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I don’t know if HP is trying to save on PR costs, but they crammed nine new digital cameras and three new Photosmart printers in their latest press release. All of the info comes after the jump but I’ll frame a few product highlights that were noteworthy:
- HP’s $299 8-megapixel Photosmart R937 camera (shown) includes a sizable 3.6-inch touchscreen display for photo editing and organizing on the device. Also included is the HP Design Gallery which among other features has a slimming feature to remove 10 pounds from folks in the photos. At a tad over a buck-twenty on the scale (I blog more than I eat), I’ll pass on the slimming, thank you.
- The HP Photosmart D7460 Printer kicks out six-color prints in ten-seconds, even if your subjects keep the ten pounds of extra baggage. It also includes a 3.5-inch touchscreen and integrated WiFi and wired Ethernet for $179; not bad.
HP Splashes into Summer with Hot New Products to Capture and Print Memories
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 21, 2007
HP today introduced several imaging and printing products –including nine feature-rich digital cameras, two versatilesingle-function Photosmart printers and an all-in-one Photosmartprinter – all designed to enable people to make the most of summermemories.
Highlights include:a digital camera with the largest touchscreen LCD display of any compact digital camera in the industry;single-function printers that offer the fastest and easiest way to print lab-quality photos at home;(1) andan all-in-one printer that can print customized labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.
“Summer brings not only warmer weather, but family vacations,backyard get-togethers and plenty of other occasions where memories canbe captured,” said Dan Gilbert, vice president of marketing, DigitalPhotography and Entertainment, HP. “HP’s latest digital cameras andprinters are not only easy to use, but also empower people to customizeand share their photos, their way.”
Interact with summer photos using touchscreen technology
The HP Photosmart R937 Digital Camerahas a 3.6-inch Auto-bright touchscreen display for editing andorganizing photos directly on the camera. Included within thetouchscreen is a Microsoft Windows Vista™-compatible tagging featureand a virtual keyboard, making photo organization and management quickand easy once the camera is connected to a PC.
The 8-megapixel R937 also features the latest generation of HPDesign Gallery, which includes the popular slimming feature that cantake up to 10 pounds off photographed subjects, HP pet-eye fix tocorrect glowing pet eyes and HP touch-up technology for removal ofblemishes.
The HP Photosmart Mz67 Digital Camera,which produces 8-megapixel photos, is HP’s first compact midrange zoomdigital camera. The Mz67 features a big 6x optical zoom and a bright2.5-inch display for easy viewing indoors or out.
Adding a splash of color to HP’s lineup, the HP Photosmart R742 Digital Cameracomes in a wide variety of colors, including silver black and darkblue. Six other new HP digital cameras – starting as low as $79(2) – feature industry-leading in-camera red-eye removal,(3) HP steady photo anti-shake mode,(4) HP Design Gallery,(5) HP Photosmart software and Vista compatibility, making it easy to edit, share and manage photos.
The thin and lightweight, 5-megapixel HP Photosmart E337 Digital Camerais expected to be available for purchase in July. The remaining eightdigital cameras, including the HP Photosmart R937 Digital Camera and HPPhotosmart Mz67 Digital Camera, are expected to be available forpurchase in August.
Create lab-quality photos at home
The HP Photosmart D7260 Printer and HP Photosmart D7460 Printerprovide the fastest and easiest way to print photos at home – producingstunning six-color photos in as fast as 10 seconds. When combined withHP Vivera inks and HP Advanced Photo Paper, these printers offerreliable, low-cost photo printing, plus superior-quality prints.
Both printers feature easy-to-use 3.5-inch touchscreens, an HPRed-Eye Removal button for easy removal of red-eye from photos directlyon the printer, HP Smart Web Printing(6) to ensure thatpages from websites print without cutoff edges, Ethernet networking foradded compatibility, and HP Auto Sense technology to prevent commonprinting mistakes.(7)
In addition, the D7460 features built-in wireless(8) connectivity and Ethernet, making it even easier to share and print summer adventures using network-enabled notebooks and PCs.
Personalize CDs and DVDs with HP’s latest all-in-one printer
Joining HP’s popular line of all-in-one printers, the HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer allows people to create designs on a PC, then print directly onto CDs and DVDs(9) for convenient archiving or unique photo and music gifts. The all-in-one features include HP Smart Web Printing,(6) an automatic paper-type sensor for optimized print and copy quality and an HP Red-Eye Removal button.
The C5280 features HP’s new high-capacity inkjet cartridges(10)to enable affordable printing with fewer cartridge changes whenprinting everything that goes along with summer travels, includingitineraries, maps and flight confirmations.
The HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer is expected to be available this month for $149.(2)
HP inkjet printing joins the “blogosphere”
Today, HP kicks off a new blog aimed at covering important topicsrelated to inkjet printing in the home and office. For additionalinformation or to check out this blog, please visit www.hp.com/blogs/inkjet.
More information about HP’s summer launch of digital photography and printing solutions is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/SummerImagingLaunch2007.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of itscustomers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With aportfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, servicesand IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies,with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters endedApril 30, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Printing research by Doxus, 2007. Details and a list of tested printers is available at www.doxus.com.
(2) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
(3) More information is available at www.hp.com/go/noredeye.
(4) HP steady photo anti-shake mode available on digitalcameras $99 and up. This feature is not available on the HP PhotosmartE337 Digital Camera.
(5) Varies across cameras.
(6) Requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.
(7) When using HP Advanced Photo Paper, HP Premium andPremium Plus Photo Papers or HP CD/DVD Tattoos with HP Auto Sensetechnology.
(8) Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point.
(9) Requires printable CD/DVD media. Not included, sold separately.
(10) Not included, sold separately.