HP PhotoSmart R607 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 marks. 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 modes for Auto, Forced Off, Auto w/Red-
Eye, Forced On, Night, Night w/Red Eye). Unfortunately, HP does not specify its
Controls on the back: At the top center is the ON/OFF switch.
To the right is the Zoom
control, which in playback mode brings up the thumbnail index and magnifies
an image. The Menu/OK button calls up the onscreen menu system and accepts selections. The 4-way selector is for navigating menus and selecting
pictures for playback.
Buttons around the LCD: The Flash button changes the flash mode.
The Selftimer/Burst button allows you to select between Normal, Self-timer,
Self-timer - 2 shots, and burst modes. The Record (camera) button enables
record mode. The Playback button enters and exits playback mode.
The HP Instant Share (envelope) button turns the Instant Share menu on and
off on the display, and the Print button allows you to mark images for
Controls on the top:
the Mode button changes between Auto, Action,
Landscape, Portrait, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Aperture Priority, Panorama.
The Macro (Flower/+Flower) button selects
between normal, macro and super macro focus modes.
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 R607 comes with 32MB of internal memory and is compatible with SD (Secure Digital) cards up to 2GB. It's also compatible with MMC (MultiMedia) type cards.
Shown here is the spacious and very fast Transcend 60x 512MB SD card.
Capacity of 32MB internal memory
On the bottom of the camera is a connector for the HP R-series Camera Dock
that carries audio, video, USB and power.
The PhotoSmart R607 is powered by the HP R07 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included). The optional HP R-series Camera Dock includes a second R07 rechargeable Li-ion battery and can charge both the in-camera and spare batteries simultaneously. It comes with a second AC adapter, which allows you to leave one at home and take the other one along with you into the field.
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 R-series Dock has I/O connectors for DC in from the AC adapter, video/audio out to television, and a USB port to connect to a computer or printer (cables included.)
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