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bascom
01-08-2007, 12:30 PM
This sounds like quite a camera for a small compact. 7mp with 7x zoom, and 10x zoom when using 3MP mode. It's small like the Kodak V610 and Pan TZ1 but sounds better. I wish it had a VF but everything else sounds good.

-non-protruding 7X internal optical zoom lens.
-Offers 10X-equivalent zoom without loss of picture quality (in 3.0-megapixel mode).
-Four blur reduction technologies with new CCD shift system
-MPEG video
-Silent lens motion enables optical zooming while recording movies in stereo sound.
-ISO 64-800. ISO 1600 (using BEST SHOT High Sensitivity mode)
-USB 2.0 high speed
-Available in March for $399.

Casio EX-V7: World’s Slimmest Digital Camera with a 7X Optical Zoom Lens
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0701/07010803casioexv7.asp
http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/casio_01082007_ex-v7_pr.html

Here is a size comparison:

Dimensions (W x H x D):
Casio V7 - 3.76” x 2.35” x 1.0” (excluding projections, .82” at thinnest part)
Kodak V610 - 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
Pan TZ1 - 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.

Weight (empty):
Casio V7 - 149g
Kodak V610 - 160g
Pan TZ1 - 234g

cwalkertx
01-08-2007, 05:25 PM
This looks really promising. My only disappointment is the flash range. I can't wait until someone gets ahold of one to review it.

CptOfGondor
01-09-2007, 05:47 PM
Oh yea definately! First time I'm see PASM from Casio in a while!

I kinda doubt the usefulness of the High ISO. :P But that lens is crazy!

As for lighting, you can buy those third party slave flash units that fire off when your built-in flash does.

TheObiJuan
01-09-2007, 07:30 PM
I'm keeping an eye on this camera too.