Pre-PMA 2004: Casio today announced the QV-R41, a complementary four megapixel version of the recently announced five megapixel QV-R51. Just like the QV-R51 the R41 has a very fast startup time and a unique separate Direct-On record and play buttons for fast access to either camera mode. The QV-R41 has a large 2.0" LCD monitor, 9.7 MB of internal flash memory, an SD/MMC slot and is powered by two AA batteries. The QV-R41 should be available from February 2004.

Press Release (Casio UK):

CASIO Introduces New 4 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera
to its QV Range

February 2nd 2004 – CASIO Electronics Co. Ltd, are today delighted to unveil the latest addition to their popular QV compact digital camera series, the new 4.0 megapixel QV-R41. Following last month’s announcement of the QV-R51, also with 3x optical zoom, both models are perfect for the first time user. With compact good looks and improved user-friendliness the QV-R models provide incredible response and convenience while offering CASIO’s exceptional quality and value for money.

CASIO is well known as a pioneer in the digital camera market, having consistently delivered products with better performance and refinement while reducing size and bringing great advances in usability. This philosophy is clearly evident in the QV-R41, which has even more functionality than previous CASIO cameras in this range.

The QV-R41 comes in the same superb aluminium body that houses the QV-R51 and it fits right in the palm of your hand. Using the latest in LSI design, CASIO has created a high-performance graphic engine for the QV-R41, which delivers superior performance with clear, true-to-life pictures. The new LSI also enables quick response through a near instantaneous start-up of 0.1 seconds, and a shutter release time lag of 0.01 seconds. Just like its big brother, the QV-R41 also features an extra large 2.0“ TFT LCD screen that enables easy viewing of images and makes searching through photos a breeze.

For extra convenience, the QV-R41 supports both the popular SD memory card and MMC formats in addition to having almost 10MB of Flash memory built in, and can also be used with commercially available AA-size batteries that allow you to take as many as 900 pictures on a single charge. The QV-R41 also features CASIO’s Direct-On function that turns on the camera in either record or play mode in the blink of an eye for simple one-touch recording and playback. The camera also incorporates CASIO’s popular BESTSHOT function with 21 pre-defined scenarios, making it easy to take beautiful, clear shots in a wide variety of situations.

The new QV-R41 is ideal for the family looking for their first foray into digital photography and is a perfect purchase for those fast approaching summer holidays. The QV-R41 is available in the UK from February 2004.

Casio QV-R41 Features

  • Easy-to-use high performance compact digital camera
  • 4.0 megapixel CCD with 3x optical zoom
  • Extra-large, easy-to-view 2.0” TFT LCD screen
  • Long battery life: take as many as 900 pictures (2 1/2 hours) on a single charge
  • Direct-On for simple one-touch recording and playback
  • Uses regular AA-size Alkaline battery or AA-size Lithium / NiMH rechargeable battery
  • Compact, high-class aluminium body design that fits perfectly in your hand

Casio QV-R41 Specifications

Sensor 1/1.8" Type CCD (4.13 million pixels total)
Effective pixels 4.0 million
Image sizes • 2304 x 1712
• 2240 x 1680
• 2240 x 1488 (3:2 aspect ratio)
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Movie clips 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 60 secs, includes audio
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 39 - 117 mm (equiv.)
• F2.8 - F4.9
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focusing • Auto focus (spot / multi)
• Manual focus
• Macro
• Infinity
Focus range • Normal: 60 cm to Infinity (2 ft to Infinity)
• Macro: 10 cm to 70 cm (3.9 to 27.6 in)
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center-weighted average
• Spot
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Shutter 4 to 1/2000 sec
Aperture • Wide: F2.8 / F4.8
• Tele: F4.9 / F8.4
White balance • Auto
• Presets (4)
• Manual
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 64
• ISO 125
• ISO 250
• ISO 500
Recording modes • Normal
• Best Shot
• Movie
Image parameters • Saturation
• Contrast
• Sharpness
Self timer • 2 or 10 sec
• Triple self-timer
Flash • Built-in
• Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• Range (wide): 0.6 to 3.2 m
• Range (tele): 0.6 to 1.8 m
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 2.0" TFT LCD
• 84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Play functions • Single image
• Magnify (4x)
• 9 image thumbnail index
• Rotate
• Movie play
• Calendar

• Trimming
• Resize
• Histogram
• Grid
• Album
• Favorites
• Copy
• Alarm (with image)
• Key customize

Connectivity • DC-IN
• USB 1.1 (mini-B)
Power • 2 x AA batteries (NiMH and charger ncluded)
• Optional AC adapter
Dimensions 88 x 61 x 33 mm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)
Weight (no batt) 168 g (5.9 oz)
Included accessories Two rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries; charger; USB cable; strap; CD-ROM