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

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

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

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.”

Follow us to get the most comprehensive technology news in UAE delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.