CNET has recently reviewed the HP Photosmart R607, a 4 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 2x pentax zoom lens and 1.5″ LCD screen.
“Image quality was good for a 4-megapixel camera for smaller enlargements, but even the Best image-quality setting uses enough JPEG compression to produce plentiful artifacts that were clearly visible in blowups. There was some chromatic aberration in our test shots–chiefly purple fringing–and while the HP Photosmart R607 actually did a decent job of not blowing out highlights, detail in shadows was poor, with most shots looking a bit on the contrasty side. While most of our photos didn’t show color casts, hues were generally muted and not fully saturated. Visual noise was a problem, even at ISO 100, but images were still usable when sensitivity was boosted to ISO 400. “