HP just announced the 12-megapixel PW460t digital camera with 4X optical zoom and a 3.0″ LCD display. It features a new intuitive user interface and touch screen technology for easy viewing of pictures and selection of functions. The PW460t offers a plentiful selection of features and capabilities you come to expect in many professional cameras, but delivered in a slim, low cost point-and-shoot camera.
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 sports scene mode is great for taking pictures of subjects in motion. By keeping the shutter button pressed, the camera will continuously take fast pictures to ensure your favorite moment is perfectly captured. The soft skin mode is great for taking portraits in well-lit environment. When the camera detects a face, it will automatically make the skin texture smoother and enhance the skin tone of the person.
|LCD Display||3.0″ touch screen|
|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 Dimensions||Li-ion battery 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.7 inch / 91.6 x 57.8 x 18.2 mm|
|Weight||0.24 lb / 110g (without battery)|
|Warranty||One year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase|
Price and Availability
The PW460t will be available this spring in pink and charcoal gray priced at $149.