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HP PhotoSmart 612

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of HP PhotoSmart 612. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the flash. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the low light performance and image quality.

usability, design, flash

performance, shutter, battery, image quality, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP PhotoSmart 612 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Jay Munro (

HP PhotoSmart 612 review


A no-frills snapshot camera for families, students, and eBay denizens, the HP PhotoSmart 612 offers 2-megapixel resolution at a 1-megapixel price. The good news is that the camera is so simple that it has virtually no learning curve, but its lack of...

Very easy to use; acceptable outdoor and flash images; comfortable design.

Mediocre picture quality; slow shutter response and shot-to-shot time; short battery life; poor low-light performance.

Consider this no-frills, easy-to-use camera only if you're on a tight budget.

Feb, 2002

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HP Photosmart 612


This inexpensive point-and-shooter is effortless to use but offers mediocre print quality and little versatility.

Dec, 2001

Consumer review (

Not for an active person!


multiple resolutions, decent picture quality, good price

battery life, easily turned on by accident, no case

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

HP 612, stay away


When it worked, pictures were taken, even if they did have crappy colours.

Randomly breaks for no reason-doesn't have good colours-sucks batteries quickly

Jan, 2006

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