The BenQ G1, budget serious compact

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by Boid, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Highlights -

    1/2.3" Panasonic sensor
    1.8 - 4.9 (24-120mm, 35mm equiv.) lens with IS
    Price about 320$

    BenQ G1: The shoestring premium compact camera? - Imaging Resource

    With the LX5 and the S100 hitting about the same price point, it should be a tough sale for BenQ. I'm happy that there are more options in this category though.
  2. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Interesting camera. A shame its not using a 1/1.7 inch sensor instead, though.
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I like the inclusion of an articulated screen on what appears to be quite a small camera. Incidentally this is the only camera that I can remember that proudly proclaims the resolution of the LCD screen on the body, although maybe that is not surprising given that screens are BenQ's speciality :p
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    it's definitely smart-looking and I like the swivel screen on a camera that small. I'm just not sure with the prevalence of camera phones who will buy this. I would think if someone is "into photography" enough to buy a camera, they would likely buy one from a camera maker, not a maker of monitors and projectors.