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BenQ DC E40

By dpreview staff on Jul 21, 2004 at 16:30 GMT

BenQ has today announced a new 'female-friendly' camera in the shape of the 4 megapixel DC E40, its first touch-screen camera, which allows you to draw on your images and add built-in photo frames. The brushed metal sliding lens camera also offers MPEG4 movie recording at 30fps, dictaphone function and 4x digital zoom. A Dual Recharge Mode means the lithium ion battery can be recharged via an AC adapter or, if you're outdoors, via USB connection to a laptop. So ladies, ditch your digital SLRs and snap up a BenQ DC E40. Oh, and don't forget to be fun and fearless too.

Press Release:

Sweet 'n Stylish - BenQ's E40 Digital Camera with a female touch

Europe, 19th of July, 2004 - BenQ announces the release of the BenQ DC E40 digital camera. Targeted at females, the E40 features an intuitive touch screen with photo framing and "scrawling" options and equipped with a 4 mega-pixel high sensitivity image sensor.

The E40 features BenQ's first and innovative touch screen design that allows photo personalization. Offering users more than just photo playback, the E40's touch screen allows users to choose from various built-in photo frames (also available to download at BenQ.com, E40 specifications link). Furthermore, you can also make creative "scrawling" directly on photos.

The BenQ E40 can also perform as an on hand mini movie recorder. With the most up-to-date compression technology MPEG4, the E40 provides superior movie quality with an economic memory card consumption allowing you to enjoy and review video shots numerously. The BenQ E40 is equipped with a long lasting Lithium-ion battery. Users may recharge the battery either with an adapter indoor or using an USB connected to a notebook outdoor. With its Dual Recharge Mode (DRM) recharging and power sustainability have never been so hassle free.

The BenQ E40 is designed to draw attention with its elegant cool red casing. A brushed metal sliding mechanism conveniently protects and allows for easy gripping of the camera. The E40 is now available for fun, fearless females.

Features:

  • High sensitive touch screen LCD
  • User friendly interactive touch screen interface
  • Scrawling and handwriting on photos
  • Enabling you to have your photos signed
  • 4.0 megapixels CCD, 4x digital zoom
  • Vivid picture photo frames
  • DRM (Dual Recharge Mode) system
  • Allowing you to recharge from either an AC adapter or through USB port
  • VOP ( voice over photo)
  • Dictaphone function
  • Continuous movie recording
  • ASF format with sound, 30 fps
  • Sliding startup lens cover design
  • Video/Audio output

BenQ DC E40 specifications

Sensor • 4.2 million pixels total
Image sizes • 2848x2136
• 2304x1728
• 1600x1200
• 1280x960
Movie clips • 320 x 240 Standard (30 fps)
• With audio
File formats

• Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movies: ASF
• Voice: WAV (20 seconds)

Lens • 35mm equiv.
• F2.8/F8.0
Focus distance • Normal:1.0 m - Infinity
• Macro: 30 cm
Shuttter speed • 1/20 - 1/1000 sec
• Night scene: 2 - 1/1000 sec
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
Flash • Modes: Auto, Forced, Flash Off, Red-eye reduction
Viewfinder • Optical
LCD monitor • 1.5" LCD
Connectivity • USB 1.1
• A/V out
• DC-IN
Storage • Secure Digital
• 8MB built-in memory
Power • 1 x Lithium Ion
Weight 125g (4.4oz)
Dimensions 101 x 55 x 28mm (3.9 x 2.1 x 1.1in)

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