Benq’s newest camcorder comes with a pico projector built in, and a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor that, at 1/3.2 inch, has been the middle-of-the road consumer standard for years.
Nevertheless, off the small sensor come 1080p videos. And to go even a little further down the consumer road of compromise, there are no actual individual settings for shutter speed and apertures and the like, but rather 10 shooting modes to cover most of the situations a user might encounter.
The DV S11, which is what Benq named this gadget, looks more like a photo camera than a camcorder. In truth, it’s both, as it’s meant to capture all sorts of media for display through its internal pico projector.
A projection size of 50 inch can be reached, but keep in mind, that will require at least a reasonably dark room for any kind of easy viewing. Other ways of getting video off the device are HDMI and AV ports, and SD/SDHC cards.
Sales are currently restricted to Hong Kong, and the cost hovers around the $300 mark.