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HP PhotoSmart M525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the build quality and battery. There are some less positive reviews about the focus and lens.

value for money, image quality, usability, portability, design

screen, flash, viewfinder, lens, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP PhotoSmart M525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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HP Photosmart M525 Digital Camera Review

 

HP Photosmart M525 has overall compact stylish design for one-handed shots and intuitive buttons, therefore, easy to use point and shoot. On-camera button to easily order and share photos on Snapfish using HP Photosmart Express. HP Photosmart Express...

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HP Photosmart M525

 

Decent first time digital camera for what we paid for it. Camera has nice integration with software for your PC, makes editing photos rather quick and easy.

Low light picture taking is nearly non-existent, which severly limits the camera for indoor closeup photos without adding a bunch of light. Pictures sometimes look in focus on the screen, yet when you download them to you PC, they are in fact out of...

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Owners Opinion: HP Photosmart M525 (geno52, 6 Feb 07)

 

I have had this camera for only about a week,,, seems good to me, have only took a dozen pictures so far, tried all the buttons, and they work fine,,, I used it with a HP Photoprinter and all works fine.. For the price SO far its fine.... but then...

No problems so far

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Owners Opinion: HP Photosmart M525 (deafsharonann45, 5 Jan 07)

 

I had this camera since Nov 2006, I didn't like it. Wouldn't format the camera at all and it has only 9 pics in it and when using SD card, the numbers are not right...I wouldn't recommend for you to buy it at all... I like HP Photosmart M407 better...

Wouldn't format the camera to get more pics ; When using the 64MB SD, it only shows 50 instead of like 500 or 800 pics like they do in M407 ; Rechargeable batteries die fast after taking like 10 to 12 pics

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Owners Opinion: HP Photosmart M525 (bill townsen, 30 Nov 06)

 

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HP M525

 

Light, strong flash, easy, very good controls, uses AA Bat.

Soft lens, flash too strong for macro

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Amazon review summary for HP PhotoSmart M525

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart M525 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Photosmart M525 Digital Camera

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easy-to-use camera removes red eye

 

This product to the store. HP cameras disappointed me. I was quite surprised by the outcome of this v. cheap camera- pix in the sunlight were crisp and gr8. Indoor, with flash, there was a bit bluriness. But, with flash off, the pix weren;t half as...

21x total zoom - 3x optical, 7x digital - great for 4 x 6-inch

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Easy to use Digital Camera

 

My husband bought this camera for me for my birthday a couple years ago and I absolutely love it! It takes great quality pictures, has a zoom lens, takes videos with sound, and of course you can preview your pictures on the camera and delete them if...

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HP PhotoSmart M525

 

I was quite surprised by the outcome of this v. cheap camera- pix in the sunlight were crisp. Indoor, with flash, there was a bit bluriness. But, with flash off, the pix weren;t half as bad. Camera works great! Picture quality is wonderful. Camera is...

Picture quality is wonderful,The zoom is very good

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Product Specifications

Easily snap beautiful photos with 6 MP and 21x total zoom - 3x optical, 7x digital - great for 4 x 6-inch prints & enlargements. This easy-to-use camera removes red eye and features a 1.7-inch image display. You can even shoot video clips. Get high-quality photos you'll love to print. Take photos at 6 MP resolution and get beautiful prints in any size - perfect for standard 4 x 6-inch snapshots and great for enlargements up to poster size. Easily adjust the resolution to fit your needs and use less camera memory, so you can store more photos. Rely on HP for beautiful prints of your photos you'll love to share. Frame and review your photos easily on a 1.7-inch image display. The display is bright enough to see both indoors and out, so you won't have to struggle to see photo details. Use the display to quickly flip through menus, remove red-eye and more. Grab your digital camera to shoot a video clip at spontaneous moments - your baby's first steps, a reaction at a surprise birthday party, the winning goal - and record sound too! A dedicated button makes it easy to start and stop shooting video, and then resume snapping still photos whenever you want.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.9oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.3cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Action / Beach/snow / Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Snap shot / Sunset/Action / Beach/snow / Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:M525/M525xi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.7/F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.25mm/18mm
Min Focal Length:6.25mm/6mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:7
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera
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