Stories tagged with hp

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HP to outsource camera business, concentrate on Print 2.0
In a move which will be of no surprise to many Hewlett Packard has outlined plans for the future of its digital camera business, announcing that it is to licence an OEM partner to design, source and distribute HP-branded cameras. This shift in strategy is intended to allow the technology giant to concentrate on developing its Print 2.0 initiatives, strengthening its position in the home and commercial printing markets. The current range of cameras is expected to remain on sale for the remainder of this year with the new partnership deal to follow in the early part of 2008.
HP takes wraps off summer releases
Summer is on its way and HP has a raft of releases to help capture the fun and games. The headline product is the Photosmart R937 which boasts a huge 3.6-inch touchscreen - the largest currently available - in addition to its 8MP sensor and 3X zoom lens. The remainder of the cameras released are hardly ground-breaking stuff but HP do seem to have all the bases covered price-wise with new cameras starting from $79.99. Also released are two new printers, one with wireless connectivity, and an 'all-in-one' printer, scanner and copier with CD/DVD printing capability.
HP Photosmart R837
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PMA 2007: Today's HP day, with three new additions to the easy to use Photosmart digital camera range. First up is the Photosmart R837, which represents something of a design departure for HP, featuring an internal zoom and sliding front panel. Other spec of note include a 3.0-inch LCD screen, 3x zoom and 7.2MP CCD. More importantly it is packed with HP technology goodness, including (an industry first) pet-eye fix and, naturally, a special 'slimming mode'. Nice.
HP Photosmart M537
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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...
HP Photosmart M437
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PMA 2007: Last but not least is the entry-level M437 digital camera. With a 5MP CCD, 2-inch screen and 3x optical zoom (or '15x total zoom; as HP puts it) the M437 is an inexpensive (€119) introduction point to HP's clever in-camera effects and proven ease of use. Oh and it goes up to ISO 800 - which in HP marketing terms means it's got 'anti shake'. Tut tut.
HP Designjet Z Photo Printers
Photokina 2006: HP announced a new series of professional photo printers at Photokina in the shape of the Designjet Z2100 and Z3100.The HP Designjet Series is the first to use an embedded spectrophotometer using X-Rite's i1 Color Technology. It simplifies accurate colour-matching, enabling automated ICC profiling and HP Advanced Closed-Loop Colour Calibration. The Z2100 and Z3100 use 8-ink and 12-ink HP Vivera pigment ink system, respectively, and will be available in both 24-inch and 44-inch widths.
HP R707 extinguished by firmware
We've seen this story reported in many forms on many sites but only truly accurately on Imaging-Resource. The reality is that HP are not recalling the R707 but have instead issued firmware which can prevent a fire hazard. If the camera was used with a non-rechargeable battery (such as a Lithium Duracell CP-1) and then connected to the AC adapter or docking station there was a potential for the battery to overheat and even catch fire. This new firmware resolves this issue.
HP R967 and lots more imaging products
HP has today made an announcement that they are to reveal a new range of imaging products including four digital cameras and six printers . The announcement includes some detail about a new camera, the R967 which features a ten megapixel CCD sensor and a three inch LCD monitor. It joins the new R827 which both feature high sensitivity modes which can be enabled to avoid camera shake.
HP Photosmart Pro B9180
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PMA 2006: Today HP announced its new A3+ Photo Printer, the Photosmart Pro B9180. With eight individual high capacity pigment ink cartridges that can print up to 80 A3+ prints, or 840 10x15cm photos. The B9180 is said to produce instantly dry, waterproof prints that resist fading for up to 200 years.
HP Photosmart R725
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CES 2006: Today HP has announced a new 6.2 megapixel camera, the Photosmart R725. This ultra compact camera features a large 2-inch LCD screen, a 3x optical zoom and utilises the new HP automatic in-camera red-eye removal system.
HP Photosmart R727 and R927
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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.
HP Photosmart M527
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CES 2006: HP has announced the new Photosmart M527 6 megapixel camera, featuring a 3x optical zoom and in-camera red eye removal and the new HP Design Galllery. The M527 also features a large 2-inch image display and 16MB internal memory.
HP Photosmart M525
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CES 2006: HP has today announced the Photosmart M525 Digital Camera, the latest 6 megapixel offering the latest generation of HP Real Life technologies including a new feature called HP Design Gallery, which enables the user to add artistic effects and borders right in the camera and In-camera red-eye removal to remove red-eye while images are still in the camera.
HP Photosmart M425
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CES 2006: HP today announced the M425, to add to its new Photosmart range of cameras. This 5 megapixel camera features a 3x optical zoom and utilises the on-camera HP Photosmart Express button to enable ordering of prints and sharing of photos.
HP Photosmart E327
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CES 2006: HP has today announced the new range of Photosmart cameras. Starting here with the E327, a 5-megapixel point and shoot with a 1.8-inch screen.
HP Photosmart E317
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HP has announced a five megapixel entry-level camera for just €129 ($157). The sliding lens camera offers a 1.5" LCD and its one and only connection is USB, there's no AV out for viewing on the television. Other features of this starter camera include five subject modes, QVGA movies with sound, PictBridge capability and, well, that's pretty much it. The Photosmart E317 will be available from September 1.
HP quits selling digital cameras in Asia

HP has announced plans to stop selling digital cameras in the Asian market. An HP spokesman told dpreview, the company wants to "increase focus on opportunities that offer the highest possible return and where the company can deliver greatest customer value." It will instead turn its attention to home printing in the region, reports ZDNet. The move is thought to be as a result of stiff competition from other manufacturers and follows the news that HP could make up to 25,000 of its workforce redundant. Digital camera sales for the region were not encouraging and research analysts IDC, showed that the company was selling so few cameras last year that it fell into the 'other' category. Outside of Asia however the company performed better, ranking no.5 in the United States and no.7 in Europe and Latin America.

HP restructure and job cuts
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HP is expecting to announce a huge restructuring that could mean between 5,000 - 25,000 redundancies, reports the Wall Street Journal. HP's new Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, who was appointed in late March, plans to make significant cost cuts at the technology company which he said "has a cost structure that is off benchmark in many areas". The restructure is likely to be announced at the end of the fiscal third quarter on July 29. The layoffs could bring around $100 million in headcount-related savings in the period.
HP Photosmart R817 and R818
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HP has today announced two 5.1 megapixel, 5x zoom cameras in the shape of the Photosmart R817 and R818. From the official press release the pair seem to have identical spec including a 2" LCD, 15 shooting modes, plus the new theatre mode, and shutter and aperture priority. Both feature HP technologies such as the new in-camera panorama stitching, which can stitch together five photos, adaptive lighting and in-camera red-eye removal. The one main difference is that the R817 is available in silver, while the R818 comes with a dark midnight gray metallic finish. The R817 will ship in July and is available with (£349) or without a docking station (£299). The R818 comes bundled with the HP Photosmart R-series docking station for £399 and will ship in August. The new HP Photosmart Scuba/Underwater Camera Case can be used for either camera and is waterproof to a depth of 40m.

HP Photosmart M517
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HP has announced a new addition to the M series with the 5.2 megapixel HP Photosmart M517. It features all the usual from HP such as in-camera red-eye removal and adaptive lighting technology, which automatically brightens dark areas in high contrast shots. Other features include a 2-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, 'fast shot' mode plus HP Instant Share, which allows you tag photos for sending via email or printing at a later date. The HP Photosmart M517 will be priced around €229 (approx. US$386).
Two photo sharing websites have been snapped up by major corporations. Internet portal Yahoo! was the first to announce that it had acquired Canadian company Ludicorp Research & Development Ltd, which operates year-old photo sharing website Flickr. While HP has just announced that it has agreed to buy Snapfish, which has 13 million registered members. Snapfish offers free photo sharing, editing tools and software as well as online print ordering. In 2001 Canon bought photo sharing site Fotango and Eastman Kodak acquired Ofoto.
HP Photosmart R607 BMW Williams F1 edition
Pre-PMA 2005: HP has today announced a BMW Williams F1 Team version of the four megapixel R607. The metal bodied-camera boasts a 3x zoom, eight shooting modes, a 6cm macro function and HP Adaptive Lighting technology plus in-camera red-eye removal. The special edition camera also features HP image advice for instant analysis and ideas on how you can take better photos. It comes with a customized BMW camera case and is expected to ship in May priced $349.
HP Photosmart R717
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Pre-PMA 2005: HP has today announced a replacement for the dpreview highly recommended R707. The 6.2 megapixel Photosmart R717 is the new range topper and features HP's wave-shaped indent signature styling designed to improve grip. The R717 has a brushed stainless steel front with a rubberized back. It features 12 shooting modes, a 1.8-inch LCD (compared to 1.5-inch on the R707) and manual controls, which can be saved as custom settings. The Photosmart R717 is available in the spring priced £199.99 ($299) or as a bundle version which includes the R-Series camera docking station, as well as a second HP R07 rechargeable battery (price to be confirmed).
HP Photosmart M417
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Pre-PMA 2005: The third addition to the M range is the elongated HP Photosmart M417 which boasts 5.2 megapixels, 1.8-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, adaptive lighting technology and in-camera red-eye removal. Images are stored on to SD/MMC cards or there is a 16 MB internal memory. The M417 can be easily recharged and images can be viewed on a TV screen by using the optional docking station.The Photosmart M417 will be available in the spring priced $199.
HP Photosmart M22 and M23
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Pre-PMA 2005: HP has today announced two M series cameras, the Photosmart M22 and M23. The sliding lens weather-resistant pair are available in silver (M22) and bronze (M23) and both have four megapixels. Also on offer is in-camera red-eye removal, adaptive lighting technology and in-camera panorama assist, all technologies found in the R707. They are expected to be available in Spring priced £99.99 ($149) for the Photosmart M22 and $169 (no UK price as yet) for the Photosmart M23.

Just posted! HP PhotoSmart R707 review
Just posted! Our review of the compact five megapixel, three times optical zoom HP PhotoSmart R707. Announced at PMA this year the R707 caused a 'quiet storm' because it was the first HP digital camera to have a nicely styled design with a sweeping stainless steel front and rubber coated rear. In use the R707 feels faster and is more advanced than any HP before it. See how it shaped up in our new concise review format.
HP Photosmart R507
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HP has today announced the newest addition to the sleek R series with the 4.1 million-pixel Photosmart R507, which houses a 3x zoom Pentax lens. It retains the good looks of its older brother, with a metal front and sculpted grip as well as in-camera red-eye removal and HP Photo Advisor, which analyses users photos and makes suggestions as to how the image can be improved. The in-camera panorama mode allows you to preview the panorama on its 1.5-inch LCD, then stitches them together when you download them using the supplied software.
HP Photosmart M307
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If size matters and you like the look of the new R series then you might be interested in the new Photosmart M307 announced by HP today. The 3.2MP camera looks like a stretched version of the R507/R707, with a sleek aluminium front, rubberized plastic back and ‘wave-style’ finger grip. Aimed at the entry level market, it has a large 1.8-inch LCD monitor, 3x zoom, a 'fast-shot' mode plus video clips with sound.
HP Photosmart R707
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PMA 2004: HP today announced the five megapixel metal fronted Photosmart R707. This new camera from HP looks and feels nothing like previous models, it's clean and classy with modern lines and design touches, a very appealing design. The camera has a five megapixel sensor, three times optical zoom lens and a range of unique in-camera features such as Adaptive Lighting Technology (digital 'dodge & burn' / digital flash) and red-eye removal in playback mode. With a very attractive US street price of $349 the R707 could be one of the dark horses of PMA.

HP Photosmart 435 and 635
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HP has today announced no less than four new digital cameras. The 435 and 635 (priced at $149 and $179 respectively) are entry level digital cameras. The 945 becomes HP's new flagship model with a five megapixel CCD and 8x zoom (see next news article). The 435 has a three megapixel CCD and a fixed focal length lens, the 635 has a two megapixel CCD and a three times optical zoom lens. In addition HP has also announced a new 'iPAQ Pocket Camera' which is a digital camera add-on for the iPAQ PDA.

HP Photosmart 945 - 5 mp, 8 x zoom

HP has today announced the Photosmart 945. This camera is a progression from the 850 and features a similar body design, the same eight times optical zoom lens but now with a five megapixel CCD. The 945 also has a couple of unique features including HP's Adaptive Lighting technology (which we praised highly in our 935 review) and also a brand new feature; Digital Flash. Digital Flash works by analyzing the image and automatically brightening dark areas, similar to a fill-flash but without the flash! We have some exclusive hands-on images of the 945.

Just posted! HP Photosmart 935 review

Just posted! Our full and in-depth review of HP's latest five megapixel compact digital camera. The 935 follows the body design of the 812 but other than that is a completely different animal. HP has clearly worked hard to improve image quality and features, the 935 delivers far better image quality than any previous HP, it also has a friendly and easy to understand interface. For the full story read the review and see how the camera measured up in our tests.

Kodak and HP Dissolve Partnership

Kodak may have to write off "tens of millions'' of dollars invested in a failed venture with Hewlett Packard, called Phogenix, that was making picture-developing kiosks. Kodak was counting on the mini-labs to catch up to Fuji Photo's five-year head start, instead it will now focus on a development agreement with Noritsu Koki Co. of Japan as its "core'' mini-lab.

HP Photosmart 935
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PMA 2003: HP has today announced its new five megapixel, three times optical zoom Photosmart 935. The 935 has a similar design to the 735 announced today. "As the first camera at this price point to offer an impressive 5 megapixels, Pentax® 3x optical zoom, 7x digital zoom (21x total), video and audio clip facility and a range of sophisticated manual controls with on-camera help wizards, the HP Photosmart 935 meets the needs of creative individuals and family users."

HP Photosmart 735
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PMA 2003: HP has today announced its new three megapixel, three times optical zoom Photosmart 735 digital camera. At first the 735 looks very similar to the 812, however a closer look shows some major design changes, a big viewfinder, status LCD on the top of the camera and other changes. The 735 is also a three megapixel, three times optical zoom camera. Storage is via built-in 16 MB of flash and/or a SD/MMC memory card.

Just posted! HP Photosmart 850 review
Just posted! Our full review of HP's four megapixel, eight times zoom Photosmart 850. The 850 is the second of the 'new generation' of HP digital cameras and marks an improvement in both image quality and feature set since the 812. In our review the 850 is compared to the current king of the four megapixel class, the Canon PowerShot G3. Come in and see how the 850 performed in our tests.
HP Photosmart 850 and Previewed!

Pre-Photokina 2002: Hewlett Packard Europe has today announced the new Photosmart 850 digital camera. The 850 has a four megapixel sensor and big eight times optical zoom lens. It features a large 2" LCD monitor and a sharp Electronic Viewfinder. The camera is powered by four AA batteries and stores images to SD / MMC storage card. The 850 is the first four megapixel digital camera to feature a large zoom range, as such it's bound to generate a lot of interest. We have a detailed preview of a pre-production 850, no image samples yet but still plenty of information.

Updated: HP PhotoSmart 812 review

HP has recently released new firmware for the PhotoSmart 812. We certainly wouldn't normally update a review based on new firmware but this was at least partially instigated by our review findings and does have a significant effect on image quality. The new firmware improves image quality, especially sharpness and detail.

HP post new 812 firmware
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HP has posted new firmware (1.00.11) for its four megapixel 812. When we reviewed this camera we had more than a couple of issues with its image quality. Specifically images appeared soft and low resolution. The new firmware is supposed to address these issues by improving noise filtering and increasing image sharpening. We hope to update our 812 review sometime in the next week to reflect this new firmware. This update can be applied by the camera owner.

Just posted! HP PhotoSmart 812 review

Just posted! Our exclusive review of HP's four megapixel PhotoSmart 812. The 812 is an ultra compact easy-to-use digital camera with a three times optical zoom lens and four megapixel sensor. The 812 takes SD card storage and is powered by two AA batteries. Competition in this sector of the market is fierce and the 812 now faces some serious challengers. So just how well does it do in our tests?

HP announces Photosmart 812 (4 megapixel)

CES 2002: As part of a press release about HP CEO Carly Fiorina's keynote speech HP reveal their new Photosmart 812 digital camera. The 812 has a 4 megapixel CCD, 3x Pentax optical zoom lens will have a retail price of $599 and there's even an optional docking station which will be available for $79. The docking station can be directly connected to USB HP printers for "print direct".

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Our friends over at digitalkamera.de have 'leaked' information about two new HP digital cameras. The Photosmart 318 has a 2.1 megapixel CCD and a fixed focal length F2.8 lens (38mm equiv.) which actually has auto focus (many fixed lens cameras are 'focus free' meaning they are locked at a certain focus distance). The Photosmart 715 is HP's first 3 megapixel digital camera to be officially announced (now whatever happened to the C913?), it has a 3x F2.0 - F2.5 optical zoom lens (sound familiar?). digitalkamera.de report the 318's price as €275 (~$250) and the 715 as €550 (~$490).

Imaging Resource reviews HP PhotoSmart 215
David at The Imaging Resource has just posted his review of the HP PhotoSmart 215, here's what he concluded: "Compact, portable, lightweight, and very user-friendly, the HP PhotoSmart 215 definitely accomplishes Hewlett-Packard's goal of creating a low-cost, simple-to-operate digicam... the PhotoSmart 215 certainly deserves consideration."
Steve Sanders posts HP C912 first look

Steve over at Steves-Digicams has beaten us to it (well a first look, I'll be posting a full review soon), thanks to a good bout of flu I've been out of action for the last four days. Here's what Steve says about the HP C912 (so far): "I've only had the C912 for a few days but it is a delight to use. It looks a lot like a conventional 35mm SLR and has a great feel to it thanks to a large rubberized grip. The zoom is controlled by a ring on the lens barrel and overall the camera produces excellent images"

HP and Pentax announce two new Digital Cameras
Today HP announced two new digital cameras: the 2.24 megapixel 3x Zoom (Pentax Lens) PhotoSmart C912 (SLR look and feel) with manual controls and TTL viewfinder and the 2.1 megapixel, 3x Zoom PhotoSmart C618. Another interesting things about these cameras is that they feature Flashpoint's Digita Operating System as previously seen on several Kodak DC2xx's and Minolta's EX1500 range, the big advantage of Digita its support for an in-camera scripting language. UPDATED: Also known as Pentax EI-2000 & Pentax EI-200, pictures of the cameras from PMA 2000.
Update: HP and Pentax new Digital Cameras
Today HP announced two new digital cameras: the 2.24 megapixel 3x Zoom (Pentax Lens) PhotoSmart C912 (SLR look and feel) with manual controls and TTL viewfinder and the 2.1 megapixel, 3x Zoom PhotoSmart C618. Another interesting things about these cameras is that they feature Flashpoint's Digita Operating System as previously seen on several Kodak DC2xx's and Minolta's EX1500 range, the big advantage of Digita its support for an in-camera scripting language. UPDATED: Also known as Pentax EI-2000 & Pentax EI-200, pictures of the cameras from PMA 2000 - Thanks to the guys at Imaging-Resource.
HP announce eight new printers, eight new scanners and two digital cameras.
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