Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 945 4 to 5 Megapixel

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 945 4 to 5 Megapixel 


  • Sensor: 5.3 megapixel
  • Max resolution: 2608 x 1952 pixels
  • Lens: Fuji 7.6-61mm f/2.8-3.1 (35mm equiv. 37-300mm) w. 7x digital zoom
  • Exposure: Auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, w. exposure compensation, picture modes, and spot meter
  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400
  • Storage media: Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
  • Interface: USB or HP Photosmart 8881 camera dock
  • Batteries:4 AA Ni-MH or photo-lithium


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    [Jul 13, 2009]


    It takes decent pictures in good light

    OK, that's about it. Battery life is okay but nothing to make you jump for joy.


    As with many cameras of the era it powers on and runs through a self test as it extends the lens, meanwhile your shot gets away.

    Has the dreaded push button zoom.

    The "movie" mode is a webcam quality 288X208 for all of 60 seconds, but does have sound.

    A max ISO of 400 and the general slow operation means it's not a camera for action or dim lighting.

    The viewfinder is an annoying EVF, I don't think I ever used it.

    I have heard of the 945's having mechanical/image quality problems, although mine's didn't give me any trouble.

    I had one of these around 2005, and only kept it for about six months. It wasn't a bad camera, but it wasn't very good either. It was a typical "prosumer" zoom for the time, with 5.3MP resolution, a 8X optical zoom, 4AA batteries, and an ISO range up to a blazing 400.

    New-ish for the time was SD card storage, and a dock that charged the batteries and let you download pictures at the same time. It also featured the "digital flash," which was HP's term for the in-camera brightening of dark area that everyone uses.

    The 945 was popular enough it had a fan website at one time, but I think it's long gone. The was also about as far as HP got with making a "pro" looking or acting camera.

    Customer Service

    Didn't use

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