weighted Average
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Apertures F3.3 / F8.0
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/800 sec
White balance Auto + 4 pre-programmed settings
Flash Built-In. Modes: Auto, Fill-In, Cancel, Red-Eye reduction
Self-Timer 2 or 10 seconds
LCD Monitor 1.5" LCD 61,600 pixel
Viewfinder Optical
Storage 16 MB Internal Flash + SD/MMC card slot
Connectivity USB, Video Out (NTSC / PAL switchable)
Misc Can be used as a webcam with Microsoft NetMeeting
Compliance DCF, DPOF, Print Image Matching
Power 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Availability November 28 (Japan)
Price Open price