Casio has released the Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-V7, which the company claims is the thinnest digital camera to offer a 7x optical zoom lens. The lens doesn't protrude from the camera's body, enabling the unit to be only 25.5mm thick.

The small camera is 60mm high and 95.5mm wide, and features a 7.2-megapixel CCD. The sensor includes a new CCD shift system that mechanically compensates for camera shake. It can also automatically analyze the velocity and vector of a moving subject and sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.

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An anti-shake processor reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, according to Casio, by using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
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The camera has a newly-designed Exilim Engine 2.0 image processor. This offers an auto-tracking autofocus function that Casio says follows moving subjects and keeps them continuously in focus until the photo is taken. Tonal controls let users keep bright areas of the scene bright by limiting the occurrence of dark pixels, and the camera can selectively eliminate noise in designated colour regions, such as the sky.
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