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BenQ DSC G1 Digital Camera - Black (14MP, 4.6x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

by BenQ
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • F1.8 Bright Lens
  • CMOS Sensor
  • High-Speed Dual Core DSP
  • 3 inch 920k Pixel Swivel Screen
  • Get Creative with Full HD Video Recording

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.5 x 6.2 cm ; 195 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 912 g
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  • Item model number: 9H.A2A0A.8FE
  • ASIN: B009684PRG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,042 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Light and compact, the all new BenQ G1 is the world’s slimmest F1.8 swivel-screen digital camera. Perfect for capturing stunning photographs day and night at every turn, the G1 lets you show the world your life story your way.

Box Contains

1x BenQ DSC G1 14mp Digital Camera (4.6 xOptical Zoom, 3.0 inch LCD) - Black
USB Cable
USB Adapter
Li-ion Battery
Software & UM CD
Quicj guide

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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm quite impressed with this Camera 25 Feb 2013
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I've only had this camera for a couple of days but I'm already impressed with the technical capabilities and build quality. BenQ is a growing name in the camera market and whilst it is perceived to lack some of the cutting edge reputation of some of their competitors it is a very solid brand.

This casual use camera feels great in the hand. It's packed with an extremely nice leather carry case which feels very high quality and is quite useful. The camera itself is very retro looking and quite stylish with a style reminiscent of those Eastern European cameras of the 60 & 70s, I think it's pretty cool. It's perfect for the average hand size and bills itself as the slimmest camera with a lens and LCD screen of this spec. The camera has a fast CMOS sensor and an f/1.8 lens linked to the usual point and click options and a large swivelling LCD screen as viewer/view finder. It offers up to 14M pixels as image size and the resultant pictures are clear, crisp and have an excellent colour balance. On a standard 4Gb SD card (which doesn't come with the camera, you have to provide you own) you can fit about 3000 Jpeg images which is enough for most holidays. Optical zoom is a little mean at only X4.6 which is a lot lower than comparable models which can have up to X12 and X16 in some cases but I think as this is more of a casual use camera, aimed at indoor and people photography that lack of zoom may not be as much of an issue as for a professional camera/lens combo. There is a decent burst/continuous use mode and a surprisingly effective night use mode which I rather liked. Again there are far too many options and ways of using it from (point and click up to very specific modes and settings) for me to detail, or even use often.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Retro case belies a hi-tech camera... 9 April 2013
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When I first got this camera out of the box I was immediately drawn to the expensive looking sand brown leather press stud case that reminded me of my grandfathers Halina camera which I played with as a child. My initial impression was that this was a distraction piece to give the camera a high end look whilst covering its deficiencies. It is true that there are limitations with this camera compared to similar cameras within a broadly similar price range; obvious examples of this for me is the limited zoom facility and the low rate continuous shooting mode given the fast CMOS sensor the G1 carries. It's almost as though BenQ are going for an image rather than focussing on a good mid-range camera.

However, the build quality is excellent. Mostly metal and well finished. The f/1.8 Panasonic lens is a serious piece of kit for a camera in this price range and produces very little edge distortion and noise. There is a mid-range CMOS sensor and an adequate number of shooting modes that don't overly complicate or confuse and cover most situations in which the camera is likely to be used. Colour saturation and reproduction even in low light is consistently good and the tilt/swivel LCD screen on the back is a good size and folds back into the camera to protect the screen. It will also do full HD video with stereo sound. Within the effects section there are the usual filter effects plus a 360 degree panoramic mode which gives a quite spectacular result once mastered.

All in all it's a good point and shoot camera for the money but...
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If you're a novice interested in fiddling about with F numbers and shutter speeds then the BenQ DSC G1 is as good a place to start with as any (and a lot better than some) as it lets you fiddle about with both settings to your heart's content.

In manual mode shutter speed is very easily altered via a convenient dial on the back of the camera. Altering the F numbers is slightly more fiddly but still not that difficult.

As an added bonus you can, to an extent, alter the focus manually. In practice this mainly means that when focusing on a close object you can control how out of focus the background is without having to mess about with F numbers if you don't want to or having to settle for the default macro setting.

One of the main selling points on the box - the swivel-screen - is in practice a bit of a gimmick more than anything else. The included camera case is stylishly retro but a bit fiddly. Image quality is about average for a compact at this kind of price range and is perfectly adequate for the job.
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Overall a very nice bit of kit. The look is stylishly retro and the clip on case is sumptuous. The build quality is good and it has some good in camera functions - blurring etc, that may be useful for those who don't photoshop.

On the downside, it's a bit pricy. I compare this to my Lumix which I bought the model which was the latest and got for a fair bit less than this one. Although it doesn't have all the effects of the BenQ, I think that the Lumix pictures are slightly better. My advice would be, wait for the price to come down if you are going to by this one.
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