Summary: I had one of these in 2005; it was probably the last "pro" camera HP made, which was right before genuine DSLR cameras got cheap enough for the average person to buy. It takes 4AA batteries and what was for the time novel SD cards, but make sure to use the older 2GB or smaller cards.
Summary: AFTER SPENDING $ 500 BUCKS MY CAMERA STRAP CAME OFF AND THE ZOOM MOTOR BUSTED! I found out through the camera guy at Costco that they stopped selling them because " THEY R JUNK " IM NOT KIDDING THAT IS WHAT HE SAID.
Summary: The camera took good pictures, but after 21 months of use the camera has a hardware malfunction (lens sticks and camera will not fully turn on). Choose another company that is known for quality cameras. We did not use this camera regularly.
Summary: I bought this camera and spent weeks trying to get it to take a decent picture. I had previously used an Olympus which was an excellent camera. The HP will not tolerate even slight movement in the AUTO mode, and the quality of the photos is poor. I complained to HP and they sent me a replacement.
Summary: I just recently got my hp photosmart 945, i love the design and the way it fits in your hand. I have to say i read the negative reviews before i got it, but since i never had a problem with my HP hardware, I decided to go for it anyways.
Summary: We were very unhappy with the performance of this camera. The shutter speed was very slow, and the photos were often blurry as a result - you really need a tripod with this one. It's a bit bulky and has a lightweight feel to it. We sent it back...
Summary: This camera would make a great off-the-shelf camera for e-bay photography. I have a Sony DSC-V1, a Canon A-80, and this HP 945, and the HP does the best job of focusing in on small details. It also has nice white balance and good depth of field in Portrait mode.
Summary: I have probloms with getting indoor shots w/o the flash on. If I keep the flash off, all shots come out blury. And in museums or public places having the flash on isnt allowed, causing me too lose some good pictures.
Summary: My Photosmart 945 just died after 1 year and 4 months of use. Yes, that's 4 months out of warranty. It was $429 back when I bought it, and it was my mistake not to think less of a 1 year warranty.