Summary: This is my second of this model camera. The company had to send me a new one when the first one's screen fried itself. Now this one refuses to save pictures. I take a picture and it tells me "Error Saving Image" It is really annoying when you think you have the perfect shot and then it doesn't save!
Summary: I bought this camera in about February 2005 but didn't know enought about digital to know what I can actually get. Goes through batteries pretty fast. The recharge time between pictures sometimes causes me to miss another good shot. Takes way too much time between pressing shutter button and taking the picture. I just thought this was normal for digital cameras till I began reading later reviews.
Summary: We bought one of these in the spring of '05. We took it on vacation in July of '05 and the LCD screen blacked out a few days into our vacation. I called HP and was informed that a RECONDITIONED (used) camera was all that I could get. The camera was still under the manufacturers' warranty, but their policy was to replace it with a used camera, not a new one. I had to settle for the "reconditioned" camera. It has been OK since then.
Summary: Normally I wouldnt write a review, but I have had numerous experiences with this camera that I thought I would share. My sister first bought the camera, and I was amazed with how user friendly it was and I thought the pictures turned out pretty well. Shortly afterward, her screen blacked out, without any great impact or weather damage. Naturally, I assumed it mustve gotten bumped in the wrong way, tough luck.
Summary: I don't like writing a lot, so I will keep this simple and to the point. To summarize: this is not a very good camera...at all. I first saw this camera at staples and being one of the cheapest cameras drawled me into purchasing. All I really wanted was a simple point and shoot camera and I believed that HP could handle that. I was mistaken.
2.5 stars Easy to use but not very good picture quality
FirePepper Red "firepepper red", Amazon
7 September 2005
Summary: The Photosmart m407 is very easy to use and understand but the picture quality is definitely not as good as other models in this range. It can only be recommended for people who are new to digital cameras and ease of use is more important than picture quality. ***PLUS POINTS for this camera include: - nice compact design that fits easily into a shirt pocket yet isn't so small that it is difficult to use - a good 1.8" inch screen along with a normal viewfinder for when...
Not as bad as what people say but still not 5 stars
Gina "I Already Said It - Gina", Amazon
20 July 2005
Summary: Positive: + 3x Optical Zoom + 1.8" LCD + Dock Avaliable + Many Manual Features + Internal Memory, But Only 16MB So Almost Useless Negative: - Very Poor Photo Quality - Very Poor Video Quality - Only Lithium Batteries Included The image quality isn't as bad as what some people said, but it's still kinda poor. You probably should do some more research unless you don't mind poor photo quality.
Lots of features, but awful picture and video quality
Person "qazwsx34651", Amazon
16 June 2005
Summary: First off, I do not own this camera, my friend happens to. I really wish my Sony had the features of the 1.8" LCD (with backlighting), esay gripping, and a few other picture taking options that I don't have with my Cybershot. There are also bigger zoom options, as well as more user-friendly software (but if you have Windows XP, you don't really need photo software). There is one issue that is a bit dissappointing... flash quality.