World's thinnest 8MP digital camera coming to the Middle East

BenQ to release 9.8mm thick, 8 megapixel camera next month

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By  Quintin Smith Published  March 4, 2008

BenQ have announced they’re releasing the DSC X800, the world’s thinnest 8 megapixel digital camera, in the Middle East next month.

The DSC X800 is only 9.8mm thick, but despite its size the camera features a three inch LCD screen, VGA movie mode, digital image stabilisation and an mp3 player. It also has a 3x optical zoom, but all of the lens’ movement still takes place inside the camera.

For storage, the unit features a MicroSD card slot.

The recommended retail price for the camera is as yet undisclosed, but the DC X725, the 14.7mm thick 7 Megapixel camera BenQ released last year is currently selling for around $250.

BenQ might not be a big name in digital cameras, but it’s fast building a reputation for itself as a producer of the slimmest and lightest digicams available.

Manish Bakshi, General Manager of BenQ, Middle East & Africa, said: “With regard to digital technologies, BenQ is unquestionably an industry leader in applied innovation… I guess this proves the old adage: sometimes the best things come in very small packages.”

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