Casio EX-V7 Review

Review Date: June 4th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Recording Element 1/2.5 inch square pixel primary colour CCD
(7.41 million total pixels; 7.20 million effective pixels)
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard; DPOF compliant
Movies: MOV (H.264/AVC; or Motion JPEG AVI when image setting is "LP")
Audio: WAV (stereo)
Recording Medium Built-in internal flash memory (approx. 11.6MB recordable area)
Card slot for SD / SDHC / MMC / MMCplus
Image Resolution Still Image: 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048 (3:2), 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 pixels (Fine / Normal / Economy)
Movies: 848 x 480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640 x 480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320 x 240 (LP) pixels
Image Deletion One image, all images
Lens 12 lenses in 9 groups, incl. aspherical lens
F3.4 (W) to 5.3 (T)
f=6.3(W) to 44.1(T) mm (equivalent to approx. 38 to 266mm in 35mm format)
Lens cover
Zoom 7x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (28x total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focus Mode Contrast AF (selectable between spot, multi, or tracking)
AF assist light
Auto focus
Macro mode
Infinity mode
Manual focus
Focus Range Normal: 30 cm to infintiy
Macro: 10 cm to 40 cm
Manual: 10 cm to infintiy
Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
Exposure Control Program AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter CCD electronic / mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed Program AE: 1/8 to 1/2000 sec.
Aperture Priority AE: 1 to 1/800 sec.
Shutter Speed Priority AE & Manual Exposure: 60 to 1/800 sec.
Aperture F3.4 / 4.6 / 9.2 (auto switching)
White Balance Auto; Fixed (6 modes); Manual
Sensitivity Still image: Auto, ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800
Movie: Auto
(Max ISO sensitivity is 1600 when using "High Sensitivity" BEST SHOT mode)
Recording Mode Still image
Still image with audio (max 30 secs)
BEST SHOT (33 pre-defined scenarios)
Movie with audio
Movie BEST SHOT (10 pre-defined scenarios)
Voice recorder
Self-Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Triple Self-timer
Flash System Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Approx. Flash Range 0.1 to 2.2 metres (W); 1.0 to 1.4 metres (T)
Playback Functions Still image playback (4x zoom)
Movie playback
Favourites folder
Other Flash assist
Multilingual menu
RGB Histogram
Playback Functions 9 image display
Slideshow (Photostand)
Monitor Super Bright 2.5" digital TFT colour LCD; 230,400 pixels (960x240)
Viewfinder LCD screen
Other Grid display
Key customization
Icon help
Timekeeping Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049; time stamp function
World Time 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; daylight saving time
Input/Output Terminals USB cradle with AC adaptor
Power Requirements Proprietary SUPER LIFE rechargable lithium-ion battery (NP-50)
Input/Output Terminals Built-in microphone (stereo)
Built-in speaker (mono)
Weight Approx. 149g (excl. batteries and accessories)
Dimensions 95.5 x 59.8 x 25.5mm (W x H x D; excl. projections, thinnest point 20.8mm)
Battery Continuous Movie Recording: Approx. 100 min.
Voice Recording: Approx. 260 min.
Bundled Accessories Proprietary SUPER LIFE rechargable lithium-ion battery (NP-50)
USB cradle
USB cable (High speed USB 2.0 compatible)
AV Cable
Battery Approx. 240 images (CIPA standards - Auto mode, standard brightness monitor setting)
Continuous Playback: Approx. 360 min (still images).
Bundled Accessories CD-ROM
AC adaptor
User's quick reference guide
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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