New 5-megapixel QV-5700 from Casio
Today Casio nnounced the new 5-megapixel Casio QV-5700 to replace the popular Casio QV-4000. Casio QV-5700 is expected for sale late in October 2002.
Casio QV-5700 features 1/1.8-inch 5.36-megapixel CCD, up to 2544 x 1696 max. resolution or 2560 x 1920 at 3:2 side ratio, ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800. 3x optical lens (34-102 mm equiv.) feature f:2.0 (wide) and f:2.5 (tele) maximum aperture. In other words, the optics seems to be identical to Casio QV-4000. Aperture range is f2.0 to f8.0, shutter speeds are 60-1/1000 sec. Additional LU-35A extension enables to use extension lens and filters.
Minimal shooting distance in the Normal mode is 30 cm, in the Macro mode 6 cm. The camera has a sych socket for external flash. Casio QV-5700 supports fully automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes. QV-5700 automatic mode supports Macro, Movie, Panorama, single or continuous shooting.
Additionally QV-5700 is capable of building histograms. Images are stored in TIFF, (Exif, Ver. 2.2) DPOF- and DCF JPEG formats (Fine, Normal or Economic compression) at 2560 x 1920, 2544 x 1696 (3:2), 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480 resolutions. The camera supports CompactFlash I or II and IBM Microdrive.
Casio QV-5700 weighs about 355 g, it´s dimensions are 118x74.5x64.5 mm. The product requires 4 NiMH rechargeable AA batteries.
QV-5700 package will include (at least German shipments) 1GB Microdrive, 4x AA NiMH batteries, charger, video and USB cables. The approx. price is about 1000 euro (or even lower, according to some other information). More details are to follow during Photokina.
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