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HP Photosmart R707

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Expert Review

DP Review
17 December 2005
  • Conclusion: First impressions of the R707 are overwhelmingly positive - it is beautifully built, feels 'right' in the hand and is responsive enough for most every day photography. HP's new 'Real Life Technologies' - from the extensive in-camera help to the red-eye removal and image advisor - offer a real benefit to the novice snapper without getting in the way of more experienced users.
  • Pros: Good resolution, clean images with few processing artifacts and no over-sharpening, Vivid yet natural colors, Efficient noise reduction - even at high ISO and with long exposures, Excellent auto white balance in all but the most extreme situations, Fast startup, fast zoom and very responsive in general, Excellent build quality, design and materials, Superb user interface that guides the novice photographer by the hand, Adaptive lighting function works very well at lif...
  • Cons: Only two aperture settings, An ISO 50 setting would have been nice to cut down the need for noise reduction, Even the best quality setting uses quite heavy JPEG compression, Some fall-off of sharpness in the corners, especially at widest aperture, Occasional focus problems in low light at tele setting, Steel part of body prone to scratches, entire camera shows fingerprints, Camera locks up after 3 or 4 sequential exposures - very slow to clear buffer, Gets hot in use,...
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Overall 5

HP Photosmart R707 Camera with R-Series Dock

4 October 2005
  • Excerpt: The R707 is the third HP camera I have reviewed over the last year and it combines all the things I loved about the
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Overall 7

HP Photosmart R707

PC Magazine
1 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., www.hp.com $349.99 direct 5.1 megapixels; 3X optical zoom; 3.7 second boot time; 1.7 second recycle time; 1,175 line average resolution; 2.2% transition pixels Relatively easy to use. Interesting in-camera functions (post-red-eye, adaptive lighting). Good image quality. Short on dedicated controls. No recharger included. No shutter priority setting.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
30 June 2004
  • Excerpt: If you think about innovation in digital photography, you probably think of Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, etc. But the truth is that HP is one of the few companies coming up with new and useful features for their cameras, instead of just dropping a higher resolution CCD into the same tired body this year. Their latest camera, the 5.1 Megapixel Photosmart R707 ($349) is a showpiece for HP innovation.
  • Pros: Decent image quality, Lots of cool toys for under $350, Excellent Instant Share system + software bundle, Useful Adaptive Lighting feature, Can undelete last photo taken, LCD can be used in low light, In-camera redeye reduction feature, AF-assist lamp, Very easy-to-use: in-camera help system and manual are excellent, Image Advice tells you had to improve your photos, Can use Duracell CP1 disposable battery -- if you can find one, Cool (but optional) camera dock
  • Cons: Noisy images, Limited manual controls, Unimpressive macro mode, Lengthy write times, To get video out you must buy the dock, Slow battery charging
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HP PhotoSmart R707

Steve's Digicams
14 June 2004
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The PhotoSmart R707 compared to a standard CD. Continue on to Features & Controls PhotoSmart R707 Specifications Image Sensor 1/1.8 inch, 5.36-megapixel, primary-color CCD (5.14 million effective pixels) Image Quality settings 5MP *** 5MP ** (default) 3MP ** 1MP ** VGA** Custom (Set Size and Quality) Storage media 32MB of internal flash memory and card slot for Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia (MMC) card Recording format Still: JPEG-compatible (Exif...
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Overall 8

Photosmart R707

6 August 2011
  • Summary: A terrific little camera and a delight to use. Not overbearing or flamboyant, rather a solid, satisfying performer with a truly pleasant feel and action.
  • Pros: Smooth, robust design, Simple, easy-to-learn controls, Good (32Meg) Internal memory
  • Cons: Small LCD, Wide angle not wide enough, A bit expensive, No removable media included
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Overall 9

HP Photosmart R707

23 April 2007
  • Summary: £150 for a 5 megapixel digital camera sounds like a bargain, and on the whole the HP Photosmart R707 fits the bill very well. With a stylish and extremely well-built exterior, the HP Photosmart R707 impresses from the moment that you take it out of the box. From a usability point of view, this camera is a winner - HP's designers have obviously put a lot of thought into its design, both inside and out, with both the external controls and the menu system being very easy to...
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Expert Review

Digicam Review
19 December 2005
  • Summary: £163 (UK) $299 (US) from Amazon this camera offers very good value for money. Overall, for someone looking for an easy to use, compact and stylish camera I would recommend this camera.
  • Pros: Good image quality - good colour, HP Adaptive lighting can be very good, Good movie mode, Good price, Good Built in help system / image advice etc, Stylish compact camera
  • Cons: Average macro mode, Small screen., Corner softness / Right hand side softness
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
6 October 2005
  • Summary: This is an attractive combination of a competitive price, small size and capable imaging, with a few advanced extras thrown in. The built-in help would benefit novice photographers.
  • Pros: Great menu system, innovative design
  • Cons: Low battery life, slow to process images, average image quality
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Overall 8

HP Photosmart R707

PC Authority
2 October 2005
  • Summary: This stylish and powerful little shooter excels in features and price by offering plenty of bang for your buck.
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