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HP PhotoSmart 912

HP and Pentax team up to make a true SLR digicam with Pentax lens, HP color wizardry, and ample features.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 3/26/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Hewlett Packard Photosmart 912


Model Name:

Hewlett Packard Photosmart 912 
Model Number: 912 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2000-11-01
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: IR 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 22.2 oz (630 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.7 x 3.6 x 4.1 in.
(144 x 91 x 105 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 800x600
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.92
CCD Size (inches): 2/3 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: 2 - 60 cm
0.8 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/17.3
Max Aperture: f/2.5
Aperture Range Description: f/2.5 - 11 (wide), f/3.9 - 17.3 (tele) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 49 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR 
Optical VF Accuracy: 95%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 127,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings:  
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance:  
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 3.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: Average, 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, Red-Eye reduction, Ext 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.0
Flash Range Description: No spec from HP, our test showed about 10ft 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
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 for Windows, ArcSoft PhotoImpression and PhotoMontage software for Windows and Mac. 
OS Compatibility: Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT 4.0(NT needs 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:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.000
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) Alkaline
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Uses Digita operating system from FlashPoint, allowing scripting of camera functions. LCD display is for image review only, not live viewfinder, due to SLR design. CompactFlash card reader for use with Windows NT must be purchased separately. Uses Pentax lens, HP electronics. Essentially same unit is sold by Pentax as their EI-2000. Manual focus goes down to 10 cm, must use Autofocus for maximum macro of 2 cm. IrDA uses fast JetSend protocol to communicate with selected HP printers. Also supports Digita protocol over IrDA. Camera position sensor rotates images in-camera so they display with correct orientation on LCD or video. Sound capture up to 45 seconds for annotating pictures. Shooting modes includes time lapse option. Preprogrammed Auto exposure modes for specific situations (portrait, landscape, night, sports)  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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