updated 04:25 pm EDT, Fri September 19, 2008
BenQ intros slim digi-cam
BenQ on Friday unveiled the thinnest digital camera, at less than 0.7 inches (16.8mm) thick at its slimmest point, to have a 3-inch LCD screen, the 10-megapixel E1050. The E1050 has 32 distinct still image or video shooting modes as well as a red eye remover feature. The 3x optical zoom lens and the E1050's software allows 16:9 aspect ratio, 848x480 videos to be captured for a proper fit on today's HDTVs. Another setting sizes videos for direct YouTube uploads.
A maximum ISO rating of 3200 is available only with 3MP images or smaller and otherwise, at full 10MP resolution, tops out at 1600. The BenQ E1050 comes with 10MB of usable built-in memory with expansion coming courtesy of an SD card slot, expanding it by as much as 16GB. The camera's self-time can be set to 2- or 10-second delays, or into a burst and double modes.
The BenQ E1050 will be available in metallic grey only, although prices or release dates have not been announced. [via Photography Blog]