Digital Imaging Cameras: HP

The Photosmart 720, 620 and 320 digital cameras from Hewlett-Packard feature a variety of resolution choices from 2.1 megapixels to 3.3 megapixels. All three digital cameras feature HP Instant Share technology, which is an Internet-based software application that allows for quick and easy sharing of digital photos. They are also compatible with the optional HP Photosmart 8881 digital camera dock, which easily connects them to a computer, TV or printer while recharging batteries. In addition, Photosmart 720 users will be able to capture sound along with motion. From the back of the cameras, users can select up to 14 destinations to send any photo. After connecting the camera to a computer, users can instantly send photos to selected destinations. If the destination is an e-mail address, a low-resolution thumbnail image is sent along with access to the original high-resolution image. If the destination is a printer, a high-resolution image is automatically sent to it. The original high-resolution images are stored on HP servers for up to 60 days, and each user is allocated 200 MB of storage for this period. HP, Palo Alto, CA, (650) 857-1501,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.