updated 03:00 pm EDT, Wed April 23, 2008
BenQ's new digital cameras
BenQ on Wednesday unveiled three new digital cameras with the DC C750 and DC C850 from the company's Compact & Classical range along with the DC E800 in the Elegant & Stylish range. The 8-megapixel E800 incorporates a 2.7-inch LCD screen and is able to shoot 640x480-pixel 15fps video or 30fps MJPEG movie format at half the resolution. The 3x optical zoom camera has a maximum low-light sensitivity setting of ISO 1600.
The C-series cameras include the 7-megapixel C750 and 8-megapixel C850, both of which share a 3x optical zoom Pentax lens, and the ability to capture MJPEG videos at up to 720x400-pixel resolution in 16:9 format. They also share the same dimensions, and come in a choice of all black or silver with a brown leather grip. In the C850, the screen is slightly bigger, at 2.7 inches versus 2.5.
BenQ's image stabilization technology, as well as individual exposure, aperture, manual and program modes along with a maximum ISO 1600 setting are other common features. Two AA batteries power either new C-series camera.
All three new BenQ cameras feature BenQ's smile detection technology that helps in capturing well-timed images.
The E800 will be available worldwide by the end of May, while the C750 and C850 will launch in select countries in Asia Pacific and Europe in April. No prices have been released.