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HP Photosmart R967 Summary

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.

HP Photosmart R967 Assessment

The HP Photosmart R967 is simplicity itself. It is self-descriptive with a built-in system and numerous helpful features. Its image quality is good, except for above average noise at all ISO sensitivities. Since it is equipped with a 10 megapixels sensor, the noise issue will mostly affect large prints. White-balance is simply exceptional. Color, exposure and focus are also right-on.

Even though, the R967 is a rare ultra-compact with full manual control, we recommend it more for beginners because its easy-to-understand user interface is rather inefficient. Travellers may also beware of this camera because of its clunky charging system and short battery life.

Competing ultra-comact cameras include the Casio Exilim EX-Z850 which also has full-manual controls and the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 which does not. Neither of these cameras is clearly superior to the HP Photosmart R967 but their different interfaces and feature sets are worth a look.

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PROS CONS

Superb white-balance accuracy

High image noise at all ISO
Nicely saturated colors Noticeable barrel distortion
Conservative exposure Slow shot-to-shot speed at slow shutter-speeds
Great LCD visibility Panorama stitching significantly reduces resolution
Powerful flash LCD blanks during continuous drive
Fast and responsive LCD view very grainy in low-light
Multiple bracketing modes No optical viewfinder
In-camera panorama stitching Very few external controls
Image advice and help system Pointless manual focus scale
Poorly placed tripod mount
Battery charging requires dock
Short battery life
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Related Information

Sister Models
HP Photosmart R927 - 8 MP
Previous Models
HP Photosmart R727 - 6 MP, No manual controls, 2.5" LCD 153K Pixels
HP Photosmart R725 - 6 MP, No manual controls, 2" LCD 153K Pixels
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HP Photosmart R967
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HP R967 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 8 x 6mm

1/1.7" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

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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