HP PhotoSmart 735 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features and Controls
The lens extends when powered up and when powered down it is retracted back flush to
the body and protected by a built-in lens cap. There are no filter threads or any
other visible means of attaching anything to the lens.
The real image optical zoom viewfinder is large and bright with central focusing and
closeup framing guides. It shows approximately 78% 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
0.5 to 2.8 m in wide angle and 0.5 to 2.0 m in telephoto.
Controls on the back: Upper right is the zoom lens control rocker switch.
The MONitor button to the left of the 1.5-inch color
LCD, turns the display on or off.
In the center is the PLAY button.
The SHARE button lets you select printing and
On the right of the LCD are the Up and Down navigation buttons and
the OK button which calls up the onscreen menu system and accepts
Controls on the top: The Flash mode button with auto, red-eye, on, off and night modes.
The Image Quality button selects Good, Better and Best.
The Mode button selects Normal Automatic, self-timer, burst,
macro, action, landscape, portrait, F2.6 aperture, F4.9 aperture.
The data LCD will show the settings as you change them, if the color LCD is turned
on you will also see info screens when changing settings
A handy feature that we've seen on other PhotoSmart cameras, a separate shutter release
for capturing still images and movie clips. 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 735 comes with 16MB of internal memory and can use optional Secure Digital
memory cards, compatible up to 512MB. Shown here is the speedy and spacious
Transcend 512MB SD card. It's also compatible with
MultiMedia type cards.
The I/O ports are located on the side and include the DC IN port on the top for an
optional AC power adapter.
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 735 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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