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HP Photosmart R707
3.7 out of 10

HP Photosmart R707

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Overall 6

HP PhotoSmart R707

8 March 2005
  • Summary: Although a great camera for newbies who need their hands held, the R707's photos aren't too impressive.
  • Pros: Attractive, compact, and portable; excellent in-camera help system; some unique and useful features.
  • Cons: Average image quality; slow recharge with bundled charger.
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Overall 7

HP Photosmart R707

PC Magazine
5 October 2004
  • Conclusion: A compact camera aimed at making digital photography easy for anyone, the R707 mostly hits its mark.
  • Pros: Relatively easy to use. Interesting in-camera functions (post-red-eye, adaptive lighting). Good image quality.
  • Cons: Short on dedicated controls. No recharger included. No shutter priority setting.
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DP Review
13 August 2004
  • 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...
  • 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 g...
  • 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 se...
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Overall 5

HP Photosmart R707 Camera with R-Series Dock Review

10 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Besides looking nice, the dock will allow users to instantly share photos via HP’s Instant Share technology (Mac users have a better choice with iPhoto) and display pictures in the camera on your television. I found this a very nice feature, although one I have little use for.
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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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Steve's Digicams
14 June 2004
  • Summary: The stylish new HP PhotoSmart R707, is the first model to feature HP Real Life technologies with HP Instant Share, a technology that makes sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy.
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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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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

HP Photosmart R707

PC Authority
22 May 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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Overall 8

HP R707 digital camera

Pocket Lint
31 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The camera offered fast start up, fast zoom and fast save times to the internal memory. The two complaints we have are firstly the save time to the SD card as it wasn't very fast. Take three or four shots in succession and you'll have a camera that is out of action for some time as the buffer works...
  • Pros: Easy to use, stylish, Red-eye fixer built-in, image advisor
  • Cons: Can’t switch between internal memory and optional SD without removing the SD card
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