Casio has today announced its updated GV-20 digital camera. The GV-20 is essentially a two megapixel version of the GV-10 which was announced back in October last year. The GV-20 is has a ruggedized and waterproof case. All seal points have o-rings and the main camera body is 'cushioned' within the case by internal rubber shock absorbers. The outside of the case is also coated by thick rubber, you can choose red or black. The GV-20 has a two megapixel CCD sensor and fixed focal length lens. More proof if any were needed that two megapixel is the new entry level.

Casio GV-20 specificaions

Sensor 1/3.2" 2.14 megapixel CCD
Effective pixels 2.0 million
Lens Fixed focal length, 35 mm equiv. F2.8
Image sizes • 1600 x 1200
• 800 x 600
Image format JPEG
Image quality settings • Fine
• Normal
Focus 'Focus free' (fixed focus):
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro focus
Focus distance • Normal: 60 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 10 cm
Digital Zoom Up to 2x
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Exposure modes • Single image
• Macro
• Movie clip
• Self-Timer
• Best Shot (18 settings)
Shutter speeds 1 - 1/1500 sec
Apertures F2.8 / F9.7
White balance Auto plus four pre-programmed settings
Flash Auto, Fill-In, Forced Off. Range: 0.6 - 2.0 m
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.6" TFT (61,380 pixels)
Storage Compact Flash Type I, 8 MB card supplied
Print compliance DPOF, Print Image Matching
Connectivity USB, DC input, Mobile phone connector (cdmaOne / DoCoMo)
Power 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Size 101 x 74 x 49 mm
Weight (no batt) 250 g
JIS waterproof rating 6
JIS dustproof rating 6