Digital Camera News: HP Camera “Recall”, Fujifilm Aquamask Underwater Case

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HP Photosmart R707 “Recall”

HP, along with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, issued a recall for about 679,000 HP Photosmart R707 digital cameras worldwide (224,000 in the US), following a report of a camera catching fire and damaging the camera and base.  Apparently, the fire was caused when a camera with non-rechargeable batteries was plugged into the charging base.  To fix the issue HP has developed a firmware update to remedy the problem.  The firmware will prevent the camera from charging the batteries if non-rechargeable batteries are inserted.

HP Photosmart R707 Firmware Update (v. 2.00.24)

Fujifilm Aquamask Underwater Case Announced

Fujifilm has announced an affordable underwater case that fits their entry level Finepix A400 and Finepix A500 digital cameras.  The Aquamask provides protection from water, sand, sunscreen, for an affordable price of $79.  The Aquamask can handle being submerged up to 10 feet underwater.

Fujifilm Aquamask Underwater Case


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