May 7, 2005

HP PhotoSmart R717 Review

The HP PhotoSmart R717, like its 5.1-megapixel sibling Photosmart R707 features HP Real Life technologies with HP Instant Share, a technology that makes sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy. In addition, the HP PhotoSmart R717 digital camera offers 6.2-megapixels of resolution, 3x optical zoom, 32 megabytes of internal storage and PictBridge capabilities, all of which help users achieve professional-quality photos. The R717 also includes features like a durable, stainless-steel/high-impact plastic construction and HP’s exclusive Real Life technologies, which includes Adaptive Lighting and HP Image advice. The in-camera red-eye removal system, automatically eliminates red-eye in your images, to ensure the best possible photos and memories. With two additional shooting modes (Beach/Snow, and document capture) users have more options to assist in taking outstanding photos.
HP PhotoSmart R717

If your interesting in possibly purchasing this camera do not miss Steve's review. A short out-take-
"I was pleased with the overall image quality when using 6MP *** mode. Its 3x optical zoom lens produces tack sharp results through out its range. The majority of our outdoor test shots were well exposed, and colors were nicely saturated. I did noticed an average amount of noise in High/Low contrast areas, but there was an improvement over the R707. The Adaptive Lighting feature was useful when shooting either indoors or outdoors; when using it, the camera increases the gamma of the image to better enhance the detail of objects in low contrast (shadow) areas, but the image quality does suffer a little, if you're not going to print anything larger than an 8x10" you should be fine."
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