Today BenQ upgraded the T line with a slimmed down touch screen point-and-shoot digital camera. It is the slimmest 8-megapixel camera at 14.9mm with a 3-inch touch display. The T800 sports an smc Pentax lens, an ISO setting up to 6400 and super shake-free mode as well as functions like face tracking and Z-lighting, which is a fancy way of saying that you can adjust the brightness of subjects in backlit photos so that they’re a bit more clear. You can also take video with optical zoom in MPEG 4 format at 640×480 at 30fps. An SD card handles storage and the T800 comes in red, black, silver and white, which hit stores next month.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, September 24, 2007 – BenQ today expanded its award-winning digital camera lineup with the super slim BenQ T800, an upgrade to the T700. At a mere 14.9mm, the T800 takes the record as the world’s slimmest 8-megapixel camera with a 3.0” touch screen display. The camera sports a super slim exterior, a large 3-inch touch screen display, smc PENTAX lens, super shake-free mode and high ISO options. Other new features include Face Tracking function and Z-lighting function.
BenQ T800 is equipped with an 8 mega pixel CCD sensor and a 3x smc PENTAX optical zoom lens. Furthermore, it possesses a 3-inch, 232,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor with touch screen capabilities. Users can write memos on their images or activate camera functions by touch.
The Face Tracking function automatically detects and tracks up to nine human faces and then focus to ensure the faces are perfectly presented in terms of color and clearness in the photos. The Z-lighting function is an in-camera photo editing function that adjusts the brightness of the subjects in backlit photos so that the subjects are clearly presented.
The compact camera is equipped with a Super Shake Free system with a sensitivity of 2000 ISO and a high setting at 6400 ISO that can be engaged during movie mode. Users can record video with optical zoom in MPEG 4 format at 640 x 480 at 30 fps.
The T800 boasts 12 different shooting modes, including manual mode, S.S.F (Super Shake Free) mode, portrait mode and night scene mode, providing users quick setting adjustments with a variety of shooting options. The camera includes the PictBridge function for direct photo printing via a compatible printer and supports SD memory card of up to 4G. The camera is available in four colors: red, black, silver and white.
The BenQ T800 is planned to be available in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific starting from early October.