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HP Photosmart R717

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 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. Views about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The performance and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory and flash. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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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 85/100 = 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. Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the flash and reliability. The shutter and screen get mixed views.

usability, portability, price, durability, size

reliability, flash

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

Jan, 2020

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. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The memory and reliability get critical comments.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

reliability, memory

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

Jan, 2020

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

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