Casio QV-2300UX PlusA 2 megapixel swivel-lens design with lots of creative options and a 340-megabyte Microdrive included (US only)
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||2.1 megapixel CCD delivers 1,600 x 1,200 pixel images|
||3x optical zoom lens plus 2x/4x digital zoom|
||"Plus" units include 340MB Microdrive storage card (US only)|
||Huge range of "scene presets" for easy creative photography|
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A long-time innovator in the consumer electronics market, Casio Inc. introduced its first digital camera, the QV-10, in the mid '90s. It was not only one of the original consumer digicams, it was also the first to incorporate an LCD monitor for viewing and composing images on-screen. Other Casio innovations have included the swiveling lens design, one of the first 3-megapixel cameras on the market, and extended photographic capabilities that have brought Casio from the consumer-electronics sphere into the realm of "real" cameras, with rich feature sets matching the desires of active photographers.
The QV-2300 was introduced in mid-2000 as a midrange 2 megapixel camera with a wide range of features designed to endear it to both novices and advanced amateurs alike. Combining the signature Casio swivel-lens design with extensive exposure controls and a wide range of "scene presets" for the average user, the 2300 offers a strong feature set in an approachable package. Continuing Casio's recent practice (in the US) of bundling the IBM "Microdrive" 340 megabyte memory card with their cameras, the QV-2300 offers extraordinary image capacity at a surprisingly modest price.
- 2.1-megapixel CCD delivering 1,600 x 1,200- and 800 x 600-pixel resolution images.
- 1.8-inch, low glare, color (HAST) LCD monitor.
- 6.2-18.6mm lens, equivalent to a 41-123mm lens on a 35mm camera.
- 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom.
- 270-degree rotatable lens housing
- Auto and Manual focus options.
- Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, and Manual exposure modes.
- Nine Recording modes, including Panorama, Interval, and two Movie modes.
- Multi, Center, and Spot Metering.
- Shutter Speeds from 1/2,000 to 60 seconds (Bulb mode).
- Auto or Manual Aperture settings of f/2.8 and f/5.6.
- Manually adjustable White Balance with six modes.
- Light sensitivities equivalent to 80, 160, and 320 ISO.
- Two- and 10-second Self-Timer.
- Built-in flash with four operating modes.
- Extensive filter and color enhancement controls.
- Sharpness, Saturation, and Contrast controls.
- Supports NTSC and PAL video timing formats, with cable included.
- Images recorded as JPEGs to CompactFlash Type I or II cards.
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.
- IBM 340MB Microdrive included.
- Powered by four AA alkaline, lithium, or NiMH batteries (alkaline batteries included).
- USB and serial jacks for connection to a computer, USB cable included.
- Software CD loaded with complete utilities package, including PhotoGenetics for both Windows and Macintosh systems.
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