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Thursday, Aug 04, 2005

HP Photosmart R717 Review - DigiCamReviews.co.uk

Aug 04, 2005 | Category: HP Photosmart R717

HP Photosmart R717The HP Photosmart R717 is a compact 6MP digital camera with a 3x Optical zoom lens (8.0 - 24.0mm equivelant to 39mm - 117mm on a 35mm camera), and a 1.8″ Colour TFT screen. The camera comes with 32mb of memory built into the camera, and can be upgraded with SD cards.

The camera takes rechargable Lithium-Ion batteries. The camera also records 320×240 videos at 30fps with sound. The camera has a number of scene modes / built in help to make it easier to use, as well as this HP’s ‘Real Life Technologies’ such as ‘HP Adaptive Lighting Technology’, and automatic red-eye removal.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

HP Photosmart R717 Review - PC Magazine

May 23, 2005 | Category: HP Photosmart R717

HP Photosmart R717Marketed to the novice, the HP Photosmart R717 compact camera boasts some strong qualities, including helpful information on many of the menu screens and fairly speedy recycle times. Unfortunately, HP’s first foray into the 6-megapixel market just doesn’t generate top-notch picture quality.

The compact camera has a mostly plastic body with a brushed metal front that’s comfortable to hold. The 3X optical protruding zoom lens provides you with a zoom range of 8 to 24 mm (a 35-mm equivalent of 39 to 117 mm), but we’d like to see better range on the wide-angle side of the zoom.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

HP Photosmart R717 Review - PhotographyBLOG

May 22, 2005 | Category: HP Photosmart R717

HP Photosmart R717The HP Photosmart R717 is an updated version of the popular R707 digital camera. The principal new features are a 6 megapixel CCD sensor and a larger 1.8 inch LCD screen with increased resolution (the R707 has 5 megapixels and a 1.5 inch screen). With a stylish brushed aluminum front and matt grey rear, the Photosmart R717 is sure to turn heads in your local camera shop. Inside the HP R717 are a number of cutting-edge technologies, the most notable being HP Adaptive Lighting, which automatically adjusts high contrast photos to reveal detail in the shadow areas. Other features on the HP R717 that are designed to make your life easier include automatic Red-Eye removal, which recognises red-eye and lets you remove it via the LCD screen, in-camera panorama preview and Image Advice, which analyses your photos then offers tips on how to improve them.

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

HP Photosmart R717 Review - Steve’s Digicams

May 07, 2005 | Category: HP Photosmart R717

HP Photosmart R717The HP PhotoSmart R717 is the 2005 upgrade of the very popular R707 for last year. It incorporates all of the features found on its predecessor, but adds higher resolution at 6-megapixels (compared to the R707’s 5-megapixels) and a larger more resolute 1.8-inch LCD. This is a durable and highly capable digicam, packed with various shooting modes, and unique features like HP’s Adaptive lighting, in-camera red-eye removal, and an Instant Share menu. It offers the beginner a multitude of in depth help screens and a full Help menu that describes the features and controls of the camera. There are advanced exposure features like Aperture Priority, but its main purpose is to be a point-n-shoot camera that produces beautiful pictures and makes the uploading and printing process simple and easy.

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Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005

HP Photosmart R717 Review - CNET Reviews

Apr 20, 2005 | Category: HP Photosmart R717

HP Photosmart R717The 7.1-ounce HP Photosmart R717 is a nice-looking camera, with a pleasingly curvy design, a brushed-metal front, and an easy-to-grip rear surface. The 1.8-inch LCD screen isn’t terribly large, but it’s more than bright enough to read and can be adjusted to a lower setting to save on battery life. The buttons are nicely laid out on the rear right side of the camera; the only control not in immediate reach of your right thumb is the Shooting Mode button, located to the left of the R717’s top panel. The included optical viewfinder provides decent coverage of your frame, though if you’re zoomed all the way out, a piece of the camera’s lens is visible in the lower-right corner of the window. HP deserves kudos for its extremely well-designed menu and user interface; clicking OK on any menu function pulls up a detailed explanation of what to expect at every setting of each included feature. Furthermore, the menu’s uncomplicated layout makes it an engaging, educational tool for anyone just getting their feet wet in digital photography.

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