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HP Photosmart R817

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of HP Photosmart R817. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and memory get less positive comments. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

design, viewfinder, durability, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the HP Photosmart R817 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart R817

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Photosmart R817 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, performance, size, portability, price

zoom, reliability, durability

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 R817

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of HP Photosmart R817 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The lens also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and design.

usability, lens, price

design, viewfinder

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The R817 packs in some clever tech including Adaptive Lighting, in-camera red-eye reduction and panorama previews

Shots are rich and colourful with the HP PhotoSmart R817, and the adaptive lighting works like a dream

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HP R817 Digital Camera

 

Pocket-lint is among the first in Europe to get access to the new R817 5 megapixel digital camera from HP. So does it build on the popular R707 range or should Hewlett Packard stick to the photo printers and business desktop machines? We climbed a...

panoramic mode, ideal for beginner

Styling isn't great, 32Mb of memory means you'll have to buy an SD card from the start

So should you be ditching the Canon compact and becoming a HP photographer? If you are new to digital photography it's certainly worth a look as the consumer angle is very refreshing. The camera will happily give you image advice on the shots you've...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

HP Photosmart R817 review

 

Less like a camera and more like a computer

Excellent fetaures ; Good build quality ; Accurate contrast and colour rendition

Some noise at higher sensitivities ; Layout can cause problems

Bristling with high-tech features, our review sample nevertheless struggled with some of the basics, like producing pictures which are consistently sharp

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Hewlett Packard Photosmart R817

 

Very good image quality.5X zoom with little distortion and no chromatic aberration.Custom image quality mode.Low compression mode.Good range of shooting modes.Reasonably priced.

Shutter lag while the camera auto focuses.LCD monitor difficult to see outdoors on a bright day.No optical viewfinder.Infinity focus lacks sharpness.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP R817 Digital Camera

 

This is small and this is powerful, on the face of it ideal for a pocket or purse. Not only is this a 5 mega pixel unit but the lens also supports 5x optical zoom.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

HP PhotoSmart R817

 

The R817 is a superbly built little camera with a robust stainless steel body. The unique on-board help systems will see the proud owner develop a far more thorough understanding of their work than any other camera in its class. The adaptive lighting and

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

Review of the HP Photosmart R817 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The R817 is the latest and greatest in HP's Photosmart range. It follows the R707's wave design, with a contoured fascia that allows the hand to comfortably curl around the right side.

Expert review by : David English (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart R817 review

 

HP Photosmart R817

5X optical zoom; context-sensitive advice; Adaptive Lighting feature; manual exposure modes; postcapture red-eye removal; compatible with HP's Instant Share system.

Excessive visual noise in some photos; flimsy lens cover; long recharge time for battery; no optical viewfinder.

The compact HP Photosmart R817 combines some unusual photo-enhancement technologies with a strong feature set for both novices and experienced photographers.

Nov, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart R817

 

It's a very good compact camera for beginners, and we really like the 5X optical zoom. We just wish performance was better.

Good image quality and sharpness. Good zoom range for a compact camera.

Slow performance. Shutter lag.

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Oct, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

HP PhotoSmart R817

 

Megapixels: 5.1, Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Secure Digital, Type: Comp...

Good image quality and sharpness. Good zoom range for a compact camera.

Slow performance. Shutter lag.

The HP Photosmart R817 is a very good compact camera for beginners, and we really like the 5X optical zoom. Performance could be better, though.

Oct, 2005

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