HP PhotoSmart R837 Review

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HP PhotoSmart R837


Posted 9/11/2007


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HP's Photosmart R837 allows you to capture stunning 7.2-megapixel photos with the powerful, easy-to-use features. This camera includes a large 3-inch image display with an extra-wide viewing angle - up to 170 degrees - perfect for viewing photos indoor and outdoor.

Enhance photos in-camera with pet-eye fix and the latest generation of HP Real Life technologies, including HP Design Gallery with slimming and industry-leading in-camera red-eye removal. The HP Photosmart R837 also features HP touch-up for the removal of blemishes and HP steady photo anti-shake to help prevent blurred photos.

The R837 was the first digital camera to feature in-camera pet-eye fix from HP. This innovative feature allows people to easily adjust images with glowing pet eyes, which often appear when photographing pets - the second most photographed subject among consumers.

Another industry first, this camera enables the quick tagging of photos for easy sharing with an in-camera image organization feature, compatible with Windows Vista.



PhotoSmart R837 Features:

  • 7.2-Megapixels of resolution for prints up to poster size
  • Fuji 3x optical and 8x digital zoom lens (39-118mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Compact, lightweight, stylish and durable metal body
  • HP's Adaptive lighting technology and In-camera Red-eye removal
  • Large 3.0-inch high resolution color LCD with 170° viewing angle
  • Total of 13 Shooting modes
  • Record movies with audio at 640x480 (24fps/12fps) or 320x240 (24fps)
  • Long Exposure up to 10 seconds, with noise reduction
  • Exposure metering: Average or Spot AE
  • Built-in flash with modes for Auto, Off, and Forced On
  • Adjustable ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400
  • Date & Time Stamping on the image
  • Built-in orientation sensor
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • 32MB of internal flash memory + SD memory card slot
  • JPEG Exif 2.2, USB and PictBridge compatible


The HP Photosmart R837 is available now, and ships with HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera, HP Photosmart R07 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty/regulatory brochure, CD with HP Photosmart software for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, User's Guide, wrist strap.

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HP PhotoSmart R837

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PhotoSmart R837 Specifications

Image Sensor 1/2.5 inch, 7.4-megapixel, primary-color CCD (7.24 million effective pixels)
Image Quality settings 7MP Best
7MP Normal
5MP
2MP
VGA
Storage media 32MB of internal flash memory
Secure Digital (SD) card slot, supports up to 8GB
Recording format Still: JPEG-compatible (Exif Ver2.2)
DPOF-compatible
PictBridge-compatible

Movies: Motion JPEG

Still Sound: WAV compatible

Video capture VGA 640x480 (24fps or 12fps), QVGA 320x240 (24fps), w/sound
Length is limited only by the capacity of the memory
Lens Fuji 3x optical zoom lens
6.5mm - 19.5mm (39 - 118mm, 35mm equivalent)
8x digital
Aperture range f3.5 to f7.4 (wide), f4.2 to f8.8 (telephoto)
Focus system TTL auto-focus, contrast-gradient, Normal, macro, landscape
Focus range Normal: Wide 0.5 m (20 in.) - infinity, Telephoto 0.6m (23.6 in.) - infinity
Macro: Wide 0.10 m (4.0 in.)
ISO equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400
Exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Exposure modes Action, Auto (default), Beach, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Panorama left, Panorama right, Portrait, Snow, Sunset, Theatre, Steady Photo
Metering Average AE Metering (default), Spot AE Metering,
White balance Auto, Sun, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Image control Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness
Adaptive LightingBalances the relationship between high and low contrast areas (Off, Low, High)
Shutter Mechanical shutter working with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed Automatic: 10 to 1/2000 sec.
Self timer10 sec.
Viewfinder LCD monitor
Flash Built-in auto-adjusting flash (Auto (default), Flash on, Flash off)

Flash working distance:
Wide - Maximum with ISO set to Auto: 4.1 meters (13.5 feet)
Tele - Maximum with ISO set to Auto: 3.3 meters (10.8 feet)
Shooting modes Normal (default), Self timer, Self timer (2 shots), Burst, Video
Playback modesFrame-by-frame, Close-up playback (up to 4x), Movie playback, Multiple-frame, Slide-show playback
LCD monitor Approx. 3.0 inch (7.57 cm) 230,400 pixels (960x240), color LTPS TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle
Interface Dock connector (HP 1253-7135) and USB cable connector (USB 2.0 Full Speed/USB mini-B) connected to either:
Power adapter (via USB connector on the side of the camera)
Optional HP Photosmart dock (via dock connector on the bottom of the camera)
Optional Convectivity HP Photosmart 6221 Premium Camera Dock with DC input connector, USB connector, spare battery recharge bay and A/V connector
Power source HP PhotoSmart R07 Li-ion battery

Included Power adapter (5Vdc, 1A, 5 W)

HP AC Power aapter (5Vdc, 2A, 10 W)

Dimensions Measurements with camera off and lens retracted (LxWxH):
98 x 26.5 x 63.15 mm
3.86 x 1.04 x 2.49 inches
Weight 146 grams (5.15 ounces), without battery and recording media
Package contents HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera, HP Photosmart R07 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty/regulatory brochure, CD with HP Photosmart software for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, User's Guide, wrist strap
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.




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