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HP Photosmart R927

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and image quality. The design and usability also get good feedback. The focus and lens get less positive reviews. Views about the storage and energy efficiency are different.

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

battery, responsiveness, viewfinder, lens, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart R927 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Photosmart R927


Affordable, Impressive Camera

Good image quality. Helpful Image Advice feature ; Needs the dock to connect to your Mac

Needs the dock to connect to your Mac

The HP R927 ranks high with us as a good all-around camera that's easy to use, has convenient editing features, and produces great-quality images.

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HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera Review


The HP Photosmart R927 is one of this manufacturer's most feature-rich digital camera models with 8.2 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 3-inch LCD screen. The R927 has a range of manual and automatic modes and controls, along with an on-screen...

- Beautiful, large LCD screen - Photosmart Express menu - Lot of detail in images - Includes camera dock charger - Cool picture effects - Extensive playback options - Good included software

- Heavy - Inaccurate color reproduction - Painfully slow operation - Slow processing speeds - Awful burst mode - Manual focus useless - Clumsy control layout - No AV connection

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HP Photosmart R927


This sturdy point-and-shoot has a big LCD and takes great shots, but battery life is very low.

Big LCD, easy-to-use menus, Panorma mode with in-camera stitching

Manual focus can be frustrating, Panorma stitching can be slow


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Photosmart R927 Digital Camera


The HP Photosmart R927 ($399 as of 6/15/06) has a big (3-inch) LCD and a metal body that feels sturdy. It is the company's first 8-megapixel camera, and though you'll rarely need all that resolution to make a very big enlargement, it does give you the...

Big LCD, easy-to-use menus Panorama mode with in-camera stitching

Manual focus can be frustrating Panorama stitching can be slow

The R927's least appealing attribute is its battery life. Here, the camera earned the lowest score of recently tested point-and-shoots, taking just 114 shots--less than half the average--on one battery charge. If you plan to go crazy with the onboard...

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Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart R927


Photograph: Chris Manners

Big LCD, easy-to-use menus ; Panorama mode with in-camera stitching

Manual focus can be frustrating ; Panorama stitching can be slow

Has a 3-inch LCD and performs in-camera panorama stitching, though this can be slow. Camera dock included.

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HP PhotoSmart R927


Large, 3-inch screen. On-screen image advice. 17 shooting modes and 12 artistic effects. Very good boot-up time.

Noticeable shutter lag.

The HP Photosmart R927 is a solid camera that offers myriad features, from capture options and shooting modes to an unusual "tummy tuck" feature. If you don't mind the noticeable shutter lag, then ditch the diet and opt for this affordable camera.

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HP Photosmart R927


As a camera maker, HP is unusual. Even at its most ambitious, the Photosmart line of cameras doesn't try to reach beyond snapshooters and amateurs. The Photosmart R927, sporting a big 3-inch LCD screen as well as help menus that are more useful than...

Extensive help menus and features for beginners; oversize LCD; attractive and sturdy.

Poor image quality; sluggish performance.

With its big 3-inch LCD and a menu system full of helpful tips, the HP Photosmart R927 is a decent camera for someone new to digital cameras or to photography in general. Pixel-peepers looking for the best image quality, though, should steer clear.

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HP PhotoSmart R927


The PhotoSmart R927 is the flagship of HP's 2006 lineup and features HP Real Life technologies with HP Instant Share, a technology that makes sharing, printing, and saving digital photos easy. In addition, the PhotoSmart R927 offers 8.2-megapixels of reso


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HP Photosmart R927


In digital imaging HP is best known for its inkjet printers. Yet the company has over a half-dozen digital cameras meant for casual picture taking. While not targeted to Ansel Adams wannabes, better HP Photosmart digicams more than do the job for the...

Huge high-quality 3-inch LCD screen; excellent software bundle ; onscreen menus

Slow response saving large files; no video output; no printed owner's manual

Anyone looking for a compact, attractive 8MP point-and-shoot digicam should give this camera serious consideration.

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Hewlett Packard Photosmart R927 Digital Camera - Review


Long known for its printers, Hewlett Packard has been slowly building a reputation for making stylish, easy-to-use digital cameras that come packed with features. The latest flagship to be launched in HP's Photosmart camera line is the R927 which not...

Sleek but solid design, Large 3-inch LCD display with okay resolution and extra-wide viewing angle, Relatively lightweight, Good speed for a consumer camera with very little shutter lag when you pre-focus, Helpful HP Real Life technologies include...

Image quality not up to snuff for a camera with an 8.2 megapixel sensor, Lens produced images with overall softness and noticeable barrel distortion at the wide-angle, Images looked flat and lacked crisp color and dynamic range, Caucasian skin tones...

But while HP's Photosmart series has been known for great ease-of-use and functionality, image quality has never been much to talk about on these models. Does the HP R927 with its 8.2 megapixel sensor have what it takes to change this reputation? Read...

Product Specifications

Get HP's latest technology in a powerful camera with 8.2 MP and 24x total zoom - 3x internal optical zoom, 8x digital. View on a big, bright, 3-inch image display with a wide viewing angle, so it's easy to share photos from nearly any position. This small camera has a premium, metal finish and robust manual controls. Get the photo you intended to take, without red eyes or shadows on faces, using HP Real Life technologies. Get photo-taking tips with HP Image Advice, or print stills of VGA video clips directly from the camera. Easily transfer photos and recharge, using an included dock, or choose an optional dock to view photos on TV. 32 MB internal memory included with optional SD card. Do more with your photos, without a PC. Snap panorama photos and stitch in the camera. Apply artistic effects and fun borders with HP Design Gallery, in the camera. Print photos almost anywhere, using an HP Photosmart compact photo printer. Rely on HP for beautiful prints you'll love to share.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD 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 / Beach / Document / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Panorama left / Panorama right / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset / Theatre

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-3.5/F/2.8-5.0
Max Focal Length:22.06mm/22mm
Min Focal Length:7.78mm/7.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None