Pre-PMA 2005: HP has today announced a BMW Williams F1 Team version of the four megapixel R607. The metal bodied-camera boasts a 3x zoom, eight shooting modes, a 6cm macro function and HP Adaptive Lighting technology plus in-camera red-eye removal. The special edition camera also features HP image advice for instant analysis and ideas on how you can take better photos. It comes with a customized BMW camera case and is expected to ship in May priced $349.

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Take great photos at 4.1 MP resolution that make beautiful prints and enlargements up to 11x17 inches. Capture virtually any moment, near or far, with eight shooting modes and 21x total zoom (3x optical Pentax lens, 7x digital) with the small but mighty HP Photosmart R607 digital camera with HP Instant Share. Exclusive HP Adaptive Lighting technology, when enabled, reveals details in shadowed faces or in the background of high contrast photos. In-camera red-eye removal eliminates red-eye without additional flashes or software touch-ups. Learn to take great photos with the least amount of effort using HP Image Advice. Snap a photo and select on the camera where it will go the next time you dock or connect to your PC using HP Instant Share—the easiest way to send photos via e-mail without burdening receivers with large file attachments. Optional dock charges two lithium ion batteries (in-camera and included spare) and enables digital photo slide shows on TV with a remote.

Small camera, big results

  • Ultra-compact with durable metal front—4.1 MP fortrue-to-life photos and enlargements up to 11” x 17”.
  • Unique, sculpted grip feels great and keeps the camera steady for quick shots.
  • Sharper shots
  • Get outstanding close-ups and capture shots from a distance using 21x total zoom—3x optical Pentax lens and 7x digital—and 8 shooting modes. Pentax precision lens auto-focuses for clear, crisp shots near or far.

See details in shadows

  • Automatically brighten select areas of photos with HP Adaptive Lighting technology—bring details out of the shadows for shots that look more like what you see with your own eyes.

Exclusive HP Real Life technologies

  • Become a better photographer with exclusive HP Real Life technologies—includes in-camera red-eye removal, HP image advice, and panorama preview mode.
  • Use in-camera red-eye removal to eliminate red-eye without software touch-ups.
  • Take accurate, multi-shot photos in panorama mode— intuitive system shows where to start the next photo— then review them on your camera LCD.
  • Use HP image advice for instant analysis and ideas on how you can take better photos next time.

HP Instant Share

  • Snap a photo and choose from up to 34 destinations— e-mail addresses, online albums and more—you've set up on your camera. Dock or connect the camera to your PC and HP Instant Share sends the photos— without burdening friends with large attachments.

Docking capability

  • Charge two lithium ion batteries at once—one in the camera and one in the spare battery bay.
  • Easily send photos to PC or printer, plus view photos and video on TV with the optional HP Photosmart R-series dock (not included, purchase separately).

HP photo software included

  • Complete digital photography tasks with an easy-to-use program—HP Image Zone.
  • HP Memories Disc Creator software—create your own digital photo slide shows and view them on a PC or TV with DVD player (cd-writer not included, purchase separately)

Great photo features

  • Adjust and enhance your photos with manual controls and HP-exclusive settings.
  • Never miss a moment—shoot video clips with sound or a series of photos using burst mode.
  • 32 MB internal memory, plus SD card slot for added capacity and easy sharing.
  • Includes rechargeable lithium ion battery and recharger.
  • Easily print photos—without a PC—directly from your camera to HP Photosmart printers and select HP all-in-ones via included USB cable or with a memory card (the camera supports PictBridge for worry-free photo printing)

Easy connection and support

  • Works easily with USB compatible PC and Mac®.
  • One-year limited warranty backed by HP's 24-hour, 7-days-a-week Customer Care service and support.
  • HP Customer Care, including 24-hour web support at www.hp.com/go/support.

Optional accessories

  • Recharge fast—in one hour or less*—and add stylish protection with the HP Photosmart Quick Recharge Kit, includes recharger, matching camera case, travel pouch, and spare rechargeable lithium ion battery.

HP Photosmart R607 BMW Williams F1 Team edition specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 4.1million pixels total
• million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2320 x 1744
• 1600 x 1260
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 288 x 216 @ 24 fps
• Limited to the size of the memory card
File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: MPEG-1
• Sound: Yes (up to 60 seconds)

Lens • 35 - 105mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
• F 2.6 - 4.3
Digital zoom Up to 7x
Focus TTL
AF assist lamp Yes/No
Focus distance • Normal: 0.4 m - infinity
• Macro: 0.18 - 0.5 m
• Super macro: 0.06 - 0.25 m
Metering • Center-weighted
• Spot
• Average auto exposure
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 300
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation • +/-3 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
Shutter speed 16 - 1/2000 sec
Aperture F 2.6 - 4.3 (W), F4.8 - 7.6 (T)
Scene modes 8 shooting modes
Self timer Yes
Continuous shooting 4 fps
Flash • Built-in
• Range: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on without red-eye, off, night with red-eye
• Range: TBC
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 120,480 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• R-series dock
Print compliance • Exif
• PictBridge
Storage • SD/MMC card
• 32 MB internal memory
Power Rechargeable lithium ion battery (R07)
Weight 132 g (4.7 oz) lb without battery
157 g (5.5 oz) with battery
Dimensions 90 x 59 x 28 mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in)

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