HP Photosmart 812

Announced Jan 9, 2002 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
DiegoOToole
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I'm really unhappy with this, because of the problems below and: - Power and "Take Picture" buttons too close together. Easy to hit the wrong one. - The picture mode wheel spins too easily, changing from stills to timer mode, or to video. This happens even in the case. - Won't accept media larger than 32 MB, which means about a dozen pictures. - The delay between pressing the button and the camera responding is ridiculous, around 2 seconds. I just bought a new Panasonic camera and I have ...

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Helena F
 
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so glad this camera finally broke - over the two years I had it - I probably spent $500 in batteries - would take 20 pictures and would need new batteries. and don't get me started on the rechargable battery.... don't buy this camera

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MCH25
 
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Extremely disappointed! I purchased this camera in early 2004 and within 3 months began experiencing problems with the zoom lens. Upon power up, the zoom would fully extend and not retract. HP replaced under warranty, but the next camera had the same problem! However, HP does not acknowledge this as a chronic issue for this model. In addition, this camera goes through batteries extremely fast. It seems that after taking only a few shots, the display states "batteries too low for view" - ...

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SOndas
 
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This camera is a major battery HOG!! Buyer beware it is not what you would expect from a 4.0 camera. Pictures take forever to take (2-5 seconds) under good light conditions and if it is overcast or indoor -- be prepared to wait up to 15 seconds. Image quality and useability are good -- but don't take this camera with you and expect to get spontaneous pictures of moving people or objects!! Problems: Eats batteries for breakfast -- either high end alkaline or rechargeable makes no difference. I ...

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TyrantII
 
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This camera stinks, I've had this camera ever since i encountered problems with my old HP750 which was discontinued. Although HP upgraded me to his, it was a lot worse off then the old camera of lower specs. First it was probably a refirb, not a new camera like they should have given me. I've encountered a lot of problems. First this camera stopped working right a few months after normal use. It will shut off and not power up unless you take out the batteries and flash card for 24 hours. ...

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jhs10
 
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Do not buy,have taken about 1500 pictures over the last year.Battery life is poor,camera will not even turn on unless they are new.I don't like the battery door,and have to reset the date and time at every change. Problems: My lens started acting up 3 weeks ago,refusing to extend.At this time it is completely shot.This was my first digital,do yourself a favor buy another brand.

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Freundez
 
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I do not recommend this camera to anyone beyond those who want an occasional use, point & shoot camera. Startup times, autofocus times, shot to shot times, and recording times are all slower than other similarly priced cameras. Battery life with this camera is attrocious, even with Ni rechargeable batteries. Image quality is fair, although noise and pixelation are higher than I would have liked to of seen on a 4mp camera of this price. Having owned an HP C315 prior to this camera (along w/ ...

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Anthony Ing
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This is a terrile 4MP camera. The pictures lack sharpness. There's a lot of distorted edges, and the focus isn't good at all. The battery life on this is also really little. After about 10 shots, you're l ow on batteries. I wouldn't recommend this point-and-shoot camera to anyone. There are many more point and shoot cameras on the market that are better.

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I had a 1.3MP Canon camera which I sold for this 4MP camera. The HP was no where near the quality of the 1.3MP Canon.... there was no clarity... utter darkness in low light conditions. Sometimes (without the flash) I would try and take a photo and it would flat out refuse no matter how long I held the button until it was happy... sometimes 5 seconds. It took 3 photos before using up a set of AA Batteries. Movies were high quality but took so long to save and recall I gave up on them. I ...

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jimbobrocks
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its so easy to use but after a while after the excitement of having a dc wore off this is a total crap camera.the images in a normal lighting (front room) are total rubbish .We took it back and bought ourselfs a canon ixus v3 and so far we are happy with it.

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