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HP Announces New Cameras - R717, M22, M23, M417
by  -  2/19/2005

HP has announced several new cameras in preparation for the PMA show tomorrow. The R717 ($300)is a 6.2 megapixel unit with 1.8 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom and takes the top spot in their consumer lineup. The M417 ($200) is 5.2 megapixels with 1.8 inch LCD and 3x zoom. Lastly the M22 ($169) and M23 ($150) are 4 megapixel models with 1.5 inch LCDs and no optical zoom. They'll be on sale at the end of April.

HP Photosmart M22 ($150)


Want a camera that gives you outstanding results and fits nicely in your pocket? This model has 4 megapixel resolution and 6x digital zoom for realistic-color prints and enlargements, plus a bright display for viewing images. You can automatically brighten dark areas of photos, remove red eye, preview and snap panoramas. Plus, the all-metal, weather-resistant case makes the M22 ideal for travel.

*Just point and shoot for great prints and enlargements in realistic color with the 4 megapixel resolution and multizone focus
*Confidently snap photos outdoors or nearly anywhere with the weather-resistant, all-metal body
*Remove red eye, right in the camera, without the need for software
*Automatically bring out details that normally get lost in shadows with HP's adaptive lighting technology
*Capture panoramas: take up to five photos and preview the image on the display
*See the world more closely: Capture only what you want with the 6x digital zoom
*View photos clearly (even outdoors) on the bright, 1.5" display
*Specify where to send photos as you take them then e-mail to friends without burdensome attachments using HP Instant Share
*Capture the action in video clips with sound
*Become a better photographer with HP Image Advice
*Print directly to your photo printer without the need for a PC
*Transfer snapshots to your PC for storage using the memory card slot and 16MB of internal memory; then edit and organize your photo collection with the included software
*Easily transfer, print, and e-mail photos, plus recharge the camera's batteries, using the dock (sold separately); cases and recharge kits are also available separately

HP Photosmart M23 ($169)


Searching for a "just right" digital camera that you can take everywhere? With 4 megapixels and 7x digital zoom, plus an extremely durable body and a compact, pocketable size, this one's got excellent credentials. It will simplify your photography process from the moment you focus in on a subject until you enlarge and print a photo or e-mail it to friends. One feature you'll love: HP Real Life Technologies, which let you brighten photos and remove red eye, right in the camera.

*Just point and shoot for great prints and enlargements in realistic color with the 4 megapixels and multizone focus
*Get true-to-life digital photos at 4 megapixel resolution for great prints and enlargements
*Confidently snap photos outdoors or nearly anywhere with the weather-resistant, all-metal body
*Remove red eye, right in the camera, without the need for software touch-ups
*Automatically bring out details that normally get lost in shadows with HP's adaptive lighting technology
*Capture panoramas: take up to five photos and preview the image on the display
*See the world more closely: Capture only what you want with the 7x digital zoom
*View photos clearly (even outdoors) on the bright, 1.5" display
*Specify where to send photos as you take them then e-mail to friends without burdensome attachments using HP Instant Share
*Capture the action in video clips with sound
*Become a better photographer with HP Image Advice, in-camera suggestions for how to improve your photos
*Transfer snapshots to your PC for storage using the memory card slot and 16MB of internal memory; then edit and organize your photo collection with the included software
*Pick your battery type: rechargeable NiMH or disposable AA photo lithium
*Easily transfer, print, and e-mail photos, plus recharge the camera's batteries, using the dock (sold separately); cases and recharge kits are also available separately

HP Photosmart M417 ($200)


Easy to use . . . great for taking shots from a distance . . . fast at red-eye removal, able to enhance details in shadows. This 5 megapixel camera is all that, plus its eye-popping snapshots and enlargements (up to poster size) will knock off your socks. Zero in on your subjects with the 21x total zoom or frame them from further back. Review the results on the bright 1.8" display. Send your favorite images straight to print, or use HP Instant Share to e-mail them directly to friends and relatives without attaching any bulky files.

*Snap exceptional photos that make impressive 4 x 6"prints and enlargements
*Get crisp detail from a distance with the 21x total zoom (3x optical, 7x digital)
*Remove red eye on the spot, identifying and eliminating it right in the camera
*Automatically bring out photo details that typically get lost in shadows with HP's adaptive lighting technology
*Easily frame photos and review menus on the bright, 1.8" display
*Specify where to send photos as you take them using HP Instant Share
*Capture fleeting moments with minimal shutter lag using the fast shot mode
*Take one-handed shots with the comfortable grip
*Browse through photos and menus with the intuitive button layout
*Easily transfer, print, and e-mail photos, plus recharge the camera's batteries, using the optional dock; cases and recharge kits are also available separately
*Edit and organize photos using the included HP Image Zone software
*Capture the action in video clips with sound; take series of photos in rapid succession
*Print directly to your PictBridge-compatible printer (no PC required), or to any Photosmart printer via an SD/MMC card (sold separately)
*Pick your battery type: rechargeable NiMH or disposable AA photo lithium
*Store dozens of photos with the 16MB of internal camera memory; expand your capacity with SD/MMC cards (sold separately)

HP Photosmart R717 $300


This megapixel-packed little camera promises photos that will wow and delight. It's also got cool HP Real Life Technologies, which lets you do things like bring out details in shadows, remove red-eye right in the camera, and preview panorama shots. Want lots of choices? Pick from 12 shooting modes to capture the best result in every situation. Use automatic controls for no-brainer shots. Switch to manual controls to add your personal touch. Make video clips. Use burst mode to capture exactly the right moment. Call the shots!

*Take superior photos with the 6.2 megapixel resolution
*Get crisp shots from afar with the 24x total zoom (HP Precision 3x optical, 8x digital)
*Take it places: It's easy with the pocket-sized body and durable, stainless-steel front
*Automatically bring out photo details that normally get lost in shadows with HP's adaptive lighting technology
*Get sharp focus automatically with the multizone settings
*Customize your settings and save as your unique mode for quick access
*Snap whole panoramas: take up to five photos and preview the composite image on the display
*Specify where to send photos as you take them then e-mail without burdensome attachments using HP Instant Share
*Easily frame and view photos and see menus on the bright, 1.8" display
*Pick your battery type: HP Lithium-Ion rechargeable (included) o