HP Photosmart M417

Announced Feb 18, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 36 – 108 mm (3×)

I've been using this camera for few months as a back-up to my 35 mm SLR. It's compact and light, handy for taking on hiking or cycling trips when I don't want to lug the SLR and lenses with me. It gives average results as a point and shoot camera in auto mode. If you want to have more control, you can manually select ISO, White Balance, Scene Mode and exposure compensation, but it takes some hunting in the menus to adjust the settings. Image and colour quality is good in bright, outdoor ...

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On the plus side of this comera one can note a sharp image quality, a good feature set for a beginner's camera and a cheap price. Feature set includes White balance, Sensitivity levels (100, 200, 400 ISO), Exposure compensation,Several flash modes, Burst mode and several other modes (portrait, scene, ect...). It is small enough to carry around (though certainly nothing as small as the Canon Ixus family to name an example), and quite light. It also features a relativly strong flash. Using just ...

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