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Hewlett-Packard Photosmart R707 4 to 5 Megapixel

3.67 star rating
                      3.67 / 5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $350.00

  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution5.36 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens39 - 117 mm
    Digital Zoom8x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Focus Range20 in. to Infinity (w) / 28 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range6 - 35 in. (w) / 20 - 39 in. (t)
    Focal Length8 - 24 mm
    Camera Resolution5.36 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA)
    Video Speed30 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatMPEG
    Aperture Rangef4.8/f8.4 (w/t) - f2.8/f4.9 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed16 - 1/2000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset) • Shade (Preset)
    Frames Per Second3 Frames
    Memory TypeBuilt-in • MMC Card • SD Card
    Built-in Memory Size32 MB
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal • Basic
    Compression TypeJPEG
    File Size (High Res.)2.5 MB (51 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.15 MB (about 853 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution119,548 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0 • USB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Self Timer10 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Width3.88 in.
    Depth1.39 in.
    Height2.36 in.
    Weight0.4 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Cradle / Docking Station • Lithium Battery • AC Power Adapter • Remote Control
    Product ID22462399

Product Description

5.1 MP with 24x total zoom—3x optical, 8x digital—plus exclusive HP Real Life technologies.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by artypat a Expert

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2007

Strengths:    Nice design, compact, durable.
As an artist, I need to take clear, closeup photos of my paintings. This camera did well.

Weaknesses:    Unable to stop "flash charging" and unable to shut camera off without taking out the battery. Also, the battery swells in it's compartment, needing a tool to pull it out.

I was unable to buy a new battery when in Europe - none of the camera stores had ever seen the HP battery type.

Suggest you buy a camera which takes AA batteries when out of the USA.

Bottom Line:   
I used the camera for 1 year without any problems. Good picture quality.
However, after the 1st year troubles with the flash started to occur. I ended up buying new rechargeable batteries (at $40 ) because the camera heated up.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   BJ's

Type of photography:   Fine Art

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rivman a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    Sharp, compact, brushed stainless, stylish body with ergonomic grip.
5.1 MP with 24x zoom (3x optical zoom, and 8x digital zoom).
Easy to use, reach and understand camera controls.
10 shooting modes.
Manual Control.
Optical viewfinder.
SD/MMC slot (supports up to 1.0GB card)
In-camera features: HP Adaptive Lighting and HP Real Life Technologies.
Printed User Guide.
HP Image Zone photo software.
1 year HP warranty.

Weaknesses:    Rather small 1.5" lcd display.
Short battery life.
Proprietary spare R07 battery (not supplied) is expensive.
Large, loose unajustable wrist strap.
Noticeable shutter lag under certain conditions.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this HP R707 digital point and shoot camera to take advavtage of a dealer 1/2 back offer on an HP 935 camera purchased a year earlier.
The 5.1 MP compact camera has numerous in-camera features that are very easy to access with all the camera controls, and the brushed stainless steel finish with the rubber back is easy to grip, and feels very comfortable.
HP Adaptive Lighting technology improved the details in shadows by brightening darker areas in photos. HP Real Life technologies included in-camera red eye removal, HP image advice, and a panorama preview mode.
HP software was also very easy to use and allows you to improve and enhance your photos.
It did not not take long to realize that a spare proprietary R07 battery was needed, as this camera uses a lot of battery power when viewing the 1.5 " lcd display.
This camera also has a very powerful built in flash, and an optical viewfinder.
You can also use this camera to shoot video clips with sound at 30 fps, if you feel so inclined. The camera also has a very complete User Guide to give you a better understanding of all the features available, and the package included all the hardware to hook it up to your computer. The camera has 32 MB of internal memory, with an SD/MMC slot that will accept a memory card up to 1.0 GB.
All in all this camera offers a lot of features, and is very good value for a reasonable price. This is a good beginner to intermediate digital camera with manual or automatic settings that will satify most of your creative digital camera requirements.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Henrys'

Similar Products Used:   HP 935 Photosmart Digital Camera

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Acadian a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004

Strengths:    - easy to select shooting mods
- Apeture range selection (limited, but some cameras don't even offer that option)
- Easy to use controls on the back of the camera.
- Image quality
- Battery life
- Price

Weaknesses:    - Aperture settings (like mentioned above, quite limited)
- Could use a better flash

Bottom Line:   
I had been hunting for a point and shoot digital camera for a while, so a friend lend me his R707 for me to try out. This camera is very stylish and is very straight forward. It might as well be yellow and black, since it's almost a camera for dummies ;o) It has a plethora or user-friendly features and makes shooting a breeze - but at the same time offer some advanced modes for the experience shooter. The quality of the images are impressive, especially for a camera in this price range. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great portable digital camera.

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Similar Products Used:   - Canon S45
- Canon S50
- Sony DSC-T1
- Olympus C-5060

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