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HP PhotoSmart R717


Posted 5/6/2005


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The HP PhotoSmart R717, like its 5.1-megapixel sibling Photosmart R707 features HP Real Life technologies with HP Instant Share, a technology that makes sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy. In addition, the HP PhotoSmart R717 digital camera offers 6.2-megapixels of resolution, 3x optical zoom, 32 megabytes of internal storage and PictBridge capabilities, all of which help users achieve professional-quality photos. The R717 also includes features like a durable, stainless-steel/high-impact plastic construction and HPs exclusive Real Life technologies, which includes Adaptive Lighting and HP Image advice. The in-camera red-eye removal system, automatically eliminates red-eye in your images, to ensure the best possible photos and memories. With two additional shooting modes (Beach/Snow, and document capture) users have more options to assist in taking outstanding photos.

HP Instant Share makes sharing, printing and saving digital photos easy. Users simply take a photo and select its destination right on the back of the camera up to 34 destinations, including e-mail addresses, online albums, printers and more by simply pushing a button. When the digital camera is later connected to a computer or the optional camera dock, the selected photos are automatically printed and/or e-mailed without burdening friends with large file attachments. E-mail recipients see thumbnails of the images right in the body of their e-mail message, as well as a link to the web page where they can very easily view, print and save the photos, upload them to online albums and more.

HPs Adaptive Lighting technology (ALT), automatically adjusts high-contrast photos to bring faces out of shadows and details out of backgrounds. The technology balances brightness relationships between bright and dark areas in a photo, preserving gentle contrasts while compressing harsh contrasts. The result is automatic-contrast adjustment that lightens poorly illuminated objects and produces a true-to-life image that mirrors the natural beauty that the user intended to capture.


HP PhotoSmart R717

The optional HP PhotoSmart R-series camera dock will allow users to easily share, print, e-mail and store photos and video clips. At the same time, the dock recharges the in-camera battery, in addition to an included spare battery via the dual charging bay. The HP PhotoSmart R-series camera dock also allows users to view digital photos on a TV with a wireless remote.


PhotoSmart R717 Features:

  • 6.2-Megapixels of resolution for prints up to 13 x 19 inches
  • 3x optical and 8x digital zoom (24x combined)
  • In-camera red-eye removal
  • HP's Adaptive lighting technology (Off, Low, and High)
  • 10 Shooting modes to choose from (Auto, Action, Landscape, Portrait, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority, Panorama, Document, My Mode)
  • Add audio memos to still images (up to 60 sec.)
  • Record MPEG-1 movies with audio at 320x240 (30fps)
  • Long Exposure up to 15 seconds, with noise reduction
  • Optical viewfinder and 1.8-inch color LCD screen
  • Built-in auto-adjusting flash with modes for Auto, Forced Off, Auto w/Red-Eye, Forced On, Night, Night w/Red Eye)
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpening
  • Date & Time Stamp
  • Built-in orientation sensor
  • Powered by a proprietary Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Docking capability with the optional HP PhotoSmart R-series camera dock.
  • 32MB of internal flash memory
  • Card slot for SD memory cards
  • Exif 2.2, USB 2.0 and PictBridge compatible




Physical Views



HP PhotoSmart R717

HP PhotoSmart R717

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HP PhotoSmart R717

HP PhotoSmart R717





HP PhotoSmart R717

The PhotoSmart R717 compared to a standard CD.




HP PhotoSmart R717

The Photosmart M22 and the PhotoSmart R717.



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