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CES 2006: HP introduces today the latest additions to the Photosmart range, the slim meta-encased R727 and R927 digital cameras. with 3x optical zoom and 6 or 8.1 megapixels respectively, both feature large LCD screens and can be used with the optional Photosmart 6222 Wireless Dock to wirelessly manage their snapshots and navigate through a TV interface.
BOEBLINGEN, GERMANY, JANUARY 1, 2006 – HP today announced the launch of the HP Photosmart R727 and R927 Digital Cameras.
No bigger than a deck of cards, these two style-led, visually inspiring cameras feature a wealth of advanced features that are ideal for budding photographers. With all the panache of their award winning predecessors, these sleek, metal encased digital cameras (the HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera comes in stainless steel and the HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera in aluminum) can capture even more intricate details from any scene.
With 3x optical zoom and 6 or 8.1 megapixel (MP) resolution respectively, keen photographers can enlarge any unique shots up to poster size, without damaging image quality.
Despite measuring just 23mm and 26mm thin respectively, the HP Photosmart R727 and R927 digital cameras feature large full colour LCD screens of 6.4 cm and 7.6 cm with a 170 degree viewing angle, making it even easier to capture, view and make edits to images using the on-board menu options.
Photographers of all levels can take advantage of a full suite of HP’s most advanced Real Life technologies, which have been designed to allow users to take impressive photographs every time.
One such technology is HP’s unique Instant Image Advice system, which indicates problems within an image that need correction, such as a shot being over exposed. After automatically scanning an image the program takes users to an advice screen that provides instruction on how to make the adjustments needed to get the perfect shot. Further HP’s Real Life technologies include In-camera Panorama Stitching, an ideal tool for those photographers taking panoramic shots and wide angle images, which stitches up to 5 single shots together to create one image.
HP’s Automatic In-Camera Red-Eye Removal and HP Video Prints means users can select a single scene from video footage on the camera and save this as an image for sharing or printing. HP’s newly developed Design Gallery which includes a portfolio of tricks such as 10 different border effects, 12 different filters and four colour effects to help personalise images is included. All of HP’s Real Life technologies and the Design Gallery can be used without having to connect to a PC or download any additional software. Sharing and printing photos with these cameras is easy. Photos can be printed directly from the camera without having to connect to a PC using Pictbridge Technology or card slots. Sharing photos is just as simple when using HP’s included Photosmart Premier software.
This software provides a range of printing options and allows users to upload images to a secure site which friends or family can access in order to view images. For photographers looking for a completely wire free experience, both of these cameras can be connected to the optional HP Photosmart 6222 Wireless Dock. With this dock users can use the accompanying remote control to wirelessly manage their snapshots and navigate through a TV interface.
The HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera is available bundled with the HP Photosmart 6221 Dock Base at a recommended street price of 329* or can be purchased on its own for 279*. The HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera is available bundled with the HP Photosmart 6221 Dock Base at a recommended street price of for 399 or can be purchased on its own for 349*. * EMEA recommended manufacturer’s street price including VAT. Prices may vary from country to country
Take stunning 6.2-megapixel photos with the elegant, metal HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera.
This ultra-compact digital camera features a bright, indoor and outdoor 2.5-inch image display screen while being thin enough to slip in your pocket. With the latest generation of HP Real Life technologies, including automatic in-camera red-eye removal and HP Design Gallery, users can easily take brilliant digital photos perfect for printing and sharing.
Key Features and Benefits
HP offers a comprehensive support package for the HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera that includes one-year of phone support as well as real-time chat and email support beyond the warranty as part of its HP Total Care portfolio of services. Pricing and Availability Estimated U.S. street price is TBD Expected to be available for purchase April 2006 in North America, and specific countries of Latin America and Europe. (1) On-camera Snapfish feature available in UK and US only. (2) Not included; please purchase separately.