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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. People really like the portability and price. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, while the memory and flash get negative comments.

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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. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the flash and reliability. There are mixed opinions on the shutter and screen.

usability, portability, price, durability, size

reliability, flash

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

Nov, 2019

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. People really like the price and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory and reliability.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

reliability, memory

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

Nov, 2019

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 : 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

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

HP Photosmart R717

 

The HP Photosmart R717 is a compact 6MP digital camera with a 3x Optical zoom lens (8.0 - 24.0mm equivelant to 39mm - 117mm on a 35mm camera), and a 1.8" Colour TFT screen. The R717 is an update to the 5 megapixel, 1.5" screen R707 which I reviewed...

Good image quality - good colour ; HP Adaptive lighting can be very good ; Built in red-eye reduction (although it doesn't work for people who wear glasses) ; Good movie mode ; Good Built in help system / image advice etc ; Stylish compact camera

The HP Photosmart R717 is average value for money - and compared to the Fuji FinePix F10, seems slow and slightly dated. It has a medium size 1.8" colour screen, and records videos with sound. The camera is quite compact and very easy to use. Image...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

HP Photosmart R717

 

A continuation of HP's R series the R717, like its predecessors, stands up to the slurs made against HP cameras. This dinky pocket-sized camera is perfect for a beginner with its fast, clear menus and photo hints. It also includes enough program...

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

Review of the HP Photosmart R717 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

It was last summer that HP first unleashed a streamlined new look for its digital cameras with the 5MP R707.

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 : 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

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