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BenQ announces dangerously-slim 7.2 megapixel X720

Evan Blass
October 16, 2006
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Just last month we saw BenQ bust out a super-slim 7 megapixel shooter called the E720, which at just 19.5 millimeters thick, was one of the trimmest cameras at this resolution level -- even beating out waifs like Casio's Exilim EX-Z700 and Sony's Cybershot DSC-T50. Well if you thought that the E720 was as thin as they come, think again, because old BenQ has managed to shave off almost five full millimeters with its brand new 7.2 megapixel X720 (we're pretty sure the "x" stands for "xtra breakable"). Besides being almost as thin as a credit card (not really), this award-winning ultracompact boasts a pretty impressive set of features, including a maximum ISO of 4000 (no word on noise at that level, however), 2.5-inch LCD, and Super Shake-Free image stabilization. Less impressive is the familiar 3x optical zoom, although you're still getting 30fps VGA video with sound, and they even managed to cram a regular SD slot into that tiny 120-gram body. Unfortunately BenQ's press release was so eager to tout the benefits of this "perfect blender of pleasure and work" that it neglected to mention pricing or availability, but this model may be snazzy enough to warrant a separate post when we catch wind of those deets, so keep your eye out.

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