Hewlett Packard M737 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Hewlett Packard Photosmart M737
Resolution: 8.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(38-113mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: -
Shutter: 1-1/1000
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.1 in.
(97 x 63 x 28 mm)
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
MSRP: $180
Availability: 08/2007
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
8.00
Megapixels
3.00x zoom
1/2.5"
size sensor
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Front side of Hewlett Packard Photosmart M737 digital camera        

The Hewlett-Packard M737 couples a 3x optical zoom SMC Pentax-branded lens with an eight megapixel 1/2.5" CMOS imager. It should be interesting to see how image quality from the M737's CMOS sensor compares to more traditional CCDs of the same size and resolution. The M737 provides a 2.5 inch LCD display for image framing or review, and like most HP digital cameras, there's no optical viewfinder.

The HP M737 offers auto ISO sensitivity (ISO 400 in Anti-Shake and Theatre modes), shutter speeds from 1 to 1/1000 second, five white balance settings including auto; center-weighted, spot and average AE metering modes, and twelve scene modes including Close Up, Steady Photo, Theatre, Landscape, Portrait, Action, Night Portrait, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Panorama right, and Panorama Left. The M737 includes HP's in-camera red-eye removal, HP Design Gallery, HP Steady Photo anti-shake, and a 320 x 240 pixel, 24 frames-per-second movie mode with audio.

Other HP M737 features include a four mode built-in flash, 16MB of built-in memory plus an SD / SDHC card slot, USB connectivity, and power from two AA batteries (disposable alkalines being included in the product bundles).

The Hewlett-Packard Photosmart M737 is priced at US$179.99 and begins shipping August 2007. Specifications are preliminary at this time.

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