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.

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HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera

Take stunning 7.2-megapixel photos with the powerful, easy-to-use HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera. This camera features a large 7.6cm (3-inch) image display and an extra-wide viewing angle – up to 170 degrees – perfect for viewing photos indoors and outdoors.

Enhance photos in-camera with HP touch-up for the removal of blemishes and the latest generation of HP Real Life technologies, including HP Design Gallery with slimming and industry-leading in-camera red-eye removal.(1) The HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera also features pet-eye fix and HP steady photo anti-shake to help prevent blurred photos.

Key Features and Benefits

  • 7.2-megapixels for beautiful prints and enlargements up to poster size.
  • Zoom in for dramatic, close-up shots, using 24x total zoom - 3x internal optical zoom lens, 8x digital.
  • Big, 7.6cm (3-inch) image display for framing and viewing photos and menus – indoors or out.
  • First HP digital camera to offer HP touch-up for the removal of blemishes.
  • HP steady photo anti-shake feature helps to prevent blurred photos in lower light accounting for hand shake and moving subjects.
  • Enjoy quick photo organisation for easy sharing – simply tag your photos using in-camera menus.
  • Take photos using 32MB internal memory, or expand the camera’s memory using an optional SD memory card(2) and never miss a shot.
  • High-quality VGA video with audio shoots at 24 frames per second.
  • On-camera menu to easily order and share photos on Snapfish(3) using HP Photosmart Express.
  • Features a slim design to fit easily in a pocket or purse.
  • 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 and pet-eye fix.(1)
  • Adaptive Lighting Technology automatically adjusts high-contrast photos to bring faces out of shadows and details out of backgrounds.
  • HP Design Gallery adds artistic effects and borders to photos right on the camera – apply slimming effect, remove blemishes, brighten photos and more — no PC or software required.
  • In-camera panorama stitching allows the user to align, capture and review a panorama image on the camera and stitch up to five photos together to save as one image for easy printing before downloading to a computer.
  • HP Photosmart Express makes sharing, printing and saving digital photos easy – users simply take a photo and select its destination right on the back of the camera.
  • HP Photosmart Premier software allows users to edit, organise, print, share and archive digital photos.
  • Meets HP’s general specification for the Environment, which includes compliance with the EU ROHS Directive (focus: lead, cadmium, mercury, PBDE, PBDP).(4)
  • Easily transfer photos, save, view, print and share photos on a PC, Snapfish and TV, and recharge in-camera battery, plus a spare, using optional HP Photosmart 6221 Premium Camera Dock.
  • Spend more time shooting and sharing photos by quickly charging the HP Photosmart R837 Digital Camera’s included high-capacity, lithium-ion battery in one hour or less(6) with the optional HP Photosmart Quick Recharge Kit for R-series cameras.(5)

Technical Specifications

  • 7.2-megapixel resolution
  • 24x zoom - 3x optical, 8x digital
  • Dimensions/Weight: 10cm (3.91 in) (W) x 2.7cm (1.06 in) (D) x 6.4cm (2.54 in) (H) (includes protrusions) 155 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

Standard one-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements. For more information please go to

Pricing and Availability

Estimated street price €229.99. 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
2 SD memory card not included. Please purchase separately.
3 Snapfish availability varies by region.
4 For more information, please visit
5 Not included; please purchase separately.
6 Actual recharging time may vary based on level of charge remaining in the battery.

HP Photosmart R837 specifications


• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 7.4 million pixels total
• 7.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes n/a
Movie clips 640 x 480 @ 24fps
File formats • JPEG Exif 2.2
• MPEG-1
Lens • 39-118mm (35mm equiv)
• F3.5-7.4 (wide) F4.2 - 8.8 (tele)
• 3x optical zoom
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 8x
Focus Auto
AF assist lamp n/a
Focus distance • 0.5m - infinity (wide) 0.6m - infinity (tele)
• 0.10 - 1.0m (macro wide)
Metering • TTL
• Average AE
• Spot AE
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 steps
Shuttter speed 10 - 1/2000sec
Aperture F3.5-7.4 (wide) F4.2 - 8.8 (tele)
Modes • Normal
• Macro
• Landscape
• Auto
• Beach
• Night Portrait
• Panorama Left & Right
• Portrait
• Action
• Snow
• Sunset
• Theater
• Steady Photo
White balance • Auto
• Sun
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
Self timer 10 sec, 2 shot
Continuous shooting n/a
Image parameters Full Color, B&W, Sepia, B&W Tints
Flash • Auto
• Flash On / Off
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor 3.0-inch
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• HP Photosmart 6222 Wireless Dock Base
• HP Photosmart 6221 Premium Camera Dock
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • SD card
• 32 MB internal memory
Power • Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery
• AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 155 g
Dimensions 100 x 27 x 64 mm (3.91 x 1.06 x 2.54 in)

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