updated 11:10 am EDT, Wed August 1, 2007
BenQ on Wednesday introduced the E1000 to its Elegant camera line. Claiming the deepest sensor of any model in the series at 10 megapixels, the point-and-shoot comes in a sleeker black finish and includes not one but two different anti-shake modes. A physical shortcut button instantly kicks in an ISO sensitivity boost (up to the peak of 1600) and reduces the shutter speed; software settings on the camera's menus introduce a dynamic anti-shake mode that adjusts ISO and shutter speed on the fly depending on the conditions. BenQ further brings in a total of 24 scene presets with unusual modes such as Oil Painting and Sketch, and allows a special scene mode that captures 12 scene types in one second. This gives photographers a chance to compare scene filters without having to decide before the shot is taken, the company says.
The E1000 focuses with a standard 3X optical zoom lens and lets experienced users fine-tune aperture or shutter speed as well as more commonly adjustable settings. International availability will vary and might not include North America, but BenQ promises that its latest flagship camera should be ready for China by August and will spread to other areas soon afterwards.