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HP Introduces Two New Digital Cameras: HP Photosmart R817 and HP Photosmart R818
by Ben Stafford -  6/1/2005

HP announced the introduction of two new cameras, the Photosmart R818 and the Photosmart R817.  Both cameras features a 5.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 8x digital zoom and a 2 inch LCD.  At this point you may be asking yourself why there are actually two cameras? 

First, the R817 comes in a standard silver finish, while the R818 comes in a black matte finish.  Also, when you order the R817 you can get it with or without the docking station, while the R818 comes with the R-series docking station.

The R817 will ship in July and is available with (349 pounds) or without a docking station (299 pounds). The R818 comes bundled with the HP Photosmart R-series docking station for 399 pounds and will ship in August.

Other features of both cameras: