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Anyone know alot about digital cameras? How's this one?

17 years ago

I like to take alot of pictures of my garden and thought of getting a digital camera but know little of the lingo.... How does this camera sound for the money? I don't need anything too fancy or expensive but nothing to awful either.... cheapest I found this one was 100....

HP PhotoSmart 735

Image quality / memory


2140 x 1560 pixels

Bit depth

30 bit

Lens system

f2.6-f5 wide, f4.9 to f9.0 tele, Pentax lens; 3x optical zoom, autofocus (5.8 to 17.4 mm)

Picture mode

Auto, Action, Portrait, Landscape, Burst


Point-and-shoot type separate 3x real image zooming optical range finder with 83% coverage at 3 meters

Imaging technology

AE, EV Comp, Aperture Priority, Picture Modes (auto/manual), White Balance [auto (default), sun, shade, tungsten, flourescent], Saturation control, Sharpness control, Resolution and compression settings

Memory, max.

128 MB Secure Digital (SD) card. This product supports the use of MultiMediaCard memory cards that have been verified compliant to the MultiMediaCard specifications as of January 2000. Compliant MultiMediaCard memory cards have the MultiMediaCard logo on the card.

Memory card compatibility

Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory card

Manual controls

Exposure rating

ISO 100, 200, 400

Exposure control

AE, EV Compensation, Exposure Mode [Auto (default), Action, Landscape, Portrait, Aperture Priority], White Balance, Saturation, Sharpness, 3 levels of quality settings, Macro mode, Night mode flash, Burst mode

Shutter speed

2 to 1/1500 sec

Zoom capability

15x (3x optical, 5x digital)


Auto, Forced Off, Auto w/Red Eye, Forced On, Night w/Red Eye


Normal, macro

Burst rate

7 shots in 11 sec

Shooting mode

Single shot, burst, self timer, macro, video


LCD display

3.8 cm (1.5 inch) color LED backlit, TFT LCD with 220 x 279 pixels (61380 pixels)

Status, LCD

Battery level, exposure modes, exposure counter, flash modes

Sound capture

Maximum length unlimited until memory card is full


Connectivity, std.

USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specifications

Connectivity, optional

HP Photosmart 8886 digital camera dock, AC adapter

Power supply

2 AA batteries (Photo Lithium (lithium-ion disulfide), Alkaline, or Ni-MH), AC adapter, or optional dock

System requirements, minimum

Pentium II processor, Celeron or compatible; 64 MB RAM, 175 MB free hard disk space, SVGA 800 x 600 16-bit color display, Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or later, CD-ROM drive, USB port, Microsoft® Windows® 98, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Professional or XP Home Edition; HP Memories Disc Creator software requires CD-Writer and 700 MB additional hard disk space

Dimensions / weight / warranty

Dimensions (w x d x h)

4.13 x 1.8 x 2.8 in

Weight, U.S.

0.63 lb (with 2 AA batteries), 0.52 lb (without batteries)

Warranty, std.

One-year limited hardware warranty, one-year phone support

(condensedn version):

Compact - 3.2 Megapixels - Zoom: 5 X Digital , 3 X Optical - SD/MMC Card, Internal (non-upgradeable) 16 MB - Screen: 1.5 in - Focus: Automatic - Built In Flash - Silver - Sku: Q2210A#ABA

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