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Hewlett-Packard Photosmart R707 4 to 5 Megapixel
5.1 MP with 24x total zoom—3x optical, 8x digital—plus exclusive HP Real Life technologies.
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Hewlett Packard Photosmart R707 Review at Imaging Resource
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.
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.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $375.00
Purchased At: BJ's
Type of photography: Fine Art
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.
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.
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.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $250.00
Purchased At: Henrys'
Similar Products Used: HP 935 Photosmart Digital Camera
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
Weaknesses: - Aperture settings (like mentioned above, quite limited)
- Could use a better flash
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.
Similar Products Used: - Canon S45
- Canon S50
- Sony DSC-T1
- Olympus C-5060
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Read a hands-on report and view studio and other sample images taken with the HP Photosmart R707 digital camera.ProsCompact sizeExcellent ergonomics for a super-compact cameraExcellent image quality at ISO 100My Mode featurePrice: Approx. $350 US ConsMinimal exposure controlLimited aperture rangeLot ... Read More »
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