BenQ P860 8-Megapixel digital camera with 6X optical zoom

BenQ announces the P860 digital camera, their second member in the P(erformance)-series, and the follow-on to the BenQ P500. This latest BenQ camera comes with an 8.0-megapixel CCD image sensor, features a 6x optical zoom lens, a 2.5 inch TFT LCD monitor with 153.600 pixels, 18 MB of built-in memory, support for SD cards, and integrates built-in technologies to minimize image blur, including Shake-Free optical image stabilization. The BenQ P860 will be available in Italy, Spain, Russia, and China by the end of March...

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BenQ P860 8-Megapixel digital camera with 6X optical zoom - digital camera and photography newsFeatures 6X optical zoom and an array of manual and automatic options

BenQ today announces the release of its 8.0-megapixel P860 digital camera which comes with 6X optical zoom. Tailored for users that require both automatic and manual controls, the P860 comes with 7 modes and 12 scene modes that give users control over their photos.

“Many users tell us that they would like to have more control over their photo taking,” commented Conway Lee, General Manager of BenQ Digital Media Business Group. “The P860 gives powerful automatic functions as well as provides a depth of manual options to yield great photos.”

6X Optical and 5X Digital Zoom

Equipped with 6X optical and 5X digital zoom, the P860 lets users take clear, up-close shots and enlargements up to poster size. It also features a 30X total zoom which brings users closer to the action.

Manual & Automatic Mode

Offering users four shooting modes (P/Av/Tv/M), the P860 allows users to adjust the most optimum aperture and shutter setting which suits their shooting environment. The BenQ P860 also comes with 12 scene shooting modes which covers a range of shooting environments.

Shake-Free

Armed with features for optimal shooting, the P860 also integrates built-in technologies to minimize image blur, including Shake-Free optical image stabilization. It also has high light sensitivity, up to ISO 1000, to facilitate shooting at higher shutter speeds, as well as low-light conditions for more natural exposures or for settings where flash is not permitted.

The BenQ P860 will be available in Italy, Spain, Russian, and China at the end of March.

BenQ P860 Specifications

Sensor: 8.0 megapixel CCD; Size 1/1.8 inch
Zoom: 6X optical, 5X digital
Lens: f = 7.8 (W) ~ 46.8 (T) mm (35mm equiv. 37 ~ 222 mm) F/2.8 (W) ~ 4.8 (T)
Focus Range: Normal: 30cm ~ infinity, Macr 7cm
LCD: 2.5” TFT LCD / 153.6K pixels
Image: 3264 x 2448 (8M)/ 3264 x 2175 (3:2)/ 3264 x 1835 (16:9)/ 2560 x 1920 (5M)/ 1600 x 1200 (2M)/ 640 x 480 (VGA)
Movie Mode: 640 x 480/ 320 x 240 (30fps) continuous recording with sound
Shutter Speed: 1/1500 ~ 8 sec
White Balance: Auto/ Daylight/ Cloudy/ Tungsten/ Fluorescent (H)/ Fluorescent (L)/ MWB
Exposure: -2 ~ +2 EV (0.3EV/ step)
ISO: Auto/ 50/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1000 (Shake-Free Mode)
Flash: Auto/ Red Eye Reduction/ Forced On/ Slow Sync/ Forced Off
Self-Timer: 2 sec./ 10 sec.
Power Source: AA Battery x 2 (Alkaline or NiMH)
Storage Type: Built-in 18MB (Usable); SD card compatible
File Format: Still Image: JPEG (EXIF 2.2 compatible), DCF compatible; Support DPOF Vide M_JPEG/ Audi WAV
Dimensions: 99.8 x 65 x 27.5 mm (42.5 with lens ring)
Weight: 182g (without battery & SD card)

March 17, 2007

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