HP Photosmart 435 review
I've had this camera for about 2 years now.
Poor construction. The entire camera is one mistake after another.
I don't recommend this camera unless you see it at a garage sale for 20 bucks.
The LCD is laggy and refreshes the preview slowly, the lens gets dirty very easily.
The biggest issue is the battery consumption. You get about 5 shots on fully charged Nickel Metal Hydrate batteries.
I recommend getting any other brand of entry level camera, or at the very least, the newer M23.
For those of you who want durability, keep looking. This cameras cheap, plastic body loves to break. I've had to fix it with spare screws and tape for many times now.
The only reason I didn't throw this camera away and get a better one is my lack of funding until now.
It is pretty easy to use, though. But that is more or less implied, because there's virtually nothing you can do with this camera except point it at your target, and take the picture.
Battery compartment came loose.
Body screws fell out, had to put new ones in.
Extremely dirty lens.
Was dropped at a party, 435 blew apart into a million pieces.
The bottomline: It's not even that great at being a paperweight.
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