The Digital Imaging Websites Association, a world-wide organization
of collaborating Web sites, selected HP's new Photosmart R707
camera as its top-ranked compact amateur digital camera.
The Photosmart R707, introduced in May, inaugurated a new
line of cameras that are able to eliminate red-eye, stitch
together panorama photos in preview mode and produce pictures
closer to what our eyes see -- all inside the camera, without
"Obviously, HP possesses far
more imaging expertise than just what is found in their
excellent printers and scanner," the organization said.
"With this compact camera, HP also proves that high performance
and low price is not an impossible combination."
The Photosmart R707 is the first to contain HP's Real Life
technologies developed by researchers in HP's imaging business
group and HP Labs in Palo Alto, Calif.; Bristol, England
and Haifa, Israel.
Driven by an image engine developed by scientists at
HP and Texas Instruments, Real Life technologies encompass
not only in-camera red-eye removal and panorama preview,
but also adaptive lighting to bring faces out of the shadows
and details out of backgrounds in high-contrast photos,
image advice and an image noise filter.
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