BenQ X800 is 'world's slimmest' snapper

BenQ never tires of whacking out svelte snappers from its secret HQ deep in Taiwan's Chung-yang mountain range. Or possibly some factory in Taipei.Lat

BenQ never tires of whacking out svelte snappers from its secret HQ deep in Taiwan's Chung-yang mountain range. Or possibly some factory in Taipei.

Latest to emerge from the production line is the DSC X800. At a ridiculous 9.8mm it's the world's thinnest 8MP digital camera, ducking under the 1cm bar for the first time.

Somehow shoehorned inside is a 3x optical zoom, face recognition software and a respectably high ISO 4000 rating for low-light snaps sans flash. Like previous models, it also gets BenQ's Z-lighting function for dealing with backlit subjects.

Round the back, the 3in display does a mean job of screening MPEG-4 videos and playing MP3s, with the four-way rocker doubling as a media controller.

It'll be hitting stores in the first quarter of this year. Let's hope that doesn't mean March 31.

BenQ DSC X800

Price: £TBA

On sale: Q1 2008

Contact: http://www.benq-eu.com