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Measuring only 20.8mm thick (at its slimmest part), the Casio EX-V7 provides both high zoom capabilities in a portable point-and-shoot body, according to the release. Traditionally, high zoom lenses are equated with bulkier camera bodies. "The EX-V7 solves this problem, giving users the best of both worlds," said Casio Senior Vice President of Digital Imaging Bill Heuer in the release. The new EX-V7 camera carries a nonextending 7x optical zoom lens with a sliding cover. The zoom lens is capable of 10x optical zoom when set to 3-megapixel mode.
Enabled with a new Exilim Engine 2.0 processor, the EX-V7 has Auto Tracking AF for moving subjects such as children and pets. The Casio EX-V7 also adds four blur reduction technologies, called Casio's 'motion analysis technology,' according to the release, that includes a new shifting CCD to reduce camera shake. The Exilim camera also has an auto setting mode for ISO and shutter speed. In addition, the V7 comes with Casio’s anti-shake DSP which compensates for hand shake and an electronic camera shake reduction that can be enabled in movie mode.
With enhanced video capabilities, the Casio EX-V7 adds H.264 video encoding, which records 1.5 times longer than traditional MPEG-4 format, according to the release. It also has options for AVC, MOV, and JPEG AVI format. Along with camera shake reduction, users can enable zoom in movie mode and in 16:9 format.
The EX-V7 has a 2.5-inch LCD screen with 230,000 pixel resolution and a sensitivity of ISO 1600 when set to High Sensitivity mode. The Casio EX-V7 is compatible with Li-ion batteries at approximately 240 shots per charge. The camera takes SD, SDHC, and MMC memory cards.