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Benq G1

f1cd.ru Recommended gadgetgear.nl Silver
A compact digital camera with average reviews and poor features
Compact 14MP 4.6x No Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Benq G1 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features,
69
36 Reviews + 2 Awards
33
Missing Some Features
21
4 Years Old
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 69%, based on 36 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Silver" from Gadgetgear.nl and a "Recommended" from F1cd.ru. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, good product quality and nice design.
This Benq digital camera is missing some features:
Does not support Wi-Fi
Does not have a built-in microphone
Quite small maximum aperture number
Does not feature bluetooth

Benq G1 Video Reviews


How Big is the Benq G1?

The Benq G1 is 114mm wide and 62.5mm tall. It is 25.5mm deep and weighs 195g.

Benq G1 front dimensions

Benq G1 size in context

Benq G1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a Gadgetgear.nl "Silver" award and the editor of review website F1cd.ru gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, T3.com and gadgetgear.nl this camera has an average expert rating of 65%.

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User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 73%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Benq Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Cameras

Digital cameras produced by Benq have poor ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Benq also has poor ratings across its entire range.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers agreed that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people considered that the product was retro.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

  • The build quality is excellent…
  • It is small and light in the hand and, although minimalist in design and a little dated looking, is well finished and feels quite solid with the grip areas having a rubberised finish which affords confidence in handling…
  • Unfortunately the build quality let these down…

Features

Average Megapixels

The Benq G1's sensor megapixels of 14MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Benq G1 of 4.6x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Benq G1's minimum aperture number of 1.8 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Benq G1's weight of 195g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Benq G1 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq G1 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Benq G1 does not have a built-in microphone. 78% of digital cameras do have a built-in microphone.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Benq G1's maximum aperture number of only 4.9 is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Benq G1 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of all digital cameras is 10x, with the lowest being 1x and the highest being 30x. The Benq G1's playback zoom (max) of 12x is in the highest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Benq G1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Benq G1 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Benq G1's digital zoom of 6x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Benq G1's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Benq G1 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Night Mode

The Benq G1 has a night mode, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a night mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Benq G1 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Benq G1 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Benq G1 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Benq G1's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 110mm is in the shortest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Benq G1 features smile detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Benq G1 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Benq G1 features multi-shot function. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all cameras is 390MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 32GB. The internal memory of the Benq G1 of 82MB is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in October 2012.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046026196, 04718755039096, 04718755039119

Frequently Asked Questions About the Benq G1

One more awards
Better user reviews
Much better expert reviews
Lower display resolution (numeric)
User reviews are hugely better
Lighter
Expert reviews are better
Over one year older
10 more awards
Hugely better expert reviews
980 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
Older by over two years

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