Last update: Review by KenRockwell (21 April’07)
The Samsung Casio Exilim EX-V8 (announced 28 August’07) is an 8 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 7x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 38-266 mmmm), Image Stabilization system, ISO setting: 50-800, Youtube capture mode and a 3″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 95.5 x 59.8 x 25.5 mm and it weighs Approx. 149 g.
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Casio Exilim EX-V8 Reviews
KenRockwell Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“The lens is great! In spite of it’s tiny size, it’s sharp and works great if you don’t mind some easily correctable distortion. This tiny camera does what it claims. If you can find one, get one, especially if you like to shoot movies!”
DCRP Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“Photo quality on the EX-V8 is quite good, especially considering its big zoom / small body combination. Noise reduction artifacting is visible on fine details, even at ISO 50, and it gets worse quickly once you hit ISO 200.”
Cameras.uk Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“I was able to take single photo in 0.43 seconds and five photos in 15.03 seconds. These are slower times than I like to see. With flash times increased to 1 second for a single photo and 19.72 seconds for five. ”
Steve’sDigicams Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“The Casio Exilim EX-V8 is an extraordinary ultra-compact digicam. With a full set of manual, and automatic controls, a slew of pre-programmed “Best Shot” modes, and the one of the best sets of video features, it is definitely one of the best quality and most powerful ultra compacts on the market at this time”
InfoSync Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“Forget bells and whistles, a camera has essentially one purpose, no matter how it is delivered: to take good pictures. On paper, the EX-V8 seems like a winner: compact design, high megapixel count, 7x zoom, and a stereo microphone for widescreen video. But when asked to simply take a good picture, the V8 simply falls short. ”
DigitalCameraReview Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“I was pretty impressed with image quality outdoors. Colors were strong, but not too oversaturated, something that I’ve noticed in other Casio cameras. Shots showed excellent details across the entire frame. Default exposure was also very good in a variety of lighting conditions.”
DigitalCameraInfo Reviews the Casio Exilim EX-V8 and writes;
“The Casio EX-V8 suffers from the curse of the point-and-shoot that typifies other small pocket cameras. While portable, the V8’s flat design lends itself to uncomfortable handling if used for extended periods of shooting.”
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Casio Exilim EX-V8 Press Release
DOVER, NJ, AUGUST 28, 2007 Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released the EX-V8 features a slim, yet powerful optical zoom like its predecessors in the EXILIM Hi-Zoom series.
The EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a slim shape that is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand. The camera features a 7X optical internal zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.
Both new models incorporate 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. They also feature 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. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs and e-mail. 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.
Each year we strive to make advancements in our popular EXILIM digital cameras, said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. These models are no exception, as they blend many of the standard features EXILIM cameras are known for, with groundbreaking new technology such as YouTube Capture Mode, and the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high performance image processing module. If you ever needed an excuse to shoot photos and videos of friends or family these EXILIM cameras are it!
The EX-V8 will have an MSRP of $329.99 and will be available at retail in September.
Main Features of EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8
* High-quality movies using the H.264 standard
* YouTube Capture Mode allows users to shoot movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to YouTube.
* Comes with unique YouTube Uploader for CASIO software that enables users to upload movies to YouTube in as few as two steps.
* The combination of face detection*1 technology and the auto-tracking AF system using motion analysis technology maintains both sharp focus and correct exposure for a human face
* Blur reduction technologies driven by the EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module
* Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
* Movie mode with electronic image stabilization function.
Other Features of the EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8
* 8.1 million effective pixels, 7X optical zoom
* CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism
* 2.5-inch Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 at the center of the screen)
* Maximum 4 shot/second*2 high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
* Available in silver
*1. The face detection feature includes a face detection technology provided by OKI’s face image processing engine, FSE (Face Sensing Engine). *2. Number of shots can vary depending on the memory card used.