HP just announced the 12-megapixel CW450t digital camera with 4X optical zoom and a 2.7″ touch screen LCD display. It takes AA batteries making it a convenient digital camera for the road. With a new user interface, the CW450t is a great compact digital camera that allows a more intuitive navigation of functions offered at an exceptional value.
New & improved user interface
The new user interface features modern 3D icons and greater color contrast for improved visibility when navigating menu selections even in bright light. Additionally, when choosing scene modes, two images are shown as examples of how a picture would look like in comparison to using the auto mode.
Touch Screen Technology
The touch LCD screen lets you easily access all the camera functions without having to push buttons. You can use your fingers to zoom in and out when viewing pictures, and swipe left or right to scroll through different menu items. By using the “touch shot” function, you can point at any subject on the screen, let the camera auto focus, and take a picture at the release of your finger.
With smile detection, the camera will search for a smile and automatically take the picture when it detects that the subject is smiling. This feature is especially helpful when trying to capture pictures of young children smiling in front of the camera.
When using the blink detection feature, the camera alerts you if a subject is blinking when the picture is taken. The camera will then prompt you to either keep or delete the picture, allowing you the opportunity to retake pictures as you deem necessary.
Over 25 scene modes
With over 25 scene modes, you can easily ensure the best shot is captured in different shooting situations. Pick the mode that best matches your activity or use the Intelligent scene mode to let the camera detect the conditions and select the best mode for you.
The night scene mode is perfect in non-luminous conditions. It produces properly exposed images, making the picture lighter and less grainy. Use the candle light mode to capture the warm color of party settings lit by candles. For posting pictures on online auction or shopping websites, use the auction mode. In auction mode images are captured and saved in smaller size files for easy uploading.
|Sensor Type||1/2.3″ CCD|
|Total Pixels||12.5MP (4102×3057)|
|Effective Pixels||12.2MP (4032×3024)|
|Zoom||4X optical zoom, 5X digital zoom|
|Still Image Format||JPEG/EXIF 2.2|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ( <3MP), 6400 (1280×960)|
|Video Format||AVI (Motion JPEG)|
|Storage Media||SD/SDHC (Up to 32GB)|
|Minimum System Requirements||Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Pentium III 1GHz processor or equivalent
512MB RAM or greater
300MB available hard disk space for software installation
|Power||2x AA batteries|
|Dimension||3.72 x 2.40 x 1.13 inch / 94.7 x 61.1 x 27.5 mm|
|Weight||0.26 lb / 120g (without battery)|
|Warranty||One year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase|
Price and Availability
The CW450t will be available this spring in blue or merlot for $109.