BenQ G1 surprises with a zoom lens starting at f1.8, PASM, swivel LCD
Other features include a stabilized 24-110mm lens (f1.8-f4.9, 4.6x zoom ratio), a 14mp 1/2.3" Panasonic CMOS sensor, PASM (manual, Tv, Av), 6 fps stills at full size, 1080p video, SDXC support, 260 CIPA with LiIon battery. Sadly, no RAW.
Press release parade at Photography Blog which mentions a 6fps burst mode and ephotozine which mentions that the sensor is a Panasonic CMOS and Le Monde de la Photo which mentions a European price of 240 euro, Fotopolis.pl, et al.
The camera was apparently mentioned earlier, in early June, in the dpreview Canon Talk forum.
BenQ has prepared a 90-minute video promotion for the camera, hitting a lot of key demographics: cats, hipsters (typewriter), X-gamers (skater), HDR, etc ;-)