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Casio QV-5700, 5 megapixel

Sep 18, 2002 at 08:51 GMT

Pre-Photokina 2002: Casio has today announced the QV-5700 five megapixel digital camera. This camera is clearly based on the QV-4000 with the same body design and three times optical zoom lens. One major improvement over the previous model is the ability to select ISO sensitivity between ISO 50 and 800. As I predicted when Olympus announced the C-5050Z it's increasingly easy for manufacturers to simply drop the latest CCD into an existing design, with the same lens, I'm keen to test the image quality of these new five megapixel digital cameras.

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Press Release:

QV-5700 Digital Camera with
5.0-Megapixel CCD Released

Allows precise control through manual setting of ISO sensitivity and other functions

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has announced the release of its QV-5700 digital camera, with such features as a 5.0-megapixel charge-coupled device (CCD) and the ability to capture photographic-quality images that put it at the top of the Casio digital camera lineup.

The QV-5700's 5.0-megapixel CCD records high-resolution 2,560 x 1,920-pixel images, which makes it capable of capturing even subtle skin nuances and fine details of natural scenery. The result is a premium digital camera that records images of a resolution on par with film-based cameras.

Manual selection of drive mode, exposure, light metering, white balance and other settings can be accomplished quickly and easily with the turn of a dial, giving advanced photographers full control over essential parameters that control an image's appearance. In addition to contrast, sharpness and color enhancement, the camera allows manual setting of ISO sensitivity for more precise control.

The QV-5700 also includes a Best Shot mode that makes it possible to shoot perfect portraits, floral arrangements and other types of images simply by selecting the image type. Further, a digital soft-focus effect allows even greater digital imaging versatility.

Main Features

Casio QV-5700 Specifications


Sensor 1/1.8" 5.36 megapixel (primary CFA)
Effective pixels 5.0 megapixels (JCIA standard)
Image sizes

 • 2560 x 1920 (2544 x 1696 3:2)
 • 1600 x 1200
 • 1280 x 960
 • 640 x 480

Image formats  • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
 • TIFF
Lens  • 3x optical, 34 - 102 mm equiv.
 • F2.0 - F2.5
 • Canon lens
Digital zoom Yes, up to 3.2x
Focusing  • Contrast detcet multi-area AF
 • Manual focus
 • Spot AF
 • Macro AF
 • Infinity lock
 • Focus lock
Focus range  • Normal: 30 cm - Infinity (1.0 ft - Infinity)
 • Macro: 6 cm / 20 cm - 50 cm (2.4 in / 7.9 - 19.7 in)
Recording modes  • Single image
 • Continuous
 • Movie
 • Panorama
 • Auto exposure bracketing
 • Self-timer
 • Macro
 • Best Shot
Exposure modes  • Full auto
 • Program AE
 • Aperture Priority AE
 • Shutter Priority AE
 • Manual
Sensitivity

 • Auto
 • ISO 50
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800

Metering  • Multi-pattern
 • Center-weighted average
 • Spot
Exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speeds Bulb, 60 sec - 1/1000 sec
Apertures  • Wide: F2.0, F2.3, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6, F8.0
White balance  • Auto
 • 4 presets
 • Manual
Self-timer  • 2 secs
 • 10 secs
Flash  • Built-in
 • Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
 • Range: approx 3.0 m / 9.8 ft (at ISO 50)
 • PC Sync flash terminal for external flash
Movie clips  • 320 x 240, 15 fps
 • Max 30 secs
LCD Monitor  • 1.8" TFT
 • 122,000 pixels
Viewfinder Optical
Connections  • USB 1.1
 • Video out
 • DC-IN
 • PC Sync flash terminal
Power 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Dimensions 118 x 75 x 65 mm (4.6 x 3.0 x 2.6 in)
Weight (no batt) 355 g (12.5 oz)