BenQ E1240 | 12 Megapixels

Bing E1240 BenQ announces the E1240, a slim 18mm digital camera that uses a Panasonic 12 mega-pixel 1/2.3 inch CCD, and is equipped with a 35-105mm lens with 3x optical zoom The camera records high definition videos at 1280x720 at 20 frames per second continuously with sound. Its new brighter 2.7-inch LCD is equipped with 2 LED modules for backlighting. This camera also comes with a Fisheye mode, a super-wide-angle lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. The BenQ E1240 will be available this month...

Ready Yourself for 720p High Definition Video Recording with BenQ's New E1240 Digital Camera

World-renowned provider of visual display innovation, BenQ, announced today the release of their latest digital camera – the E1240. The slim 18mm uses a Panasonic 12 mega-pixel 1/2.3 inch CCD, equipped with a 35~105mm lens with 3X optical zoom, proudly records high definition videos at 1280x720 at 20 frames per second continuously with sound. With BenQ technologies such as P/Av/Tv mode, Super Shake Free (S.S.F.), AF Area select, M-burst mode, Fisheye mode and Auto Panorama mode, the new E1240 makes picture taking fun and effortless.

Be precise, be confident

With the new brighter LCD with is equipped with 2 LED modules for backlighting, the 2.7” LCD display displays pictures clearly and does not seem washed out even in the mid afternoon sunlight. The device also lets users select both aperture and shutter speeds for dramatic photo compositions–AF Area select mode accompanied with the S.S.F. mode ensures that pictures taken are crisp, sharp, and always in-focus so you will never miss out on memorable moments. With ISO up to 3200 at 3M resolution, you can be confident when shooting in low light, pictures will come out blur-free and sharp, looking natural with the mood preserved. E1240 is BenQ's first camera that records high definition videos at 720p, this video function with superior technology allows users to record those situations hard to capture into a still photograph–be it people, animals, or scenes–all in high definition!

Fun Functionalities!

BenQ's E1240 comes with Auto Panorama stitching function. When using this mode, it can capture a sweeping view of natural grandeur or a bustling street scene. The fun feature has fast pattern matching which seamlessly stitches three photos into one effortlessly. With this function, you will be able to show friends and family the scenery as a whole, rather than separate images. This nifty little camera also comes with a Fisheye mode. A Fisheye is a super-wide-angle lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. It is a perfect function to impress your family and friends with your creativity by using the Fish-Eye mode. Other than that, the E1240 also has a hotkey function called “Beauty Enhancer”. With this pre-processing feature, your subjects in the photograph will have their skin tone beautified, blemishes will be smoothen and even completely disappear. A good photographer makes its subjects look good, and the E1240 makes you a good photographer.

The BenQ E1240 digital camera will be available worldwide in February 2010.

Put some power behind your photos
With 12 megapixels, the E1240 lets you capture the finest detail and subtlest color in your shots. You can also take advantage of powerful 3x optical zoom and a bright and spacious 2.7” display.

720p Movie Recording
With the E1240’s ability to shoot 720p video, you can bid farewell to the days of lugging around separate still and video cameras. True-color high-definition movies are just a button press away!

Brighter LCD
With not just one but two LED backlight modules, the E1240’s screen enables brighter, clearer previews—and sensational slideshows.

Auto Panorama
Capture a sweeping view of natural grandeur or a bustling street scene with the E1240’s Auto Panorama feature seamlessly stitching three photos into one.

Fisheye Mode
Take wide-angle hemispherical shots by using the E1240’s incredible—and incredibly fun—fisheye mode.


Specifications
Sensor Panasonic 12 Mega Pixels, 1/2.3 inch CCD
Expoure -2.0 ~ +2.0 EV (0.3EV/step)
Image Resolution 12M / 10M / 3:2 / 8M / 5M/ 3M / HD 16:9 / 2M / VGA
Lens f = 6.2 (W) ~ 18.6 (T) mm F= 3.0 (W) ~ 5.6 (T)
(f = 35~105mm, 35mm equivalent)
Zoom Optical: 3X
Digital: Up to 5X(Preview) / Up to 8X(Playback)
Focus Range Normal: W=40cm ~ Infinity
Macro: W=5cm ~ 40cm
Shutter Speed 1/2000 ~ 1/8 sec. (Night Scene 2 sec.)
Display Size 2.7“ LCD
ISO Equivalent Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (3M only)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Cloudy
Flash Auto / Force Off/ Force On / Auto Anti Red-eye
Drive Mode 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Burst / M Burst
Movie Mode 1280 x 720(720p, 20fps) / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240
30 fps, Continuous recording with sound
Storage Built-in Approx. 8MB
4GB SD compatible / 32GB SDHC card compatible
Interface Digital output: USB 2.0 compatible
Audio / Video output ( NTSC/PAL)
PictBridge compatible
Battery 700mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
CIPA Approx. 200 base on bundled Li-ion batteries
Dimensions 96 x 60 x 18 mm
Weight (kg) 110g ( w/o battery & SD card)
Tilt(down/up) USB & AV Cable / Software & UM CD / Quick Guide / Hand Strap / Pouch / AC Adapter / Li-ion Battery
File Supported Still Image: JPEG (EXIF 2.2 compatible)


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