HP Photosmart R817

Review Date: October 4th 2005

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Introduction / Price
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Features
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Specifications
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Design
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

Specifications

Camera Resolution 5.25 MP (2668 x 1970 total pixel count)
Camera Effective Resolution 5.13 MP (2616 x 1960 effective pixel count)
Total Camera Resolution (Megapixels) 5.25 MP
CCD Sensor Size 1/2.5 inch CCD; 2668 x 1970 total pixels; 2616 x 1960 effective pixels
Lens System 40x total zoom (5x optical/8x digital); 5.8 to 29 mm focal length; approximately 36 to 180 mm (35 mm equivalent); f2.8 to f8 (wide); f4.7 to f7.6 (telephoto)
Zoom Capability 40x (5x optical/8x digital)
Focus Normal (default), macro, super macro, infinity, manual
Lens Focal Range 0.5 m to infinity (wide), 0.6 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.12 to 1.0 m (macro wide), 0.03 to 0.2 m (macro telephoto)
Bit Depth 36-bit
View Finder None
LCD Display 5.1 cm (2.0 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LCD (640 x 240 = 153600 dots)
Mechanical Shutter 15 to 1/2000 sec
Shooting Mode Normal (default), self-timer, self-timer (2 shots), burst, video
Self Timer 10 seconds delay
Sound Capture Up to 60 sec
Video Capability Unlimited (depends on memory capacity)
Memory Upgrade 32 MB internal memory expandable up to 2 GB/256 MB via Secure Digital (SD)/MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot
Memory slots 1 slot, Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) compatible
Maximum memory 2 GB Secure Digital (SD) card or 256 MB MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard memory 32 MB
Storage media capacity Approximate still image capacity for 32 MB internal memory: 175 images (150 KB) = VGA resolution and two star compression; 52 images (500 KB) = 1 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 32 images (800 KB) = 3 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 21 images (1.25 MB) = 5 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 10 images (2.5 MB) = 5 MP and three star compression (***- best)
Upgradability Optional HP Photosmart R-series camera dock and R-series accessories
Light Exposure Control Center weighted auto exposure metering (AE), spot auto exposure metering (AE), average auto exposure metering (AE), exposure bracketing
Picture Mode Auto (default), action, landscape, portrait, beach, snow, sunset, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, panorama right, panorama left, theatre, document, my mode
Light Exposure Correction +/- 3.0 EV in 1/3 steps
Light Exposure Rating Auto (default), ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400
Flash Auto flash (default), red-eye, flash on, flash off, night
White Balance Auto (default), sun, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, manual
Colour Control Full colour (default), black & white, sepia, colour bracketing
Metering TTL (through-the-lens)
Image control functions Date and time imprinting
Smart Feature 01 HP adaptive lighting: This ground-breaking technology automatically adjusts high contrast photos to reveal the detail that would otherwise be lost in the shadows. Ideal when you're shooting into the sun or using flash.
Smart Feature 02 HP in-camera red-eye removal: Remove red-eye without having to transfer photos to your computer. This unique, easy-to-use tool automatically recognises red-eye and lets you remove it immediately via your camera's LCD screen.
Smart Feature 03 HP in-camera panorama stitching: Enjoy creating multi-shot scenes? You will with this neat tool. Your camera stitches up to 5 photos together – no PC required – to create a single photo for easy printing, and lets you view the result via the LCD.
Smart Feature 04 HP Image Advice: Become a better photographer by reviewing your photos with HP Image Advice. This patented technology analyses your photos then offers tips and suggestions on how you might do things differently for even better results next time.
Smart Feature 05 HP still images from video: Get the perfect action shot. Capture high-quality video then view frame by frame, directly from your camera, to choose the most dramatic moment. Your camera then enhances the image for impressive results every time.
Software included HP Image Zone software for Microsoft® Windows® and Macintosh with HP Instant Share technology
Compatible Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh OS X 10.2 or later
Minumum System Requirements for Macintosh USB-compatible Macintosh computer with Mac OS X 10.2 or later; 500 MHz PowerPC processor; QuickTime Version 5.0.1 or later; 128 MB RAM; 240 MB disk space; SVGA monitor (800 x 600, 16-bit colour); CD-ROM drive; open USB port
Minimum System Requirements USB-compatible PC with Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me: Pentium II (233 minimum) and equivalent Celeron® or compatible, 64 MB RAM, 200 MB disk space; Windows® 2000, XP Home and Professional Editions: Pentium® II (233 minimum) and equivalent Celeron® or compatible, 128 MB RAM, 400 MB disk space; SVGA monitor (800 x 600, 16-bit colour), CD-ROM drive, Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 2 or later, open USB port compatible with USB 2.0 specifications
Output File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2) for still images; MPEG-1 for video clips
Macintosh Connectivity Via included cradle: 1 USB – compatible with USB 2.0 specifications
Standard Connectivity Via included cradle: 1 USB – compatible with USB 2.0 specifications
Optional Connectivity HP Photosmart R-series dock
Power Requirements 1 Lithium-Ion battery 1050mA (rechargeable), Universal AC power adapter: 100 to 240-VAC (50/60-Hz) input; 3.3-VDC, 2500-mA output via cradle
Power consumption 5 watts maximum
Power Supply Source 1 Lithium-Ion battery, 3.3 Volt AC adapter via cradle
Power supply type 1 Lithium-Ion battery (rechargeable) or HP Photosmart 3.3 Volt AC adapter via cradle
Energy Star Certified No
Dimensions (w x d x h) 91 x 29.8 x 57 mm (excluding protrusions)
Package dimensions (W x D x H) 288 x 110 x 195 mm
Weight 0.16 kg (without batteries), 0.19 kg (with batteries)
Package weight 1 kg
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 50 C
Storage Temperature Range -30 to 65 C
Recommended Humidity Operating Range 15 to 85% RH
Non-Operating Humidity 15 to 85% RH
Operating Humidity Range 15 to 85% RH
Additional information For digital camera accessories visit us at: http://www.hp.com/eur/hpoptions
Warranty 1 year limited hardware warranty backed by HP Service and Support (warranties may vary in European countries where legal requirements require a longer warranty period).
Box Content HP Photosmart R817 Digital Camera with HP Instant Share, cradle, AC adapter, HP Photosmart R07 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, USB cable (cradle to PC or printer), warranty poster, user's manual, quick start guide, software CD, wrist strap

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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