Excerpt: The HP Photosmart 945 ($549.99 direct) is a prosumer-lite digital camera. Like the Minolta DiMage 7 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 , the 945 is a full-size model with eye-level through-the-lens viewing and very good to excellent image quality. Lite is the operative word, however, since many prosumer functions are missing, and viewing and focusing capabilities are less than ideal. This full-size model weighs in at just under 1 pound and measures 4.8 by 3.5 by 3.5 inches.
Conclusion: I liked the camera. It does a creditable job as a "do it all" pocket digital camera with a 37-300mm zoom and sufficient manual control to allow the creative photographer to override the fully auto functions. Exposure compensation, shutter and aperture priority, digital flash, manual white balance selection and average/center/spot metering give enough flexibility to enable you to get the image that you want if and when you don't like the results you get in fully auto...
Excerpt: The Photosmart
945 ($549) is the 5 Megapixel version of HP's popular Photosmart
850, which was introduced about a year ago (see
our review). Both cameras have an 8X zoom lens, manual
controls, and the HP Instant Share system, which allows you
to easily share your photos. HP added a few extra nice features
as well, and I'll mention them throughout this review.
Pros: Very good photo quality in most cases, Full manual controls, Excellent Instant Share system + software bundle, Digital Flash feature actually lives up to the hype, EVF can be used in low light, Great value, Low redeye, Very easy-to-use: in-camera help system and manual are excellent, Supports wide-angle conversion lens + filters
Cons: Jaggies, above average purple fringing in images, Two weird image quality issues: lines in images + night shot troubles, Very slow write times, EVF/LCD pause when shutter release pressed halfway, EVF/LCD turn off during burst shooting (both of these make action shooting difficult), EVF/LCD can get choppy in low light (the tradeoff for being able to use them in those conditions), Unimpressive movie mode, Video cable not included
Excerpt: Physical Views The 8x Photosmart 945 and the 10x Olympus C750 UltraZoom . The 8x Photosmart 945 and the 6x Fuji FinePix S3000 Zoom . The Photosmart 945 compared in size to a standard CD. Go to Page Two Photosmart 945 Specifications Image Sensor 1/1.8" CCD, 5.3 MP total (2668 x 1970 pixels) Effective Pixels 2608 x 1952 1295 x 976 JPEG Quality (best, better, good) Bit Depth 36 bit Lens System Fujinon autofocus, 8x optical zoom 7.6 - 61mm, (37 - 300mm 35mm equivalent) 7x...
Summary: The HP Photosmart 945 is a digital camera that promises a lot and delivers on some of those promises, but not all. For every great feature that the camera offers, there seems to be another one that isn't so well implemented. The extensive Help system and Digital Flash are innovations that are exclusive to HP and that really make a difference.
Summary: A PhotoSmart 945 a nagy sikerű 8x zoom átfogású optikával szerelt PhotoSmart 850 sikereire támaszkodik. Újdonság a nagyobb felbontás és a digitális vaku szolgáltatás. Ez az egyedülálló funkció sokkal többre képes, mint amire a nevéből következtetni lehetne.
Excerpt: Fotocamera digitale HP Photosmart 945 con tecnologia HP Instant Share™ da 5.3 megapixel, dotata di zoom ottico 8x (equiv. 7.6-61mm), possibilità di settaggi manuali, espansione di memoria: Multimedia Card/SD Memory Card (32 Mb incl.), Monitor 2', Batterie AA. possibilità di registrare filmati con audio.