BenQ announced today the release of their latest digital camera – the 12 megapixel BenQ E1240 –, which boasts 720p video recording and semi-manual shooting modes like shutter and aperture priority. The frame rate for HD movies is a little pedestrian 20fps, and the lens is a bog standard 35-105mm equivalent zoom; but the BenQ E1240 has a few interesting tricks up its proverbial sleeve. Among these is an Auto Panorama mode, which seamlessly stitches three photos into one panoramic image. Other highlights include a 2.7” LCD with LED backlighting, a Fisheye mode and a hotkey function called “Beauty Enhancer”. The BenQ E1240 digital camera will be available worldwide later this month.
Benq Press Release
Ready Yourself for 720p High Definition Video Recording with BenQ’s New E1240 Digital Camera
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, February 11, 2010 – World-renowned provider of visual display innovation, BenQ, announced today the release of their latest digital camera – the -E1240. The slim 18mm uses a Panasonic 12 mega-pixel 1/2.3 inch CCD, equipped with a 35~105mm lens with 3X optical zoom, proudly records high definition videos at 1280x720 at 20 frames per second continuously with sound. With BenQ technologies such as P/Av/Tv mode, Super Shake Free (S.S.F.), AF Area select, M-burst mode, Fisheye mode and Auto Panorama mode, the new E1240 makes picture taking fun and effortless.
Be precise, be confident
With the new brighter LCD with is equipped with 2 LED modules for backlighting, the 2.7” LCD display displays pictures clearly and does not seem washed out even in the mid afternoon sunlight. The device also lets users select both aperture and shutter speeds for dramatic photo compositions–AF Area select mode accompanied with the S.S.F. mode ensures that pictures taken are crisp, sharp, and always in-focus so you will never miss out on memorable moments. With ISO up to 3200 at 3M resolution, you can be confident when shooting in low light, pictures will come out blur-free and sharp, looking natural with the mood preserved. E1240 is BenQ’s first camera that records high definition videos at 720p, this video function with superior technology allows users to record those situations hard to capture into a still photograph–be it people, animals, or scenes–all in high definition!
BenQ’s E1240 comes with Auto Panorama stitching function. When using this mode, it can capture a sweeping view of natural grandeur or a bustling street scene. The fun feature has fast pattern matching which seamlessly stitches three photos into one effortlessly. With this function, you will be able to show friends and family the scenery as a whole, rather than separate images. This nifty little camera also comes with a Fisheye mode. A Fisheye is a super-wide-angle lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. It is a perfect function to impress your family and friends with your creativity by using the Fish-Eye mode. Other than that, the E1240 also has a hotkey function called “Beauty Enhancer”. With this pre-processing feature, your subjects in the photograph will have their skin tone beautified, blemishes will be smoothen and even completely disappear. A good photographer makes its subjects look good, and the E1240 makes you a good photographer.
The BenQ E1240 digital camera will be available worldwide in February 2010.
For more information, please visit BenQ.com