If you can’t have the most powerful camera, or the one to pack in the most features, why not jump onto the skinny bandwagon and get the world’s thinnest 7.0-megapixel camera? The BenQ X720 measures just 1.3cm thick, but it still comes with all the stuff you’d expect from a consumer-level point-and-shooter, like a 2.5-inch TFT LCD, 3x optical zoom, and an integrated anti-shake (image stabilization) system. PictBridge support comes standard, and it’ll handle up to ISO 1400. All that for $318 when it ships in November.
Sounds like public transportation is the way to go. New technology will enable law enforcement officials to track the license plates of conceivably every car on the road. The equipment has the uninspired yet functional name of License Plate Reading, or LPR. At its most basic, it’s a camera about the size of a 10-ounce […]