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HP photosmart 812

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HP PhotoSmart 812

Steve's Digicams
24 August 2002
  • Excerpt: Physical Views PhotoSmart 720 , PhotoSmart 812 and the PhotoSmart 620 . Go to Page Two PhotoSmart 812 Specifications Type Digital still camera with zoom lens, image record, playback, and erase functions. Direct print to HP PSC 950 or HP DeskJet (excluding 600 series) printer with USB Image-capturing device 1 1/8 inch, 4.31-megapixel, primary-color CCD (3.92 million effective pixels) Recording pixels **** - 2272 x 1712 pixels, 2.5MB file size (5 per 16MB) *** - 2272 x...
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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
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
27 July 2002
  • 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 balance work well. Take the camera out on a shoot and you be frustrated that the LCD monitor is so difficult to use.
  • 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 interface and point-and-shoot functionality, Only requires two AA batteries, good battery life, Movie clips include audio, 5 second audio annotations can be attached to images, ...
  • 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, large JPEG files with lots of artifacts (especially at 1136 x 856), Only compatible with SD cards (no support for cheaper MMC), Slow AF compared to other modern digital came...
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Overall 5
5.0

HP PhotoSmart 812xi

CNET
14 July 2002
  • Summary: This camera provides hassle-free automated printing and online photo sharing--at the expense of advanced features and shooting flexibility.
  • Pros: Makes printing and online sharing easy; compact and lightweight; simple user interface.
  • Cons: Almost no manual overrides; slow autofocus; LCD is hard to see in daylight.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Photosmart 812

PC Magazine
14 July 2002
  • 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. Nevertheless, HP might still have a hit with consumers. The 812's attractive silver-finish plastic case is not much larger than the ultra-compact Toshiba PDR-3310's.
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Expert Review

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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HP Photosmart 812

Akam.no
16 August 2002
  • Excerpt: Hewlett Packard photosmart 812 er HPs toppmodell. HP har uttalt at de ikke sikter seg inn mot den avanserte delen av markedet, det er altså et kamera myntet mot de store massene det er snakk om.
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HP Photosmart 812

DiskIdee.nl
18 July 2002
  • Summary: Wat de prestaties betreft scoort de Photosmart te laag, en dat zijn we van Hewlett Packard zeker niet gewend. De foto’s zijn goed belicht, maar de reële resolutie is teleurstellend. Er is een kleurafwijking in blauwe partijen. Hewlett Packard gaat hier ook wat ver om de bediening zo simpel mogelijk te maken: het toestel heeft weinig instelmogelijkheden.
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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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