The Casio Exilim EX-V8 offers a 7x (38-266mm) optical zoom lens in a small, metal body. Over 30 still photo "scene modes" and 10 video modes offer a degree of control over image settings, although full manual settings are not offered. Although the EX-V8 lacks optical image stabilization, it does feature mechanical image stabilization, with the camera shifting the CCD sensor to compensate for motion and help reduce image blur (this feature can be disabled by the user if preferred). Reviews describe the image quality as good, with the automatic mode making good choices for white balance and saturation, although flash coverage is limited.
- 8.1 megapixel CCD sensor
- 7x optical zoom lens
- over 40 scene modes, including 10 movie modes
- CCD shift image stabilization