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HP Photosmart R837

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and image stabilizer.

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

features, lens, stabilizer , manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart R837 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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HP PhotoSmart R837


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...

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...

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HP Photosmart R837


This easy-to-use ultracompact is extremely affordable, but has some issues with performance and quality.

Very low price for an ultracompact camera. Nice design. Easy to use. Good help features.

Some shutter lag. Not enough manual controls. Blew out some highlights in daylight shots.

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HP Photosmart R837


This sleek digicam packs some industry-first features and a large display but stays slim enough to easily slip into your pocket.


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HP's Photosmart R837 makes you and your pets pretty



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HP Photosmart R837 Review


First announced just 2 weeks ago, the HP Photosmart R837 is a new 7.2 megapixel compact digital camera with a 3x, 39-118mm zoom lens and large 3 inch LCD screen. HP have injected some stylish ...

OK, so the HP Photosmart R837 doesn't contain any bells and whistles to get a photo enthusiast's blood pumping, but that's like criticizing a slice of toast for not being a full...

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HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera Review


Photosmart R837, with an interesting design of the metal and plastic body (the sliding lens cover), lightweight but resistant, is the first HP digital camera to offer HP touch-up for the removal of blemishes (like spots and scars on the faces in...

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HP r837, Rover Approved.


Hp has three new editions, this one is the R837. I picked this one because the body style is entirely original to me. This has an internal zoom, and the fron't panel is a slide. The LCD is a 3" size, and a 7.2 mega-pixel quality. Plus this comes with...

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HP Photosmart R837


if ur in for a budget, get it. Great Photo Quality for the price. best pics taken from any camera ive ever had.

Great Pics! quick at taking pics. 7.2 MP's is plenty. Also comes with Rechargeable battery that lasts very long

moving parts but has never broke

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HP Photosmart R837


I deal with cameras on a daily basis with my job and am by no means a pro. photographer. (my sis is) This camera can take the elements in 10 degree snowfall and abrupt beatings and still works great taking exraordinary photos at 7 megapix. Replacing a...

Easy to use, great shots for an amature

Mediocre autofocus

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HP Photosmart R837


We purchased the new Photosmart R837.

Large viewing screen


Product Specifications

The thin, elegant R837 camera boasts 7.2 megapixels for super-clear photos, 24x total zoom, a 3" color display, cool features like anti-shake and slimming, and pet-eye fix. It's Windows Vista ready and ready to capture what's going on in your life, from ordinary moments to extraordinary events, vacations, and milestones. The dock simplifies recharging and lets you view photos on a TV, plus easily print and e-mail favorite shots.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:HP Photosmart R07

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Action / Anti shake / Beach / Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Panorama left / Panorama right / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset / Theatre


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.2
Max Focal Length:19.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

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:7.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:8
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None