Hewlett Packard PhotoSmart 618 Camera Review Posted!|
(Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 16:53 EST)
HP's 2.1 megapixel, 3x zoom digicam gets the 'IR review treatment'...
We've just posted our full review of the HP PhotoSmart 618. This is a midrange model, with 3x optical zoom lens, 2 megapixel CCD, and a heft and solidity we found very pleasant. (Despite a plastic case, it handled well, and had a very good "feel" in the hand.) The 618 is a camera based on FlashPoint's Digita operating system, and as such shares many user interface characteristics with other cameras built on that platform. We're not crazy about how deeply Digita nests frequently-used camera functions (such as exposure compensation), but have to admit that it's a very user-friendly interface, presenting a very reassuring face for novice users. The 618 is also a nice midrange offering, because it offers both auto-everything and aperture- and shutter-priority exposure modes. - Easy to start with, but with room to grow as your photo capabilities expand. Check the review for full details!