HP PhotoSmart M537 Review

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HP PhotoSmart M537



Posted 6/1/2007


Click to take 360-degree QTVR tour of the HP PhotoSmart M537
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The PhotoSmart M537 is one of three "M" series digital camera models from HP for 2007, and features 6- megapixels of resolution, a 3x optical zoom, Steady Photo anti-shake, 2.5-inch LCD display as well as HP Real Life technologies that make sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy. In addition, the PhotoSmart M537 offers 16 megabytes of internal memory and PictBridge capabilities, all wrapped up in a very compact and stylish body.

HP's Real Life technologies helps take the guesswork out of digital photography, making it easy to produce great photos that are crisp, realistic and true-to-life. The M537's features include in-camera red-eye removal and HP Design Gallery, which allows you to be more creative with your photos with the ability to change colors and add borders to photos - no PC or software required.


PhotoSmart M537 Features:

  • 6-Megapixels of resolution for prints up to 13x19-inches
  • HP Precision 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Compact, lightweight, and stylish body
  • HP's In-camera Red-eye removal and Design Gallery
  • 2.5-inch color LCD
  • Total of 9 Shooting modes
  • Record MOTION JPEG format movies with audio at 320x240 (24fps)
  • Built-in flash with modes for Auto, Off, Auto+Red-Eye, and Forced On
  • Date & Time Stamping on the image
  • Powered by two AA type batteries (two alkaline cells included)
  • 16MB of internal flash memory + SD memory card slot
  • JPEG Exif 2.2, USB and PictBridge compatible


The HP Photosmart M537 is available now with an MSRP of US$129.99 (June 2007), and ships with HP Photosmart M537 Digital Camera, 2 alkaline AA batteries, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty/regulatory brochure, CD with HP Photosmart software for Windows and Macintosh, User's Guide, and wrist strap.


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HP PhotoSmart M537

HP PhotoSmart M537

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HP PhotoSmart M537

HP PhotoSmart M537





HP PhotoSmart M537

For an idea of the size of The PhotoSmart M537 we provide this photo for reference.




HP PhotoSmart M537

The M537 and the Olympus FE-190.



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PhotoSmart M537 Specifications

Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.
Image Sensor 1/2.5 inch, 6.3-megapixel, primary-color CCD (6 million effective pixels)
Image Quality settings 6MP Best
6MP Normal
4MP
2MP
VGA
Storage media 16MB of internal flash memory
Secure Digital (SD) card slot, supports up to 2GB
Recording format Still: JPEG-compatible (Exif Ver2.2)
DPOF-compatible
PictBridge-compatible

Movies: Motion JPEG

Still Sound: WAV compatible

Video capture QVGA 320 x 240 pixels at 24fps w/sound
Length is limited only by the capacity of the memory
Audio capture Yes, limited by available memory
Lens HP Precision Lens; 18x total zoom (3x optical, 5x digital); f2.8 (wide)/ f4.8(telephoto); Normal (default), macro
Focal Distance (35 mm equivalent): Approximately 34 to 102 mm to infinity
Aperture range Automatic; Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/5.6 (wide), f/4.8 to f/9.7 (telephoto)
Focus system TTL auto-focus, contrast-gradient, Normal or macro
Focus range 0.3 m to infinity (normal), 0.35 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.05 to 0.8 m (macro wide), 0.35 to 1.2 m (macro telephoto);
ISO equivalent Auto (default), ISO 100, 200, 400, 800 (with HP Steady Photo)
Exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Exposure modes Auto Mode (default), Close Up, Steady Photo, Theatre, Landscape, Portrait, Action, Night Portrait, Sunset
Metering TTL (through-the-lens)
White balance Auto
Image control functions Off, date only, date and time imprinting
Self timer10 sec.
Viewfinder LCD monitor
Flash Modes:Auto (default), Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Flash off, Flash on

Flash working distance:
10.2 ft wide, 5.9 ft telephoto at Auto ISO (3.1 m wide, 1.8 m telephoto at Auto ISO)
Shooting modes Self Timer Off (Default), Self timer, Burst mode, Video
LCD monitor 2.5 inch (6.35 cm) 153,600 pixels (640x240), color TFT LCD with 100% frame coverage
Interface USB; Optional Connectivity: HP Photosmart 2200 Camera Charging Dock
Video Output None
Power source 2 AA alkaline (included), photo lithium, NiMH batteries or HP Photosmart 5V AC Adapter
Dimensions 3.79 x 1.23 x 2.5 in (96.2 x 31.3 x 63.5mm) with protrusions
Weight 0.4 lb without batteries (0.17 kg without batteries); 0.5 lb with batteries (0.22 kg with batteries)
Operating System RequirementsPC: 200 MB DD, 200 MB available hard disk space, SVGA 800 x 600 monitor with 16-bit color, Windows XP Professional x64, CD-ROM drive, USB port

Mac: Mac OS X v 10.3.9, v 10.4; PowerPC G3, G4 and G5 processor or Intel Core processor; minimum 128 MB RAM, 256 MB recommended (required for Mac OS X v 10.4), 250 MB available hard disk space; built-in USB
Package contents HP Photosmart M537 Digital Camera, 2 alkaline AA batteries, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty/regulatory brochure, CD with HP Photosmart software for Windows and Macintosh, User's Guide, wrist strap
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.





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