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Specification for HP PhotoSmart 318

Main Features
Resolution 2.1
Optical Zoom 2
Battery Type Alkaline
Key Features
Image Sensor Type: CCD
Resolution: 2.31 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: Without Optical Zoom
Camera Type: Standard Point and Shoot
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom: Without Optical Zoom
35mm Zoom Lens: 35 mm
Digital Zoom: 2x
Focus Type: Autofocus & Fixed Focus
Focus Range: 7.87 in. to Infinity (w)
Focal Length: 5.88 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 2.31 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 1800 x 1200
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f8 (w) - f2.8 (w)
Shutter Speed: 1/312 - 1/714 sec
White Balance: Auto
Storage
Memory Type: CompactFlash Card Type I
Built-in Memory Size: 8 MB
Compression Modes: Fine / SuperFine / Normal
Compression Type: JPEG
File Size (High Res.): 0.8 MB (160 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.1 MB (about 1,280 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: 100
Flash Type: Built-In
Flash Functions: Flash Off / Auto Flash / Fill-in Flash / Red-eye Reduction Flash
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 1.75 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 56,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB
Power Supply
Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries
Included Features
Self Timer: 10 Sec.
Mp3 Built In:
Built-in Microphone: Without Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker: Without Built-in Speaker
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS 8 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows ME / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP
Other
Height: 6.9 cm
Width: 11.4 cm
Depth: 4.3 cm
Weight: 0.2 kg
Exterior Color: Silver

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★★☆☆☆
HP PhotoSmart 318

“I thought the HP PhotoSmart 318 camera was junk. It...”

Written on: 17/07/2009

I thought the HP PhotoSmart 318 camera was junk. It ran out of batteries within 2hours. If you buy this then carry at least 16 batteries. The zoom is awful. ad when it doesnt have enough battery you cant see live view. kit takes a longggg time to upload… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
HP PhotoSmart 318

“Ok i am finnish dude so my english isn't the best, but...”

Written on: 08/10/2003 by Hyge (1 review written)

Ok i am finnish dude so my english isn't the best, but i try to tell as much as i can.

The camera is normal sized digital camera. Package includes 4aa batteries, strap and the camera. Really bad that HP didn't include lens protector to this camera because the lens is only protected by plastic shield which is not replaceable.

I gotta really tell you about the photos. Two and three star photos... well... you cant really say wich one is wich. They look the same but three star photo takes about… Read Full Review

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121621_Peter25's Response to Hyge's Review

Written on: 08/10/2003

Thanks for the great review and your english is great-I wouldnt have a cat in hells chance of writing such a good review in finnish! Keep up the good work! hyvästi ystävä!

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Gene Telep's Response to Hyge's Review

Written on: 20/09/2004

Dear Finnish Guy
<br>
<br>Thanks a lot for your suggestion re: HP 318. I have struggled for a year or more with underexposure, and am at the point where I want to throw the camera in the trash and spend money for a better one. I tried your solution, and it works fine!
<br>
<br>Thanks again !
<br>
<br>Gene Telep (Florida guy)
<br>tvcook@thevillages.net

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★★★★★
HP PhotoSmart 318

“This a great camera with no frills and a fantastic...”

Written on: 07/12/2002 by rich. (1 review written)

This a great camera with no frills and a fantastic price as of Dec.,2002. The camera has three picture quality modes and 8 megs of internal memory. More can be added with a compact flash card. The picture quality is superb at the highest quality and only fair at the low quality. On the low setting you can store over 100 pics. Only 8 on high. Get a 128 meg card for $50 to store more at high quality. I have two other digital cameras. I use this one to take with me and not worry about. I paid… Read Full Review

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HP PhotoSmart 318

“The case on the HP photoSmart 318 is plastic and...”

Written on: 12/11/2002 by jonnie duncan. (1 review written)

The case on the HP photoSmart 318 is plastic and fragile. A metal case would be so much better. The camera tends to underexpose. It is difficult to force any form of over-ride of the exposure. If you set the exposure to a darker object, the focus also locks - normally wrong. No matter which ones you buy, the batteries run out far too soon. (I know a cheat for this if anyone's interested)… Read Full Review

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Tyegal.'s Response to jonnie duncan.'s Review

Written on: 06/12/2002

Can we get your battery saving "cheat?"
Thanks!

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Jonnie Duncan's Response to jonnie duncan.'s Review

Written on: 04/12/2003

Hi
<br>Its so long since I replaced the camera, I don't know that I can remember it fully.
<br>What I used to do was, as I switched the camera on, select the little 'no flash' symbol so the flash system doesn't charge itself.
<br>Of course, this only works when you do not plan to use the flash!
<br>This added some hours to my battery life.
<br>I hope this helps
<br>Jonnie

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Jenny Snow's Response to jonnie duncan.'s Review

Written on: 04/12/2003

JONNIE I WOULD LIKE YOUR SECRET TO A LONGER BATTERY LIFE.

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57810_Lynne.'s Response to jonnie duncan.'s Review

Written on: 13/12/2002

I agree with the reviewer regarding a much needed case for the camera (mine didn't come with a case). Would love to know the cheat for extended battery life.

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★★★★★
HP PhotoSmart 318

“The HP PhotoSmart 318 digital camera is great...”

Written on: 21/10/2002 by chris. (1 review written)

The HP PhotoSmart 318 digital camera is great outdoors, good indoors and takes great close ups. No bad points… Read Full Review

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