Casio EX-V8 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-V8

Review posted 10/19/2007

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Casio's EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a slim and durable body that is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand. The camera features a 7X internal optical zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.

It also incorporates the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high-performance image processing module, which allows high quality movies to be recorded at the high compression rate of the next-generation H.264 standard. There's also a YouTube™ Capture Mode, which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTube™, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. Casio has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to YouTube™. This makes it easier than ever for people to enjoy "snapshot movies" of everyday fun, trips, and other occasions.

Exilim EX-V8 Features:

  • 8.1-Megapixel effective CCD imager, 7x optical zoom w/auto macro
  • EXILIM Engine 2.0 high-performance image processor
  • Stylish, durable and light-weight aluminum body
  • Large 2.5-inch TFT color LCD
  • Anti Shake provides higher sensitivity, faster shutter speed prevents image blurring to hand or subject movement
  • Continuous shutter function enables photos to be taken in 1.0 seconds intervals.
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed priority, and Manual exposure control
  • 34 "BEST SHOT" scene modes set the camera for easy to difficult situations.
  • Attach up to 30-second audio memos to still images at capture or later.
  • Record voice-only audio
  • H.264/AVC, MOV format (Motion JPEG AVI format when the image quality setting is "LP").
  • Movie Best Shot, Past Movie, Short Movie and in-camera movie editing.
  • Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus.
  • ISO sensitivity from ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800 or Automatic.
  • Built-in flash with Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction function.
  • USB 2.0 high speed data transfer to PC or Mac computers.
  • Super-Life battery enables up to 240 shots on a single charge.
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery and charging cradle included.
  • 11.8 Megabytes of internal memory and SD/SDHC/MMC/MMC Plus memory card compatible.
  • ExifPrint, PRINT Image Matching III, USB Direct-Print, and PictBridge compatible.

The EXILIM ZOOM EX-V8 has a suggested retail of US$299.99 and ships with Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, software CD-ROM.

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Casio EXILIM EX-V8 Specifications

Effective Pixels 8.1 million
Imaging Element 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 8.29 million)
Image File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies H.264/AVC, MOV format
Audio WAV (monaural)
Recording Media Built-in flash memory (image area: 11.8MB), SD/SDHC or MMC/MMC Plus memory cards
Image Size (Pixels) Still images: 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2448 (3:2), 2816 x 2112,
2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Movies 848x480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640 x 480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320 x 240 (LP)
Lens/Focal Distance:
F3.4 to 5.3, Focal: f=6.3 to 44.1mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 266mm on a 35mm film camera), 12 lenses in 9 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom: 7X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (28X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing Contrast Detection: Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot, Multi or Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus Range Auto Focus: 15.75" to infinity, Macro: 3.94" to 19.69", Infinity Mode: Infinity, Manual Focus: 3.94" to infinity
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure: Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter Speed priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Still images: Program AE: 1/2 to 1/800 second, Aperture Priority AE: 1 to 1/800 second, Shutter Speed Priority AE 60 to 1/800 second, Manual Exposure: 60 to 1/800 second, Night Scene (BEST SHOT): 4 to 1/800 second
Aperture: F3.4/4.6/9.2, auto switching
Aperture Priority AE/Manual Exposure: F3.4/F4.6/F9.2
White Balance: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity: Still images: Auto, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
Movies: Auto
Other Recording Functions: Still images with audio: Audio recording maximum around 30 seconds macro; Best Shot 34 Scenes, Movie Best Shot 11 Scenes, voice recording
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. .33 to 8.54' (W), approx. 3.28' to 5.58' (T)
Rapid Flash: approx. 1.31' to 7.22' (W), approx. 3.28' to 4.59' (T)
Monitor Screen: 2.5-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 pixels (960x240)
Time keeping Functions:

Date and time: Recorded with image data;
Auto Calendar: To 2049
On-image time stamp function

World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB cradle connector, USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Power Requirements:

Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-50) x 1

Battery life: Approx. 240 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx. 6 hr. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx. 8 hr. (voice recording)
Dimensions: 3.76" (W) x 2.35" (H) x 1.0" (D) (excluding projections, .82" at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 5.26 oz (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM

NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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