HP Photosmart R817 review

Started Oct 11, 2005 | User reviews thread
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Amr Mansour
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HP Photosmart R817 review
Oct 11, 2005

I had this camera for a day and here are my initial views: 1) Body construction is very solid since it is stainless steel
2) The 2" LCD screen is very clear, shame this cameraq did not come with a view finder as well.
3) Image quality was good compared to my previous digital cameras
4) The menu is simple and logical, I did not really need to use the manual, ease of use is what this camera is about.
5) The 5x optical zoom is an added bonus too and it really works.

Problems:

1) I am a bit concerned as this camera tends to get quite warm after taking few shots.
2) The battery and SD card cover is very weak and flimsy, I wouldn't be surprised if it breaks some time in the near future, The mechanism on the previous models r707 and r717 was much better.

Amr Mansour's score
4.4
Average community score
4.6
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