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Model Name: Casio EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: EX-V8
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $329.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.3 oz (179 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.
(96 x 60 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (15)
Movie File Format: H.264/AVC MOV / MotionJPEG AVI
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Internal
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 266 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 / 4.6 / 9.2 (wide); f/5.3 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
3.9 - 19.7 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection, Spot / Multi / Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600* (High Sensitivity Best Shot mode only)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/800
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Normal: 0.3ft to 7.2ft (W), 3.3ft to 4.6ft (T); Rapid Flash: 1.3ft to 6.9ft (W), approx. 3.3ft to 4.6ft (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: H.264/AVC MOV / MotionJPEG AVI
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Camera cradle
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.870
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 7
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 2.320
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.550
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.161
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.162
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.391
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.446
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.008
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.100
Shutdown Time: 1.400
Play -> Record Time: 0.500
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.600
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,633.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-50 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 240
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CCD Shift type Image Stabilization, 848x480 pixel H.264/AVC (MPEG-4) movie mode with stereo sound, Face Detection technology with "Family First" mode and ability to prioritize speed or number of faces.

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