HP Photosmart C215

Announced Sep 20, 2000 •
1 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 43 mm
Paul Roux
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This is the worst camera in the universe. I play around with cellphone cameras these days and a 1.3mp Nokia 6230i takes much better pictures than this 1.3mp HP. It has more noise and less color depth that the phone camera and it consumes batteries at an unbelievable rate. The constuction is poor and the LCD has a lot of dead pixels. I am very happy that my HP was stollen after I had it for 2 years. After that I got a Canon A40, my first REAL digital camera. Never buy HP cameras - rather buy ...

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Interesting camera. I've had this camera for a few years now. Bought it at Wal Mart on sale (I don't remember the purchase price). The camera takes good pictures but is rather tempermental. Eats batteries, and sometimes, the camera will not turn-on. The problem with making an unreliable entry level camera is, when people are ready to upgrade the tend to look to OTHER camera makers (hp should keep this in mind)! Problems: 1. Does not turn on sometimes. 2. Eats batteries at a ridiculous ...

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JamMasterJ
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I had this camera 2.5 years, then I have bought a Canon A60 (this was a redemption). - Excellent menu, perfect for beginners - Very compact: "just turn on and shoot" :) - Acceptable camera for family memories (if you dont want to develop pictures) Problems: - Very poor colors - Usually poor image quality (sometimes (randomly) can create very good pictures). I think this cam makes better pictures than "noname" cameras (Trust, Aiptec etc.) - Very slow turn-on (more than 10 s) - Needed very good ...

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John Wulff
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Fix for PS215 does nor store to CF after seeming to take picture. I have had the HP Photo Smart 215 since April 2001. Although I have had all the problems with short battery life, slow start up, slow to take a picture and downloads on the USB only works sometimes etc., I have managed to take quite a lot of good pictures. A year ago I got a good set of NiMH Acuumulators (RadioSchack 1300mAh) with charger for 50 $AU. These were recommended by a Tandy salesman in Australia. Since then I got ...

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Ted Legrand
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This was my first digital camera a couple of years ago. I was looking for a inexpensive digital camera with a lcd and my choice stopped on this one. The first day I openned the box, I put the 4 new AA batteries took about 20 pictures, ... batteries were dead! The manufactur said DON'T us rechargable batteries, but at this rate of consumption, I would spend $$$... on alkaline batteries. I decided to use rechargable anyway (not a good idea!, I don't know!). With 8 nimh rechargable batteries, I ...

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Z.Smalys
 
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Well, if you don't pay a big amont of money for a digital camera, don't expect superior quality! That's the case with HP 215. This camera is big and heavy (especially when you put 4 batteries in it).I'm afraid you've read it millions of times, but this camera is real battery killer.I use rechargeable ones instead and it works fine.The menu is extremely easy to navigate and 10 sec. timer and Macro mode are really good features. Optical viewfinder is not worth to trust, especially in short ...

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It's use less and a serius pice of JUNK. It's eating batery's like i drink beer. The Small 4MB CF card, is use less to! 7 Pic's and it's full. SUCKS! Another write: hp 215 suport only up to 32 mb compact flash cards. I have used my with at 48MB CF card, witout troubles. But it eat's batery's like you drink beer...... I have tryed with 1800MAh rechargebale batery's, and Duracell, but it won't work better even. Won't turn on most times. I Send my to repair, and get a new, but it's the same. ...

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tomaž
 
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hp 215 was a superior camera of year 2002.now is also superior, but little bit slow / 10 second need to save a shot / but without any big problem.is so called press and shot cameras. makro is very excelent.from 10 cm to 1 meter.with resolution 960 * 1280 dpi.look may page with few wallpapers http://freeweb.siol.net/svagel/wallpaper.html with rechargebale baterias 1800 map fuul rechargebale is possible takes 100 pictures without flesh and 50 with flesh. Problems: - sometimes freeze / if change ...

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Critterslave
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I bought my camera in October of 2001, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of pictures it takes and how simple it is to use. Since most of my picture taking is done indoors, I got an inexpensive AC adapter (not the one recommended by HP that costs 1/3 to 1/2 of the camera price either) and it really saves on batteries. When I do take my camera with me, I use rechargeable batteries and to save them even further I use the AC adapter to download the pictures to my computer, which ...

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Problems: I seem to have problems with the button to take pictures , however i have learned that you have to just touch the button very softly and alo making sure that the settings are properly set .. if it is on timer .. you have that few second delay causeing you fystration because the button wont press down .. howvwer problem solved .. i think it is a wonderful camera i have enjoyed it .. alot of friends are impressed with its pictures .. it works great thanks

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