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HP Photosmart 935

By dpreview staff on Mar 3, 2003 at 15:27 GMT

PMA 2003: HP has today announced its new five megapixel, three times optical zoom Photosmart 935. The 935 has a similar design to the 735 announced today. "As the first camera at this price point to offer an impressive 5 megapixels, Pentax® 3x optical zoom, 7x digital zoom (21x total), video and audio clip facility and a range of sophisticated manual controls with on-camera help wizards, the HP Photosmart 935 meets the needs of creative individuals and family users."

Press Release:

HP Introduces its New Top of the Range Digital Camera
- The HP Photosmart 935

BOEBLINGEN, Germany, March 03 2003 - HP (NYSE:HPQ) today unveils the HP Photosmart 935, its top of the range, compact digital camera. As the first camera at this price point to offer an impressive 5 megapixels, Pentax® 3x optical zoom, 7x digital zoom (21x total), video and audio clip facility and a range of sophisticated manual controls with on-camera help wizards, the HP Photosmart 935 meets the needs of creative individuals and family users. With its sleek new industrial design, encompassing metal band and grip, the HP Photosmart 935 is in a class of its own.

The HP Photosmart 935 offers superior image quality with patented HP Imaging Technology, which ensures clear, crisp images whatever the occasion. Featuring 64MB SDRAM memory processing power for best in class shot-to-shot performance and equipped with a 32MB SD memory card, the HP Photosmart comes ready to take up to 96 pictures, as well as a SD/MMC memory card slot for adding more capacity.

Answering even the needs of amateur photographers looking for a quality point-and-shoot, compact digital camera, the HP Photosmart 935 provides a wide variety of enhanced manual controls that ensure precision photography and high definition photos. A picture mode dial allows users to quickly adjust and customise the camera settings according to personal preferences.

The HP Photosmart 935 comes with the clear and versatile HP Instant Share technology, enabling users to share their memories by easily sending images either to printers or email destinations, straight from the camera without using a PC.

With HP Direct Print users can simply connect the HP Photosmart 935 via USB cable to an HP Photosmart, selected HP Deskjets or selected HP All-in-One printers to print photographs instantly - no PC is required.

Unleash your creativity

The new HP Photo & Imaging Software which includes HP Memories Disc, provides users with the opportunity to create personalised CDs to play on DVD players or on a PC. The Photosmart 935 even provides versatile video recording capabilities for capturing sound and movement, bringing memories to life.

All round digital photography package

This innovative camera is compatible with the new HP Photosmart 8886 digital camera docking station enabling in-camera battery recharging (AC adapter and rechargeable batteries included). Cutting down on desktop clutter, this convenient remote-controlled device enables users to easily share pictures with friends and family via email, printing, HP Instant Share or even view them on TV, in one easy step.

In addition, HP offers the HP Photosmart DSCA 21 starter kit. With the power of 4 x AA 1800 mAH NiMH batteries, 2 h quick recharger and expandable HP camera case, this is perfect for all consumers' basic needs. For the photographer on the move, the HP Photosmart 935 is fully compatible with the new HP Photosmart DSCA 41 mobile traveller kit comprising an additional in-car adapter powering the 2 h recharger, as well as a 32 MB SD card.

The HP Photosmart 935 is available from May 2003 at a recommended retail price of €599-699. The HP Photosmart 935 also comes bundled with the HP Photosmart 8886 docking station at a recommended retail price of €679-779.

Accessories

All new HP Photosmart digital camera accessories are available from May 2003. The HP Photosmart 8886 digital camera docking station with remote control is retailed at a recommended street price of €99. The new HP Photosmart accessory kits DSCA41 and DSCA21 have been enhanced with the latest technology components, at a much lower recommended retail price of €79 and €49 respectively. The new HP Photosmart premium padded cases will retail at recommended price in the range of €19-€29.

HP Photosmart 935 Specifications


Sensor • 1/1.8" CCD
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 5.24 million pixels total
Effective pixel count 5.1 million
Image sizes • 2608 x 1952
• 1296 x 976
File formats • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movies: MPEG
Lens • 3x optical zoom (Pentax)
• 37 - 111 mm equiv.
• F2.6 - F4.8
Digital zoom Up to 7.0x
Focus • Auto focus normal
• Auto focus macro
• Infinity lock
Focus distance • Normal: 0.5 m - Infinity (1.6 ft - Infinity)
• Macro: 0.14 / 0.4 - 0.7 m (5.5 / 15.7 - 27.6 in)
Exposure compen. +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shutter 15 - 1/2000 sec
White balance • Auto
• Sunlight
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Manual
Metering • Average
• Center-weighted Average
• Spot
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor 1.5" TFT LCD
Flash • Built-In
• Modes: Auto, Off, Anti red-eye, On, Night with anti red-eye
Shooting modes

• Auto
• Scene mode
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority

Scene modes • Action
• Portrait
• Landscape
Image parameters • Contrast (low, medium, high)
• Saturation (low, medium, high)
• Sharpness (low, medium, high)
Connectivity • USB 1.1 (inc PTP)
• A/V out
Storage • SD/MMC card
• 32 MB SD card
Power 2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Dimensions 97 x 45 x 67 mm (3.8 x 1.8 x 2.6 in)
Weight (no batt) 230 g (8.1 oz)
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