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October 29, 2012

Curiosity factor: two Benq G1 reviews (semi-serious compact starts at f1.8, 3-inch twist LCD, but no RAW)

This is the definition of a Curiosity Factor update. A few months ago, BenQ announced the new G1 digital camera, a camera that looked on paper like an attempt at a semi-serious compact. Semi-serious because BenQ did not offer RAW and has a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor. But the lens starts at f1.8, is stabilized, offers manual exposure control on the dial, and has a 3-inch (920 kilodot) twist-and-shout display on the back. So how does the camera perform?

Two reviews of the camera were published the last few hours, one at ePhotozine which includes their customary ISO-range color-charts and one at DSLR Magazine (computer-translated).

For more specifics on the camera, the user manual is available to download from BenQ Europe in multiple languages, including English. [as of the time of writing, I am not able to download the PDF of the user manual].

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