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Old Nov 21, 2002, 7:52 PM   #1
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Default HP photosmart 850

Can someone please tell me what they know or think about the
- HP photosmart 850
also what are some comparable cameras........ :?
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 8:28 PM   #2
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Default HP 850 was not as good as HP720

I bought the 850 because of the features. It looks and feels like an SLR. However when I started taking pictures, I was not happy. I found that even my best photo looked like my subject was cut and pasted on the skyline. It eats batteries like cookie monster eats cookies and is terrible under florecent lights. Now I may have had a bad camera because the sample photos on Steves site are amazing. I took it back and got the much cheaper HP 720 and it rocks. It is near perfect except for shots in real low light. PC World rated it very high although just a point and shoot. I know something must have been wrong with my 850 because the 720 smoked it in all types of light.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 8:33 PM   #3
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See the Other Digicams Forum at dpreview.com for several threads on this camera. Comparable cameras include the Olympus C-730 and Fuji S602. If you want to pay more, the 5 MP cameras are also worth a look.
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 7:54 AM   #4
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Default HP 850 not for me

Like yourself I was considering buying the 850, but now have decided to look further into alternatives. Infact there is a forum at Yahoo groups worth checking out. generally people seem dissappointed after buying the 850. Im now considering a fujiflim FinePix S304 with a similar zoom as the 850
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 8:29 AM   #5
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Generally the users of a Photosmart 850 are very happy!
See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Photosmart_850/
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 2:41 PM   #6
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I'm seriously thinking of buying the 850 myself. It's not the best looking design, but the price and features, 4mp and zoom, make it a must buy. 8)
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