Excellent camera for it's
price and size!, January 18, 2006
Reviewer: Vicki Bautista "Troyster"
This was my first camera I've owned and I wanted one to take pictures of
my friends at school as well as scenery. Due to the camera's compact size
I can carry with me everywhere I go. It has many options but I usually
keep it on auto and I get great results. The main standout point for me
was the HP Adaptive Light Tech. feature. It is made to bring faces out of
shadows and details out of backgrounds which makes the picture look 100
times better. I put one of my images of Lake Dixon in the customer images
section if you want to see just how good these pictures turn out. If your
thinking of buying a camera at a reasonable price, one you can take
anywhere, and still take great pictures, this is the camera for you! I
Good and Bad, December 30, 2005
I have owned an R607 for a few months now. (I purchased one of the limited
edition 'Gwen Stefani - Harajuku Lovers' cameras, but that doesn't make
much of a difference) I'm very pleased with it but there are a few things
that miff me.
For one, even in medium light, sometimes it will take very long to take a
picture if you're not using flash. Sometimes you have to hold your
hand/arm/body very, very still - usually someone would buy a tripod for
this, but it even happens when simply doing a quick shot of a few friends
on an outing or something. I practice holding my breath and keeping very
still when taking pictures with this camera. (And sometimes it's awkward
when someone poses for the camera and they have to stay still for 10-15 or
even 20 seconds.)
The audio quality of the video mode is absolutely horrible. All you hear
is loud static. It's very hard to capture any sound at all and when you do
it's nearly drowned out by the static.
But there are many good things about this camera as well. First of all,
the design. Although it has a small screen, it's no big deal. It's tiny
enough to take anywhere with you but not fragile.
There are different macro settings which can produce gorgeous pictures
with lots of detail. It has 'Image Advice' - a little notification thing
that pops up every once in a while to tell you how you might improve a
There are many different modes - sunset, portrait, beach, snow... there's
even a panoramic mode that allows you to take large, wide pictures of
landscapes or other things like that. It has different colours; B&W and
Sepia. You can adjust the hue and sharpness and exposure and all sorts of
things. There is red-eye removal right on the menu and an automatic
printing function - select the number of prints you want on your camera
and hook it up to a special HP printer and you get professional pictures
right from your camera.
It has an InstantShare feature as well, which, when set up, allows you to
send your pictures off to different people on your contact list
immediately when you hook up your camera to your computer.
So, for what it is, it's a spectacular camera - if you can settle with
it's drawbacks. A tiny screen isn't much of a deal, right? I thoroughly
enjoy using this camera and I'm going to continue using it for a long time
Great Camera!!!!!!, October 19, 2005
Reviewer: Mr. Techno
I just got this camera- and I am amazed. I was hesitent about buying
something other than Olympus- a name brand I could trust (I previously
owned a D-390) but I am impressed by the quality of this camera. The
pictures are sharp and crisp and HPs adaptive lighting will brighten the
dark areas of the picture.
Its very portable and it only took me 2 1/2 seconds for it to completly
turn on and take a picture. HP really packed a lot of features into this
The only minor downsides are the speaker isnt great but when you put them
on a computer, its great. Also there is 2second delay after you press the
movie button before it starts recording.
3 1/2 to 4 stars...., February 13, 2005
I have had this camera for almost a year and I am happy and disappointed
as I get pictures from it that I want but don't need and then when I went
to Warped Tour this summer and finally met Lars from my favorite punk band
I went to get it developed and magically I got a virus and it deleted my
pictures. I found out it thinks it has a virus if you have movies with
pictures! And will just delete everything! I have not used the movie
function since as it uses too much memory anyways. I have had okay luck
since then but it still is only worth its money! I had a cannon 5.1
megapixel with 5 normal zoom and 5 digital and it was great but it was
also costly and I couldn't afford the bill at the time so I returned it
for this one. And I can tell a difference, better price, better camera.
But if you look some are worse than this one but cost more. My advise
never use movies with a picture as that is what caused the virus on my
camera according to what HP told Walmart when they called to see if they
could save my pictures. I don't want anyone to lose pictures that mean a
lot like I did.
Back to HP Photosmart R607xi 4.1MP Digital Camera
with 3x Optical Zoom & R Series Dock Bundle