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Casio QV-R40.

This is a digicam for the impatient. If you get into a rage waiting for the toast to pop up or think three minutes is too long to be boiling an egg, then this is the camera for you. Following on from the company's QV-R4, the R40 boasts the same "shutter release lag" of 0.01 seconds, but its piece de resistance is the 1-second boot-up time. And if you're still worried about losing precious seconds fiddling with the camera's other functions, be assured that the button response time has been improved across the board to initiate power on and off, recording and playback. Owners will be able to get max resolution shots of 2,304x1,712 (that's bigger than my house) and 30 seconds' worth of movies at a stuttering 15 frames per second. The QV-R40 has a 3-times optical zoom, F stops from 2.8 to 4.9, focal range equivalent to 39-117mm on a 35mm camera and range of 60cm to infinity (plus a macro mode for 10-70cm). The camera records to SD memory card, has 10MB of onboard Flash RAM and is compatible with Seiko-Epson's "Direct Print"-capable printers.

More info: QV/Info/qv_r40/

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Title Annotation:The pulse 2: the best of J@pan Inc's newsletters
Publication:Japan Inc.
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Date:Sep 1, 2003
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