updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon October 16, 2006
BenQ X720 7 MP camera
BenQ is putting out the X720, a seven megapixel point-and-shoot camera that's just 0.49 inches thick. Other highlights include an SD card reader, a 2.5-inch LCD display, 3x optical zoom, PictBridge printing support, and a "Super Shake-Free" technology which will supposedly produce "brighter, clear and natural color." The real point of interest however may be its ISO (light sensitivity) range, which extends from 100 all the way to 4,000 - higher than many professional DSLR cameras. Of course, it should be noted that the amount of noise in point-and-shoots can be substantially worse at high ISOs. It is always preferable to shoot at low ISOs when the light allows.