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HP Photosmart 945xi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of HP Photosmart 945xi. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the color, and some have doubts about the energy efficiency and storage.

usability, image quality, zoom, price, portability

performance, shutter, storage, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart 945xi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart 945xi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP Photosmart 945xi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and zoom. The size and image quality also get good reviews. Many are critical about the performance.

usability, image quality, size, zoom, price

performance

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart 945xi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP Photosmart 945xi from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and price are generally positive. The usability and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the performance.

zoom, usability, price, reliability

performance

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (pocket-lint.com)

HP Photosmart 945

 

When it was first announced at the end of 2003, the HP Photosmart 945 was at the cutting edge of digital camera design, with a 5 megapixel sensor, Adaptive Lighting Technology that balanced the contrast between darkness and light, an 8x optical zoom...

Handling, Help System, Digital Flash

Poor Playback Options, Missing Features, Average Image Quality

The HP Photosmart 945 produced images of average quality during the review period. The 5 megapixel images were quite soft straight out of the camera and ideally require some post-processing before they can be printed up to A3 in size. Noise is fairly...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - Photosmart 945

 

The HP Photosmart 945 is the biggest, bulkiest and heaviest camera in this group by a wide margin. In fact at first glance you may not even realise that it is a digital camera as it ...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the HP PhotoSmart 945 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

This impressive top-end camera breaks away from HP convention with an innovative feature designed to address limited dynamic range.

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 945

 

Incredibly easy to use ; Great value ; Electronic viewfinder usable in low light ; Digital Flash feature lives up to hype ; Full manual controls

Audio-video cable costs extra ; Dated movie mode ; Slow write speeds ; Burst mode not usable since screens shut off

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera Camera

 

HP's Photosmart 945 is a camera that's difficult to pigeonhole. Its large black body, 5.1-megapixel imaging, and 8X optical zoom lens might put it in the class of such advanced cameras as the Minolta DiMage A1 or the Fujifilm FinePix S7000, which cost...

The camera is marginally acceptable for sports or action shooting. We noticed significant shutter delay whenever the shutter button was fully pressed in one stroke. However, if you lock the exposure and focus by pushing the shutter button halfway down,...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera (5.08MP, 2608 x1952, 8x Opt, 32 MB SD) (HP (Hewlett-Packard)-Q2200A)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart 945 review

 

HP Photosmart 945

Wide zoom range; easy to use; innovative Digital Flash feature.

Very slow EVF and LCD updates; no support for uncompressed files or an external flash; dock costs extra.

Its 8X zoom aside, this 5-megapixel camera rates as ho-hum for both its intended enthusiast audience and everyday shooters.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta, Daniel Grotta (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart 945

 

Whether you see this as a beefed-up point-and-shoot or a slimmed-down prosumer camera, the HP Photosmart 945 is fast and easy to use.

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Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

HP PhotoSmart 945

 

Physical Views The 8x Photosmart 945 and the 10x Olympus C750 UltraZoom . The 8x Photosmart 945 and the 6x Fuji FinePix S3000 Zoom . The Photosmart 945 compared in size to a standard CD. Go to Page Two Photosmart 945 Specifications Image Sensor 1/1.8"...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

HP PhotoSmart 945

 

When it was first announced at the end of 2003, the HP Photosmart 945 was at the cutting edge of digital camera design, with a 5 megapixel sensor, Adaptive Lighting Technology that balanced the contrast between darkness and light, an 8x optical zoo

The HP Photosmart 945 is a digital camera that promises a lot and delivers on some of those promises, but not all. For every great feature that the camera offers, there seems to be another one that isn't so well implemented. The extensive Help system...

Oct, 2004

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