Casio has updated its Exilim range of compact digicams with the 'world's slimmest digital camera with 7x zoom', the EX-V7.

The 7x optical zoom lens means makes the Casio Exilim EX-V7 equivalent to a 38-266mm film camera lens. Along with the impressive lens is a built-in optical image stabilisation function.

Crammed into the EX-V7's ultra-slim 25.1mm body is also a useful feature that lightens up dark parts of a photo.

Casio could not say when the EX-V7 would be available in the UK.