AF­FORD­ABLE CAM­ERA, BUT WITH QUIRKS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

BENQ GH600 packs a 21X op­ti­cal zoom with im­age sta­bi­liza­tion. The GH 600 looks like a reg­u­lar, lar­gish, point and shoot. A mode dial on the top gives ac­cess to au­to­matic as well as man­ual set­tings. Man­ual con­trols are easy to tweak us­ing the ar­row keys, but the op­tions are limited, es­pe­cially with the aper­ture val­ues. To bring down the price, the GH 600 uses four dry cells and not a recharge­able bat­tery.

The auto-fo­cus is slow in man­ual modes and it takes time to lock on to sub­jects. Also you have to make sure the macro is not on while click­ing any­thing else. The re­sults in the 16MP are quite de­cent though. Even with the 21x zoom we felt the im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion took away most of the shake giv­ing clean shots. The colour re­pro­duc­tion is de­cent, but could have been vivid.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Good for first-time dig­i­tal cam­era

buy­ers

BENQ GH 600

` 10,999

SPECS: Sony 16 Mega Pix­els, 1/2.3 inch CCD, f = 25~525mm, F3.1, 1/2000, ISO 6400, HD 720p, 21x

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