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HP photosmart 812
2.8 out of 10

HP photosmart 812

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Overall 8
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HP Photosmart 812

PC Magazine
28 September 2005
  • 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.
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Overall 7
6.5
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Construction 8
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Expert Review

DP Review
12 May 2003
  • 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...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
24 August 2002
  • 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.
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Dc Resource
5 June 2002
  • Excerpt: I 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?
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Overall 4
4.0

HP Photosmart 812

CNET
24 May 2002
  • 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.
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