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HP Photosmart C20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP Photosmart C20. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the flash and screen are mixed. There are some less positive views about the size and energy efficiency.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

performance, battery, shutter, energy, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart C20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Digital Cameras - HP PhotoSmart C20 Digital Camera Review, Information, and Specifications


We confess that at first approach, the very simple user interface of the C20 led us to not expect a great deal from the camera: For whatever reason, we've become conditioned to associate quality images with complex devices. We were very pleasantly...

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a good start


The photosmart range have always been a good place to start with digital imaging. This is/was my first digital and has lasted me close to three years now (recently upgraded to a Sony).

affordable beginner solution

poor macro, small feature set

Feb, 2002

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My Second HP Camera, And I'm Still Happy.


UPDATE: June 21, 2001.

Great picture quality, ease of use, LCD display.

Slow serial interface, LCD hard to see in bright light.

Jun, 2001

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Cheap camera, great pictures


This is the best digital camera I have ever tested or owned. Even though it has been discontinued and replaced with the HP C200 (Which I believe seem a lot alike), I still give this one high recommends and if you are looking for a used camera, or are...

Great picture, color, ease of use

Eats batteries & lacks USB port

Dec, 2000

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HP C20 Digital Camera


This camera was my first adventure into digital photography. I am an experienced weekend photo shooter, but never anything serious. I was impressed with this camera because of it's simple nature, not a lot of adjusts needed and also that it was a 1...

Price and 1 Megapixel

Slow recovery and Software

Nov, 2000

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Ups and Downs


The HPC20 is an inexpensive (by digital camera standards) camera that packs high features into an entry level product. My wife and I bought this camera almost solely for it's low price. The camera is easy to use, takes adequate pictures, and can...

Price, ease of use

Power consumption, resolution

Jun, 2000

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More than satisfied!!


I received this product as a gift but I know the purchase price was $299. I would have paid twice as much to get such quality. I have had NO problems with the camera OR software in over a year. The quality of the pictures is excellent and the features...

simple, high quality photos, versatile

batteries don't last when using high draw modes

Jun, 2000

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Durable, inexpensive camera gives quality images


I bought this camera last year to replace a Casio camera that broke (I am pretty rough on my cameras). I immediately went out and bought a 20meg compact flash card to replace the tiny card that came with the unit. I also bought a Viking Compact Flash...

Durable, easy to use, quality pics, compact flash memory

Delays in shutter release, delays between shots, hard to turn off flash

Jun, 2000

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This is Wonderful!


My husband and I bought this camera so we could send pictures to our family out of state. I absolutely love this camera. It shows very clear photos when we send them in email. Now we have a little girl and we take pictures of her all the time and...


uses lots of batteries

Feb, 2000

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Share with families... DAILY!!


I purchased the Hewlett Packard digital camera in order to share my childrens daily lives with family and friends in other states. I first started using it when my youngest was born. This is great to send pics to your family... call your mom... tell...

Instant Pictures to share with family on the www

Pricey Picture developing

Jan, 2000

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