Casio Japan announces updated QV-2300UX and QV-2800UX. These two new 2 megapixel digital cameras offer a swivel lens, manual exposure features, support for the IBM Microdrive and a new "Best Shot" exposure mode. The QV-2400UX has a silver case and 3x optical zoom lens, the QV-2900UX has a black case and 8x optical zoom lens.

Casio QV-2400 UX / QV-2900 UX specifications



  Casio QV-2400 UX Casio QV-2900 UX
Body type Split swivel (270 degrees)
Imager 1/2.7" 2.1 megapixel CCD (1.92 megapixel effective)
Image sizes 1600 x 1200, 800 x 600
Image format TIFF, JPEG
Lens zoom 3x, 41 - 123 mm (35 mm equiv.) 8x, 40 - 320 mm (35 mm equiv.)
Lens max aperture F2.8 - F4.5 F3.2 - F3.5
Digital zoom 4x
Movie clips AVI (Motion JPEG), max 16 seconds
AF type Contrast Detect
Manual focus Yes
Min focus distance Wide: 10 cm, Tele: 50 cm Wide: 40 cm, Tele: 100 cm
Macro focus Wide: 1 cm, Tele: 50 cm Wide: 1 cm, Tele: 100 cm
Metering Matrix pattern, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure modes Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture Priority, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speeds Bulb, 60 sec - 1/2000 sec
Apertures F2.8, F5.6 (@ Wide) F3.2, F4.8, F8.0 (@ Wide)
White balance Auto, four presets and manual
Self timer 2 or 10 seconds
Flash type Fixed, Internal
Flash modes Auto, Forced Off, Forced On, Red-eye reduction
Flash range 0.5 - 2.0 m 0.5 - 2.5 m
External Flash No Yes, synch terminal
LCD 1.8" TFT (122,000 pixel)
Viewfinder None
Storage Compact Flash Type I or II
Microdrive supported Yes
Other features "Best Shot" mode (pre-programmed scene exposures),
Panorama mode, Shortcut key programming, Mode memories,
Histogram display, HTML creation
Connectivity USB, Video out, DC-IN
Power 4 x AA batteries
Dimensions 67 x 118 x 54 mm 81 x 121 x 66 mm
Weight (no batt) 245 g 295 g
Available Japan - May 30, 2001 Japan - June 11, 2001