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HP PhotoSmart 215

HP's entry-level model offers ease of use for beginning shooters.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 3/10/2001


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Hewlett Packard Photosmart 215


General

Model Name:

Hewlett Packard Photosmart 215 
Model Number: 215 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $300.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2000-11-01
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.9 x 3.1 x 1.9 in.
(124 x 80 x 48 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels:  
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 43 mm
Zoom Ratio: Non-Zoom
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
24.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 100 cm
4.1 - 40.8 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8, f/8.0 (two settings) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 61,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100
ISO Rating Max: 100
Number of White Balance Settings: 1
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time: 1/3 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/750 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.5
Flash Range Description: Up to 2.5 meters 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 4.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000, PhotoMontage 2000, Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition (2xi model only) 
OS Compatibility: PC, Mac 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium (NiMH, NiCd NOT recommended) 
Batteries Included: AA Alkaline (4) batteries
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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