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HP Photosmart R717

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of HP Photosmart R717. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the memory and flash. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

reliability, shutter, flash, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart R717 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart R717

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HP Photosmart R717 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the shutter and screen. The flash and reliability get negative views.

usability, portability, price, durability, size

reliability, flash

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart R717 Digital Camera [6.2 MP]HP Photosmart R717 Digital Camera [6.2 MP]

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart R717

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of HP Photosmart R717 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the memory and reliability.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

reliability, memory

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart R717 6.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomHP Photosmart R717 6.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart R717

 

With its rubberized black body and brushed-metal face plate, the 6.2-megapixel HP Photosmart R717 bears a marked family resemblance to its 5.1-megapixel predecessor, the R707. However, it upgrades many of its older sibling's features.

In-camera image advice Very sharp images

Battery life is about average

The R717 ships with no media for its SD Card slot, but the 32MB of internal memory suffices for taking a few high-res test shots on your way to the electronics store to buy media. A USB cable is included in the box for connection to a PC or to a...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart R717

 

This compact camera has some strong qualities that novices will appreciate.

Excellent on-screen help. Clear menu structure. Competitive price.

Picture quality could be better. Small LCD. Sluggish boot-up time and shutter lag.

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May, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart R717 review

 

Editor's note: Subsequent to posting this review, we have retested the R717 and updated the text, charts, and rating to reflect some improvements we saw over the original performance results. Thanks to a well-rounded personality, the 6.2-megapixel HP...

Well-conceived design; easy-to-master controls and menus; solid panorama and macro modes.

Subpar performance in nearly every area; weak flash; somewhat noisy images.

A decent all-around snapshot camera with a few notable features for newbies.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : ssbihli (digitalcamerareview.com)

HP Photosmart R717 Digital Camera Review

 

The HP Photosmart R717 is a serious attempt by a long-time computer manufacturer to make all aspects of digital photography enjoyable.

6 MP great for large format photos ; Easy to use ; Excellent integration of the camera with computers, printers, online services, and television with the right accessories ; Good image quality

Images have a tad too much noise in the them ; Cycle times between photos is slow

The HP R717 is a solid entry-level camera. It has an excellent help system to guide beginners, a polished fit and finish, and good to very good image quality. However, this camera's rating has more to do with the overall end-to-end photography...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (macworld.com)

HP PhotoSmart R717

 

If you're a beginner to photography, the 6.2-megapixel HP Photosmart R717's unique help features will help you expand your comfort zone.

Very good color ; useful help features ; excellent audio annotations ; impressive panorama mode

Very slow performance ; poor video quality

The R717 feels well-constructed, with a stainless-steel front, subtly sculpted for a comfortable grip. The 1.8-inch LCD is bright and clear, and menus are very easy to read and navigate. Like many of the new HP cameras, the R717 includes a system...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Extensive in-camera coaching and some convenient extra features make the easy-to-use HP Photosmart R717 a great choice for an ambitious beginner.

Museum mode is handy, images are good quality, image advice is useful for newbies

Awkward to handle

May, 2006

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart R717

 

Museum mode is handy, images are good quality, image advice is useful for newbies

Awkward to handle

Extensive in-camera coaching and some convenient extra features make the easy-to-use HP Photosmart R717 a great choice for an ambitious beginner.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart R717 - Digital Camera

 

HP's Photosmart R717 carries 6.3 megapixels of shooting power, some neat features, and a great price. Find out more when Cliff Smith gives it a whirl.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Clive Webster (pcauthority.com.au)

HP Photosmart R717

 

In marketing terms, bigger is better, leading

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP R717 6.2MegaPixel Digital Cam

 

This is very small unit and it would easily fit in a pocket or purse. It looks smart with it's brushed silver front, most importantly it takes decent images.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Requirements:1 Lithium-Ion battery 1050mA (rechargeable), Universal AC power adapter: 100 to 240-VAC (50/60-Hz) input; 3.3-VDC, 2500-mA output

Camera

Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display resolution (numeric):558

Flash

Flash modes:Flash off, Red-eye reduction

Lens System

Combined zoom:24
Digital Zoom:8
Focal length range (f-f):0.315 - 0.945
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Shutter Lag:0.5 sec

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Internal memory:32
Maximum memory card size:2
Storage media capacity:Approximate still image capacity for 32 MB internal memory: 200 images (134 KB) = VGA resolution and two star compression; 32 images (834 KB) = 2 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 27 images (990 KB) = 4 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 19 images (1.4 MB) = 6 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 10 images (2.5 MB) = 6 MP and three star compression (***- best)

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):15 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 65

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.54 - 4.61
Camera shutter speed:16 - 1/2000
Color control:Full colour (default), black & white, sepia
Color Depth:36-bit
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP (Home & Professional Editions); Macintosh OS X v 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP (Home Edition, Professional); Macintosh OS X 10.1.5, 10.2, 10.3.x
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.78 x 2.36 x 1.38 / 5.12 x 2.13 x 3.27
Export file formats:JPEG (EXIF 2.2) for still images; MPEG-1 for video clips
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 4.61
Image control functions:Date and time imprinting
Interface:1 USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specifications, dock port
Lens focal range:0.5 m to infinity (wide), 0.7 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.14 to 0.9 m (macro wide), 0.5 to 1 m (macro telephoto)
Lens system:HP Precision / HP Precision Lens
Light exposure rating:Auto (default); ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum memory:32
Metering:TTL (through-the-lens)
Minimum system requirements:Mac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2, QuickTime Version 5.0.1; SVGA monitor (800 x 600, 16-bit color); CD-ROM drive; open USB\nInternet Explorer 5.01, Service Pack 2 / Mac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2; 500 MHz PowerPC; QuickTime Version 5.0.1; 128 MB RAM; 240 MB disk; SVGA (800 x 600, 16-bit color); CD-ROM;USB
Package dimensions (WxDxH):11.3 x 2.17 x 7.68 / 4.33 x 11.3 x 7.68
Picture mode:Auto (default), action, landscape, portrait, beach, snow, sunset, aperture priority, panorama, document, museum, my mode
Power supply type:1 Lithium-Ion battery (rechargeable), 3.3V AC adapter / 3.3V AC
Star technology:HP Image Advice: Become a better photographer by reviewing your photos with HP Image Advice. This patented technology analyses your photos then offers tips and suggestions on how you might do things differently for even better results next time. HP in-camera panorama preview: Create multi-shot photos of up to 5 images. The camera shows you where to start each sequential photo, allows you to verify your panorama on the LCD then auto-stitches the photos together when downloaded to your PC. HP in-camera red-eye removal: Remove red-eye without having to transfer photos to your computer. This unique, easy-to-use tool automatically recognises red-eye and lets you remove it immediately via your camera's LCD screen. HP adaptive lighting: This ground-breaking technology automatically adjusts high contrast photos to reveal the detail that would otherwise be lost in the shadows. Ideal when you're shooting into the sun or using flash.
Technical features:6.4 MP (2934 x 2170 total pixel count) 24x total zoom (3x optical/8x digital); 8 to 24 mm focal length; approx. 39 to 117 mm (35 mm equiv.) 32 MB internal memory for photo and video storage; SD/MMC slot for adding more capacity Video recording: MPEG-1, unlimited (depends on memory capacity); audio recording: up to 60 secs 4.6 cm (1.8 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LCD (558 x 234 = 130572 dots) 12 automatic shooting modes plus a full set of manual controls High capacity, fast charging HP Photosmart R07 Lithium-Ion battery 6.4 MP (2934 x 2170 total pixel count) 24x total zoom (3x optical/8x digital); 8 to 24 mm focal length; approximately 39 to 117 mm (35 mm equivalent); f/2.8 to f/4.8 m (wide); f/4.9 to f/8.4 m (telephoto) 32 MB internal memory for photo and video storage; SD/MMC slot for adding more capacity Video recording: MPEG-1, unlimited (depends on memory capacity); audio recording: up to 60 secs 4.6 cm (1.8 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LCD (558 x 234 = 130572 dots) 12 automatic shooting modes plus a full set of manual controls High capacity, fast charging HP Photosmart R07 Lithium-Ion battery HP Real Life technologies: adaptive lighting, in-camera red-eye removal, in-camera panorama preview, HP Image Advice
Upgrade type:Optional HP Photosmart R-series accessories / Optional HP Photosmart R-series camera dock and R-series accessories
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HP Image Zone software 4.5 for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/1.8
Megapixel:6 / 6.2
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1 USB / HP Photosmart R-series dock\n1 USB

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200 / 240
Minimum processor:PowerPC 500 Mhz, Pentium II 233 MHz
Minimum RAM:128 / 64
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:USB-compatible Macintosh computer with Mac OS X 10.2 or later; 500 MHz PowerPC processor; QuickTime Version 5.0.1 or later; 128 MB RAM; 240 MB disk space; SVGA monitor (800 x 600, 16-bit colour); CD-ROM drive; open USB port

Video

Video footnote:Maximum length is limited to the size of the memory card or internal memory.

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:2.36 / 2.76
Weight:7.41