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HP PhotoSmart R817

Posted 9/2/2005

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The HP PhotoSmart R817, like its 6.2-megapixel sibling Photosmart R717, features HP Real Life technologies with HP Instant Share, a technology that makes sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy. In addition, the PhotoSmart R817 offers 5.1-megapixels of resolution, a Pentax 5x optical zoom, 32 megabytes of internal memory and PictBridge capabilities, all wrapped up in a very compact, stylish and durable stainless-steel / high-impact plastic body.

The R817 also includes features like 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. At the push of a button you can select the fully automatic mode, one of 13 useful scene modes, aperture priority, shutter priority or full manual. If you feel even more creative you can select the metering mode, the color mode, and make adjustments to the sharpness, contrast and saturation. When the action requires it, just press the convenient movie shutter button and capture high-quality VGA resolution motion video with sound.

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 R817

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 R817 Features:

  • 5.1-Megapixels of resolution for prints up to poster size
  • Pentax 5x optical and 8x digital zoom lens (40x combined)
  • Compact, light weight, stylish and durable stainless steel body
  • HP's Adaptive lighting technology and In-camera red-eye removal
  • Shooting modes: Auto, Action, Landscape, Portrait, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority, Shutter speed Priority, Manual, Theatre, Panorama, Document, My Mode)
  • Add audio memos to still images (up to 60 sec.)
  • Record MPEG-1 movies with audio at 640x480 (30fps)
  • Long Exposure up to 15 seconds, with noise reduction
  • 2.0-inch high resolution LTPS TFT color LCD screen
  • Exposure metering: Average, Center-weighted or Spot
  • Built-in flash with modes for Auto, Off, Auto+Red-Eye, Forced On and Night
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpening
  • Color, Black & White and Sepia modes
  • Date & Time Stamping on the image
  • Built-in orientation sensor
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery and docking cradle included
  • Compatible with optional HP PhotoSmart R-series camera dock
  • 32MB of internal flash memory + SD memory card slot
  • JPEG Exif 2.2, USB and PictBridge compatible

The HP Photosmart R817 will be available in September for a suggested retail price of just $349.99.

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HP PhotoSmart R817

HP PhotoSmart R817

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HP PhotoSmart R817

HP PhotoSmart R817

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The PhotoSmart R817 compared to a standard CD.

HP PhotoSmart R817

The Photosmart R817 and the 6.2-megapixel PhotoSmart R717.

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