HP just announced the CW450 — a 12 megapixel 4X optical zoom digital camera packed with features in a new attractive compact design. It comes with a redesigned user interface that’s intuitive to use. The CW450 takes AA batteries making it a convenient digital camera for the road.
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.
4X Optical Zoom
The 4X Optical Zoom lets you magnify and capture sharp images when taking pictures from a distance. Optical Zoom brings the subject closer and makes additional detail visible.
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.
|4X optical zoom, 5X digital zoom
|Still Image Format
|Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ( <3MP), 6400 (1280×960)
|AVI (Motion JPEG)
|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
|2x AA batteries
|3.72 x 2.40 x 1.08 inch / 94.7 x 61.1 x 27.5 mm
|0.25 lb / 120g (without battery)
|One year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase
Price and Availability
Available this spring in black or red for $99.