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Benq G1 Digital Camera

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14MP 4.6x CMOS Sep 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Light and compact, the all new BeQ G1 is the world's slimmest F1.8 swivel-screen digital camera. Perfect for capturing stunning photographs day and night at every turn, the G1 lets you show the... More
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33 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. The writer at F1cd.ru gave this compact camera camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the expert at Gadgetgear.nl concluded that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 17 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 72 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Benq G1 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Although it doesn't have all the effects of the BenQ, I think that the Lumix pictures are slightly better” and scored the product 4 stars. Ed.f said in their Benq G1 review on Amazon in the same month “It offers up to 14M pixels as image size and the resultant pictures are clear, crisp”. Ed.f also wrote “On a standard 4Gb SD card (which doesn't come with the camera, you have to provide you own) you can fit about 3000 Jpeg images which is enough for most holidays”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ed.f mentioned in their Benq G1 review on Amazon “The camera has a fast CMOS sensor and an f/1.8 lens linked to the usual point” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. G. Wylie mentioned in their review three years ago “It has a 14 megapixel sensor and the lens provides an equivalent range of 24-110mm; a reasonable zoom” . John mentioned in his review of the Benq G1 “There is a mid-range CMOS sensor and an adequate number of shooting modes that don't overly complicate or confuse”.

Three Benq G1 owners concluded that the Benq G1 had a good picture resolution. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “It also offers a continuous shooting mode of 6 frames per second to catch that action shot”. G. Wylie also said “It also has an interesting range of shooting modes which, among other things, allow for low-light shooting”. John mentioned “The low rate continuous shooting mode given the fast CMOS sensor the G1 carries” in his review.

A few people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. John scored the Benq G1 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Benq G1 on Amazon “Colour saturation and reproduction even in low light is consistently good”.

One customer who reviewed the Benq G1 said that it was able to produce clear pictures. G. Wylie wrote in their review of this digital camera “I particularly liked the clarity of the swivel screen”.

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Nice Design

Several people reckoned that this digital camera was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “The look is stylishly retro and the clip on case is sumptuous” and rated it 4 stars. Ed.f mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The camera itself is very retro looking and quite stylish with a style reminiscent of those Eastern European cameras of the 60 & 70s, I think it's pretty cool” in their Benq G1 review. Grev said on Amazon “The included camera case is stylishly retro” in their review.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was neat. One customer who bought it considered that it was a good design.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed the Benq G1 reckoned that it was compact. G. Wylie said “The BenQ G1 is a neat little compact with a fast, bright f/1.8 lens”. G. Wylie also mentioned “Recommend it as a serious point and shoot compact!”. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Benq G1 on Ephotozine “The BenQ G1 originally interested us due to the compact size, bright lens” and scored it 4 stars.

Two Benq G1 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. G. Wylie wrote in their review of the Benq G1 on Amazon “Slim with good range of specs!” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Still BenQ G1 attracted me with its slim design and appeasing build structure”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq G1 was a good weight. Three years ago Ed.f rated it 4 stars and said “It's size/weight and excellent carry case make up for that for some uses” in their review.

One person considered that it was a good size. John gave the Benq G1 a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his Benq G1 review “The tilt/swivel LCD screen on the back is a good size and folds back into the camera to protect the screen”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape.

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Robust

Six Benq G1 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Ed.f gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review three years ago “Whilst it is perceived to lack some of the cutting edge reputation of some of their competitors it is a very solid brand”. G. Wylie mentioned on Amazon “A little dated looking, is well finished and feels quite solid with the grip areas having a rubberised finish which affords confidence in handling”. Photographyblog.com rated it 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Benq G1 “The BenQ G1 is built around a 14-megapixel sensor”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable.

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Good Product Quality

Three customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Ed.f mentioned in their review of the Benq G1 on Amazon “It's packed with an extremely nice leather carry case which feels very high quality and is quite useful”. G. Wylie gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Where plastic has been used it is of good quality and the swivel screen has a metal finish.I found it straightforward”. John rated this digital camera 4 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “The build quality is excellent”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. John said in his Benq G1 review three years ago “Reproduction even in low light is consistently good and the tilt/swivel LCD screen on the back is a good size”.

Good Video Capture

Several Benq G1 owners thought the Benq G1 was good for video recording. G. Wylie gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Benq G1 on Amazon three years ago “Allows the user to shoot in full HD video”. G. Wylie also wrote “The video was also very good”. John mentioned “It will also do full HD video with stereo sound”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers agreed that the Benq G1 had a good lens. Photographyblog.com rated the Benq G1 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The BenQ G1 is a compact camera with a fast f/1.8-4.9 lens and a swivelling rear screen” in their Benq G1 review. Expert website Gadgetstouse.com wrote “Benq G1 comes with a fast f/1.8-4.9 lens and a swiveling rear LCD Screen” in their review of this digital camera. Gadgetstouse.com also said “BenQ G1 due to the compact size, bright lens”.

One Benq G1 owner concluded that the Benq G1 had a good zoom.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Benq G1 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. G. Wylie mentioned in their Benq G1 review “It is well priced on Amazon and a good value buy considering the excellent range of technical specifications on offer” and rated it 80 out of 100. Grev mentioned on Amazon “Image quality is about average for a compact at this kind of price range and is perfectly adequate for the job” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site T3.com mentioned in their review “Traditionally a low cost outfit, BenQ won't be the first brand that springs to mind for your next point-and-shoot digital camera.” .

Good Support

One Benq G1 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Expert website Gadgetstouse.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Seemingly high specification and manual controls is a great choice” .

Easy to Use

One Benq G1 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “The swivel screen has a metal finish.I found it straightforward and pleasing to use and got good low light results” in their Benq G1 review.

Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the cameras that have been available for more than two years the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Benq G1 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price], or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 1100[plb_1504251_price] (3.2"), the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Benq G1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G1 do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S6500[pl_1882940_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G1 range from 1x to 810x. The Benq G1 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the FinePix JV500[pl_2602086_price] (6.3x), the FinePix JV300[pl_1525795_price] (6.7x), or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] (6.7x) all from Fujifilm which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Benq G1 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider including the IXUS 140[pl_1561326_price], or the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Benq G1 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G1 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], and the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the G1, the Benq G1 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Has One Photo Effect

The Benq G1 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Art are also found on this Benq camera.

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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Benq G1 has one of the higher maximum playback zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G1 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB. At 82 megabytes, the Benq G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1.

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Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Benq G1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Aperture priority, Movie and Shutter priority are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Benq G1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to the G1.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the G1 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Benq G1 has one of the higher display resolutions (920,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Benq G1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Benq G1 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Benq camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000. At 6,400, the Benq G1 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Benq G1 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Benq G1 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Benq camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the G1.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Benq G1 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G1.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Benq G1 has a very small minimum aperture (only 1.8) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the G1 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, T3.com and stuff.tv this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

Benq Digital Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Benq has unexceptional average ratings across all cameras, however it has ok ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras of a similar age and type to the G1 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x. The Benq G1 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4.6 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4.6x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] (5x and higher rated), the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] (5x and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Benq G1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1 are not 3D compatible. The Benq G1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1, the Benq G1 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G1, the Benq G1 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest camera of a comparable type and age to the G1 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. With a weight of 195 grams, the Benq G1 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Benq G1 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G1. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Benq camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. The Benq G1 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 4.9) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most digital cameras of this age and type have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Benq G1 which has one aspheric element.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 14 megapixels, the Benq G1 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G1. The least total megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 110 millimeters, the Benq G1 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1. Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Benq G1 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras of a similar age and spec to the G1 is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Benq G1 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Slow Shutter Interval

The average shutter interval of cameras of a similar age and type to the G1 is 4.2s. With a shutter interval of 15 seconds, the Benq G1 has one of the slower shutter intervals amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq G1

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Benq G1 has a pretty typical megapixel count (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3100[pl_955911_price], or the Coolpix 3100[pl_162310_price] both from Nikon or the Rollei Sportsline 99[plb_173046_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the C1433[pl_1772802_price] (14.1MP), the E1450W[pl_1772835_price] (14.1MP), or the J1455[pl_1773004_price] (14.1MP) all from GE which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Benq G1 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Coolpix S6500[pl_1882940_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price] (CCD), or the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Maximum Playback Zoom
Custom Colour
Camera File System
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Night Mode
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Aperture Priority Mode
Power Source
Shutter Priority AE

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Expert Reviews

(22)

Shunting aside the long held snobbery about the brand for developing bad cameras, G1 proves to be a good option for advanced photographers. It comes with all attributes that we expect in other...

BenQ G1 due to the compact size, bright lens, and swivel screen, and seemingly high specification and manual controls is a great choice. It comes for a price of around 18k and this price point I...

24 December 2012

The BenQ G1 is a compact camera with a fast f/1.8-4.9 lens and a swivelling rear screen. Billed as the world's slimmest camera in its class, the BenQ G1 is built around a 14-megapixel sensor and a... Read more…

28 October 2012

The BenQ G1 originally interested us due to the compact size, bright lens, and swivel screen, and seemingly high specification and manual controls. However, the extremely slow focus speed and shot...

1 September 2012

It's a unique package for the price, but the BenQ is more of an enthusiastic pretender than a genuine high-end compact...

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 25 February 2013 by Ed.F

I've only had this camera for a couple of days but I'm already impressed with the technical capabilities and build quality. BenQ is a growing name in the camera market and whilst it is perceived... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2013 by Andy

When I first got this camera out of the box I was immediately drawn to the expensive looking sand brown leather press stud case that reminded me of my grandfathers Halina camera which I played... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2013 by Zetan
(Verified Purchase)

I had been wanting a pair of MEElectronic headphones since I first see another model get good reviews a few years back. Having gone through various different headphones over the last few years,... Read more…

Very useful little adapter. Just as fast as an internal Wi-Fi card. Latency is perfectly fine. Simple technology, same basic hardware found in phones, tablets, other gadgets
Comes with great software
It was very inexpensive
Works as advertised Mini and handsome design. Complete driver (mini) CD included
Since it sits on the end of USB cable, you can move it around for best reception
Not sure
If you put it directly on your laptop's USB port, it will probably seem a bit in the way. Not tiny for that spot
Cheap plastic molding around the usb connector, breaks easy if the slightest bit of pressure is put in the wrong place, mine is currently being held together with tape
The software that comes with it is a control freak, i find myself having to uninstall the software each time i want to use any wireless hardware other than this device, the software also sucks with it
A little bulky
Reviewed 10 May 2013 by Grev

If you're a novice interested in fiddling about with F numbers and shutter speeds then the BenQ DSC G1 is as good a place to start with as any (and a lot better than some) as it lets you fiddle... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2013 by Amazon Customer

Overall a very nice bit of kit. The look is stylishly retro and the clip on case is sumptuous. The build quality is good and it has some good in camera functions - blurring etc, that may be useful... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9ha2a0a8, benq 9ha2a0a8f, benq 9ha2a0a8fe
Barcodes 00840046026196, 04718755039096, 04718755039119

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Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Benq G1
Nikon Coolpix L820 Benq G1
£ 143.99
One More Awards
Much Better User Reviews
Newer by 16 Months
85% Bigger Optical Zoom
Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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Samsung WB350F vs Benq G1

Samsung WB350F vs Benq G1
Samsung WB350F Benq G1
£ 107.99
Newer by 17 Months
Much Better User Reviews
79% Bigger Optical Zoom
Significantly Longer Maximum Focal Length
Lower Maximum ISO Speed
72.5MB Smaller Internal Memory

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Benq G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Benq G1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 Benq G1
£ 244.99
Newer by 20 Months
Ten More Awards
Hugely Better Review from PhotographyBlog.com
Hugely Better Review from Ephotozine
Only 30 Shots Per Battery Charge
6x Smaller Internal Memory
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