HP PhotoSmart M437 Review

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HP PhotoSmart M437



Record Modes & Menu Options


Please excuse the quality of these screen captures, the M437 does not output video, so they were either photographed off of the LCD monitor or taken from a previous review.


HP PhotoSmart M437


This is the record screen when using "Auto" exposure mode. At the top there are icons for storage media (SD), number of pictures remaining, and image size/quality (5M/Best.)



HP PhotoSmart M437


You can access the Help menu in either Record or Playback mode. This is a very useful tool, that gives users a lengthy description of various features and controls of the camera.



HP PhotoSmart M437


Record menu options:

    Shooting Mode - Choose the desired exposure mode
    Self Timer - Set self timer
    Image Quality - 5MP Best, 5MP Normal, 3MP, 1MP, VGA or Help
    Burst Mode - On or Off
    Date & Time Imprint - Off, Date only, Date & Time, or Help
    Camera Setup - Enter the Setup menu
    Camera Help - Enter the Camera Help Menu (shown above.)




HP PhotoSmart M437


The M437 offers 9 shooting modes to choose from:Auto Mode (default), Close Up, Steady Photo, Theatre, Landscape, Portrait, Action, Night Portrait, Sunset.



HP PhotoSmart M437


Setup menu options:

    Display Brightness - Low, Medium, High
    Camera Sounds Volume - On or Off
    Date & Time - Set Date and Time
    USB Configuration - Digital camera or Disk drive
    Language - Choose from 12 different Languages




HP PhotoSmart M437


The PhotoSmart M437 captures 320x250/24fps MOTION JPEG movies with sound, the length is limited only by the capacity of the memory. Because audio is recorded, the optical zoom may not be used while recording, but can be preset to the desired focal length beforehand.



HP PhotoSmart M437


Here are the movie mode menu options.





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