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*September 28, 2005 – *Digital camera manufacturer BenQ released three digital cameras yesterday: the X600, C500 and C800. The BenQ DC X600 has a Pentax 3x optical zoom lens and claims to be the world’s smallest 6 megapixel digital camera at only 1.9 cm thick. The C-series cameras are slightly thicker, but still market stylish designs as one of their better points. The BenQ DC X600, DC C800, and DC C500 will be available in October.
"BenQ once again steps onto the global stage by providing consumers with digital cameras that possess high quality lens, a large comfortable display, and enriched features in a compact, stylish design," said Peter Chen, BenQ Vice President and Digital Media Business Group General Manager. "The BenQ DC X600 is a perfect demonstration of how BenQ combines its technology strength with its design prowess."
The BenQ DC X600 packs popular features into a tiny, sleek body. The camera has 6 megapixels to pair with its 2.5-inch LCD screen, VGA movie mode with 30 fps shooting rate, and in-camera editing features. The X600 boasts trimming, rotating, resizing, and color filtering technology to eliminate computers from the postproduction process.
The BenQ C800 packs in an impressive 8 megapixels into a body that also boasts a 2.4-inch LCD screen and a 3x optical zoom lens. Other features include 32 MB of internal memory, voice memo capabilities, a burst mode, and direct print functionality. The BenQ C500 is more of a low-end digital camera, as its features are limited. BenQ touts this model as "the lightest 5 mega pixels digital camera with fixed-focus lens in the market." This featherweight has a 1.7-inch LCD screen and can function as a webcam.