The 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.