The Casio Exilim EX-V7 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Casio Exilim EX-V7's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix TS25) and Samsung (such as the S730)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-V7 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is older (january 2007 vs january 2013), is slightly heavier (190 g vs 144 g) and is not waterproof.

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
6 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the TS25 (vs the EX-V7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×25 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the TS25 (vs the EX-V7)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the TS25 and EX-V7

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Samsung S730

Samsung S730
similar age

Significant advantages of the S730 (vs the EX-V7)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/800 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S730 (vs the EX-V7)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×63×26 mm) vs Compact (96×60×25 mm)
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S730 and EX-V7

  • Very small: Compact (100×63×26 mm) vs Compact (96×60×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 186 g vs 190 g