Excerpt: The HP Photosmart 812, along with the Minolta DiMage S404, is one of the lowest-priced 4-megapixel cameras on the market. The company targets the 812 to photo enthusiasts, but like the low-end 620 , it lacks exposure and white-balance controls that enthusiasts expect to find in a $500 camera.
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the HP PhotoSmart 812: (4 megapixel ultra-compact) The 812 is the perfect example of a digital camera brought to market too early. There are lots of things that are neat and nice about this camera, the user interface is very easy to understand and the automatic colour and tonal...
Pros: Good colour, good use of dynamic range, Accurate metering, Good auto white balance under natural or incandescent lighting, Images look good reduced to XGA or less, Relatively low noise levels (especially at ISO 100), Compact and light weight, feels fairly robust, Very easy to use, super-simple in...
Cons: Very poor LCD brightness for live view in daylight, Soft images (a combination of a below average lens and low in-camera sharpening) *, Thin-line purple fringing around white overexposed areas of the image, Colour shift on almost or just-over-exposed areas of the image, Very poor JPEG compression...
Summary: The PhotoSmart 812 is a 4-Megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a very affordable street price of $429 (August 2002.) It lets you capture up to 2272 x 1712-pixel images for photo-quality prints up to 11 x 17" in size.
didn't actually come up with the idea of doing this comparison until
I had started writing the Photosmart 812 review. Then it hit me:
hey, I've got two inexpensive 4 Megapixel cameras that also have
docking stations. Why not combine the two?
Conclusion: Le HP Photosmart 812 n'est pas une réussite, alimenté par pile, souffrant d'un cruel manque de réglages et de rapidité, il n'est pas sauvé par son capteur de quatre mégapixels ou son zoom numérique 7x.