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HP Photosmart C30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of HP Photosmart C30. 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The image quality and price also get good reviews. The zoom and battery get negative comments. The low light performance and viewfinder get mixed reviews.

usability, price, image quality, screen, portability

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart C30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Hewlett-Packard Photo Smart C30


oi estou tentando ver uma comunição da maquina com pc gostaria de ver como faço para compra os acessorios

Dec, 2003

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Hewlett-Packard Photo Smart C30


I bought this camera almost a year ago and have taken roughly 8500 photos with it. Overall I'd have to say that while it is a good value, its age shows (It was made in 1998). It takes a long time to read/write to the memory card, it only download...

cheap and simple, easy to use, reasonably durable, long battery life (when not using the LCD screen)

lousy picture quality in certain situations, very very slow serial port downloads, very basic features

Dec, 2002

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Great camera, great price


I love this camera! It is so easy to use. The LCD screen allows you to see the pictures right after you take them. It also allows you to delete the pictures if you don't like them. It also has many other cool features, like viewing thumbnails of...

Photo quality, LCD screen, ease of use

Extended use of LCD screen dramatically decreases battery life

Jul, 2002

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Two years and I still love it


I bought my PhotoSmart a couple summers ago when it was the first megapixel digital camera for under $400. You can do much better now for less, but this would be a great camera to grab at a garage sale. I got a 64mb Compact Flash card and a USB...

Great basic digital camera

No optical zoom

Jul, 2002

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Hewlett-Packard Photo Smart C30


I am only begining to use a digital camera. In fact, I relied on other reviewers to help me choose this camera. I'm writing this info now because I don't know how long it will take before I qualify to critique on digital photography -- I'll leave that...

Good reviews, no matter where you look.


Jun, 2001

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Hewlett-Packard Photo Smart C30


This camera is an excellent value. It was my first digital camera, and I would recommend it ito anyone that is looking for one. Like a few of the others, I also installed an 8 MB flash card instead of the original 4. This camera has the ability to take...



May, 2001

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Check this baby out!


What a great camera this is !!! It's one of the bets digital cmaeras on the market, even thogh it is only around four hundred dollars. I have one and I am completely satisfied!y favorite feature is choice of picture quality level. I generally use...



Dec, 2000

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PhotoSmart C30 is a winner


We wanted a good quality digital camera to take photos while we travel, we did not know much about this technology, so we searched the trade journals and some of the information on the internet.

good pictures, small camera

short battery life

Nov, 2000

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I can't believe hp


I am happy with the camera but the support from hp sucks!!


need better support

Aug, 2000

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Near perfection for small investment


This is a perfect camera for those who just want to take everyday photos...important, but not professional.

Point and Shoot Simplicity

Zoom feature is minimal

Aug, 2000

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