BenQ Announce GH700 Digital Compact camera

BenQ GH700

If you’re looking for a ‘bridge type ‘ digital camera that’s not too expensive but has lots of features you might consider the BenQ GH700.

BenQ has announced the launch of the GH700 camera featuring a 21x optical zoom and 16-megapixel image sensor. The cameras brings a 25mm wide-angle view, 1cm Super Macro Mode and a 3-inch 460k LCD screen. The LCD screen is designed to simulate exposure on Manual and Priority modes.

The camera is of a very compact build, and very light, even with batteries.

The GH700 camera features a high performance optical zoom lens, BSI CMOS sensor and a high-speed digital signal processor (DSP). As per BenQ, the back illuminated BSI CMOS sensor is designed to increase sensitivity and minimise the noise level by up to 50%.

The GH series of cameras feature a 1cm Macro mode, that allows you to take super close-ups. They also bring features like colour filter modes that allow you to apply filters to photographs on the camera itself. Also included is a colour accent, that allows a selected colour in the photo to stay whilst having the rest converted into black and white.


From the Manufacturer:

”The GH700 combines high quality materials and innovative technology to provide revolutionary images. The aspherical lens adopted to enhance the lens’ focus is made of high-transmission, low-dispersion materials and a nano-scale, anti-reflection coating for exceptionally realistic colors and ultra-sharp details.

The back-illuminated BSI CMOS sensor increases sensitivity by two times and minimizes the noise level by up to 50%, delivering stunning results in low-light situations.

he GH700 features a high-speed, high-efficiency digital signal processor (DSP) that enhances the processing speed by up to 30%. The ability to process high resolution images delivered by the BSI CMOS sensor enables the camera to deliver sharper and more refined images even when it’s shooting speedy continuous shots at 10 shots per second or producing 60-frames-per-second 1080p Full HD videos.

The GH700 comes with 21x optical zoom and 1cm Super Macro, so you can photograph objects with superb detail, even if it can’t be seen clearly with the naked eye. Unravel the whole picture to see a more complete world.

Capture views far or wide. The 21x optical zoom allows you to photograph objects that are further away without losing the details, while the 25mm wide – angle lens enables you to include more of the scenery in a photo. With an ergonomic grip design and O.I.S, you can zoom in more steadily and produce sharper photos effortlessly”.

Recommended price is £219.00 ($350.00)


BenQ GH700
Resolution 16.00 Mpixel
Maximum resolution unknown
Minimum resolution unknown
Sensor size 1/2.3-inch
Sensor type CMOS
Optical zoom Yes
Focal length multiplier n/a
Zoom wide (mm) 25
Zoom tele (mm) 525
Digital zoom Yes
Auto focus Yes
Manual focus No
Focus range (cm) 50
Macro focus range (cm) 1
Flash modes
anti red-eye
fill in
slow flash
Storage types
Secure Digital
ISO ratings auto, 100 – 3200
Aperture priority Yes
Minimum aperture wide f3.1
Maximum aperture wide unknown
Minimum aperture tele f5.8
Maximum aperture tele unknown
Shutter priority Yes
Minimum shutter (sec) 15
Maximum shutter (sec) 1/2000
Sequence (fps) unknown
Built-in flash Yes
External flash No
External flash type n/a
Centre weighted
Exposure compensation -2EV – +2EV with 1/3EV steps
White balance
Video function Yes
Video sound Yes
Maximum video resolution 1920×1080
Minimum video resolution 320×240
Frames per second (fps) 30
Voice recording Yes
Optical viewfinder No
Electronic viewfinder No
LCD display Yes
LCD size 3-inch
LCD resolution (pixels) 460,000
Self-timer Yes
USB USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video out Yes
Firewire No
Bluetooth No
File format
2x AA
Weight 370g.
Sizes (mm) 112.5×75.9×63.4




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