BenQ has announced three new additions to its digital camera range with the X600, C500 and C800, all of which bear a striking resemblance to other cameras. The first up is the X600, which sports a 3x SMC Pentax zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD and claims to be the world's smallest 6 megapixel camera 19mm, the Pentax Optio S6, which is imitates, is also 19mm. Next up is the sleek looking 8 megapixel 3x zoom C800, which also does a good impersonation of an Optio. Nikon S2 lookalike, the BenQ DC C500 is a lightweight five megapixel fixed focus camera with PictBridge compatibility. It will be available in October, while the DC X600 and the DC C800 will ship in November.

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BenQ Unveils Three New Ultra Slim Digital Cameras—The BenQ Digital Camera X600, C500 and C800

BenQ DC X600

EUROPE, 28 of September, 2005BenQ will unveil three new additions to its digital camera line up, the X600, C500 and the C800. The new BenQ DC X600 is the world’s smallest 6M camera featuring Pentax's Super-Multi Coating (SMC) lens, 3X Optical Zoom and a large 2.5” LTPS LCD screen. The BenQ DC C500 is the lightest 5 mega pixels digital camera with fixed-focus lens in the market and the DC C800 features 8 mega pixels CCD with 3X Optical Zoom. Both digital cameras are sleek, compact design and versatile in functions, and are an ideal option for consumers seeking high quality multi-function digital camera at a reasonable price range.

“BenQ once again steps onto the global stage by providing consumers with digital cameras that possess high quality lens, a large comfortable display, and enriched features in a compact, stylish design,” said Peter Chen, BenQ Vice-President and Digital Media Business Group General Manager. “The BenQ DC X600 is a perfect demonstration of how BenQ combines its technology strength with its design prowess.”

BenQ DC X600

Equipped with Pentax’s Super-Multi Coating (SMC) lens, the BenQ DC X600 is able to deliver true-to-life, crisp photos with pristine clarity and superb contrast. The featured 2.5” high resolution LTPS LCD screen and VGA movie recording at 30fps with AVI (MPEG-4) format ensures comfortable viewing and super smooth movie clips. The BenQ X600 additionally offers a smart photo-editing function including trimming, resizing, rotation, color filter, movie editing, which can be done via a touch of a few buttons instead of a computer.

Apart from offering quality image performance and versatile functions, the stylish and exquisite design of BenQ DC X600 makes it an ideal accessory while on the go. The BenQ DC X600 is the world’s smallest 6 mega pixels digital camera with an ultra-thin thickness of 1.9 cm.

BenQ DC C800

The compact BenQ DC C800 features 8 mega pixels CCD, 3X Optical Zoom, MPEG-4 movie format and a large 2.4” TFT LCD screen for clear and comfortable photo viewing. The camera is equipped with Printer Mode for direct printing via compatible printer and Burst Mode, which allows 4 shots to be taken per snap. The camera can be used as a Dictaphone and is bundled with 32 MB built-in memory.

BenQ DC C500

The fashionable and stylish BenQ DC C500 is the lightest 5 megapixel digital camera with fixed-focus lens in the market. This small and portable camera is coupled with a 1.7-inch high resolution LCD screen and offers PicBridge compatibility for easy printing without the need for going through the computer. The BenQ DC C500 camera also supports PC camera for video conferencing.

The new BenQ DC C500 will be available on the market in October and the BenQ DC X600 and C800 will be launched in November.

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