Jul 24, 2003 at 08:20:40 GMT
Casio has today announced the four megapixel three times optical zoom
QV-R40. Casio's big claim about this camera is a one second startup time
and a shutter release lag of 0.01 seconds. The camera has an aluminium
alloy body, has a 1.6" LCD monitor, stores images on internal flash
memory or SD/MMC card and is powered by two AA batteries.
New Compact Digital Camera with 1-Second Startup time
New Quick Response and High Speed Telescoping 3X Optical Zoom Lens
Helps Capture Those Special Moments
TOKYO, JAPAN, JULY 24, 2003 -- CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced a new
addition to the QV Digital Camera series, the new compact 4.0 megapixel
QV-R40 Digital Camera. The new QV-R40 has 1-second power up time and industry
leading* 0.01-second release time lag (both values approximate), ensuring
you can capture those special moments whenever they happen.
* As of July 2003
CASIO recorded the 0.01-second release time lag mark last year with the
release of its high-resolution 4.0-megapixel QV-R4 and 3.0-megapixel QV-R3,
eliminating one of the most serious shortcomings for digital cameras up
to that time. The ability to record images virtually the instant they
happen, along with 3X optical zoom soon made these high-performance models
the digital cameras of choice the world over.
The new QV-R40 is the next generation model for the QV Series QV-R4,
and is loaded with features. The QV-R40 sets the pace for performance
and speed, featuring a new high-speed telescoping optical 3X zoom lens
and a high-speed startup control, making startup 1 second faster than
the QV-R4. Playback is faster, too, with the new QV-R40 scrolling through
images on the monitor screen at a rate of about 0.1 second per image.
Also a pair of direct mode access buttons for REC and PLAY turn the camera
on directly, letting even a novice digital camera user operate the new
QV-R40 with confidence. Compact, feature-filled yet easy-to-use, the QV-R40
is set to become the new standard for speed and performance in the compact
digital camera market.
- 4-million effective pixel CCD, 3X seamless optical zoom
- 1-second (approximate) startup time
- 0.01-second release time lag for virtually instantaneous recording
- One-touch direct REC/PLAY mode access buttons
- 0.1-second (approximate) playback image scroll time
- 5-point Multi Auto Focus
- Compact and elegant aluminum alloy body
- High-Resolution 4-Megapixel Images, High-Performance Optical 3X
The primary color CCD has 4.13 million total pixels for high-resolution
images with fine flesh tones and detailed scenery. Seven lenses in six
groups, including aspherical lenses, provide advanced 3X optical zoom
capabilities. This, combined with 3.2X digital zoom, provides a combined
maximum zoom factor of 9.6X.
- Quick Response for Both Recording and Playback
Amazingly fast startup, shutter release, and display response provide
stress-free recording and playback.
- High-speed telescoping zoom lens and startup control has the camera
ready to shoot about one second after you turn it on.
- 0.01-second release time lag
- 0.1-second playback image scroll time lets you scroll through
large volumes of images in no time.
- One-Touch Direct REC/PLAY Mode Access Buttons
Press the REC button to enter the recording mode or the PLAY button
to enter the playback mode. Even when the camera is off, pressing a
mode button turns it on and has you ready for recording or playback
in an instant.
- 5-point Multi Auto Focus
The camera takes simultaneous readings at five points and automatically
selects the one that provides optimal focus for the image being recorded.
This ensures optimal focus for your images regardless of the way you
- Runs on Two Rechargeable AA-size Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
The two AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries that come
with the camera provide enough power to record about 660 shots on a
full charge.* If you run out of power, just use two commercially available
AA-size lithium batteries.
- Best Shot Mode for Instant Setups
The Best Shot Mode provides optimum camera setups in an instant. Simply
select the sample scene that is similar to the image you want to record,
and the camera's light metering, exposure compensation, saturation,
and other settings are configured accordingly. The QV-R40 has total
of 21 sample scenes built in, including "Coupling Shot" and
- Coupling Shot
When there are only two people present, Person A composes the image
of Person B against a background and presses the shutter release.
This freezes the image on the monitor screen. Then they switch places,
and Person B composes the final image now with Person A included.
The final recorded image shows both Person A and Person B, as if
the were both standing in front of the camera.
- Pre Shot
With Pre Shot, you compose the background you want and press the
shutter release. This freezes the background image on the monitor
screen. Then you can ask someone else to record your image, using
the frozen background as a composition guide. The final recorded
image shows you against the background you want.
- Calendar Screen
Each date of the full month calendar screen shows a thumbnail of the
first image recorded on each date. This visual diary of images makes
it possible for you to quickly search for and locate the image you want.
- Triple Self-timer
The Triple Self-timer records three consecutive shots with a single
shutter release button operation. Then you can select the best of the
three and keep it.
- World Time and Alarm Functions
World Time lets you select one of 162 cities in 32 time zones around
the world as your home time. When traveling to another time zone, simply
select the applicable city, and time and date settings are adjusted
automatically. A total of three independent alarms help to make sure
you are on time all the time. You can even have a specific image appear
when an alarm time is reached.
- Album Feature
The camera stores images in a Web browser-viewable that allows you to
browse images in an album format. The album feature uses HTML format,
which means you can incorporate an album directly into a Web site, and
even print directly from the album.
- SD/MMC Memory Card Slot, Built-in Flash Memory
In addition to its 10MB of built-in Flash Memory, the camera also supports
use of thin, compact SD memory cards and MMC cards (not included). It
is easy to copy images between memory cards and built-in memory. **
- Favorites Folder Keeps Important Images Private
320 X 240 size images can be copied to a Favorites folder located in
camera built-in memory. Images in the Favorites folder do not display
during normal image playback, which means you can keep your personal
images private when carrying them around in camera memory.
* Monitor screen on, flash off, continuous recording
** Memory card not included.
Bundled with PC Link Software and USB Cable
- Photo Loader
Connect the bundled USB cable to your computer and start up PhotoLoader,
and JPEG and AVI images are transferred automatically from the camera
to your computer.
Photohands provides you with image editing capabilities for color, contrast,
brightness, and other parameters. To start up Photohands, simply click
the Photo Loader print button.
ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) and PRINT Image Matching II Compliant
ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) and PRINT Image Matching II support helps to make
printed images look better than ever before.
USB Direct-Print Support
You can connect the camera's USB cable directly to an EPSON USB Direct-Print
compatible printer* for printing without going through a computer.
Casio QV-R40 Specifications
|| 4 million
|| 2304 x 1712 (3.9 million)
2240 x 1680
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
||320 x 240, 15 fps, max 30 secs,
|| 3x optical zoom
39 - 117 mm (equiv.)
F2.8 - F4.9
||Up to 3.2x
|| Auto focus (spot / multi)
|| Normal: 60 cm to Infinity
(2 ft to Infinity)
Macro: 10 cm to 70 cm (3.9 to 27.6 in)
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
||1 to 1/2000 sec
|| Wide: F2.8 / F4.8
Tele: F4.9 / F8.4
|| 2 or 10 sec
Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Range (wide): 0.4 to 2.9 m (1.3 to 9.5 ft)
Range (tele): 0.4 to 1.7 m (1.3 to 5.6 ft)
|| 1.6" TFT LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
|| Single image
9 image thumbnail index
Power on image
Alarm (with image)
USB 1.1 (mini-B)
|| 2 x AA batteries (NiMH and
Optional AC adapter
||88 x 61 x 33 mm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.3
|Weight (no batt)
||160 g (5.6 oz)
|Weight (inc. batt)
||210 g (7.4 oz)
||Two rechargeable nickel metal hydride
batteries; charger; USB cable; strap; CD-ROM
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