HP Photosmart R937 digital camera flaunts its 3.6-inch touchscreen

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HP has just unveiled nine new digital cameras for the summer season, with the pick of the bunch being the Photosmart R937. It’s an eight-megapixel cam with 3x optical zoom and a whopping 3.6-inch touchscreen.

The screen is important, too. HP says its size means you can easily edit and organise your photos on the camera, without needing to transfer them to a PC for tweaking. The idea is that you can then stroll into a shop with your memory card to get prints (or print them off on an HP printer, of course).

There’s also a pop-up virtual keyboard on the screen that can be used to add email addresses and tags to photos. There’s a couple of leftfield editing features too. Pet-eye fix removes the red eyes that make your dog look Satanic in photographs (unless he really is the devil’s hellhound, in which case you’re stuck with ’em). Meanwhile, the slimming feature claims to make your subjects look more svelte.

There’s 32MB of internal memory too, so you can start snapping away before even putting a memory card in. The R937 goes on sale in the US this August at an expected price of $299.99 (about £150).

HP website

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Stuart Dredge