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Casio QV-R61


The 6 Megapixel Casio QV-R61 features a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2 inch TFT colour display.
In combination with the Direct On function, with which the camera is ready to use after approx. 1 second, as well as the shutter release time lag of approx. 0.01 second, the camera is extremely fast.
The QV-R61 will be on sale from the beginning of October 2004 for € 349.00 ...
Casio QV-R61 - digital camera and photography news

PRESS SUMMARY

Norderstedt, August 2004 - The most beautiful moments in life are often spontaneous and are over much too quickly. Whether it's an evening of games with friends or that big family reunion - everywhere there are opportunities that are worth recording forever. With the new digital camera QV-R61 from CASIO, enthusiastic photographers won't miss out on any moments, and the powerful 6.0 megapixels guarantee fantastic pictures.

Don't forget to pack the small compact camera on that trip to the lake with friends for a refreshing swim in summer temperatures. Thanks to the 3x optical zoom and the 2-inch TFT colour display, the QV-R61 user can capture the water fun from a safe distance. In combination with the Direct On function, with which the camera is ready to use after approx. 1 second, as well as the shutter release time lag of approx. 0.01 second1), the camera is extremely fast. So photography fans won't have any problem pressing the shutter release at the right moment for a lasting memory of that artistic jump into the water - in the high-speed sequence mode you can even record the entire event in one continuous motion. The new Auto Macro function, which switches automatically from normal auto focus to macro mode, enables fast and variable focusing. And if it's too dark, the integrated flash with red eye reduction and the Flash Assist function provide the necessary brightness. Alternating between individual functions using the easy menu guide is child's play with the QV-R61. The new Icon Help function shows you which photo mode you're in. And the practical Print Size Guide explains which resolution you need to print your desired format. With all this going on you have to be able to rely on your storage battery; the improved electronic components reduce energy consumption and the powerful NiMH storage batteries make the compact digital camera indispensable on long trips. In addition, the camera's metal body combines a BESTSHOT function (23 prerecorded scenes), Movie function, as well as self-timer, macro, an automatic calendar, world time

and an alarm function with picture. The integrated 9.7 MB memory store can be increased through any SD/MMC card. Measuring only 88.3 mm × 60.4 mm × 33.4 mm and weighing a mere 168 g, it fits in any pocket without a problem to become your permanent companion. The QV-R61 from CASIO - a small power-package with a lot of technical features.

The QV-R61 will be on sale from the beginning of October 2004 for € 349.00 (recommended retail price). The package includes powerful storage batteries with battery charger, strap, USB cable as well as extensive software on CD-ROM. The camera bags QVR-CASE 1 and QVR-CASE 2 and the mains adapter AC-C30 are optional.

Specifications

Lens: F2.8(W) to 4.9 (T); f=8(W) to 24(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 39.0 to 117.0 mm when converted to 35mm film)  
Zoom: 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zoom are used in combination.)
Focusing: Contrast type Auto Focus (selectable between spot and multi); macro mode; Auto macro; infinity mode; manual focus; focus lock  
Approximate Focus Range: Normal: 60cm to
Macro: 10 to 70cm
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element, center-weighted, and spot Control: Program AE; Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter/mechanical shutter; Normal: 1/8 - 1/2000sec, Night: 4 - 1/2000sec, Fireworks: 2sec fixed
Aperture: 1F2.8/F4.8(W), F4.9/F8.4(T), auto switching
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (6 modes); Manual  
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO64, ISO125, ISO250, ISO500, auto or manual switching
Recording Functions: Single image recording, Self-timer recording, Movie recording, BESTSHOT (23 prerecorded scenes), Macro, Auto macro, continuous shutter
Selftimer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer  
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction Approximate Range: 0.6 to 2.6 meters (W); 0.6 to 2.1 meters (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 2.0-inch digital interface TFT color LCD (84,960 pixels; 354×240)
Playback Functions: Still/movie; 4X zoom; calendar; 9-image screen; slideshow ; rotate
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time  
Other: 10 language setting; Trimming; resize; RGB histogram; grid; album feature; Favorites folder; copy; alarm with image; key customize  
Input/Output Terminals: External power (DC3V); USB (Mini-B) terminals  
Power Requirements: AA size Nickel metal-hydride battery x 2; AA size lithium battery x 2; AA size Alkaline battery x 2; separate AC adapter
Battery Life (NiMH-rechargeble): Continuous Recording*1) - Approx. 2 hr. 20 min., approx. up to 280 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording*2) - Approx. 2 hr. 30 min., approx. 922 shots, cont.rec.
Continuous Playback *3) - Approx. 4 hr. 20 min.  
Dimensions: 88.3(W) x 60.4(H) x 33.4(D) mm (excluding projections)
Weight: Approximately 168g (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Nickel metal-hydride battery x 2; Battery charger; USB Cable; Strap; CD-ROM  
Optional Accessories: Case QVR-CASE1 and QVR-CASE2, AC adapter AD-C30
August 25, 2004
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