BenQ http://www.stuff.tv/benq/reviews en-GB BenQ G1 http://www.stuff.tv/benq-g1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An enthusiast’s compact for a pauper’s price? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benq-g1-review-press-shot-main_4.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="530" height="297" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benq-g1-review-hands-on-back_4.jpeg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="970" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benq-g1-review-press-shot-white_4.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="683" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benq-dsc-g1-review-press-shot-white-back_4.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BenQ isn’t the first name that comes to mind when someone mentions camera manufacturers, but the firm is clearly trying to make a name for itself in the world of photography with the G1. Despite a low price tag, it’s pitched as an enthusiast-level compact with a bright F1.8 lens, full range of manual shooting options, sharp 920,000-dot LCD and sturdy metal body. There’s even a Leica-esque tan leather case included in the box – and very lovely it is too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/benq-g1-review-build_2.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G1 is pleasingly lightweight and skinny for its spec – in fact, BenQ claims it’s the slimmest camera around with an F1.8 lens and swivel screen – but there’s room for a good amount of controls, including a mode dial on top and a customisable Q button on the back (you can set this to adjust whichever setting you like). </p> <p>So is the G1 likely to give the Canon G12 or Nikon P7100 any nightmares? Well, not really. Yes, it’s a lot cheaper, but for starters the build quality isn’t up to the tank-like standards of those two: it’s lighter, yes, but more plasticky, more wobbly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/benq-g1-review-back_2.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – useability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s also a lot slower to use, taking a few seconds to start up and rocking a sloth-like autofocus, even in bright sunlight. It’s the kind of thing you learn to live with, but could cause you to miss a window of opportunity if you’re shooting something that doesn’t want to hang around and wait for the G1 to get its act together.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/benq-g1-review-verdict_2.jpg?1364298374" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Image quality is fine but not overly impressive, and we’d certainly recommend the Canon or Nikon over this if you’re looking for sharp, accurately-coloured and low-noise shots. We noticed that, where bright areas sit next to dark areas, the G1’s shots can show a surprisingly large amount of unsightly purple fringing. You can’t shoot in RAW mode either, so you have to rely on the G1’s JPEG-processing skills rather than having maximum photo-editing control in post processing.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – image quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Video quality, which goes up to 1080p at 30fps (you can capture 480p at 120fps, which is handy), is perfectly acceptable: sharp, low in noise and just a tad prone to judders while panning. </p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Overall, the G1 is a decent compact that offers acceptable performance in a thin and lightweight body – but it’s not the equal to high-end compacts from more established camera makers, and its lower price tag is reflected in its design and performance.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ G1 – Verdict </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's a unique package for the price, but the BenQ is more of an enthusiastic pretender than a genuine high-end compact.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/benq-g1 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/benq-g1/review#comments BenQ Cameras G1 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:48:10 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422662 at http://www.stuff.tv BenQ JoyBee GP1 http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-joybee-gp1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The fashion for pocket-sized projectors gets even more, well, fashionable with BenQ’s painfully cute JoyBee GP1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="605" height="272" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benq_gp1_0.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="880" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/benqJoyBeeGP1.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BenQjoyBeeGP1angle.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BenQ’s JoyBee GP1 is another entry into the fast-growing and wonderfully gadgety world of pocket projectors. It’s capable of producing 80in pictures from a body that’s about as portable as a hardbook book – and that’s just the start of a surprisingly long list of attractions.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £430.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A flexible and attractive pint-sized projector, if a little too pricey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/benq-joybee-gp1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-joybee-gp1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-joybee-gp1/review#comments BenQ Geek accessories JoyBee GP1 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13396 at http://www.stuff.tv BenQ W9000 http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-w9000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BenQ&#039;s running with the big boys with this Full HD-toting DLP projector, but will its turbo-charged spec list and relatively low cost keep it in the race? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1081" height="811" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ben_pro_W5000_seitl1_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This season's home cinema buzz-phrase is 'Full HD'. Not wanting to miss out, BenQ has come up with a temptingly affordable 1920x1080 DLP projector that'll get fans of Blu-ray and HD-DVD dribbling with excitement.</p> <p>The W9000's ultra-high resolution makes it the perfect partner for 1080p hi-def content, as well as improving its prowess with 'regular' 1080i HD pictures. Reeling you in further, BenQ has even thrown in support for 24fps frame rates, to help recreate that cinema experience in your front room.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks awesome on paper, but the W9000's performance isn't quite so amazing in the real world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/benq-w9000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-w9000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-w9000/review#comments BenQ Projectors W9000 Mon, 03 Dec 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 9046 at http://www.stuff.tv BenQ P50 http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-p50/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The P50 may have been inspired by the Razr, but it has a 2-megapixel camera and 3G all of its very own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="598" height="449" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/4016-large-benq-p50-6582_0.jpg?1364300808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The P50’s thin metal case and backlit keyboard were obviously inspired by the Razr but this covetable camphone also lays claim to a 2-megapixel camera and the myriad joys of 3G.</p> <p>It’s a pleasure to hold and a visual treat, with a jaw-dropping screen and a much better interface than the old Siemens models. The only letdown is that you need to use the exterior screen for any camera shots other than self-portraits.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £365.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is a successor that equals, if not outshines, the original. It’s everything you could possibly want from a mobile – but in lardy brick formThe P50 may have been inspired by the Razr, but it has a 2-megapixel camera and 3G all of its very own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/benq-p50 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-p50/review#comments BenQ P50 Smartphones Mon, 02 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2097 at http://www.stuff.tv BenQ PE7700 http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-pe7700/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The BenQ PE7700 is fitted with 1280x720 resolution, Texas Instruments HD2+ chipset and both HDMI and component video inputs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="579" height="434" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BenQ-PE7700-0_0.jpg?1364300873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Isn’t BenQ brilliant? The PE7700 is fitted with everything you could wish for in a projector at this price. This includes 1280x720 resolution, Texas Instruments HD2+ chipset and both HDMI and component video inputs.</p> <p>With normal DVDs it’s fantastic but feed the PE7700 some HD footage from a media centre PC and the BenQ rocks your movie-watching world. Detail levels are first-rate, and edge definition is as solid as a nightclub bouncer on steroids. It’s cinema-esque quality all the way: enjoy.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,680.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PE7700 gives you a high-quality, cinema-esque image for a relative pittance – you’d be foolish not to invest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/benq-pe7700 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/benq/benq-pe7700/review#comments BenQ PE7700 Projectors Mon, 18 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1827 at http://www.stuff.tv