Photosmart 612 Digital Camera


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The Photosmart 612 Digital Camera

Features:


  • 2.3 megapixel sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality
    prints at 8 x 10 inches
  • 2x and 2x digital (4x total) zoom lens
  • 8 MB internal memory holds approximately 10 images at default
    resolution
  • CompactFlash slot for additional storage
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port; uses 4 AA batteries
    (disposable batteries included)

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18 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3 out of 5

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Craig  1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM
Rating: 1 out of 5
Its just OK, Slow in taking multiple pictures, slower if you use a larger compact flash card.
5/30/2006 12:30:09 PM
 
Margaret C. Simone 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Clear pictures, easy to use for beginners
2/9/2006 5:34:24 AM
 
Ken Nettleton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/27/2005
2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I don't like the lack of control. It does take a fairly decent image if all conditions are right though.
11/28/2005 5:57:45 AM
 
Jay K. Kay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/1/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
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8/1/2005 2:44:21 PM
 
Carol Borders 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
It is an easy to use camera, But the batteries do not last long when using the highest setting.
5/3/2005 11:40:41 AM
 
EDWARD JACKSON 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Great for a beginner or a serious photo bug traveling light. Easy to use and learn. Hand book well written. I rate it highly as a second camera for those "candid moments.
1/21/2005 2:14:40 AM
 
EDWARD JACKSON 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
My first digital camera and I just love it. Wonderful take anywhere/any time camera. I keep a 256 memory card in it . Just right for a beginner or a serious photo-bug traveling light. The hand book is well written and easy to understand. I rate it highly.
1/21/2005 2:07:39 AM
 
Keith P. Stewart 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Has been a very good camera for catching daytime imagery. The zoom options has made this a good camera for commercial use and it has proven to be very durable and the shots processed are very clear and precise.
1/16/2005 3:14:10 PM
 
Rebecca L. Baugh 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
It's pretty good for a point and shoot camera, but I'd like to step up to something with more zing and greater control/features.
12/9/2004 5:08:03 PM
 
Heather Sullivan 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
This is my first digital camera. We got it as a baby shower gift. For being what it is it is pretty good. I would love to upgrade to a DSLR, of course, but this little guy is doing the job for me at the moment. I have had it a little over 2 years and it is still in good working order. It is a little slow and doesn't have many options but it gets the picture taken. It is very comfortable to shoot with.
10/13/2004 1:21:49 PM
 
Gary E. Mesmer 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Good camera for a beginner. Though I have been doing photography for many years, this is still one of my favorite cameras. Its simplicity is astonishing and the picture quality is great for a camera with such low megapixles.
8/14/2004 10:27:47 PM
 
Rachel M. Sturdivant 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
This camera is good for individual shots and small groups of people.
1/23/2004 2:49:17 PM
 
Andrew Lehman 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM
Rating: 3 out of 5
Easy to use, and a handy just in case camera.
1/1/2004 9:40:26 AM
 
Shannon M. Palik 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I received this camera as a gift, so I really can't complain. I would like it to have a better zoom ability, and a few more features, but for a beginner it is probably all I need.
9/5/2003 1:27:30 PM
 
Alicia J. Smith 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Love it!
7/29/2003 1:20:00 PM
 
Christine A. Trahan 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Great camera for nice clean basic photography. Easy to use, fun to share, & inexpensive (have saved hundreds on film and developing). Drawbacks are exposure delay, graininess (especially in low light), and limitations on focusing capabilities.
6/24/2003 11:14:12 PM
 
Rami Y.L. 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
A very cheap camera that make good photos! 2.31 mp X2 optical Zoom cf slot bad point: unwieldy uses 4 AA batteries need lot of power so batteries become empty very fast comparatively
6/21/2003 10:39:38 PM
 
Adam T. Cowart
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2003
2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM
Rating: 2 out of 5
Received as a gift and can be a hit or miss with the images takeb from it. It gulps batteries, but it is what I have to seetle for right now.
6/17/2003 7:32:43 PM
 

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