The Casio EX-S7 features a 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 35.5-106.5mm with a maximum aperture of F3.1(W) - F5.9(T). This lens is made up of 6 lenses in 5 groups, including an apsherical lens. When the camera is turned off, the lens retracts back into the camera body for protection.
Normal: Approx. 10cm - Infinity (w), 3.9" - Infinity
Macro: Approx. 10cm - 50cm (w), 3.9' - 1.64'
Manual: Approx. 10cm - Infinity (w), 3.9" - Infinity
Casio's built-in flash unit is not very powerful, but can be very handy in low-light situations if you stay close enough to your subject. The flash has modes for Auto, Flash On, Flash Off and Red-Eye Reduction.
Wide: 0.3ft. - 9.5ft.
Tele: 1.3ft. - 5.2ft.
Framing and viewing your images is done on the camera's 2.7-inch, 230,160 dot LCD screen. This is a bright screen that is capable of being seen in all lighting conditions, even direct sunlight.
Controls on the back: In the upper right is the Movie mode shutter release. Next is the Play and Record mode buttons. The 4-way controller lets you easily navigate menu screens or select images for playback, the center button accepts menu selections. You can program the "Left" and "Right" actions in the Record menu. In Record mode you push "Up" to control the amount of info displayed on the LCD and "Down" to change the flash mode or to delete an image when in Playback. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu system. The BS button calls up the BestShot scene mode menu.
The only I/O port that Casio has added to the S7 is a USB 2.0 port. This allows the camera to be hooked up to a computer to transfer images. It can also be used to show your images on a TV via the included A/V cable.
The S7 accepts all SD and SDHC memory cards. Shown here is the S7 with a SanDisk Ultra II, 15MB/s SDHC memory card.
Approx. Storage Capacities:
Powering the S7 is a 3.7V, 700mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery. Casio claims that this battery is capable of capturing up to 260 shots on a single charge based on CIPA standards.