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Benq G1

$229.00
f1cd.ru Recommended gadgetgear.nl Silver
A multi award winning and good value for money 14 megapixel 4.6 times zoom factor camera
Compact 14MP 4.6x No Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Benq G1 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Benq G1 number 122 across all digital cameras.
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36 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good
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Good Features
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has not bad user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 36 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, excellent product quality and nice design.
This Benq digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Very small maximum aperture number
Does not have a built-in microphone

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How Big is the Benq G1?

The Benq G1 is 114mm wide and 62.5mm tall. It is 25.5mm deep and weighs 195g.

Benq G1 front dimensions

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Benq G1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites liked this Benq camera. This Benq digital camera received a "Silver" award from website Gadgetgear.nl and the editor of website F1cd.ru gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

11 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, T3.com and digitalliving.ch have rated this camera on average 65 out of 100.

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Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this digital camera is 73 out of 100 based on 25 user reviews. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Poor Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq digital cameras and also specifically for Benq cameras and found that in both cases Benq had poor ratings compared to other brands.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was retro.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

  • The build quality is excellent…
  • It is small and light in the hand and, although minimalist in design and a little dated looking, is well finished and feels quite solid with the grip areas having a rubberised finish which affords confidence in handling…
  • Unfortunately the build quality let these down…

Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Benq G1 has a relatively average megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 195 grams, the Benq G1 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Benq G1 has a fairly typical optical zoom (4.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Benq G1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Benq G1 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4.9, the Benq G1 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Benq G1 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Benq G1 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other cameras which have a built-in microphone.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. With a playback zoom (max) of 12 times zoom factor, the Benq G1 has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Benq G1 features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Benq G1 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq G1 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Benq G1 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Benq G1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Benq digital camera. In addition, this Benq camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has a Night Mode

The Benq G1 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras also have a night mode.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm. At only 110 millimeters, the Benq G1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Benq G1 does not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Benq G1 supports custom colours, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Benq G1 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Benq G1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x. At 6 times zoom factor, the Benq G1 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Benq G1 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Benq G1 is a one aspherical lens camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The Benq G1 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 82 megabytes, the Benq G1 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2012.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046026196, 04718755039096, 04718755039119

Frequently Asked Questions About the Benq G1

$134 Cheaper
User reviews are a lot better
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Lower display resolution (numeric)
User reviews are hugely better
Expert reviews are hugely better
Smaller minimum aperture number
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