Ben-Q isn’t exactly the hottest gadget maker, but their new E1260 digicam looks to be perfect for taking pictures at an afternoon lunch with grandma. The 12MP camera features the usual consumer level specs like a 28mm lens with 4x optical zoom, 720p video capture, and a 2.7-inch LCD display. Its biggest feature is the included HDR (high dynamic range) technology — you’ve seen it before in those super high contrast, brilliant color photos. I don’t know if you’ll be getting brilliant color from this thing, but I’m sure it will be nice enough. You can get the camera in either “Metallic Gun-Metal Gray” or “Metallic Blue.” (Hint: guys should get the first one.)
The E1260 is available in May. Pricing for the device is currently unavailable.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, April 28, 2010 – 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.
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.
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.
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!
The E1260 comes in “Metallic Gun-Metal Gray” and “Metallic Blue”, it will be available worldwide in May 2010. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.com