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HP PhotoSmart 618

HP's capable mid-level model offers 2.1 megapixels, an optical zoom lens, and ease-of-use.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 03/19/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Hewlett Packard Photosmart 618


Model Name:

Hewlett Packard Photosmart 618 
Model Number: 618 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2000-10-01
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 13.8 oz (390 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.0 x 2.8 x 2.2 in.
(128 x 72 x 57 mm)
Warranty in Months: 12 
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 800x600
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.92
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 108 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.17x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 1.2x, 1.5x, 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 10000 cm
4.1 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 37 x 28 mm
1.5 x 1.1 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.4
Aperture Range Description: f/2.4-f/4.0 (wide-tele) to ?? (minimum aperture not stated) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 1%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 1%
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 127,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, forced-on red-eye 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 5.4
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 5.4 m (wide angle), 0.3 - 3.7m (tele) 
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): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: HP Photo Imaging Software and ACD Systems Viewer (PC Only), ArcSoft PhotoImpression 200 and PhotoMontage 2000 (both PC/Mac), Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition software (618xi version only) 
OS Compatibility: Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT 4.0 via card reader 
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: 0.570 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.230 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.700 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 3.400 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 8
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium, NiCd, NiMH (4 NiMH recommended) 
Batteries Included: AA (4) high-energy lithium
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Camera based on the Digita operating system by FlashPoint, enables scripting of camera functions. IrDA connection is to selected HP printers only, not general computer link. Has black/white and sepia shooting modes. AC adapter is optional. Has Pentax lens, HP electronics. (Essentially identical unit is sold by Pentax as their EI-200.)  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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