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 M537 Digital Camera
The HP Photosmart M537 Digital Camera makes photo-taking fun and easy. Snap 6-megapixel photos and easily view them indoors or outdoors on the 6.35cm (2.5-inch) display. Easy buttons and menus make photo-taking simple.
With HP steady photo anti-shake and industry-leading in-camera red-eye removal, (1) users can produce great, true-to-life photos.
Key Features and Benefits
- 6-megapixels for stunning 10x15cm (4x6-inch) prints and enlargements up to poster size.
- Zoom in for clear distance shots with 18x total zoom - 3x optical, 6x digital.
- Easily see your photos – indoors or out – on a bright, 6.35cm (2.5-inch) display.
- HP steady photo anti-shake feature helps to prevent blurred photos in lower light accounting for hand shake and moving subjects.
- Get everything you need to start sharing photos right out of the box, including batteries and 16MB internal memory.
- Grab the camera and start snapping – intuitive buttons and easy menus make photo-taking a breeze.
- Recording your memories is simple using one-touch video with audio.
- Tag your favourite photos right on the camera, making organisation and sharing easier when you upload to HP Photosmart Essential software.
- Microsoft Windows Vista™ ready.
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.(1)
- HP Design Gallery adds creativity right on the camera with the ability to change colours and add borders to photos right on the camera — no PC or software required.
- Snap a photo and decide right away where to email it, using HP Photosmart Express.
- Meets HP’s general specification for the Environment, which includes compliance with the EU ROHS Directive (focus: lead, cadmium, mercury, PBDE, PBDP).(2)
- Get brilliant photos without leaving home using Snapfish, an online service of HP.(3)
- Easily recharge and transfer photos to your PC or printer, using optional HP Photosmart 2200 Digital Camera Dock.(4)
- Spend more time snapping and sharing photos by easily charging the HP Photosmart M537 digital camera with the optional HP Photosmart Easy Recharge Kit for AA Cameras.(4)
- 6-megapixel resolution
- 18x zoom - 3x optical, 6x digital
- Dimensions/Weight: 9.6cm (3.8in) (W) x 3.1cm (1.23in) (D) x 6.4cm (2.5in) (H) (includes protrusions) 142 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
HP offers a standard one-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements. For more information please go to www.hp.com/support.
Pricing and Availability
Estimated street price €139. 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 www.hp.com/go/noredeye.
2 For more information, please visit www.hp.com/environment.
3 Snapfish availability varies by region.
4 Not included; please purchase separately.
1/2.5 " Type CCD
|Movie clips||320 x 240 @ 24fps|
|File formats|| JPEG Exif 2.2
|Lens|| 3x optical zoom
38-114mm (35mm equiv)
|Digital zoom||up to 6x|
|AF assist lamp||n/a|
|Focus distance|| Normal: 0.3m - infinity
Tele: 0.35m - infinity
Macro Wide: 0.05 - 0.8m
Macro Tele: 0.35 - 1.2m
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
ISO 800 (with HP Steady Photo)
|Exposure compensation||+/-2EV in 1/2 steps|
|Shuttter speed||1-1/1000 sec|
|Aperture||F2.8 (wide) F4.8 (tele)|
|Self timer||10 sec|
|Continuous shooting||2fps, max 3 frames|
|Image parameters||Full Color, B&W, Sepia, B&W Tints|
Flash On / Off
Auto with Red-eye Reduction
Range: 3.1m (wide) 1.8m (tele)
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0
HP Photosmart 2200 Camera Dock
|Storage|| SD 1.1 card compatible
16 MB internal memory
|Power|| 2x AA Alkaline, Photo Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH battery
|Weight (no batt)||142 g|
|Dimensions||96 x 31 x 64 mm (3.8 x 1.23 x 2.5 in)|
Nov 8, 2007
Jun 22, 2007
Mar 8, 2007
Mar 2, 2010
|Christine by JP Zanotti|
from Car wreck
|Fangorn Forest by cand1d|
|Yosemite Falls with Moonbow by Jonathan Shapiro|
from Best Landscape of the Week 4
Not everyone wants to pay a premium for a long zoom camera. Thankfully, there are many reasonably priced cameras available, though they won't offer the same image quality as enthusiast models. In this updated roundup we look at big zoom cameras with more consumer-friendly price tags. Read more
Think Tank Photo has updated two of its popular bag lines with improvements to functionality. Read more
We’ve all seen Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo, but there's another.
The sample footage looks good.
It will automatically pick the best camera settings depending on shooting conditions. It even promises enhanced functionality for your camera, like exposure and focus stacking. It already supports many cameras from Canon, Fuji, Nikon and Sony. Read more
As if $13,950 wasn’t enough to pay for a special edition lens, the Leica Store in San Francisco is offering a prototype of said lens for $24,995. Read more
Make those old photos disappear without deleting them forever.
Firmware updates enable 10 fps shooting with adapted A-mount lenses, and faster startup times and better compatibility for 20 fps shooting when using native lenses on the a9.
Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its camera models X-T2, X-Pro2, GFX 50s, X-T20, X100F and X-T1 and updates to three of its software products.
A 22 year-old Romanian photographer uses his DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture unique perspectives of the city where he now lives.
What's it like to ride the waves with champion surfer Kelly Slater? This VR video from Teton Gravity Research gives you a taste.
When Nikon released the full-frame D3 in 2007, it changed the professional photography industry. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney remembers a legend. Read more
The new stuff should have better red hues, improved sensitivity and finer grain - but don't worry - will still shift blues to green, greens to purple and yellows to pink.
Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights. Read more
This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera. Read more
The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more
Updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom CC bring support for the Sony A9 and Panasonic ZS70/TZ90, along with bug fixes.
The Triggertrap remote camera control system is no longer sold due to the company folding, but now users will be able to build their own. Read more
The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more
The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year. Read more
Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did. Read more
Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more
German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more
With a claimed 800 new custom parts, Microsoft's updated Surface Pro comes with the latest Kaby Lake processors, better battery life, a new hinge, plus the Surface Pen is updated as well. Read more
DW Photo is attempting to resurrect the Hy6 medium format camera, though the legal tangles of its development may stop it being branded Rolleiflex.
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. Read more
Apple and Nokia have settled their years-old patent dispute. Apple will make an undisclosed payment to Nokia and sign a licensing agreement related to digital health products with the Finnish company.
David Gibson, one of Britain's best known street shooters, shares all.
Photographers from the SKYGLOW project travelled 150k miles and took 3 million photos in increasingly rare locations: those without light pollution.
The world's fastest 200mm was produced for 16 years. In that time, only 8000 were made.