HP today introduced five point-and-shoot digital cameras and three camcorders with features such as LCD displays, up to 5X optical zoom and fashionable colors.
The cameras and camcorders come in slim designs at prices ranging from $99 to $199. They are expected to be available this spring.
Adding to its portfolio of touch-enabled notebooks and desktops, HP now features LCD touchscreen displays on select cameras and camcorders. In addition, select models feature a new user interface. Interface improvements include a high color contrast and a choice of more than 25 scene modes.
When choosing a scene mode, the display shows two images ? how the photo will look in auto mode and how it will look in the selected scene mode. For example, choosing "snow" mode during a ski trip can transform overly bright, washed-out photos into vibrant depictions of the snowcapped mountains.
The premium HP CW450t and HP PW460t point-and-shoot digital cameras feature 2.7-inch and 3-inch LCD touchscreen displays, respectively, and a newly designed touch interface. Both have 4X optical zoom and support up to 32-gigabyte (GB) SD/SDHC memory.
The CW450t is available in two colors - blue and merlot - and priced at $109. The PW460t is available in pink and charcoal gray and priced at $149.
The latest HP touchscreen digital camcorders - the V5061u and V5560u - feature 3-inch LCD touchscreen displays, 1,080p high-definition (HD) recording and motion-detection capabilities. Additionally, the V5560u features 5X optical zoom and a lithium-ion battery. The V5061u provides a dual SD/SDHC memory card for plenty of room to record, and an option to install AA batteries if the lithium-ion battery is not charged. The V5560u and V5061u are priced at $199 and $169, respectively.
Ideal for on-the-go amateur photographers, the HP CW450 point-and-shoot digital camera features a 2.7-inch LCD display with 4X optical zoom. Slim and lightweight, it fits in the user's hand. Available in black or red, it is priced at $99.
With a lithium-ion battery making it slim enough to fit easily into a shirt pocket, the HP SW450 point-and-shoot digital camera features a 2.7-inch LCD display and 4X optical zoom. It comes in turquoise or red and is priced at $129.
The HP PW550z point-and-shoot digital camera features 5X optical zoom and a wide-angle lens in addition to a 2.7-inch LCD display and lithium-ion battery. It is available in black or plum and priced at $149.
The HP V1020h digital camcorder features 720p HD recording and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, all packaged in a lightweight design. It also includes a USB connector for easy video uploading to social networking and video sites via a notebook or desktop PC. The HP V1020h is priced at $109 and expected to be available this summer.
For more information and to see the latest lineup of HP digital cameras and camcorders, visit HP in booth 3120 at the PMA tradeshow, Feb. 21-23 in Anaheim.