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Casio Exilim EX-V8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and responsiveness are also appreciated, but the memory and performance get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and focus.

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size, shutter, low-light, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-V8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio EX-V8

 

The EX-V8 compared to a standard Compact Disc

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Exilim EX-V8

 

Following the V7, which Casio called the “world's slimmest digital camera with a 7x optical zoom” is the sophomore edition of its highest optical zoom camera, the Exilim EX-V8. Introduced in August 2007, the Exilim V8 carries the same 7x optical zoom...

Portable for a 7x optical zoom camera with built-in lens ; Sliding lens door that turns camera on ; Innovative (although somewhat limited) face recognition system to remember family members ; Effective assist lamp during movie capture ; Thorough movie...

Poorly designed back controls, particularly with the zoom toggle switch ; Overpowering, blinding auto assist lamp during still capture ; Weak autofocus during zoom ; Noise at high ISOs

Most every point-and-shoot is capable of recording movies. What Casio does is uniquely partner with an exciting, successful business - YouTube. The popular video-sharing website appeals to everyone from the Star Wars Kid to presidential candidates. For...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8 reviewed

 
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Casio EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

In January 2007, Casio launched the EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V7, said to be the world's slimmest 7x zoom digital camera. Just 25mm thick, the EX-V7 crammed in a seven megapixel CCD image sensor mounted on a moving platter so as to provide for CCD-shift type...

Long zoom in a small package ; CCD-shift image stabilization ; Face Recognition technology ; Good optical quality overall ; Good macro detail ; Good corner sharpness at wide angle ; Faithful color reproduction ; Good low light performance ; ISO 50...

Wide angle isn't wide enough ; Non-standard icons can be confusing ; Lack of a grip makes camera harder to hold ; Heavy barrel and pincushion distortion ; Noise suppression blurs detail even at the lowest ISO setting ; Highlights tend to blow out in...

The other main change Casio made between its V7 and V8 models was to reposition the flash strobe, now located behind a small, clear window in the sliding lens barrier. This allows a bit more distance between the flash and the lens, designed to reduce...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8

 

For a long time, if you wanted a "big zoom" camera, you had to buy a bulky ultra zoom model. Things have started to change though, with ultra-compact, high zoom cameras from Canon, Casio, Pentax, and Sharp now available

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; 7X zoom in a compact body -- wow ; CCD-shift image stabilization (though see issue below) ; Good build quality for the price; memory card slot on the side ; High res 2.5" LCD display ; Snappy...

A little too much noise reduction applied, especially at ISO 200 and above; occasional blown highlights ; ISO locked at Auto in shutter priority mode; only three aperture choices available at any time in A/M modes ; Weak flash ; Mechanical image...

The Casio Exilim EX-V8 is a unique camera, packing a 7X zoom lens into a body no larger than your typical Digital ELPH. It has more than its share of flaws, but if you can live with them, it's a pretty good travel camera. While I'm not jumping up and...

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Review: Casio EXILIM EX-V8

 

With so many digital cameras on the market, the manufacturers have been wracking their brains trying to figure out ways to get their cameras noticed. Casio just might have found a way with the EXILIM EX-V8. It's the only camera that is partnered with...

Nice and small (under 6 oz), the battery gave me over 200 shots on one charge. It has intuitive functions, except for the zoom lever, which takes a bit of getting used to. The 7X internal optical zoom is an elegant touch for such a small camera. For an...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8 Review

 

The Casio Exilim EX-V8 is Casio's second ultra-compact, ultra-zoom digital camera.

Good image quality outdoors ; Effective mechanical image stabilization ; Nice stereo audio capture capability ; Quality build and finish ; Quick operation

Auto white balance struggles in some indoor lighting ; Underpowered flash ; Noticeable barrel distortion

The Casio Exilim EX-V8 is a capable ultracompact ultra-zoom camera, but mainly outdoors.  The 7x optical zoom lens is nicely stabilized and performs well for being such a compact lens.  The YouTube video mode worked well and the stereo sound capture...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8

 

Filling the gap between standard 3x optical zoom point-and-shoots and 18x compacts is the 7x Casio Exilim EX-V8, the longest zoom in Casio's current product line. As the sophomore version to the V7, the 8.1-megapixel V8 carries a heavily-marketed...

Geared toward the advanced point-and-shooter, the Casio V8 garners attention for both the right and wrong reasons. Even though it has recognizable YouTube branding and advanced video functions, the camera falls short in still image quality. The Exilim...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8 Digital Camera Review

 

Filling the gap between standard 3x optical zoom point-and-shoots and 18x compacts is the 7x Casio Exilim EX-V8, the longest zoom in Casio's current product line. As the sophomore version to the V7, the 8.1-megapixel V8 carries a heavily-marketed...

The 7x optical zoom category is still reasonably small, with just a handful of offerings. The V8, however, has a higher price tag than most of its competitors, along with inferior performance. The camera's video capabilities and YouTube branding help...

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Casio Exilim EX-V8

 

This is a gem of a camera, so incredibly capable, pocketable, shoots excellent stills and amazing video. The video is not only high in quality, but there is a zoom that is actually usable.. not slow and going in/out of focus like Panny TZ3 and 5 cams....

No problems whatsoever, it just plain works ; Ofcourse it would be nice to have the high iso capability of a fuji F31

Product Specifications

The Exilim EX-V8 offers the perfect balance between sleek, stylish looks and high performance functionality. It features a 7X Optical Zoom Lens in a small, stylish camera. Now a camera this small allows you to capture stunningly detailed images from a distance. 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 resolution, you'll also increase compression speed, so the length of video recording is limited only by the capacity of your memory card. There are also four technologies integrated into the EX-V8 to reduce blurring. The EX-V8 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 8.1 megapixels, 2.5" Super Bright LCD, 34 Photo Best Shot Modes and 10 Movie Best Shot Modes.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
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 / MultiMediaCardplus / 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:11.8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-V8/EX-V8BK
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

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:8.1Megapixel

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:H.264/QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600/800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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