CNET.com has a review of HP’s latest entry into the point-and-shoot compact digital camera market, the Photosmart R817. This 5.1 megapixel camera features a 5x optical zoom and some nice photo-enhancement features. Other than the lack of an optical viewfinder… what did CNET.com think of the HP Photosmart R817?
Pros: 5X optical zoom; context-sensitive advice; Adaptive Lighting feature; manual exposure modes; postcapture red-eye removal; compatible with HP’s Instant Share system.
Cons: Excessive visual noise in some photos; flimsy lens cover; long recharge time for battery; no optical viewfinder.
Conclusion: The compact HP Photosmart R817 combines some unusual photo-enhancement technologies with a strong feature set for both novices and experienced photographers.
Rating: 7.6 / 10
If you’re like me and use the LCD to take pictures and don’t care about inaccurate optical view finders, then head on over to CNET.com for the full review.