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Photosmart C912/912xi Digital Camera


HP (Hewlett-Packard)

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The Photosmart C912/912xi Digital Camera

Here's the recipe for a terrific series of digital cameras: start with the electronic-imaging expertise of Hewlett-Packard (HP), whose printers and scanners are among the most popular in the world. For great optics, add five decades of camera-making experience from Pentax. The result? HP's new lineup, featuring the C912 and C912xi (identical except for the software that comes with them) as its twin flagship models. These two cameras offer an intriguing set of features not offered by any other manufacturer (except Pentax, which also sells this model as the EI2000).

Though virtually every other digital camera uses a rangefinder setup, the C912 is a true single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Light entering the lens is split by a prism: most is sent to the camera's sensor, but some goes up to the viewfinder. When you look through the viewfinder, the image you see is coming through the lens, so you can see precisely what you'll capture. You can also preview and review your shots with the 2-inch color LCD on the back of the camera. As an added feature, the LCD has a 90-degree flip-up design, allowing you to see images even if the camera is held at waist level.

Features:


  • 2.24 megapixel CCD creates 1600 x 1280 images for prints at
    sizes up to 8 x 10 inches
  • 3x optical plus 2x digital Pentax zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 16 MB CompactFlash card holds 28 images at default
    resolution
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • 4 AA batteries included; special features include Jetsend
    infared printer connectivity, and sound capture with playback

Features aperture priority but not shutter priority.

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5 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Stephen Cameron

member since: 11/27/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Bought this camera when it first came out and still use it regularily. Easily makes 5x7 with great clarity. 8x10 are still very good as well. Close to 8000 pictures with it as of Nov.2005. But, I have seen what the latest and greatest can do so will soon be trading up. Too bad there are no lenses for this camera. Would make an excellent backup though.
...Steve
11/15/2005 3:50:08 PM
 
Stephen Cameron

member since: 11/27/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Bought this camera when it first came out and still use it regularily. Easily makes 5x7 with great clarity. 8x10 are still very good as well. Close to 8000 pictures with it as of Nov.2005. But, I have seen what the latest and greatest can do so will soon be trading up. Too bad there are no lenses for this camera. Would make an excellent backup though.
...Steve
11/15/2005 3:47:30 PM
 
Stephen Cameron

member since: 11/27/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Bought this camera when it first came out and still use it regularily. Easily makes 5x7 with great clarity. 8x10 are still very good as well. Close to 8000 pictures with it as of Nov.2005. But, I have seen what the latest and greatest can do so will soon be trading up. Too bad there are no lenses for this camera. Would make an excellent backup though.
...Steve
11/15/2005 3:44:30 PM
 
Ed Faulk

member since: 3/2/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is a good camera. I replaced it because it has limitd zoom and does not have the resolution I was looking for.
3/13/2005 7:14:14 AM
 
Wiktor Franciszek Zych

member since: 3/28/2004
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Golden Cameras
Rating: 4 out of 5
This camera have macro from 1cm.
3/28/2004 12:51:09 PM
 

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