The cost of well-featured digital still cameras continues to plummet, witness the planned introduction of the 7 megapixel BenQ E720 in November for a suggested £140.

This buys an aluminium-bodied camera carrying a 3x optical zoom lens with Pentax SMC (Super Multi-Coating) glass and a 2.5in LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon) monitor, and offering claimed high sensitivity up to an equivalent of ISO1200 for shooting fast-moving objects or in low light.

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