BenQ rolls out 12 Megapixels E1260 HDR Camera

BenQ announced the expansion of its digital camera lineup today with the E1260 HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera. With 12 Megapixels; 28mm 4x optical wide angle zoom lens; capability of shooting 720p movies; a bright 2.7” LCD screen; advanced smart scene mode; friendly user interface; G-Sensor application; and last but certainly not least the HDR image enhancement technology, E1260 aims to bring consumers more features, more fun!

BenQ’s HDR image enhancement technology is designed bring out the finest details in the darkest and brightest parts of an image – allowing you to generate stunningly faithful photos under even the highest contrast lighting conditions. It is built to be more than just a backlight solution, and is the perfect tool to overcome high contrast lighting condition challenges.

BenQ E1260

Be sure to never take shots of segment of a mountain, portion of a lake, part of a tall building, or even half a face again with E1260’s 4x zoom on the 28mm wide angle lens. The wide angle lens enables the users to take panoramic shots of scenic landscapes or bustling cityscapes, as well as great photos of friends and family – even close-ups. When faced with a situation hard to be captured into a still shot, those precious moments can be made into movies with the E1260’s ability to shoot 720p videos. Users can forget about carrying a separate video camera when true-colour high-definition movies are just a button press away.

BenQ E1260

The E1260 comes with an upgrade on the advanced smart scene modes compared to its predecessors, automatically detecting up to 12 different scenes: Landscape; Portrait; Backlight; Backlight Portrait; Night Scene; Night Portrait; Macro; Sunset; Text; Foliage; Snow and Still Mode. Another one of BenQ’s improvements is the intuitive and user friendly interface, which makes it quick and easy to access the camera’s features and settings. With helpful explanatory text matching clear icons, it makes using advanced functions incredibly simple. Whatsmore, all these are displayed on a clearer and brighter 2.7” LCD screen.

BenQ E1260

Other features which are included in the E1260 include: Auto Face Tracking; Blink Detector; Self/Love Portrait; Beauty Enhancer; Smile Catch; Smart Focus; File Management; Auto Rotation; 3 Second Prerecording and Super Shake-Free (S.S.F.). Taking the perfect shot with E1260 has never been easier!

BenQ E1260

The E1260 comes in “Metallic Gun-Metal Gray” and “Metallic Blue”, it will be available worldwide in May 2010.

Specification:

Sensor Sharp 12 Mega Pixels, 1/2.3 inch CCD
Zoom Optical: 4X Wide Angle
Digital: Up to 5X(Preview) / Up to 12X(Playback)
Lens f = 5.05 ( W ) ~ 20.2 ( T ) mm
F= 2.8 (W) ~ 6.3 (T)
(f = 28~112mm, 35mm equivalent)
Focus Range Normal: W=12cm ~ Infinity
Macro: W=12cm ~ 100cm
LCD 2.7“ LCD 230k pixels
Image Resolution 12M / 3:2 / 8M / 5M/ 3M / HD 16:9 / VGA
Movie Mode 720p (16:9 ; 1280 x 720 ; Interpolation) / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240
30 fps,Continuous recording with sound
Shutter Speed 1/2000 ~ 1 sec. (Fireworks 2 sec.; Manual, Night Scene 15 sec.)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent H / Fluorescent L / Manual
Exposure –2.0 ~ +2.0 EV (0.3EV / step)
ISO Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (3M or lower) / 6400 (3M or lower)
Flash Auto Flash, Auto Anti Red-eye, Force On, Slow Sync, Forced Off
Drive mode 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Double / Burst / Speedy Burst
Power Source 700mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
CIPA approx 150 base on bundle Li-ion battery
Storage Type Built-in Approx. 11MB
4GB SD compatible / 32GB SDHC card compatible
File Format Still Image: JPEG (EXIF 2.2 compatible)
DCF compatible; Support DPOF; Video: MJPEG; Audio: WAV
Dimensions / Weight 91.6 x 57.8 x 16.6 mm
100g ( w/o battery & SD card)
Interface Digital output: USB 2.0 compatible
Audio / Video output ( NTSC/PAL)
PictBridge compatible
Accessory USB cable / AV Cable / Software & UM CD / Quick Guide/ Hand Strap / Pouch / AC Adapter / Li-ion Battery / Charger


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