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Casio Exilim EX-V7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and responsiveness. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The low light performance and focus get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and features.

portability, image quality, performance, responsiveness, usability

flash, energy, features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-V7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio Exilim EX-V7

 

Implementing 7x optical zoom in an ultra-compact digicam seems like a major achievement, especially when the camera lens motor is completely internal, i.e. it doesn't protrude out of the body. But is it really effective? Do we have a superzoom killer...

Sharpness levels though seem quite low for a camera of this price. With 7.2 megapixel resolution at its disposal, the sensor definitely had enough room to make the images look a lot sharper than they did. In the end I felt these pictures would be best...

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Casio Exilim EX-V7

 

7x zoom lens ; Excellent battery life ; Manual exposure options

Clunky docking station required to recharge battery ; Ineffective image-stabilization features ; Awkward controls

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Casio EX-V7

 

The new camera also introduces an innovative function for reducing photo blur, made possible by Casio's mechanical CCD shift technology. It also combines Casio's well-received Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blur due to shaky hands or a moving subject by...

This latest edition to the Exilim line of digital cameras features the newest movie format - MPEG-4 H.264/AVC recording - which provides recording and playback of high-resolution video at remarkably small file sizes. In addition to increased...

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Casio Exilim EX-V7

 

Casio's new Exilim EX-V7 is one of the first 7X optical, 7.2-megapixel ultracompacts with image stabilization, to hit the market. The introduction of this advanced and stylish camera proves Casio has plenty of game, especially in the point-and-shoot...

Long zoom for an ultracompact camera. Lots of options. Variety of flash modes. Very good performance. Very good video capabilities.

Some shutter lag. Some purple fringing in test shots. Zoom skimps on the wide-angle end of the range. Expensive.

Although there were a few issues with the Casio Exilim EX-V7, this versatile ultracompact point-and-shoot definitely ups the feature-set ante for cameras its size.

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Casio Exilim EX-V7

 

59.8 mm high, 95.5 mm wide, and 25.1 mm thin (20.8 mm at the thinnest part) Cutting-edge, non-protruding 7X internal optical zoom lens (38-266mm equiv.) New CCD shift system actually mechanically compensates for camera shake. Automatically analyzes the...

Slim all-metal body ; Very very compact for a camera with a 7x zoom lens (world's slimmest) ; Subtle processing, good color ; Superb build and finish ; Easy to use ; Well designed control and menu system ; Very fast startup, focus, shutter lag - feels...

Most images look soft, lack biting detail ; CCD-shift image stabilization almost totally ineffective ; ISO 1600 very noisy - next to useless ; Heavy noise reduction at ISO 100-800 ; Underpowered flash ; Cannot charge the battery or connect to PC...

The Casio EX-V7 is one of the those cameras that works better on paper than it does 'in the flesh'. The combination of ultra-compact design, 7x zoom, mechanical stabilization and rich feature set is an alluring one, and one that makes the EX-V7 one of...

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Casio Exilim EX-V7

 

It may look like another sleek, sliver point-and-shoot, but Casio's new 7.2-megapixel camera packs some surprises under its svelte case. Underneath the

Tons of manual control options. Sliding lens cover/power switch adds nice sturdy feel. Beefy 7x optical zoom lens. Lightweight and eminently pocketable. Nicely designed with elegant finish

Disappointing image quality. Awkward control layout. Charging batteries or transferring images requires using the included dock, which is clunky and difficult to travel with

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Casio Exilim EX-V7 (Silver)

 

At first glance, Casio's Exilim EX-V7 looks like a typical, humdrum compact camera. It borrows the sliding lens cover design made popular by Sony's T-series cameras, has a 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor and a 2.5-inch LCD, and though heavier than most...

7x optical zoom lens; sensor-shift image stabilization

Awkward control system; slow f/3.4-5.3 maximum aperture range; merely average image quality

Casio tries to make a statement with the EX-V7's 7x optical zoom and sensor-shift image stabilization, but awkward controls and ho-hum image quality make this camera merely mediocre.

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Casio Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-V7

 

Casio Introduces the World's Slimmest Digital Camera with a 7X Optical Zoom Lens

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Casio Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-V7

 

Although some camera companies have chosen the CES show to introduce several cameras, Casio opted to debut just one—the 7 megapixel Casio Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-V7, with a feature set typical of its larger cousins.

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Casio EX-V7 Review

 

The Casio EX-V7 packs a 7x optical zoom lens equivalent to 38-266mm into a slim and light camera body. The EX-V7 offers a non-protruding lens with a sliding faceplate that protects the lens and ...

The Casio EX-V7 is fast to get going, swift to capture an image, and speedy to commit it to memory. It also feels substantial in the palm, with a well-blended mix of metal and plastic, while it...

Product Specifications

The Exilim EX-V7 offers the perfect balance between sleek, stylish looks and high performance functionality. The Exilim EX-V7 features a 7X Optical Zoom Lens in a small, stylish camera. Now this small camera allows you to capture stunningly detailed images from a distance. There are also four technologies integrated into the EX-V7 to reduce blurring. The EX-V7 is powered by the Exilim Engine 2.0 for high resolution, high performance, high speed, power saving and ultra-compact configuration. It's packed with even more impressive features such as 7.2 megapixels, 2.5" Super Bright LCD, 33 Photo Best Shot Modes and 10 Movie Best Shot Modes.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-50

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:2.4in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:11.6MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-V7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM Hi-Zoom

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.4-5.3
Max Focal Length:44.1mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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