At A Glance

Offers in-camera red-eye reduction like the similar R717, plus a more powerful zoom, but image quality was less impressive.

Manufacturer’s Description

  • 2.0" TFT Color LCD
  • 5.13 MegaPixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 8x DigitalZoom
  • 32MB Internal Memory
  • The Specs

    Battery Information
    Number of Batteries Supported 1
    HDMI No
    Display & Graphics
    Screen Size 2.00 "
    Effective Camera Resolution 5.1 Megapixels
    Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
    Longest Shutter Speed 16 Second
    Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
    General Information
    Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    UPC Code 829160934488
    Manufacturer Part Number L2031A#ABA
    Brand Name HP
    Product Name Photosmart R817 Compact Camera
    Marketing Information
  • 2.0" TFT Color LCD
  • 5.13 MegaPixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 8x DigitalZoom
  • 32MB Internal Memory
  • Product Model R817
    Product Type Compact Camera
    Maximum Image Resolution 2616 x 1960
    Optical Zoom 5.0 x
    Digital Zoom 8.0
    Focus Modes Manual
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.20
    Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.6"
    Depth 1.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.85 oz
    Video Formats MPEG-1
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder Type No
    Limited Warranty 1 Year


    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Fair
    Distortion Poor
    Image Quality, Sharpness 36.5
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 68.0
    Image Quality, Color 62.5
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 62.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 95.25
    Image Quality, Exposure 63.8
    Number of Shots 175.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 39.0
    Battery Life Score Poor
    Image Quality, Overall 58.0
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Good