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BenQ X725 compact camera

£135 inc VAT

Manufacturer: BenQ

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

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.

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?

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BenQ X725 Expert Verdict »

7.2Mp compact camera
3x optical zoom
2.5in LCD viewfinder
ISO 80-1,250
MPG4 video capability
12MB internal memory, card slot takes SD
rechargeable lithium battery with charger
91x60x14.7
120g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 5 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

Unfortunately the BenQ X725 is all looks and no substance. With a lot of tweaking in manual mode you can get some good shots out of this camera, but if you shoot on automatic we cannot recommend it. Our advice is to walk on by and forget you ever saw it - but you may struggle to get those stunning good looks off your mind.

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