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HP PhotoSmart R817 Review - Steves Digicams

Hp-Photosmart-R817Steves Digicams reviews the HP PhotoSmart R817 and writes - 'Image quality was what we have come to expect from HP. When using its 5M *** mode, it produces sharp images with great exposure and color saturation. Its 5x optical zoom lens offers a more versatile range when compared to typical 3x zoom digicams. I did notice an average amount of noise in High/Low contrast areas (especially at higher ISOs), but nothing that will be visible in your average 4x6 to 8x10-inch prints. Like we experienced with past models, the Adaptive Lighting feature is very useful when shooting either indoors or outdoors; when using it, the camera increases the gamma of the image to better enhance the detail of objects in low contrast (shadow) areas. I was a bit surprised that noise levels were considerably lower than what we had seen from its predecessors.'

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