HP Photosmart 945

Announced Aug 11, 2003 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | 37 – 300 mm (8.1×)
jd7816
 
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This was a fun camera for the money. It was a step above the typical consumer camera with some adjustments available (AV/TV preferred, etc) , and the 300 mm optical zoom was neat. Note that there was a digital zoom beyond that. I had mine for 4+ years and never had a problem with it. It did seem to eat AA batteries but I buy those in volume anyway. I've taken some beautiful shots with it and it did well, as long as you (like any camera) understand its limits and didn't push beyond them. ...

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Captdave
 
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The HP was an average camera that captured good photos. It was easy to use and smaller than a 35mm. The voom feature was good but you have to brace the camera. Problems: I had three of these HP's. The first two were replaced under warrantee, but that was expired when the third camera died. The first one failed (on vacation) when the barrel transport mech stripped. The second one could not take flash pictures right out of the box, and the third one failed in the CCD, also on vacation. Good ...

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Bon appareil , bon zoom mais un peu de distorsion et de baril... Très très convivial, menus clairs avec aide , pas besoin de notice !... DIGITAL FLASH une vrai bonne chose que HP devrait renvendre ! ( Nikon a suivi .. ) Bonne construction Service après vente au top par échange / forfait Problems: TRES gros problèmeS de gestion des batteries ! VISEUR lcd mal placé, votre nez respire sur le LCD facade ! La gestion automatique des LCD n'est pas une bonne idée, car porter l'appareil en ...

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diattaway
 
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I'd like to add my experience to the comments on the HP945. I bought this camera a few years ago and while I have enjoyed it and found the photo quality to be good, I just had the (previously mentioned by someone else) focus problem happen. Repair is not cost effective. I am not a heavy camera user -- kids' weddings, vacations, etc. so it should not simply be 'worn out'. For what I paid for this camera, I should have gotten a lot more years of use from it. I've always had a little ...

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Huub2
 
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After over a year of use and 13,000 pictures I still like this camera a lot. The digital flash is great, even though it adds noise in the dark parts. I find the optics good, photos can be seen at http://www.usefilm.com/photographer.asp?ID=98961 It took some time to get to know all the benefits of the camera and how to avoid the weaknesses. I recommend the camera wholeheartedly, and am amazed there are several negative responses. Probably there will be good chances finding second hand HP 945 ...

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I've had this camera for almost a year. I didn't use a lot. Many pictures come out blurry, even with fast shutter times. Dark regions show a lot of noise. You don't have to think about shooting pictures with low light or inside. Besides that, the camera is so slow. It's just very annoying. After all, I could have known. Never buy a digital camera of a brand that doesn't build analog camera's. My one was stolen last month and I didn't miss it a sec. Problems: - Too much noise - Unsharp images ...

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Ed Weglarz
 
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Uneconomically repairable product. Doesn't hold up to even minimal use. This is truly planned obsolescence. Too much money for a short lived item. One big rip-off. Problems: Out of the blue, suddenly focus motor goes bad and LCD has streaky display.

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Konstantinas
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The CCD matrix died after 1.5 years of using this camera, I made about 5500 photos. The price of repair is about 70-80% of new camera's price. the camera works very slowly, especially zoom and burst. I would not advice you to buy this model. Very bad and very expensive post-warranty service from HP, especially in Lithuania. For people from LITHUANIA - prasau, niekada nepirkite HP fotokameru! HP atstovybes darbuotojai - patys mazai ka zino apie tas kameras. Problems: Works very slowly, ...

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XIMIK
 
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I bought this camera 1,5 years ago and made over 7500 pictures using it. This camera is great. Lots of features you can set manually and rather quickly to get the picture options you need, but.. It's PERFECT camera, if u don't look at it's size and look for a cheap half-professional camera. U may make such pictures, using manual settings, that u could make with other cameras. It's PERFECT, working with VERY lightened objects Problems: SLOW, LARGE, Too bad video quality and resolution ...

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Bugnatr
 
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Camera was ok untill LCD screen died. We had this camea for 1.5 years. All of a suden the LCD screen has a picture that looks like it is melting. We did not abuse this camera. Problems: Called HP and it cost 25.00 just to talk to a tech who informed us that after explaining the LCD problem he said the camera couldn't be repaired. Paid over $450.00 for camera that only lasted a year and a half. That sucks! Nomore HP for me.

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