As we are a gadget-loving nation, with more than our fair share of good-looking toys, products have to look good to elicit the wow factor. And the BenQ X725's appearance will generate a wow from even the most jaded of photographers.
The BenQ X725 has glossy and delicate stainless steel casing. Available in four colour flavours, the tiny BenQ X725 is only 12.5mm at its slimmest. (The 'slimmest part' of the camera does come from a tapered edge, which we suppose is cheating, but even at 14.7mm this is still one of the thinnest cameras in its class.)
The BenQ X725 is a 7.2Mp camera, but you'd have to search around to find this information - which may be significant. We think the BenQ X725 is all about looks.
It comes with 29 various scene modes, a 3x optical lens and an antishake mode. But then we'd expect any camera in the BenQ X725's price range to have these features.
Undeniably the BenQ X725 is the best-looking compact around right now. But the shutter lag is incredible - causing you to miss shot after shot, and blurring many of the images it does capture. And where is the face recognition capability and one-click manual settings?