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HP Photosmart R837
Digital Camera
User Guide
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Contents
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Getting started.......................................................................................................5
Camera top, side, and back ...................................................................................5
Camera front and bottom.........................................................................................6
Before taking pictures..............................................................................................6
Install the battery..............................................................................................7
Charge the battery............................................................................................7
Turn on the camera..........................................................................................7
Choose the language.......................................................................................8
Set the region...................................................................................................8
Set the date and time.......................................................................................8
Install and format an optional memory card.....................................................9
Install the software...........................................................................................9
Using your camera................................................................................................10
Taking pictures and recording video clips.......................................................11
Taking pictures......................................................................................................11
Recording video clips............................................................................................12
Instant Review.......................................................................................................12
Auto focus and exposure.......................................................................................12
Focusing on the subject.................................................................................12
Optimizing focus.............................................................................................13
Using Focus Lock...........................................................................................13
Optimizing exposure.......................................................................................13
Using zoom............................................................................................................14
Optical zoom..................................................................................................14
Digital zoom....................................................................................................14
Setting options for taking pictures and recording video clips.......................16
Setting the flash.....................................................................................................16
Red eye..........................................................................................................16
Using the shooting modes.....................................................................................16
Using Panorama mode...................................................................................17
Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus............................................18
Using the Self-Timer settings.........................................................................21
Using the Burst setting...................................................................................21
Adaptive Lighting............................................................................................22
Exposure Compensation................................................................................22
White Balance................................................................................................22
ISO speed......................................................................................................22
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Reviewing images and video clips....................................................................24
Using Playback......................................................................................................24
Deleting images..............................................................................................25
Viewing thumbnails........................................................................................25
Magnifying images.........................................................................................25
Using the Playback Menu......................................................................................26
Tagging images .............................................................................................26
Viewing slideshows........................................................................................27
Stitching panoramas.......................................................................................27
5 Using the Design Gallery Menu..........................................................................28
Removing red eyes................................................................................................28
Applying artistic effects..........................................................................................28
Enhancing photos..................................................................................................29
Modifying colors.....................................................................................................30
Adding borders......................................................................................................30
Cropping images...................................................................................................31
6 Transferring and printing images......................................................................32
Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software..............................................32
Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software.........................................33
Connecting to the computer...........................................................................33
Using a memory card reader..........................................................................33
Printing directly to a printer....................................................................................33
7 Using HP Photosmart Express...........................................................................36
Using the Photosmart Express Menu....................................................................36
Marking images for printing...................................................................................36
Buying prints online...............................................................................................37
Sharing images......................................................................................................37
Setting up online destinations in the camera.................................................38
Sending images to online destinations...........................................................38
8 Using the Camera Setup Menu...........................................................................39
9 Troubleshooting..................................................................................................41
Resetting the camera............................................................................................41
Problems and solutions.........................................................................................41
Camera error messages........................................................................................45
10 Product support...................................................................................................46
Helpful websites....................................................................................................46
Getting assistance.................................................................................................46
A Managing batteries..............................................................................................48
Top points about batteries.....................................................................................48
Extending battery life.............................................................................................48
Safety precautions for using batteries...................................................................48
Power indicators....................................................................................................49
Number of shots per battery charge......................................................................49
Recharging the Lithium Ion battery.......................................................................49
Safety precautions for recharging batteries...........................................................50
B Specifications......................................................................................................52
Memory capacity...................................................................................................53
Image quality.........................................................................................................54
Video quality..........................................................................................................54
Index............................................................................................................................55
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Getting started
Use this section to get familiar with the camera controls, set up your digital camera for
use, and begin taking pictures.
Camera top, side, and back
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Mode button—Accesses the
Shooting Mode menu while in
Capture (see Using the shooting modes on page 16).
2
Flash button—Accesses the flash settings while in
(see Setting the flash on page 16).
3
Selector—Switches between
Picture Capture,
Video Record,
and
Playback (see Taking pictures on page 11, Recording video clips
on page 12, and Reviewing images and video clips on page 24).
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Speaker.
5
Shutter button.
6
Power light.
7
Zoom lever—Accesses /
Zoom (see Using zoom on page 14),
Thumbnails (see Viewing thumbnails on page 25), and Magnify
(see Magnifying images on page 25) functions.
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9
and
Picture
Picture Capture
buttons—Scroll through menus and images.
button—Displays camera menus, selects options, and confirms actions.
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USB connector.
11
Battery Charging light.
12
Delete button— Accesses the Delete function while in
Playback (see
Deleting images on page 25) or Instant Review (see Instant Review
on page 12).
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Back button—Returns you to the previous menu or view.
Image Display.
Camera front and bottom
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2
3
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1
Microphone.
2
Flash.
3
Self-Timer/Focus Assist light—See Using the Self-Timer settings
on page 21.
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Lens.
5
Lens cover/Power switch—Turns the camera on and off and protects the lens
while the camera is off.
6
Dock connector.
7
Tripod mount.
8
Battery/Memory Card door.
Before taking pictures
Complete the following procedures before taking pictures or recording video clips.
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Install the battery
1.
2.
3.
Open the Battery/Memory Card door by sliding the
door latch as indicated on the Battery/Memory
Card door.
Insert the battery in the larger slot, pushing the
battery in until the latch catches.
Close the Battery/Memory Card door.
To remove the battery, press the battery latch as shown
until the battery springs free.
Note Fully charge the battery before using it
the first time (see Charge the battery
on page 7). Turn off the camera before removing the battery.
Charge the battery
To charge the battery in the camera:
1.
2.
Plug the small end of the USB cable into the
camera and the large end into the power adapter,
then plug the power adapter into an electrical
outlet, as shown.
The camera's blinking Battery Charging light
indicates that the battery is charging. The battery
is fully charged when the Battery Charging light
turns on solid (see Recharging the Lithium Ion battery on page 49 for information
on charging times).
When charging is complete, disconnect the camera from the power adapter.
Note For other methods for recharging the battery, see Recharging the Lithium
Ion battery on page 49.
Turn on the camera
To turn on the camera, slide the lens cover open until it
clicks, uncovering the lens.
To turn off the camera, slide the lens cover closed until
it clicks, covering the lens.
Caution When sliding the lens cover, keep
your fingers clear of the lens. Fingerprints on the
lens can impair the quality of the picture.
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Choose the language
Use
press
to choose the language you want, then
.
To change the language later, use the Camera Setup
Menu (see Using the Camera Setup Menu
on page 39).
Set the region
Along with the Language setting, the Region setting
determines the default date format and the format of the
video signal for displaying camera images on a
television when connected through an optional
HP Photosmart dock (see Using the Camera Setup
Menu on page 39).
Use
.
to choose the region you want, then press
Set the date and time
Accurately setting the date and time will help you locate images once you have
transferred them to your computer, and will ensure that images are accurately marked if
you use the date and time imprint feature. See Date & Time Imprint under Using the
Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18.
1.
2.
3.
Use
to adjust the highlighted value.
Use
to move to the other selections and repeat
Step 1 until the date and time are set correctly.
Press
when the date, time, and format settings
again to confirm.
are correct, then press
To change the date and time later, use the Camera
Setup Menu (see Using the Camera Setup Menu
on page 39).
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Install and format an optional memory card
This camera supports standard, high speed, and high capacity Secure Digital (SD)
memory cards, 32MB to 4GB.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the camera and open the
Battery/Memory Card door.
Insert the optional memory card in
the smaller slot as shown. Make
sure the memory card snaps into
place.
Close the Battery/Memory Card
door and turn on the camera.
Always format new memory cards
before first use. Formatting removes all
images from the memory card, so
make sure to transfer existing images
before formatting (see Transferring and printing images on page 32).
1.
2.
3.
4.
With the camera turned on, slide
to .
Press .
Use
to select Format Card, then press
.
Use
to select Yes, then press
to format the card.
Note Once you install a memory card, all new images and video clips are stored
on the card, rather than in internal memory. To use internal memory and view
images stored there, remove the memory card. To transfer images from internal
memory to an optional memory card, see Move Images to Card under Using the
Playback Menu on page 26.
For information about supported memory cards, see Storage under Specifications
on page 52.
Install the software
The HP Photosmart Software provides features for transferring images and video clips
to your computer, as well as features for modifying stored images (remove red eyes,
rotate, crop, resize, adjust image quality, and more). See the Help feature in the HP
Photosmart Software.
To install the HP Photosmart Software, your computer must meet the system
requirements as stated on the camera packaging.
To learn about Windows Vista support for your camera,
see www.hp.com/go/windowsvista (English only).
1.
2.
3.
Close all programs and temporarily disable any virus protection software.
Insert the HP Photosmart Software CD into the CD drive and follow the on-screen
instructions. If the installation screen does not appear, click Start, click Run, type
D:\Setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD drive, then click OK.
When the software has finished installing, re-enable virus protection software.
Note If you have trouble installing or using the HP Photosmart Software, see
the Hewlett-Packard Technical Support website for more
information: www.hp.com/support.
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About the HP Photosmart Software
The CD that came with your camera contains HP Photosmart Software for computers
running Windows XP or x64 with at least 128MB of RAM.
To learn more about the software features and how to use them, see the Help feature in
the HP Photosmart Software.
Using your camera
Now that you’ve completed setup, you can take and review pictures and video clips.
For information on taking pictures and
capturing video clips
See Taking pictures on page 11 and
Recording video clips on page 12.
For information on setting picture capture See Setting options for taking pictures and
and video record options
recording video clips on page 16.
For information on reviewing images and
video clips on the camera
See Reviewing images and video clips
on page 24.
For information on enhancing your images See Using the Design Gallery Menu
on page 28.
For information on transferring images
from your camera to a computer
See Transferring images with
HP Photosmart Software on page 32.
For information on printing images
See Printing directly to a printer
on page 33.
Tip To switch between
Playback, slide
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Picture Capture,
Video Record, and
to the desired option.
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Taking pictures and recording
video clips
You can take pictures when you are in
Picture Capture and you can record video
when you are in
Video Record. Slide
to
to take pictures or to
to record
video clips. The Image Display resembles the following:
1
2
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0:15
●
●
Picture Capture indicator.
Video Record indicator.
●
●
When taking pictures, pictures remaining count.
When recording video clips, time remaining (in minutes and
seconds).
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Memory card indicator.
4
Battery level indicator (see Power indicators on page 49).
5
Focus brackets (see Auto focus and exposure on page 12).
Taking pictures
You can take a picture when the camera is set to
1.
2.
3.
4.
Picture Capture.
Slide
to
.
Frame the subject for your picture in the Image Display.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to measure and
lock the focus and exposure. The focus brackets in the
Image Display turn solid green when focus is locked (see
Auto focus and exposure on page 12).
Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture.
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Recording video clips
You can record a video clip when the camera is set to
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Video Record.
Slide
to
.
Frame the subject in the Image Display.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to measure focus
and exposure. The focus brackets in the Image Display turn
solid green when focus is locked (see Auto focus and
exposure on page 12).
Press the Shutter button all the way down and release to
begin recording video.
To stop recording video, press and release the Shutter button again.
Instant Review
After you have taken a picture or recorded a video clip, the camera displays it briefly
in Instant Review. If you want to delete the image or video clip, press , select This
.
Image from the Delete sub-menu, then press
Auto focus and exposure
When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the camera automatically measures
and locks the focus (for pictures and video clips) and exposure (for pictures only). When
you auto focus:
Indicator
Description
Green focus brackets
Focus found.
Red focus brackets
Focus not found (see Optimizing focus
on page 13).
(shaking hand icon)
(Pictures only) Long exposure required (see
Optimizing exposure on page 13).
Tip If you follow the suggestions for focus and exposure and your image does
not appear to be in proper focus or exposure when viewed in
Playback, see
the topics on blurry, dark, light, or grainy images in Troubleshooting
on page 41.
Focusing on the subject
When you press the Shutter button halfway down, the
camera searches for focus within the focus brackets.
When it finds focus, the focus brackets turn green.
If the focus brackets do not frame your subject, use
Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock on page 13).
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Optimizing focus
When the camera cannot auto focus, the focus brackets turn red. This indicates the
picture may be out of focus because the subject is out of the focus range or the scene
has low contrast.
If you are recording a video or taking a picture with a shooting mode (see Using the
shooting modes on page 16) other than
Close-up and cannot focus, it will still take
the picture. Try releasing the Shutter button, reframing, and then pressing the Shutter
button halfway down again. If the focus brackets are still red:
For pictures and video clips: If the scene has low contrast, use Focus Lock (see Using
Focus Lock on page 13) and aim at a point on the subject that has more colors or
crisp edges.
For pictures only:
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Select a shooting mode more appropriate for the scene you are capturing (see Using
the shooting modes on page 16).
If the subject is too close (less than 100 mm or 4.7 in), move farther away from the
subject or use
Close-up (see Close-up under Using the shooting modes
on page 16).
If the camera is set to Close-up and cannot focus, the camera will not take the picture.
Try one of the following:
●
●
Move within the
Close-up range (100 mm to 1 m or 4.7 to 39.4 in) or set the
Auto (see Auto under Using the shooting modes on page 16).
camera to
In low contrast scenes, use Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock on page 13).
Using Focus Lock
Use Focus Lock to focus on a subject that is not in the center of the picture, to capture
action shots more quickly by pre-focusing in the area where the action will occur, or to
focus in low light or low contrast situations.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Frame the subject for your picture within the focus
brackets. In low light or low contrast situations,
frame a brighter or higher contrast object.
Press the Shutter button halfway down.
Hold the Shutter button halfway down and reframe.
Press the Shutter button all the way down to take
the picture.
Optimizing exposure
When you are taking a picture and press the Shutter button halfway down, the camera
also measures the light level to set the proper exposure.
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If the camera determines the scene will require a very long exposure, a shaking hand
icon ( ) appears. The camera will take the picture, but it may be blurry because it is
difficult to hold the camera still for the length of time required. Try one of the following:
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Set the flash to
Auto Flash or Flash On (see Setting the flash
on page 16).
Set the camera on a tripod or stable surface.
If the subject is out of the flash range or you do not have a tripod, set the shooting
mode to
Steady Photo (see Steady Photo under Using the shooting modes
on page 16).
Turn on more light.
Note When you are recording a video, the camera continuously updates
exposure.
Using zoom
Your camera has both optical and digital zoom. Optical zoom physically adjusts the lens
to make the subject of your picture appear closer. After you have zoomed the lens fully
using optical zoom, the camera employs digital zoom. Digital zoom uses no moving lens
parts.
Tip The more you zoom in on the subject of your picture, the more small
movements of the camera are magnified (this is called camera shake). If
appears when you press the Shutter button halfway down, the picture may
Steady
be blurry. Hold the camera still, add more light to the scene, or use
Photo shooting mode (see Using the shooting modes on page 16). Try
holding the camera closer to your body or against a steady object, or set the
camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Optical zoom
Optical zoom moves the lens between wide angle (1x) and telephoto (3x).
While in
Picture Capture or
Video Record, use the buttons
to
on the Zoom lever to control zoom. Press to zoom in and
zoom out.
Digital zoom
In digital zoom, the Image Display shows a yellow frame around the scene and the image
quality setting (MP value). As you zoom in, the scene enlarges within the yellow frame
to indicate the area of the scene the camera will capture, and the MP value decreases
to indicate the resolution at which the scene will be captured.
When capturing images using digital zoom, make sure that the MP value shown in the
Image Display is appropriate for the size at which you want to print the captured image.
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For MP values and their recommended print sizes, see Image Quality under Using the
Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18.
1.
2.
3.
While in
Picture Capture, press on the Zoom lever to optically zoom to the
maximum level, then release the lever.
Press and hold until the image you want to capture fills the yellow frame. If you
.
zoom in too far, press
To return to optical zoom, press .
Note Digital zoom is not available in Panorama mode nor when recording video
clips.
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Setting options for taking
pictures and recording video
clips
Your camera's settings work well for most shooting situations. For some situations,
however, the features described in this chapter can improve the pictures you take and
the video clips you record. In addition to setting features that optimize the camera for
lighting and motion, you can also set the camera to create a panorama, to take a series
of pictures rapidly or take images 10 seconds after you press the Shutter button, giving
you time to put yourself in the image.
Setting the flash
To select a flash setting, press
desired flash mode, then press
.
while in
Picture Capture, use
to highlight the
. To exit without changing the flash setting, press
Auto Flash (Default)—The camera uses the flash, if necessary. The flash may
cause a phenomenon called red-eye (see Red eye on page 16).
Flash On—The camera always uses flash. If the light is behind your subject,
use this setting to increase the light on the front of your subject. The flash may
cause a phenomenon called red-eye (see Red eye on page 16).
Flash Off—The camera does not use flash. Use this setting to capture poorly
lit subjects beyond the flash range or to capture scenes with the existing light.
The Flash setting remains in effect until it is changed again, or you turn off the camera.
Note The flash is set to
Flash Off in
Landscape, / Panorama,
Sunset, and
Theatre shooting modes, with the
Burst setting, and
Night Portrait
while recording video clips. The flash is set to Flash On in
shooting mode.
Red eye
The red-eye phenomenon is caused when light from the flash reflects off the subjects'
eyes, which can make human eyes appear red and animal's eyes appear to glow in the
captured image. You can remove the red eyes in human subjects after you have captured
the image, using either Remove Red Eyes (see Remove Red Eyes under Using the
Design Gallery Menu on page 28) or the HP Photosmart Software that came with
your camera. You can remove the glowing eyes in animal subjects after you have
captured the image using Pet-Eye Fix (see Enhancing photos on page 29).
Using the shooting modes
Shooting modes are predefined settings for everyday situations. They are optimized for
particular types of scenes or shooting situations.
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To select a shooting mode, press Mode while in
Picture Capture, use
to highlight
. To exit without changing the shooting mode, press
a shooting mode, then press
.
Auto Mode (Default)—For taking good shots quickly, when you do not have
time to select a special shooting mode.
Close-up—Use when taking close-up pictures of subjects between 100 mm
and 1 m (4.7 to 39.4 in) away.
Steady Photo—For minimizing picture blur when the subject is moving or you
cannot hold the camera still long enough in moderate to dim light conditions
(see Optimizing exposure on page 13).
Theatre—For capturing images at school programs, concerts, or indoor
sporting events without using flash.
or
Panorama—For grand landscapes or group pictures where you need to
capture a wide shot that one image cannot capture (see Using Panorama
mode on page 17).
Landscape—For scenes with deep perspective, such as mountain scenes.
Portrait—For pictures that have one or more people as their primary subject.
Action—For capturing sporting events, moving cars, or any scene where you
want to stop the action.
Night Portrait—For capturing images of people at night. This mode uses the
flash and a long exposure. As a result, you must set the camera on a tripod
or stable surface.
Beach—For capturing scenes at the beach.
Snow—For capturing scenes in snow.
Sunset—For capturing outdoor scenes at sunset.
Note The shooting modes do not apply when you are recording video clips.
The shooting mode remains in effect until it is changed again, or until you turn off the
camera.
Using Panorama mode
Panorama mode allows you to take a sequence of 2 to 5 pictures that can be stitched
together to capture a scene too wide to fit into a single picture. To stitch your panoramic
sequence together, use Stitch Panorama on the camera (see Stitching panoramas
on page 27). If you installed the HP Photosmart Software (see Install the software
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on page 9), you can also stitch panoramas automatically as you transfer them to your
computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
While in
Picture Capture, press Mode, use
to select either
Panorama
Panorama (right to left), then press
.
(left to right) or
Press the Shutter button to take the first picture in the panoramic sequence.
Position the camera to take the second picture.
Use the transparent overlay of the first image
superimposed on one third of the Image Display to
align your second picture with the first.
Press the Shutter button to take the second
picture.
Continue adding up to three more pictures to the
panorama, or press
to end the panoramic
sequence.
During Instant Review (see Instant Review on page 12), each image in the panoramic
sequence is displayed. When the last image is displayed, you can stitch the sequence
by pressing , then pressing
when the stitched panorama appears. You can also
delete the panoramic sequence by pressing , selecting Entire Panoramic
.
Sequence, then pressing
Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus
The Picture Capture and Video Record menus allow you to adjust camera settings that
affect the characteristics of the pictures and video clips you capture. The Picture
Capture Menu displays only those features available for taking pictures while the Video
Record Menu displays only features available for recording video clips.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Slide
to
or
, then press
.
Use
to highlight a menu option, then press
to display the menu option’s
sub-menu.
Use
to highlight a setting, then press
to change the setting or press
to
exit without changing the setting.
To exit the menu, press
repeatedly until you return to
Picture Capture or
Video Record.
For on-camera information about an option, use
sub-menu, then press
.
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to highlight Help... in the option's
Unless otherwise noted, the setting remains in effect until you turn off the camera. The
next time you turn on the camera, the settings reset to their defaults.
Video Quality (
only)—Sets resolution and compression for video clips.
The setting remains in effect until it is changed, even when you turn off the
camera.
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●
●
Best (Default)—For outdoor action video clips or printing individual video
frames up to 10.2 by 15.2 cm (4 by 6 in).
Better —For indoor video clips or printing individual video frames
up to 7.6 by 12.7 cm (3 by 5 in).
Good —For capturing longer video clips or e-mailing shorter clips.
Self-Timer—For capturing images or recording video after a 10-second delay
(see Using the Self-Timer settings on page 21). The setting resets to Off
after the image is taken.
●
●
●
Off (Default)—Disables Self-Timer.
On—For taking one delayed shot or video clip.
On-2 Shots (
only)—For taking two delayed shots.
Adaptive Lighting (
only)—Balances the relationship between light and
dark areas. For more information, see Adaptive Lighting on page 22.
Off (Default), On
Image Quality (
only)—Sets resolution and compression for images. The
greater the number, the higher the resolution. The setting remains in effect
until it is changed, even when you turn off the camera.
●
●
●
●
●
7MP Best—For enlarging or printing images greater than 28 x 36 cm (11
by 14 in).
Normal (7MP) (Default)—For printing images up to 28 x 36 cm (11 by 14
in).
5MP—For printing images up to 20 x 25 cm (8 by 10 in).
2MP—For printing images up to 13 x 18 cm (5 by 7 in).
VGA—For sending images via e-mail or posting them to the Internet.
Burst (
only)—For taking two or more shots quickly in succession (see
Using the Burst setting on page 21).
Off (Default), On
Tag—Applies a tag to pictures and video clips as they are taken or recorded.
The setting remains in effect until it is changed, even when you turn off the
camera.
To select a tag to apply, use
to highlight a tag, then press
.
For more information about tags, see Tagging images on page 26.
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Date & Time Imprint (
only)—Imprints date in lower left corner of image.
The setting remains in effect until it is changed, even when you turn off the
camera.
●
●
●
Off (Default)—No date or time imprinted on the image.
Date Only—Date permanently imprinted.
Date & Time—Date and time permanently imprinted.
Exposure Compensation—Overrides the camera’s automatic exposure
setting. For more information, see Exposure Compensation on page 22.
●
●
To make the images you are about to capture brighter, press to increase
the value.
To make the images you are about to capture darker, press to decrease
the value.
Exposure Bracketing (
only)—Creates a set of three images captured at
the value set for Exposure Compensation and under- and over-exposed by
.
the value you select using
●
●
●
Off (Default)
± 0.5
±1.0
During Instant Review (see Instant Review on page 12), you can delete the
entire bracketing sequence. To delete individual images, see Deleting images
on page 25.
White Balance—Balances color based on lighting conditions. For more
information, see White Balance on page 22.
●
●
●
●
●
Auto (Default)—Corrects for scene illuminance. For general picture
taking.
Sun—For outdoor scenes in sunny or cloudy conditions.
Shade—For outdoor scenes in shade or at dusk.
Tungsten—For indoor scenes with incandescent or halogen lighting.
Fluorescent—For indoor scenes with fluorescent lighting.
ISO Speed—Adjusts the camera’s sensitivity to light. For more information,
see ISO speed on page 22.
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Auto (Default)—Camera selects the best ISO speed for the scene.
ISO 100—For best quality.
ISO 200—For lower light conditions.
ISO 400—For lower light conditions and/or action when short shutter
speeds are desired.
AE Metering—Specifies which region of a scene the camera uses to calculate
the exposure.
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●
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Average (Default)—Useful when you want the entire scene to be used
when calculating exposure.
Spot—Useful in backlit scenes or when the subject is very dark or light
compared to the rest of the scene. For best results, use Focus Lock (see
Using Focus Lock on page 13) with Spot.
(continued)
Camera Setup...—Displays the Camera Setup Menu for setting camera
behavior (see Using the Camera Setup Menu on page 39).
Camera Help...—Displays a list of help topics for commonly used features.
Note Some options are not available in certain shooting modes or in
combination with other Picture Capture or Video Record menu options.
Using the Self-Timer settings
The Self-Timer allows you to take one or two pictures or one video clip after a 10-second
delay.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
While in the Picture Capture or Video Record menu, use
to highlight
SelfTimer , then press
.
In the Self-Timer sub-menu, use
to select On (for one shot) or On-2 Shots,
, then press
repeatedly until you return to
Picture Capture or
press
Video Record. For more details on selecting options in the Picture Capture and
Video Record menus, see Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus
on page 18.
Set the camera on a tripod or stable surface.
Frame the subject in the Image Display.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to lock focus and exposure. When the focus
brackets turn green, press the Shutter button all the way down.
The camera begins the 10-second countdown, then takes the picture or begins
recording the video clip. If you chose On-2 Shots, the camera takes the second
picture a few seconds after the first.
If you are recording a video clip, press the Shutter button to stop recording.
Tip If you want to include yourself in the picture, place the camera on a tripod
or stable surface, then press the Shutter button all the way down. The camera
locks focus and exposure just before the end of the countdown, allowing you time
to place yourself in the scene.
The Self-Timer setting resets to the default Off setting after the picture or video clip is
taken.
Using the Burst setting
Burst allows you to take two or more pictures as quickly as possible when you press and
hold the Shutter button all the way down.
1.
2.
While in the Picture Capture Menu, use
to highlight
Burst, press
,
, then press
repeatedly until you return to
Picture
highlight On, press
Capture. For more details on selecting options in the Picture Capture Menu,
see Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18.
Frame the subject, then press the Shutter button halfway down to lock the focus
and exposure. Then press the Shutter button all the way down and hold it. The
camera takes pictures as quickly as possible until you release the Shutter button or
the camera runs out of memory.
The Image Display remains off during the burst capture. After the burst images have
been taken, each image appears one at a time in Instant Review (see Instant Review
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on page 12). You can delete the entire burst sequence in Instant Review. To delete
individual images, see Deleting images on page 25.
The Burst setting remains in effect until it is changed again, or until it resets to the default
Off setting when you turn off the camera.
Adaptive Lighting
This setting balances the relationship between bright and dark areas in a picture,
preserving gentle contrasts while reducing harsh contrasts. When used with a flash,
Adaptive Lighting can brighten areas that a flash wouldn’t reach. Adaptive Lighting
is useful in situations like these:
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Outdoor scenes with a mixture of sun and shade
High contrast scenes that contain both light and dark objects
Indoor scenes that use flash photography (to soften or even out the effect of the
flash)
Backlit scenes where the subject is too far away for the flash to reach, or is severely
backlit (for example, in front of a window)
You can use Adaptive Lighting with or without flash, but it is not recommended as a
replacement for flash. Unlike the flash, Adaptive Lighting does not affect exposure
settings, so brightened areas may appear noisy or grainy, and indoor or night images
may be blurry if taken without a flash or a tripod.
Exposure Compensation
You can use Exposure Compensation to override the camera's automatic exposure
setting. Exposure Compensation is useful in scenes that contain many light objects
(like a white object against a light background) or many dark objects (like a black object
against a dark background). Such scenes could turn out gray without the use of
Exposure Compensation. For a scene with many light objects, increase the Exposure
Compensation to a positive number. For a scene with many dark objects, decrease the
Exposure Compensation.
Tip To see the effect varying Exposure Compensation settings might have on
a scene, use Exposure Bracketing (see Exposure Bracketing under Using the
Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
White Balance
Different lighting conditions cast different colors. This setting allows the camera to
compensate for this, reproducing colors more accurately and ensuring that whites appear
white in the final image. You can also adjust the white balance to produce creative effects.
For example, the Sun setting produces a warmer look to the image.
ISO speed
This setting adjusts the sensitivity of the camera to light. When ISO Speed is set to the
default Auto setting, the camera selects the best ISO speed for the scene.
Lower ISO speeds capture images with the least amount of grain (or noise), but result in
slower shutter speeds. If taking a picture in low light conditions without a flash at ISO
100, use a tripod.
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Higher ISO numbers allow faster shutter speeds, and can be used when taking pictures
in dark areas without a flash, or when taking pictures of fast moving objects. Higher ISO
speeds produce pictures with more grain (or noise) and, therefore, can be of lower quality.
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Reviewing images and video
clips
You can review and manipulate images and video clips in
Playback as described
here. For information about enhancing images, see Using the Playback Menu
on page 26 and Using the Design Gallery Menu on page 28.
Using Playback
1.
2.
3.
Slide
to
.
Use
to scroll through your images and video clips.
Press
to play video clips; press
to pause a clip. When paused, use
to resume playing the video.
scroll through the individual frames; press
to
Playback, the Image Display also indicates additional information about each
During
image or video clip.
1
Playback indicator.
2
Memory card indicator.
3
Battery indicator (see Power indicators on page 49).
4
1 of 30
5
Image position in a panoramic sequence.
6
Tagged image (see Tagging images on page 26). If tagged as
a Favorite,
displays; if tagged with any other tag,
and the
number of attached tags display.
1
7
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Number of this image or video clip out of the total number of stored
images and video clips.
Image marked to buy prints online (see Buying prints online
on page 37).
(continued)
8
9
1
Number of electronic Photosmart Share destinations (see Sharing
images on page 37).
3
Number of copies to print (see Marking images for printing
on page 36).
Deleting images
To delete a displayed image during
1.
2.
Playback:
Press .
Use
to select an option, then press
.
– This Image—Deletes the image or video clip.
– All Except Favorites—Deletes all images except those tagged as Favorites.
This menu option only appears if you have images tagged as Favorites (see
Tagging images on page 26).
– Entire Panoramic Sequence—If the current image is part of a panoramic
sequence, deletes all images in the panoramic sequence.
– All Images (in Memory/on Card)—Deletes all stored images and video clips.
– Format (Memory/Card)—Deletes all stored files, then formats the internal
memory or memory card.
Viewing thumbnails
1.
2.
3.
While in
Playback, press
Thumbnails
(same as
Zoom Out on the Zoom lever) to
view thumbnails.
Use
and
to scroll through the thumbnails.
Press
to exit
Thumbnails and view the
highlighted image on the Image Display.
Once in
by date:
1.
2.
3.
Thumbnails view, you can view thumbnails
Press
. Each thumbnail in this view represents a group of images taken on the
same date.
Use
and
to scroll through the thumbnails.
Press
to return to
Thumbnails.
Magnifying images
This feature is for viewing purposes only; it does not permanently alter the image.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in
Playback, press (same as Zoom
In on the Zoom lever). The currently displayed
image is magnified 2x.
Use
and
to pan around the magnified
image.
Use and
to change the magnification.
Press
to return to
Playback.
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Using the Playback Menu
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in
Playback, press
.
Use
to highlight an option.
Use
to select an image or video clip, press
instructions.
Press
repeatedly to return to
Playback.
, and follow the on-camera
Design Gallery...—See Using the Design Gallery Menu on page 28.
Photosmart Express...—See Using HP Photosmart Express
on page 36.
Tag—Allows you to tag images with a predefined tag, which you can then use
to mark images for printing, sharing, or buying prints online, or use to sort
images once you have transferred them to your computer. See Tagging
images on page 26.
View Slideshow—See Viewing slideshows on page 27.
Stitch Panorama—See Stitching panoramas on page 27.
Move Images to Card—Moves images from internal memory to a memory
card. This option is only available if there are images in internal memory and
a memory card is inserted.
To move images, select this option and follow the on-screen prompts.
Camera Setup...—Displays the Camera Setup Menu for setting camera
behavior (see Using the Camera Setup Menu on page 39).
Camera Help...—Displays a list of help topics for commonly used features.
Tagging images
To tag a displayed image during
1.
2.
Playback:
While in the Playback Menu, press
to highlight
Tag, then press
.
Use
to select a tag from the Tag sub-menu.
Favorites, Holidays, Birthdays, Family, Children, Friends,
– Select
Pets, Activities, Vacations, or Other to select a predefined tag.
– Select Tag Menu Setup... to define new tags (see Defining tags
on page 26).
– Select Tag All Images... then select a tag to tag all images with the same tag.
Note You can apply multiple tags to the same picture or video.
3.
4.
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Press
to apply the selected tag to the displayed image; press
deselect the tag.
Press
repeatedly to return to
Playback.
again to
Defining tags
The HP Photosmart Software that came with your camera includes a feature that allows
you to define custom tags on your computer, then transfer the tags to your camera.
To define tags:
1.
2.
3.
In the Tag sub-menu, select Tag Menu Setup....
Connect your camera to your computer (see Connecting to the computer
on page 33).
The Tag Setup Software launches automatically.
Follow the instructions in the Tag Setup Software help system to create, delete, and
reorder tags, and to save new and modified tags to your camera.
Viewing slideshows
Select View Slideshow to configure and run a slideshow of images and/or video clips
on the camera Image Display or on a TV (if the camera is docked in an optional
HP Photosmart dock and connected to a TV).
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●
●
●
Images—Plays the specified images: All (default), Favorites, Pictures Only,
Videos Only.
Interval—Sets the amount of time each image is shown: 2 secs, 5 secs
(default), 10 secs, 15 secs, 60 secs.
Loop—Specifies how often the slideshow repeats: Once (default), 2x, 3x,
Continuous.
Image Type—Specifies the image type to include in the slideshow: Pictures &
Videos, Pictures Only, Videos Only.
Stitching panoramas
When an image from a panoramic sequence is displayed and you select Stitch
Panorama, the camera displays a stitched view of the panoramic sequence.
Note Stitching on-camera will result in a smaller image than if you stitched when
transferring images to a computer. To stitch a panorama at the resolution at which
you took the panoramic sequence, transfer the panoramic sequence of images
to your computer (see Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software
on page 32).
1.
2.
3.
Scroll to one of the images in a panoramic sequence, then press
.
While in the Playback Menu, use
to select Stitch Panorama, then press
to view a preview of the stitched image.
to pan around
You can use to magnify the stitched panorama preview, and
the image and examine the stitching.
Press
to stitch and save the panoramic image; press
to cancel panorama
stitching.
A new file is created when you stitch a panorama, and the individual images in the
panoramic sequence are retained.
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Using the Design Gallery Menu
You can use the Design Gallery features to enhance your captured images.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in
Playback, use
to scroll to an image, then press
.
Use
to highlight
Design Gallery, then press
.
Use
to highlight an option, then press
and follow the on-camera
instructions.
Press
repeatedly to return to Playback.
Remove Red Eyes—See Removing red eyes on page 28.
Rotate—Rotates the displayed image. Use
to rotate the image clockwise
or counter-clockwise in 90-degree increments. Press
to save the image
in the new orientation.
Apply Artistic Effects—See Applying artistic effects on page 28.
Enhance Photos—See Enhancing photos on page 29.
Modify Color—See Modifying colors on page 30.
Add Borders—See Adding borders on page 30.
Crop—See Cropping images on page 31.
Removing red eyes
When you select
Remove Red Eyes, the camera processes the current still image
to remove red eyes from the subjects.
The red-eye removal process takes a few seconds, after which the image displays with
green boxes around corrected areas, along with the Remove Red Eyes submenu:
●
●
●
Save Changes (Default)—Overwrites the original image and returns to the Design
Gallery Menu.
View Changes—Displays a magnified view of the image with green boxes around
the corrected areas.
Cancel—Returns to the Design Gallery Menu without saving the red eye changes.
Remove Red Eyes is only available for pictures taken with a flash.
Applying artistic effects
Tip If you need to crop an image (see Cropping images on page 31), do so
before applying artistic effects, adding borders, or enhancing photos. If you plan
to apply artistic effects, modify colors, or enhance photos, do so before adding a
border.
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Apply Artistic Effects allows you to create a copy of a selected image and apply
creative effects to the copy. To apply artistic effects:
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in the Design Gallery Menu, use
to select
Apply Artistic Effects,
.
then press
Use
to select an option and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Ink Dots—Uses dots to simulate the art technique of pointillism.
– Cartoon—Simulates a highly-graphical comic book image.
– Watercolor—Simulates a watercolor painting.
– Center Focus—Creates a feathered blur radiating from a sharp center to a
blurred edge.
– Posterize—Creates a high-contrast, flat-toned effect.
– Retro—Creates a two-color, high-contrast look from the 70s.
– Soft Glow—Adds a diffuse, bright ethereal glow.
– Vintage—Adds an aged, scratched look.
– Sky Color—Enhances sky with a feathered color that fades from the top down.
– Ground Color—Enhances landscapes with a feathered color that fades from
the bottom up.
– Kaleidoscope—Mirrors the image in four directions.
– Solarize—Creates a partial reversal of tones and emphasizes outlines.
– Drawing—Creates a pencil drawing using the edges in the image.
Press
to select the artistic effect and display the Creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-camera instructions to adjust the artistic effect.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the artistic effect and return to the Design
Gallery Menu. Press
to exit the Creative sub-menu without saving and return to
the Apply Artistic Effects sub-menu.
Enhancing photos
Tip If you plan to apply artistic effects, modify colors, crop, or enhance photos,
do so before adding a border.
Enhance Photos allows you to correct common problems or improve the image.
1.
2.
While in the Design Gallery Menu, use
to select
Enhance Photos, then
.
press
Use
to select an enhancement.
– Slimming—Compresses centered subjects for a slimmer look.
– Pet-Eye Fix—Allows you to correct glowing-eye problems in images of animals.
•
A yellow selection box displays in the center of the image.
•
Use
to position the selection box over the eye to be corrected.
•
Press
to correct the selected eye.
•
Repeat these steps, if necessary, to correct a second eye.
•
Once all corrections are made, press
again to save the changes, create
a new file, and return to the Design Gallery Menu. Press
to exit the
Creative sub-menu without saving and return to the Enhance Photos submenu
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–
3.
4.
Touch Up—Allows you to touch up superficial blemishes in an image.
•
A yellow selection box displays in the center of the image.
•
Use
to position the selection box over the blemish to be corrected.
•
Press
to correct the selected blemish.
•
Repeat these steps, if necessary, to correct additional blemishes.
•
Once all corrections are made, press
again to save the changes, create
a new file, and return to the Design Gallery Menu. Press
to exit the
Creative sub-menu without saving and return to the Enhance Photos submenu
– Brightness/Contrast—Allows you to adjust brightness, saturation, and
contrast.
Slimming and Brightness/Contrast: Press
to select the enhancement and
display the Creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-camera instructions to adjust the enhancement.
Slimming and Brightness/Contrast: Press
to save a copy of the image with
the specified enhancement and return to the Design Gallery Menu. Press
to exit
the Creative sub-menu without saving and return to the Enhance Photos submenu.
Modifying colors
Tip If you plan to apply artistic effects, modify colors, or enhance photos, do so
before adding a border.
Modify Color allows you to apply color schemes to the displayed image. To modify
colors:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use
to select
Modify Color, then press
.
Use
to select a color scheme and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Black & White—Converts color images to black and white.
– Sepia—Converts image to a brownish tone to look old-fashioned.
– B&W Tints—Applies color tones on a black and white version of an image.
– Color Tints—Adds an extra color layer to create a mood or feeling.
Press
to select the color scheme and display the Creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-camera instructions to adjust the color.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the specified color scheme and return
to the Design Gallery Menu. Press
to exit the Creative sub-menu without saving
and return to the Modify Color sub-menu.
Adding borders
Tip If you need to crop an image, do so before adding borders, applying artistic
effects, or enhancing photos. If you plan to apply artistic effects, modify colors,
or enhance photos, do so before adding a border.
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Add Borders allows you to add one or more predefined borders to the displayed
image. To add a border:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use
to select
Add Borders, then press
.
Use
to select a border type and preview the effect it has on the image.
– Soft Edge—Applies a soft, vignetted frame to the image.
– Inset Border—Image extends beyond the inset frame.
– Torn Edge—Creates random tears for an uneven border effect.
– Burned Edge—Creates a border with darkened areas that appear burned.
– Spatter—Creates an edge that appears to dissolve into the paper, like spray.
– Oval—Adds an oval matte border with beveled edges.
– Circle—Adds a circular matte border with beveled edges.
– Rectangle—Adds a rectangular matte border with sharp corners.
– Rounded Rectangle—Uses a rectangle with soft corners for the matte border.
– Square—Adds a square matte border with beveled edges.
Press
to select the border and display the Creative sub-menu.
Follow the on-camera instructions to adjust the border.
Press
to save a copy of the image with the specified border and return to the
Design Gallery Menu. Press
to exit the Creative sub-menu without saving and
return to the Add Borders sub-menu.
Cropping images
Crop allows you to crop the displayed image to the selected orientation, then use
to ensure that the image content you want gets printed.
the Zoom lever and
Tip Make sure you crop images as needed before adding borders, applying
artistic effects, or enhancing photos.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use
to select
Crop, then press
.
Use
to select a crop orientation.
– Landscape (Default)—Horizontally crops the displayed image to a 3:2 aspect
ratio (one third wider than tall).
– Portrait—Vertically crops the displayed image to a 2:3 aspect ratio (one-third
taller than wide).
– Help—Provides extended help information for the Crop function.
Press
to select the crop orientation and display the crop view.
Follow the on-camera instructions to use the Zoom lever and adjust what appears
in the cropped image.
When you print, the normal aspect ratios get cropped on the top and bottom
(landscape) or on the sides (portrait). Cropping helps ensure that the content you
want gets printed.
Press
to save a copy of the cropped image and return to the Design Gallery
Menu. Press
to exit the Creative sub-menu without saving and return to the
Crop sub-menu.
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Transferring and printing images
You can transfer images and video clips with or without the HP Photosmart Software that
came with your camera. However, the HP Photosmart Software has several features for
transferring and managing your images and also guides you through the transfer
process.
Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software
If you have installed the HP Photosmart Software (see Install the software on page 9),
use this method to transfer images and video clips to your computer.
When you connect your camera to a computer with the HP Photosmart Software
installed:
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●
●
●
If you have marked images for printing (see Marking images for printing
on page 36) and the computer is connected to a printer, the marked images are
automatically printed.
If you have marked images for sharing (see Sharing images on page 37) and
the computer is connected to the Internet, the selected images are automatically
sent to their destinations.
If you have marked images to buy as prints (see Buying prints online
on page 37) and the computer is connected to the Internet, you can follow the
instructions on the computer screen to buy prints of those images you selected.
You can transfer the images on the camera to the computer by following the
instructions on the computer screen. Panoramic sequences that you have not
stitched on the camera (see Using Panorama mode on page 17) are automatically
stitched as you transfer them.
Tip You can also perform these tasks using an optional HP Photosmart dock
(see the documentation that came with your dock).
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you have marked images for sharing, printing, or buying prints online (see Using
HP Photosmart Express on page 36), verify that the computer is connected to a
printer and/or the Internet.
Turn off the camera.
Connect the camera and computer using the USB
cable that came with your camera.
Turn on the camera. When the Image Display
indicates that the camera is connected to the
computer, follow the instructions on the computer
screen. For more information, see the Help feature in
the HP Photosmart Software.
Note If the camera does not successfully
connect to the computer, see My camera
stalls when establishing a connection to the
computer. on page 45.
After you have transferred the images, you can then use the HP Photosmart Software
to edit, print, or send the images from your computer.
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Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software
If you do not install the HP Photosmart Software:
●
●
●
●
You cannot use the Share features or Buy Prints Online on the camera's
Photosmart Express Menu (see Using HP Photosmart Express on page 36).
Panoramic sequences are not automatically stitched when you transfer the images
to your computer.
Images marked for printing do not automatically print when the camera is connected
to the computer.
Tags associated with images are not transferred to the computer. For information
about tagging images, see Tagging images on page 26.
However, you can still transfer images and video clips to your computer by:
●
●
Connecting your camera directly to the computer (see Connecting to the computer
on page 33)
Using a memory card reader (see Using a memory card reader on page 33)
Connecting to the computer
1.
2.
Turn off the camera, connect the camera and computer using the USB cable that
came with your camera, then turn on the camera. Your computer's provided image
transfer software should start. Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer your
images.
When you have finished transferring images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
If you encounter problems, set the camera’s USB Configuration to Disk Drive (see
USB Configuration under Using the Camera Setup Menu on page 39) and
reconnect to your computer.
Using a memory card reader
You can put your camera’s optional memory card into a (separately purchased) memory
card reader. Some computers and HP Photosmart printers have built-in memory card
slots which act as a memory card reader.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert your camera’s memory card into the memory card reader (or into your
computer’s memory card slot).
Right-click My Computer on your desktop, then select Explore.
Expand the removable drive folder, expand the DCIM folder, then click on the folder
for your camera.
Select and copy all the images to a folder on your computer.
After verifying that the images were successfully transferred, return the memory card
to your camera.
Printing directly to a printer
You can print images directly from the camera to any PictBridge-certified
printer. For information about printing images from your computer, see
Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software on page 32.
Note You cannot print video clips using the method described in this section.
You can, however, print a frame from a video clip using the HP Photosmart
Software. For more information, see Help in the HP Photosmart Software.
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1.
Check that the printer is turned on, there is paper in the printer, and there are no
printer error messages.
Note If you are printing a stitched panorama (see Using Panorama mode
on page 17), verify that your PictBridge-certified printer can print panoramas
and that you have loaded panorama paper.
2.
3.
Turn off the camera, connect the camera to the
printer using the USB cable that came with your
camera, then turn on the camera.
If the Print marked pictures? screen is
displayed on the camera's Image Display, do one
of the following:
– If you want to print the pictures you marked
for printing (see Marking images for printing
on page 36), highlight Yes, press
,
then follow the on-camera instructions to
select print options and print the marked
pictures.
Note After the printer prints the marked images, the Image Display on
the camera shows an image. You can then select individual images to
print by following the remaining steps in this procedure.
4.
– If you want to select individual images to print, highlight No, then press
.
When the Image Display on the camera shows an image:
– If you want to print one or more images, use
to display an image you want
to specify the number of copies, then press
. In the Print
to print, use
.
Options sub-menu, highlight Print This Image Now, and press
– If you want to print a group of images or modify the printer settings, press
,
again. Highlight the option you want.
highlight Print Menu..., then press
•
Printer Settings—Specifies paper size, print size and quality, and
to select a print option and use
to modify
borderless printing. Use
the selected print option. When you are done specifying print options, press
.
Note If you are printing a stitched panorama (see Stitching
panoramas on page 27), set Print Size to Panorama in the Printer
Settings menu.
•
5.
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Print All—Prints one copy of each image. Press
and follow the oncamera instructions to begin printing.
•
Print Index—Prints all images as thumbnails. Press
to begin printing.
•
Print Favorites—Prints all images tagged as Favorites. Press
to
begin printing. This option is available only if you have tagged at least one
image as a Favorite (see Tagging images on page 26).
•
Cancel Printing—Stops the printing of any images that have not yet
printed. Press
, highlight Yes, then press
.
After the printer has printed all the images you selected, disconnect the camera from
the printer.
Note If you connect the camera to a non-HP printer and encounter problems
with printing, contact your printer manufacturer. HP does not provide customer
support for non-HP printers.
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Using HP Photosmart Express
With HP Photosmart Express, you can select pictures in your camera to print
automatically (see Marking images for printing on page 36), to buy prints online (see
Buying prints online on page 37), or to send to custom destinations (see Sharing
images on page 37) the next time you connect the camera to your computer or printer.
You must have the HP Photosmart Software installed on your computer to use some
features in the Photosmart Express Menu. For information about this software, see
About the HP Photosmart Software on page 9.
Note Available online services vary by country or region.
Using the Photosmart Express Menu
To display the Photosmart Express Menu:
1.
2.
3.
Slide
Use
Use
to
and press
.
to highlight
Photosmart Express..., then press
to highlight a menu option, then press
.
.
Print—Allows you to select images and specify number of copies to print. See
Marking images for printing on page 36.
Share—Allows you to add custom online destinations and share images to
one or more destinations. See Sharing images on page 37.
Buy Prints Online—Specifies images you want printed by an online printing
service. See Buying prints online on page 37.
Note The features in the Photosmart Express Menu are available only for
pictures. They are not available for video clips.
Marking images for printing
Marked images are automatically printed when you connect the camera to a PictBridgecertified printer or a computer with the HP Photosmart Software installed. You can mark
individual images, all images, or tagged images (see Tagging images on page 26).
1.
2.
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While in the Photosmart Express Menu, use
to highlight Print, then press
.
In the Print menu, highlight an option, then press
.
– This Image—Marks the image currently
displayed. You can scroll to a different image
using
.
– All Tagged...—Displays the Print All
Tagged sub-menu. Highlight a tag, then press
. To specify the number of copies to print,
3.
4.
5.
6.
use
, then press
. This option is available only if you have tagged at
least one image (see Tagging images on page 26).
– All Images...—Displays the Print All Images sub-menu. Press
. This option
is available only if you have more than one image in the camera.
If you selected This Image or All Images... and
want to print more than one copy, highlight Change
Number of Copies, then press
. In the Print
sub-menu for changing the number of copies,
to specify the number of copies to print,
use
.
then press
From the main Print menu, you can mark
additional images for printing, using
to display
an image, then repeating Steps 2 and 3.
When you are done marking images for printing, press
repeatedly until you return
to
Playback.
To print the marked images directly to a printer, see Printing directly to a printer
on page 33. To print them from a computer connected to a printer, see Transferring
images with HP Photosmart Software on page 32.
Buying prints online
For professional photo finishing at Wal*Mart, follow these steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
While in the Photosmart Express Menu, use
to highlight
Buy Prints
.
Online, then press
In the Buy Prints Online sub-menu, highlight an option, then press
.
– This Image—Marks the image currently displayed. You can scroll to a different
image using
.
– All Tagged...—Displays the Buy Prints of All Tagged sub-menu. Highlight a
for each tag you want. When you are done selecting tags,
tag, then press
press . This option is available only if you have tagged at least one image
(see Tagging images on page 26).
– All Images...—Displays the Buy Prints of All Images sub-menu. Press
,
then press . This option is available only if you have more than one image in
the camera.
To mark additional images, use
to display an image, then repeat Step 2.
When you are done marking images for which you want to buy prints, press
repeatedly until you return to
Playback.
To buy prints of the images you selected, see Transferring images with
HP Photosmart Software on page 32.
If you encounter problems, e-mail help@walmart.com or go to the
website: https://www.walmart.com/photo.
Sharing images
You can customize the Share sub-menu to include e-mail addresses, group distribution
lists, online albums, or other online services. You can then select images to send to these
destinations.
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Setting up online destinations in the camera
You can specify up to 34 custom destinations (such as individual e-mail addresses or
group distribution lists) in the Photosmart Express Menu.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Verify that your computer is connected to the Internet.
While in the Photosmart Express Menu, use
to highlight Share, then press
. If you have already created destinations, highlight Share Menu Setup and
again.
press
Connect the camera to your computer. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up destinations in your
camera.
Turn off the camera and disconnect the camera from
the computer. Turn on the camera, access the
Photosmart Express Menu, then highlight
Share and press
to verify that the new
destinations are now in the camera.
Sending images to online destinations
After you have set up online destinations in the camera, you can mark images to be sent
to these custom destinations the next time you connect your camera to your computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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While in the Photosmart Express Menu, use
to highlight Share, then press
.
In the Share sub-menu, highlight an option, then
.
press
– Custom Destinations—Selects the destination
to send the image displayed in the
background. There may be multiple
destinations depending on the number of
them you created (see Setting up online
destinations in the camera on page 38). You
can scroll to a different image using
.
– All Tagged...—Displays the Share All Tagged sub-menu. Highlight the tag you
in the sub-menu, then highlight each destination to which you
want, press
to select each
want to send the pictures with the tag you selected, pressing
destination. After selecting destinations, press . This option is available only
if you have tagged at least one image (see Tagging images on page 26).
– All Images...—Displays the Share All Images sub-menu. Highlight each
destination to which you want to send all images, pressing
to select each
destination. After selecting destinations, press . This option is available only
if you have more than one image in the camera.
To mark additional images to share, use
to display an image, then repeat Step
2.
When you are done marking images to share, press
repeatedly until you return
to
Playback.
To send the images to the destinations, see Transferring images with
HP Photosmart Software on page 32.
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Using the Camera Setup Menu
The Camera Setup Menu allows you to set preferences for the camera’s behavior. The
Camera Setup Menu is available from the Picture Capture, Video Record, and
Playback menus.
1.
2.
3.
4.
While in the Picture Capture, Video Record, or Playback menu, use
to
.
highlight Camera Setup..., then press
Use
to highlight a menu option, then press
to display the menu option’s
sub-menu.
Use
to highlight a setting, then press
.
To exit the Camera Setup Menu, press
repeatedly until you return to
Picture
Capture,
Video Record, or
Playback.
Settings you specify remain until you change them.
Display Brightness—Adjusts the brightness of the Image Display.
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●
●
Low—For extending battery life.
Medium (Default)—For normal viewing conditions.
High—For very bright lighting conditions.
Camera Sounds—Adjusts the speaker volume for camera sounds (such as
button presses and shutter clicks) and audio recorded with video clips.
Off, Low (Default), High.
Display Timeout—Specifies the time after which the Image Display turns off
if you do not press a button.
Never, 15, 30, 45 (Default), 60 seconds.
Digital Zoom—Enables or disables digital zoom.
On (Default), Off.
Date & Time—Sets the date and time. See Set the date and time
on page 8.
USB Configuration—Specifies how a computer recognizes the camera. See
Connecting to the computer on page 33.
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●
Digital Camera (Default)——Recognizes the camera as a digital camera
using PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol).
Disk Drive—Recognizes the camera as a disk drive using MSDC (Mass
Storage Device Class).
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(continued)
TV Configuration—Sets the video signal format for displaying camera
images on a TV.
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●
NTSC—Used primarily in North America, parts of South America, Japan,
Korea, and Taiwan.
PAL—Used primarily in Europe, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and
parts of Asia.
(Language)—Sets the language. See Choose the language
on page 8.
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Troubleshooting
Use this section to find information on:
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●
Resetting the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41).
Possible problems and solutions (see Problems and solutions on page 41).
Resetting the camera
If your camera does not respond when you press buttons, reset the camera.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn off the camera.
Remove the memory card and battery.
Press the straightened end of a paper
clip into the Reset switch (the small hole
located inside the tripod mount, as
shown), hold the switch down for 3-6
seconds, then release.
Reinstall the battery and close the
Battery/Memory Card door.
Turn on the camera. On successful
reset, the camera prompts you to set the
date and time (see Set the date and time
on page 8).
Verify that the camera works without an optional memory card, then reinstall the
card.
When the camera is reset, any images or video clips stored in memory are retained.
Problems and solutions
Use this information to find solutions to common issues you may have using your camera.
How can I get professional-quality prints if I don’t have a photo printer?
Use the Buy Prints Online feature on the Photosmart Express Menu (see Buying
prints online on page 37).
The camera does not turn on.
● Install a new or recharged battery, ensuring that the battery is inserted correctly (see
Install the battery on page 7) and that you are using a rechargeable HP Photosmart
R07 Lithium Ion battery for HP Photosmart R-series cameras (L1812A/L1812B).
● Ensure that a battery is installed in the camera, that the power adapter is connected
to the camera and is plugged into a working electrical outlet, and that power adapter
is not damaged or defective.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41).
● Ensure that the memory card is the proper type (see Storage on page 53). If so,
remove the memory card and turn on the camera; if the camera turns on, format the
memory card (see Install and format an optional memory card on page 9). If the
camera still does not turn on, format the memory card using a memory card reader,
or replace the memory card.
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The battery gauge goes up and down frequently.
See Power indicators on page 49.
I have to recharge the Lithium Ion battery frequently.
● See Extending battery life on page 48.
● A battery that is new or has not been charged recently must be recharged to reach
full capacity.
● If you have not used the battery for two months or longer, recharge it.
The Lithium Ion battery will not charge.
● Try charging it again after it has drained awhile.
● Use only the power adapter that came with your camera.
● If charging the battery in the HP quick recharger or the spare battery charging bay
of an optional HP Photosmart dock does not work, replace the battery.
It takes the camera a long time to turn on.
Having a large number of files (over 300) stored on an optional memory card affects the
time it takes for the camera to turn on. Transfer stored files to your computer, then format
the memory card.
The camera does not respond when I press a button.
● Turn on the camera.
● Most of the camera buttons do not respond when the camera is connected to a
computer.
● Replace or recharge the battery.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41).
● The memory card may be defective. Remove the memory card and test the camera;
if the camera works, replace the memory card.
● Format the internal memory and/or the memory card (see Install and format an
optional memory card on page 9).
The camera does not take a picture when I press the Shutter button.
● Press the Shutter button all the way down.
● The memory card or internal memory may be full. Transfer images from the camera
to your computer, then format the internal memory or the memory card (see Install
and format an optional memory card on page 9). Or replace the card with a new one.
● The camera may be processing. Wait a few seconds for the camera to finish
processing the last image before taking another picture.
The Image Display is not working.
● The Image Display may have timed out. Press any camera button to wake up the
camera.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41).
● Replace or recharge the battery.
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My image is blurry.
● Use Focus Lock (see Using Focus Lock on page 13).
● Use
Steady Photo shooting mode (see Steady Photo under Using the shooting
modes on page 16).
● Use a tripod to hold the camera steady, or improve lighting conditions.
● Set the flash to
Auto Flash or Flash On and set the shooting mode to
Action.
My image is too bright.
● Turn the flash off (see Setting the flash on page 16).
● Move back from the subject and use zoom.
● Adjust
Exposure Compensation (see Exposure Compensation under Using
the Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
● Use
Exposure Bracketing (see Exposure Bracketing under Using the Picture
Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
My image is too dark.
● Wait for natural lighting conditions to improve, use the flash (see Setting the flash
on page 16) or add indirect lighting.
● Adjust
Exposure Compensation (see Exposure Compensation under Using
the Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
● Use
Exposure Bracketing (see Exposure Bracketing under Using the Picture
Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
● Use Adaptive Lighting (see Adaptive Lighting under Using the Picture Capture
and Video Record menus on page 18).
● Use the Spot setting for
AE Metering (see AE Metering under Using the Picture
Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
● If the subject you are trying to capture is outside the flash range (see Flash working
distance under Specifications on page 52), turn off the flash. This causes a
longer exposure time, so use a tripod or hold the camera steady.
My image is grainy.
● Add indirect lighting, use the flash (see Setting the flash on page 16), or wait for
natural lighting conditions to improve.
● Use a lower ISO Speed setting (see ISO Speed under Using the Picture Capture
and Video Record menus on page 18.
● Using
Steady Photo shooting mode can increase graininess.
● You may have zoomed in too far using digital zoom (see Digital zoom on page 14).
● If the camera is warm, the effect will diminish as the camera cools. For best image
quality, avoid storing the camera in very hot locations.
Images are missing on my camera.
Remove the memory card and see if the images are stored in internal memory. If so,
transfer the images to the memory card (see Move Images to Card under Using the
Playback Menu on page 26).
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I have two memory cards that are the same size, but one stores many more pictures
than the other.
● Your memory card may contain files that are not images or videos recognized by
the camera. Save any data on the memory card that you want to keep, then format
the memory card (see Install and format an optional memory card on page 9).
● If your memory cards are 4GB or larger, the card that stores fewer images may have
been improperly formatted by a device that does not support 4GB or larger cards.
A new type of High Capacity Secure Digital (marked SDHC) memory card is now
available that prevents improper formatting and use by devices not supporting 4GB
or larger cards. Try formatting the card in this camera, which supports High Capacity
Secure Digital cards.
● Your memory card may be defective. If you have formatted your memory card in the
camera and it does not show the expected capacity, consider replacing the memory
card.
The Power light is on but the Image Display is off, or the camera seems stuck and
won’t operate.
● Slide
to a different position or press any camera button to reactivate the
Image Display.
● Reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41 ).
The camera responds sluggishly when trying to review images.
See Storage on page 53 and Memory capacity on page 53 for tips about memory
cards.
Video recording terminates abruptly. The video is saved successfully, but it is
shorter than expected.
● Choose a lower resolution/compression combination for the video. If you used
Best, consider using
Better or
Good ; if you used
Better, consider
Good (see Video Quality under Using the Picture Capture and Video
using
Record menus on page 18).
● Replace your memory card with a faster card. Look for cards marked High
Performance, Pro, Ultra, or High Speed.
Video recording terminates abruptly and the video will not play back.
● Remove the memory card and see if the video is stored in internal memory. If so,
transfer the video to a memory card (see Move Images to Card under Using the
Playback Menu on page 26) or to your computer (see Transferring and printing
images on page 32).
● If the video is stored on a memory card, transfer the video to your computer (see
Transferring and printing images on page 32), then reformat the card (see Install
and format an optional memory card on page 9).
The camera gets warm (or even hot) to the touch.
This is normal. However, if anything seems out of the ordinary, turn off the camera and
remove it from AC power, and allow the camera to cool. Then examine the camera and
the battery for signs of possible damage.
For best image quality, turn off the camera when not using. Always store the camera in
a cool place.
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My camera stalls when establishing a connection to the computer.
● Ensure that the USB cable is properly connected to the camera and computer.
● Try connecting the USB cable to another USB port on the computer.
● Turn the camera off, then on again. If that does not fix the problem, reset the camera
(see Resetting the camera on page 41).
● If the problem persists, contact Hewlett-Packard Technical Support (see Product
support on page 46).
I cannot transfer images from the camera to my computer.
● Either install the HP Photosmart Software (see Install the software on page 9), or
see Transferring images without HP Photosmart Software on page 33.
● Set your camera to act as a Disk Drive (see USB Configuration in Using the
Camera Setup Menu on page 39), then follow the steps in Connecting to the
computer on page 33.
I get an error message when transferring images to my computer.
A power surge or electrostatic discharge may have affected the camera. Close the
HP Photosmart Software, disconnect the camera from the computer or printer if
necessary, and reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41). Then restart
the image transfer process (see Transferring images with HP Photosmart Software
on page 32).
My camera shuts down unexpectedly.
● A power surge or electrostatic discharge may have affected the camera. Remove
the battery and reset the camera (see Resetting the camera on page 41). Then
reinstall the battery and turn on the camera.
● Recharge the battery.
● Connect the camera to AC power via the power adapter (see Charge the battery
on page 7), then turn on the camera.
● Replace the battery.
I am having a problem installing or using the HP Photosmart Software.
● Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements as stated on
the camera packaging.
● Refer to the HP Photosmart Software online help system.
● Refer to the Hewlett-Packard Technical Support website: www.hp.com/support.
Camera error messages
Should you receive one of the following error messages when using your camera, you
can look up details about the message by visiting www.hp.com and searching on the
specific code.
●
●
●
●
●
●
Lens Error (general)—R837–021
Unsupported card—R837–200
Unable to format card—R837–202
Error saving image—R837–100
Error saving video—R837–102
Batteries cannot be charged—R837–435
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Product support
Use this section to find support information for your digital camera, including links to
helpful websites and an overview of the support process.
Helpful websites
To optimize your digital photography experience, periodically check the websites listed
below for updates to your camera's software, drivers, and firmware.
Camera tips, product
registration, newsletter
subscriptions, driver and
software updates,
purchase HP supplies and
accessories
www.hp.com
Customers with disabilities
www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/accessibility (English
only)
Under Learn about:, click Digital Photography
Hewlett-Packard Technical www.hp.com/support
Support; driver, software,
and firmware updates;
support information
Getting assistance
To get the best from your HP product, consult the following standard HP support
offerings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Consult the product documentation.
– Review Troubleshooting on page 41 in this document.
– Review the electronic Help section within the software.
– Refer to the camera's Help screens.
Visit the Hewlett-Packard Technical Support website at www.hp.com/support, or
contact the store where you purchased this camera. The Hewlett-Packard Technical
Support website is available to all HP customers. The Hewlett-Packard Technical
Support website is the fastest source of up-to-date product information and expert
assistance, including:
– Fast e-mail access to qualified online support specialists.
– Software and driver updates for your camera.
– Valuable product and troubleshooting information for technical issues.
– Proactive product updates, support alerts, and HP newsletters (available when
you register your camera).
HP support by phone. Support options and fees vary by product, country/region, and
language. For a list of support conditions and phone numbers,
visit www.hp.com/support.
Post-warranty period. After the limited warranty period, help is available online
at www.hp.com/support.
5.
6.
Extending or upgrading your warranty. If you would like to extend or upgrade your
camera's warranty, please contact the store where you bought the camera or check
the HP Care Pack offers at www.hp.com/support.
If you already purchased an HP Care Pack Service, please check the support
conditions on your contract.
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A
Managing batteries
Your camera uses a rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery (L1812A/L1812B).
Top points about batteries
Always insert the battery in the camera correctly (see Install the battery on page 7). If the battery is
inserted improperly, the compartment door may close but the camera will not operate.
●
●
●
●
●
●
New rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are shipped partially charged. Fully charge them before
first use.
If you do not intend to use your camera for more than two months, leave the camera connected
to AC power using the power adapter that came with your camera. The camera will top off the
battery periodically to ensure that the camera is always ready for use.
A rechargeable Lithium Ion battery can be left in the camera or optional dock or quick recharger
for any period of time without harm.
If a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery has not been used for more than two months, recharge
it before using it again. Fully recharge Lithium Ion batteries every six months to a year to prolong
their useful life.
The performance of Lithium Ion batteries degrades over time, especially if stored and used at
high temperatures. If battery life is unacceptably short, replace the battery.
The performance of Lithium Ion batteries will decrease as the temperature drops. To improve
battery performance, store the camera and batteries in a warm inside pocket when in a cold
environment. To prevent short-circuiting the batteries, never carry small metal items such as
keys or coins in the same pocket with your batteries.
Extending battery life
To conserve battery power, the Image Display turns off after 45 seconds by default. Pressing any
button wakes up the camera. After five minutes of inactivity, the camera turns off.
To further extend battery life:
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●
●
●
●
Set Display Brightness to Low (see Display Brightness under Using the Camera Setup
Menu on page 39).
Change the Display Timeout value to a shorter interval (see Display Timeout under Using
the Camera Setup Menu on page 39).
Set your camera to Auto Flash (see Auto Flash under Setting the flash on page 16).
Use optical zoom sparingly.
If you are turning on the camera only to view images, slide
to
, then turn on the
camera to start in Playback without zooming the lens.
When printing directly to a PictBridge-certified printer, place your camera in an optional
HP Photosmart dock connected to AC power.
Safety precautions for using batteries
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Do not place the battery in fire or heat the battery. Always store charged batteries in a cool
location.
Do not connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery to each other with any metal
object.
Do not carry or store the battery with metal objects. Do not drop the battery into a change-filled
pocket.
Do not pierce the battery or subject it to strong impacts or shocks.
Do not solder directly onto the battery.
Do not allow the battery to get wet.
Do not disassemble or modify the battery.
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●
Immediately discontinue use of the battery if, while using, charging, or storing the battery, the
battery emits an unusual smell, feels excessively hot (note that it is normal for the battery to
feel warm), changes color or shape, or appears abnormal in any other way.
In the event the battery leaks and the fluid gets into one’s eye, do not rub the eye. Rinse well
with water and immediately seek medical care. If left untreated, the battery fluid could cause
damage to the eye.
Caution Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used
batteries according to the instructions.
Power indicators
The power indicators are most accurate after a few minutes of use. The following table explains the
meaning of these indicators.
Icon
Description
Battery has more than 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 30 to 70 percent energy remaining.
Battery has 10 to 30 percent energy remaining.
Battery level is low. You cannot take pictures or record video clips but you
can still review images in
Playback and use the Playback Menu.
Battery is depleted. Camera will power down.
Blinking
Camera is operating on AC power.
Animated
battery filling up
Camera is operating on AC power and is charging the battery.
Camera has successfully completed battery charging and is operating on AC
power.
Note If the camera is without a battery for a prolonged period, the clock may be reset and
you may be prompted to update it the next time you power on the camera.
Number of shots per battery charge
A fully charged HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery should take approximately 240 pictures.
However many factors affect the actual number of pictures you will be able to take. Minimizing
battery drain (see Extending battery life on page 48) may yield as many as 340 pictures. Heavy
battery drain may yield approximately 140 pictures. For information about other factors that affect
battery life, see Top points about batteries on page 48.
Note For more information about batteries, go to www.hp.com/support, enter R837 in the
Search field, then click the button next to the field. Select your camera model, click Support
& Troubleshooting, click Solve a problem, then click Batteries & power for a list of
battery topics.
Recharging the Lithium Ion battery
You can recharge the HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery using the methods listed below.
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The following table shows the average recharge time for a fully discharged battery, based on
recharge location.
Charge location
Average
charge time
Signals
In camera connected to AC
power via the power
adapter
2–3 hours
Charging: Camera's battery charging light blinks
and the animated battery icon is displayed.
Charging complete: Camera's battery charging
light turns on solid and the battery gauge changes
to
In camera connected to a
computer or printer via the
USB cable
4–6 hours
on the Image Display.
Charging: For most computers and printers,
camera's battery charging light blinks and the
animated battery icon is displayed, but see the
note at the end of this table.
Charging complete: Camera's battery charging
light turns on solid and the battery gauge changes
to
In camera connected to AC
power via an
HP Photosmart dock
2–5 hours
In battery bay of an HP
Photosmart dock
2–3.5 hours
In an HP Photosmart RSeries quick recharger
1 hour
on the Image Display.
Charging: Dock's camera battery charging light
blinks.
Charging complete: Dock's camera battery
charging light turns on solid.
Charging: Dock's battery bay light blinks.
Charging complete: Dock's battery bay light
turns on solid.
Charging: Quick recharger light is yellow.
Charging complete: Quick recharger light is
green.
Note Some printers and computers provide lower power via the USB connection. If you
are charging using the USB cable connected to one of these printers or computers, the
camera's battery charging light may not blink while the battery is charging, but will turn on
solid when charging is complete.
Safety precautions for recharging batteries
You can recharge a Lithium Ion battery in the camera or purchase an optional dock with battery bay
or a quick recharger. These devices may be warm while charging a Lithium Ion battery. This is
normal. However, you should follow the safety precautions below.
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Do not charge any other battery than the HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery in the camera,
dock, or quick recharger.
Insert the Lithium Ion battery in the correct orientation.
Use the camera, dock, or quick recharger in a dry location only.
Do not charge a Lithium Ion battery in a hot location, such as in direct sunlight or near a fire.
When recharging a Lithium Ion battery, do not cover the camera, dock, or quick recharger.
Do not operate the camera, dock, or quick recharger if the Lithium Ion battery appears
damaged.
Do not disassemble the camera, dock, or quick recharger.
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●
Unplug the power adapter or quick recharger from the electrical outlet before cleaning the
power adapter or quick recharger.
After extensive use, the Lithium Ion battery may begin to swell. If it becomes difficult to insert
the battery into or remove the battery from the camera, dock, or quick recharger, discontinue
use of the battery and replace it with a new one. Please recycle the old battery.
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B
Specifications
Resolution
Pictures:
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7.24MP (3112 by 2328) effective pixel count
7.4MP (3164 by 2342) total pixel count
Video clips:
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VGA
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–
640 by 480 total pixel count
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Best—24 frames/sec
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Better—12 frames/sec
QVGA
–
–
320 by 240 total pixel count
Good—24 frames/sec
Sensor
Diagonal 7.208 mm (1/2.5 in, 4:3 format) CCD
Color depth
36 bit (12 bits by 3 colors). 36 bit images are transformed into an
optimized 24 bit image and stored in the JPEG format. This
transformation results in no discernible change to color or detail in the
stored image, and allows the image to be read by computers.
Lens
Focal length:
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Wide—6.5 mm
Telephoto—19.5 mm
35 mm equivalent—39 mm to 1.18 m
F-number:
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Wide—f/3.5 to f/7.4
Telephoto—f/4.2 to f/8.8
Viewfinder
None
Zoom
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Focus
Focus settings: Auto (Default), Close-up
3x optical zoom with 10 positions between wide and telephoto
8x digital zoom
Auto (Default):
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Wide—500 mm (19.7 in) to infinity
Telephoto—600 mm (23.62 in) to infinity
Close-up—Wide, 100 mm to 1 m (3.94 in to 39.4 in)
Shutter speed
1/2000 to 10 seconds
Built-in flash
Yes, 6-second typical recharge time (9-second maximum recharge time
at power-on)
Flash working range
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Zoom Position Wide—Maximum with ISO Speed set to Auto: 4.1
m (13.5 ft) at f/3.5
Zoom Position Telephoto—Maximum with ISO Speed set to
Auto: 3.3 m (10.8 ft) at f/4.2
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Image Display
7.57 cm (2.98 in) color LTPS TFT LCD with backlight; 230,400 pixels
(960 by 240) total pixel count
Storage
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32MB internal flash memory, not all of which is available for storing
images and video clips (see Memory capacity on page 53).
Slot for memory card.
This camera supports standard, high speed, and high capacity
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, 32MB to 4GB.
The number of images or video clips that can be saved in memory
depends on the Image Quality and Video Quality settings (see
Memory capacity on page 53).
Compression format
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JPEG (EXIF) for pictures
Motion JPEG for video clips
Interfaces
Dock connector (HP 1253–7135) and USB cable connector (USB 2.0
Full Speed/USB mini-B) connected to either:
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Power adapter (via USB connector on the side of the camera)
Optional HP Photosmart dock (via dock connector on the bottom of
the camera)
Standards
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PTP
USB—MSDC and SIDC
JPEG
Motion JPEG
DPOF
EXIF
DCF
DPS
External body
dimensions
Measurements with camera off and lens cover closed (width, depth,
height):
98 mm (3.86 in) by 26.5 mm (1.04 in) by 63.15 mm 2.49 in)
Weight
146 grams (5.15 ounces) without battery
Power
Typical power usage: 1800 mW (with Image Display on).
Power sources include:
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Temperature range
One rechargeable HP Photosmart R07 Lithium Ion battery for
HP Photosmart R-series cameras
Power adapter included with camera (5 Vdc, 1A, 5 W)
HP AC power adapter included with an optional HP Photosmart
dock (5 Vdc, 2A, 10 W)
Operational:
0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F) at 15% to 85% relative humidity
Storage:
–30° to 65° C (–22° to 149° F) at 15% to 90% relative humidity
Memory capacity
Not all 32MB of internal memory is available for storing images, because some memory is used for
internal camera operations. The actual file sizes and number of still images that can be stored in
internal memory or on a memory card will vary depending on the content of each still image and the
length of any associated audio clip.
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Appendix B
Image quality
The following table lists the approximate number and average size of pictures that can be stored in
internal memory when the camera is set to different Image Quality settings (see Image Quality
under Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
7MP Best
4 images (3.5MB each)
Normal (7MP) ) (Default)
5 images (2.5MB each)
5MP
8 images (1.8MB each)
2MP
20 images (800KB each)
VGA
93 images (200KB each)
Video quality
The following table lists the approximate number of seconds of video clips that can be stored in
internal memory when the camera is set to different Video Quality settings (see Video Quality
under Using the Picture Capture and Video Record menus on page 18).
Best (Default)—24 frames/sec
15 seconds
Better —12 frames/sec
50 seconds
Good —24 frames/sec
54
90 seconds
Index
A
Action mode 17
Adaptive Lighting 19, 22
adding borders 30
AE Metering 20
apply artistic effects 28
arrow buttons 5
artistic effects 28
assistance 46
Auto mode 17
B
Back button 6
battery
charge 7
conserving 48
door 6
install 7
shots per 49
top points about use 48
Beach mode 17
blinking lights on camera 5
borders 30
Burst setting 19, 21
C
camera
dimensions 53
parts 5, 6
reset 41
specifications 52
turn on/off 7
weight 53
Camera Setup Menu 39
Camera Sounds 39
Close-up mode 17
color depth 52
colors 30
compression format 53
computer, connect to 32, 33
correcting images 29
D
Date & Time 8, 39
Date & Time Imprint 20
deleting images 5, 25
Design Gallery 28
digital zoom 14, 39
dimensions 53
direct print 33
Display Brightness 39
Display Timeout 39
E
e-mail images 37, 38
enhancing photos 29
exposure 13
Exposure Bracketing 20
Exposure Compensation 20,
22
F
F-number 52
flash
settings 16
working range 52
Flash button 5
focal length 52
focus
auto focus 12
brackets 12
focus lock 13
optimizing 13
settings 52
folded lens 6
format memory card 9
G
getting assistance 46
H
HP Photosmart Express 36
HP Photosmart Software 9,
10
I
Image Display 6
Image Quality 19, 54
images
correcting 29
Date & Time Imprint 20
deleting 25
Image Quality 19, 54
magnifying 25
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number remaining 11
Panorama mode 17
per battery 49
sending 38
shooting modes 16
tagging 26
transfer to computer 32
install memory card 9
install software 9
Instant Review 12, 18, 22
interfaces 53
internal memory 11, 53
ISO Speed 20, 22
L
Landscape mode 17
Language 8, 40
LEDs 5
lens 6
lights on camera 5
Lithium Ion battery 48, 50
M
Magnify control 5
magnifying images 25
memory
capacity 53
card 11
card door 6
memory card 9, 53
Menu/OK button 5
menus
Camera Setup 39
Design Gallery 28
Photosmart Express 36
Picture Capture 18
Playback 26
Video Record 18
microphone 6
modifying colors 30
Move Images to Card 26
N
Night Portrait mode 17
number of
pictures 54
55
pictures remaining
11
O
on/off 7
online
destinations 37, 38
print buying 37
optical zoom 14
P
Panorama mode 17, 27
parts of camera 5, 6
Photosmart Express Menu
buying prints online 37
marking images for
printing 36
sharing images 37
Picture Capture Menu 18
pictures 11, 21
Playback 24
Playback Menu 26
Portrait mode 17
power
indicators 49
light 5
usage 53
preview Panorama 27
print images 33, 36
prints, buy online 37
problems and solutions 41
product support 46
R
record video clips 12
red-eye removal 16, 28
Region 8
remaining pictures count 11
removing red eyes 28
reset camera 41
resolution 52
reviewing images 24
S
safety precautions for
batteries 48, 50
selecting images for
destinations 37, 38
selecting images for printing
36
Self-Timer
light 6
setting 19, 21
sending individual images
37, 38
56
set date and time 8
setting up destinations 37, 38
share pictures 36
shooting mode 16
Shutter button 5, 12
shutter speed 52
slideshow 27
Snow mode 17
software install 9
solving problems 41
sounds of camera 39
space remaining in memory
11
specifications 52
State Selector 5
Steady Photo mode 17
Stitch Panorama 27
storage 53
Sunset mode 17
support process 46
T
tagging images 26
Theatre mode 17
Thumbnails 25
Thumbnails control 5
Time & Date 8, 39
transfer images 32, 33
troubleshooting 41
turn on/off power 7
TV Configuration 40
U
USB configuration 33, 39
V
video clips 12, 19, 54
Video Quality 19, 54
Video Record Menu 18
View Slideshow 27
viewing thumbnails 25
W
websites 46
weight 53
White Balance
Z
zoom 14, 52
Zoom lever 5
20, 22
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