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HP Photosmart R967 Outdoor Crops

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital (SD) memory.Accepts Secure Digital (SD) memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Outdoor Crops

Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras. A specific ISO was set for each picture on-camera but exposure and white-balance were fully automatic. Here the 10 megapixels HP Photosmart is compared to the 6 megapixels Fuji Finepix F30. Both models are top-of-the-line ultra-compact digital cameras from HP and Fuji, respectively. While the Fuji does not have full manual controls, only semi-automatic modes, it does have a much larger ISO range and is currently the image quality champion among ultra-compact cameras.

HP Photosmart R967 Fuji Finepix F30

ISO 100- 1/495s F5.5

ISO 100- 1/480s F4.5

ISO 200- 1/926s F5.5

ISO 200- 1/640s F5.6

ISO 400- 1/1923s F5.5

ISO 400- 1/800s F7.1

Right off at ISO 100, the HP is shockingly noisier than the Fuji Finepix F30. At ISO 400, the R967 is quite noisy and shows increased softness, probably due to noise-reduction. Besides the HP, the F30 remains silky smooth up to ISO 400. Even the F30's ISO 800 shows less noise than the HP Photosmart R967.

Noise is not the only difference here. The most visible difference is actually exposure. The HP consistently produces a slightly darker image. Note that we cannot absolutely compare exposre-values because we have no data on either camera's ISO accuracy. The HP is also slightly softer but its resolution advantage makes up for that compared to the F30. In this series of images. both cameras show excellent white-balance.


ISO 800- 1/1300s F8
HP Photosmart R967
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By on 2005/05/05
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HP R967 Facts

Ultra-Compact digital camera
10 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-400
3X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-16s
640x480 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
3" LCD 230K PixelsCustom white-balance
Spot-Metering
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital
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