HP PhotoSmart 635 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features and Controls
The real image optical zoom viewfinder is large and bright with central focusing and
closeup framing guides. It shows approximately 80% of the captured image. There is no
diopter adjustment. The LEDs indicate movie recording, focus and flash status.
The built-in auto-adjusting flash has settings for Auto, Forced Off, Auto w/Red Eye,
Forced On, Night, Night w/Red Eye. The coverage is about average with a maximum range of
0.1 to 2.5 m in wide angle.
Controls on the back: Upper right is the zoom lens control rocker switch.
The Flash mode button, the Monitor button to the right of the 1.6-inch color
LCD, turns the display on or off.
Below that is the PLAY button.
The PRINT button is for attaching DPOF (printing) info to pictures.
The SHARE button lets you select printing and
The OK button calls up the onscreen menu system and accepts
The 4-way selector is for navigating menus and selecting pictures for playback.
Controls on the top are few, just the on/off switch and the still and movie shutter releases.
No need to bring up a menu or flip a mode
dial when you want to capture a movie, just press the small shutter button.
The Photosmart 635 comes with 16MB of internal memory and can use optional Secure Digital
memory cards, compatible up to 256MB. It's also compatible with
MultiMedia type cards.
The I/O ports are located on the side and includes a USB 1.1 port for downloading data
to computer. It can also be used to directly connect the camera to most HP printers.
On the bottom of the camera is an 8-pin
connector for the HP 8886 Digital Dock that carries audio, video, USB and power.
The Photosmart 635 is powered by two standard AA type batteries and comes with
a set of alkaline batteries. We recommend using
high-capacity NiMH rechargeables which are more
environmentally friendly and pack 3-5x the power.
The optional HP 8886 Digital Dock includes a set of Maha/PowerEx NiMH batteries and
charges them whenever the camera is docked. The buttons on the front of the dock let you
quickly download images to the computer or display a slide show on your TV set. The dock
can be placed on top of your TV set and you can control playback with the included remote
The HP Digital Dock has I/O connectors for power in from the AC adapter, video out to television and USB I/O to computer(cables included).
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