HP Introduces Five Low-End Point-And-Shoot Cameras, Three Camcorders
These are obviously aimed at the lower-end, a market which is also pretty crowded in its own right. The "premium" HP CW450t and HP PW460t models feature a 2.7" and 3" (respectively) display, a newly designed touch-screen interface, 4x optical zoom and an SD/SDHC card slot. The CW450t is available in two colors – blue and merlot – and priced at $109, while the PW460t is available in pink and charcoal gray and priced at $149.
The V5061u and V5560u spruce up the company's camcorder line, both of which have 3" touch-panels, support for 1080p shooting and motion detection capabilities. The latter has a 5x optical zoom and a Li-Ion battery, while the former has a dual SD/SDHC card slot setup and the option to use AA batteries if the standard Li-Ion runs out. They'll be priced at $169 and $199, respectively.
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- 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 comfortably 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, slim 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 at select retailers.