HP PhotoSmart 935 Review

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HP PhotoSmart 935



Features and Controls


HP PhotoSmart 935


The PhotoSmart 935 is equipped with a Pentax branded 3x optical zoom lens, 7.6 - 22.8mm (equivalent to 37-111mm on 35mm camera). Its maximum aperture is f2.6 - f4.8 and the auto focus range is from 0.5m to infinity in wide angle or telephoto. Macro mode covers from 0.14m to 0.7m (wide), 0.4m to 0.7m in other focal lengths. There is also a 7x digital zoom feature.

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.



HP PhotoSmart 935

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.



HP PhotoSmart 935

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.



HP PhotoSmart 935

Controls on the back: The MONitor button to the right 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 emailing options. The OK button calls up the onscreen menu system and accepts selections. The 4-way selector is for navigating menus and selecting pictures for playback.



HP PhotoSmart 935

Controls on the top: the Mode Dial with positions for Aperture priority, Auto, Portrait, Landscape and Sports. The Focus button with yellow LEDs that illuminates when macro or infinity mode is selected. The Flash mode button with 3 LEDs to indicate the selected mode. Off to the right is the speaker.



HP PhotoSmart 935

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.



HP PhotoSmart 935

The PhotoSmart 935 comes with a 32MB Secure Digital memory card and is compatible with SD cards up to 512MB.  It's also compatible with MultiMedia type cards.


Capacity of 32MB SD card

Quality/Image Size 2608 x 1952 1296 x 976
BEST 11 images 23 images
BETTER 23 images 48 images
GOOD 48 images 96 images




HP PhotoSmart 935 HP PhotoSmart 935

The I/O ports are located on the side and include a USB 1.1 port for downloading data to computer. It can also be used to directly connect the camera to most HP printers. The DC IN port on the bottom is for the 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.



HP PhotoSmart 935

The PhotoSmart 935 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.


HP PhotoSmart 935

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 control.


HP PhotoSmart 935

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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