Full review of HP PhotoSmart 215 Digicam posted!|
(Monday, March 12, 2001 - 13:24 EST)
HP's 1.3 megapixel entry-level PhotoSmart 215 gets our in-depth review treatment - how does it fare?
For all of you who've emailed, asking "What about HP?", we've finally gotten a complete collection of the HP PhotoSmart cameras in-house for testing. The first one out of the mill is the entry-level PhotoSmart 215, a bare-bones-simple 1.3 megapixel camera intended to be literally a digital "point and shoot." As such, it lacks controls for things like white balance and exposure compensation that we're accustomed to seeing on higher-end cameras, but nonetheless manages to capture at least usable photos across a wide range of shooting conditions. Image quality is also "entry level", a notch down from the more expensive 1.3 megapixel models we've tested, but still eminently usable for prints up to 4x6 inches. (This looks to us like a good take-along camera for a teen, or anyone looking for ultmate point & shoot simplicity, and who will mainly be making 4x6 prints or emailing photos.) Check out the review for all the details,. (And stay tuned toward the end of this week for more HP camera reviews!)