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HP Photosmart M437

By dpreview staff on Mar 8, 2007 at 05:02 GMT

PMA 2007: Next up is the entry-level Photosmart M537 Digital Camera, a 6 megapixel, 3x zoom model with HP Steady Photo Anti Shake (ISO boost anyone? There's certainly no moving parts involved). Another wrist slap goes out to HP for putting '18x zoom' in the headline spec... we don't count the digital bit guys! Thought that died out years ago...

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HP Photosmart M437 Digital Camera

It’s easy to shoot beautiful 5-megapixel photos with the HP Photosmart M437 Digital Camera – just grab it and start snapping. Easy buttons and menus make photo-taking simple, while the bright, 5.08cm (2-inch) display shows every detail.

The HP Photosmart M437 features excellent image quality - it comes with 3x optical and 5x digital zoom for prints and enlargements up to poster size. Pictures are easy to control and edit with HP steady photo anti-shake and HP Real Life technologies such as HP Design Gallery and in-camera red-eye removal.(1)

Key Features and Benefits

  • 5-megapixels for beautiful 10x15cm (4x6-inch) prints and enlargements up to poster size.
  • Zoom in for clear distance shots with 15x total zoom - 3x optical, 5x digital.
  • Easily see your photos – indoors or out – on a bright, 5.08cm (2-inch) display.
  • HP steady photo anti-shake feature helps to prevent blurred photos in lower light, accounting for hand shake and moving subjects.
  • Get everything you need to start sharing photos right out of the box, including batteries and 16MB internal memory.
  • Grab the camera and start snapping – intuitive buttons and easy menus make photo-taking a breeze.
  • Recording your moving memories is simple using one-touch video with audio.
  • Tag your favourite photos right on the camera, making organisation and sharing easier when you upload to HP Photosmart Essential software.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista™ ready.

Additional Features

  • HP Real Life technologies help take the guesswork out of digital photography, making it easy to produce great photos that are crisp, realistic and true-to-life. HP Real Life technologies include:
    Industry-leading in-camera red-eye removal.(1)
    HP Design Gallery adds creativity right on the camera with the ability to change colours and add borders to photos right on the camera — no PC or software required.
  • Snap a photo and decide right away where to email it, using HP Photosmart Express.
  • Meets HP’s General Specification for the Environment, which includes compliance with the EU ROHS Directive (focus: lead, cadmium, mercury, PBDE, PBDP).(2)
  • Get brilliant photos without leaving home using Snapfish, an online service of HP.(3)
  • Easily recharge and transfer photos to your PC or printer, using optional HP Photosmart 2200 Digital Camera Dock.(4)
  • Spend more time snapping and sharing photos by easily charging the HP Photosmart M437 digital camera with the optional HP Photosmart Easy Recharge Kit for AA Cameras.(4)

Technical Specifications

  • 5-megapixel resolution
  • 15x zoom - 3x optical, 5x digital
  • Dimensions/Weight: 9.6cm (3.78in) (W) x 3.1cm (1.23in) (D) x 6.4cm (2.52in) (H) (includes protrusions) 131 grams without battery
  • PictBridge support
  • JPEG (Exif 2.2)
  • Support/Connectivity: USB Connectivity, USB-compatible PC with Windows Vista, 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64, USB-compatible Macintosh computer with Mac OS X v10.3.9, 10.4 and later

HP offers a standard one-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements. For more information please go to www.hp.com/support.

Pricing and Availability
Estimated street price €119. Price stated is EMEA Manufacturer’s Recommended Selling Price (MRSP) including VAT and is subject to change – actual price may vary by country.

Expected to be available for purchase April 2007 in EMEA.

1 For more information, please visit www.hp.com/go/noredeye.
2 For more information, please visit www.hp.com/environment.
3 Snapfish availability varies by region.
4 HP Photosmart camera docks not included. Please purchase separately.

HP Photosmart M437 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 5.2 million pixels total
• 5 million effective pixels

Image sizes n/a
Movie clips 320 x 240 @ 24fps
File formats • JPEG Exif 2.2
• Motion JPEG
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 38-114mm (35mm equiv)
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 5x
Focus Auto
AF assist lamp n/a
Focus distance • Normal: 0.3m - infinity
• Tele: 0.35m - infinity
• Macro Wide: 0.05 - 0.8m
• Macro Tele: 0.35 - 1.2m
Metering • TTL
• Center-weighted AE
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800 (with HP Steady Photo)
Exposure compensation +/-2EV in 1/2 steps
Shuttter speed 1-1/1000sec
Aperture n/a
Modes • Auto
• Close-up
• Steady Photo
• Theater
• Landscape
• Portrait
• Action
• Night Portrait
• Sunset
White balance Auto
Self timer 10 sec
Continuous shooting 2fps, max 3 frames
Image parameters Color Control: Full Color, B&W, Sepia, B&W tints
Flash • Auto
• Flash On / Off
• Auto with Red-eye Reduction
• Range: 3.1m (wide) 1.8m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor 2-inch
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• HP Photosmart 2200 Camera Charging Dock
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • SD 1.1 card compatible
• 16MB internal memory
Power • 2x AA Alkaline / Photo Lithium / Rechargeable NiMH batteries
• AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 131 g
Dimensions 96 x 31 x 64 mm / 3.78 x 1.23 x 2.52 in

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