Casio Inc. on Friday introduced its QV-R40. The new 4.0-megapixel digital camera features a 1-second power up time and 0.01-second release time lag, according to the manufacturer.
The QV-R40 is clad in aluminum alloy and weighs 5.64 ounces (without batteries). The camera measures 3.46 x 2.38 x 1.29 inches. The camera is powered by AA-sized rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries, which are included. Casio suggests that users can expect to get about 660 non-flash shots on a full charge.
The camera also features a 3x optical zoom through a telescoping lens, as well as a 3.2x digital zoom. Features of the QV-R40 include 5-point multi auto focus; “best shot mode” that lets you select a sample scene similar to the image you want; a Calendar Screen that shows you a thumbnail of the first image shown on each date; triple self-timer (it records three consecutive shots); Album feature, and much more.
The camera records images to built-in flash memory — it includes 10MB of storage capacity. It also supports SD and MMC flash memory cards (no cards are included). Files can be copied between the built-in memory and the SD/MMC cards. The camera also sports a built-in USB interface (and comes with included cable) to transfer files to the Mac.
Expected for a September release, the QV-R40 will carry a suggested retail price of US$299.99.