BenQ bulks up digicam line with six models

We don't expect to see BenQ taking on the major digicam players anytime soon, but the company is showing that it wants to be taken seriously in the point-and-shoot sector, and to prove it, they're showing off no fewer than six models at CeBIT. The pack is led by the X610, a 6 megapixel shooter that BenQ bills as the world's slimmest 6-megapixel camera with a 3-inch LCD (not to be confused with the world's slimmest 5 megapixel cam with a 3-inch LCD, or the world's slimmest 6 megapixel camera with a 2.5-inch LCD, of course). The X610 also features the standard point-and-shoot specs: 3X optical zoom, 30 fps VGA movie mode and USB 2.0. The rest of the lineup is divided into three series: the Elegance series includes the previously announced 6-megapixel E600, which has a rotating lens that BenQ says makes zooming faster (pictured) and 5-megapixel E520 . The Classic series features the 5-megapixel C530 and 6-megapixel C30, and the Performance series features the P500, which has a 5X optical zoom.