Casio also has what it calls "Best Shot" modes -- a typical feature on point and shoots. These are 33 scene modes that are preprogrammed into the camera and cover a wide variety of situations. Most are quite typical, but a few did offer some nice surprises. The eBay mode, for example, gives the user a lower resolution image that's ideal for images used by this auction portal. There are also the "Business Card" and "White Board" modes, which correct the perspective of either of these so that when viewed in the final image, they are completely square. So, even if you photograph a business card at an extreme angle, it views as being photographed perfectly flat and parallel to the camera when shot. Nice. In the "Collection" mode, it automatically switches the camera to a macro focus and displays a really nice grid system on the LCD screen while composing the image. And the one that I had the most fun with was the "ID Photo" mode. This sets the camera up to shoot a head-and-shoulders image. After the shot is made, a circle displays over the image you've just made. With the cursor dial located on the back, lower right side of the camera, you move the circle until it is evenly placed around the subject's face, hit select and then the camera makes five different sized images of your mug shot in one frame. It's one of those features that you may use only once or twice, but when you need it, you'll be glad it's there. There were other more ordinary modes and some of them seem quite repetitive. For example, there's a "Portrait" and a "Landscape" and then a "Portrait WITH Landscape". Another example of this is the "Sports" mode and the "Splashing Water" mode, which says that it freezes action. Aren't these basically the same thing? To Casio's credit, they have given a great description of each scene and how the mode works. Some, for example, add in color filtration to enhance the scene. It's nice to know this ahead of time if you're one of those people who insist on perfect color. And if that's you, the EX-V7 has several white balance modes as well, including manual white balance.