BenQ GH700 Review

By Xite - January 1, 2013
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To own a camera is now child’s play. Everyone wants to have one and one has to agree upon the fact that it was mobile phones that introduced most of the world to a handy camera with video recording ....

To own a camera is now child’s play. Everyone wants to have one and one has to agree upon the fact that it was mobile phones that introduced most of the world to a handy camera with video recording capabilities. But then again there are those who understand that a small camera can only deliver those many results. When you think digital cameras, I must say, BenQ is not the first name that pops into your head but still this camera boasts of certain features that some budding camera enthusiasts might be interested in and find helpful.

To begin with, the BenQ GH700 uses the Sony-manufactured, 16MP CMOS BSI sensor that we get to see in the cybershot range of products. The sensor helps capture good quality images in a low-light setting. Though not ground breaking, considering today’s market conditions, the GH 700 has a 21X zoom range that is optically stabilized, but we must agree on one thing that it does cover quite a large focal range. Even when on a high zoom ratio, the camera will take in several exposures automatically and the split second calculation captures that one photograph which will boast of vivid clarity.

The GH 700 also comes equipped with a 1080p Full HD resolution video recorder which captures every moment at 60fps. The audio clarity too is good and what we also get to see here is the zoom function while recording. Most of the smaller digital recorders do not have this function because the motors make a lot of sound which can cause a disturbance in the audio, but BenQ has managed to keep it a bit silent. It also gets a built -in wind cut function which allows you to cut the unwanted sound in the background thus making the recording quality top-notch. There is a separate button altogether for recording and if you press the shutter button during recording, the GH700 captures a shot to perfection. The GH700 makes a strong statement for itself.

KEY FEATURES
Sensor 16MP 1/2.3 inch BSI CMOS
Screen 3.0” LCD 460k pixels
Shutter Speed Auto 1/2000~1 sec, Manual 1/2000~15sec
ISO Auto, 160-3200, 6400
Storage Built-in 85MB, SD/SDHC
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