I bought a EX-V7 in Nov /07 to take to Thailand. On my third day there, the camera went into the dreaded "Camera stabilizer is not available" mode. Camera does not take pictures. So I took it to the AUTHORIZED repair place and they didn't have the required part so they handed me a used V7. I didn't realize that until a while later as I was in a rush to get back to my holidaying. It turns out that the camera has its own problems and does not focus except in bright sunlight. It will not focus indoors and use of the flash destroys any photos with a haze. Enter Korea and Casio Japan: After several months of emails with Japan they denied anything was wrong with the camera and told me if I wanted it fixed, I would have to pay for it myself. They never examined the camera and only saw one photo taken by it. After many months of coercing the authorized service center in Korea to even LOOK at it, they too refuse to fix it. They took five test shots ALL in bright sunlight. Not one shot was taken indoors and none with the flash. Since getting the camera back from them, the focus now kicks in about half the time. Ten months of trying to get it fixed and this is the best they can do? I bought a NEW camera and they replace it with a broken USED camera? BTW, the camera carries a regular warranty as well as a 'tourist' warranty which means it can be fixed in any of a huge list of countries they list. Neither warranty has been honored by Casio.