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HP D3500 Digital Camera

14.1MP 36x CCD Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The HP Digital Camera d3500 has the look and feel of a DSLR but the simplicity of a point-and-shoot camera. The d3500 offers 14 MP resolution photos, 720p HD video recording and powerful 36X... More
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10 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The HP D3500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D3500 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HP D3500 has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix S2995[plb_2238912_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Short

The average height of digital cameras of this type and age is 85mm. With a height of only 76.7 millimeters, the HP D3500 is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D3500 amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the HP D3500 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this HP camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The narrowest camera of this type and age is 41mm wide and the widest is 140mm. With a width of only 110.7 millimeters, the HP D3500 is one of the narrower bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3500 amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the HP D3500 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D3500. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this HP digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the D3500 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The HP D3500 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This HP digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D3500.

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8 Reasons Against

HP Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Cameras

HP is one of the less good digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all cameras.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The HP D3500 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The HP D3500 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D3500 also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP D3500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the D3500 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The HP D3500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HP D3500 is not waterproof. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the D3500 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The HP D3500 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D3500 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price], or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The HP D3500 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most cameras of this age and type have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 14.1MP (4340 x 3260), 12MP (4320 x 2880), 10MP (4320 x 2432), 8MP (3264 x 2448), 5MP (2592 x 1944), 3MP (2048 x 1536) and 2MP (1920 x 1080) and VGA (640 x 480. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the D3500 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP D3500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The HP D3500 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D3500.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 36 times zoom factor, the HP D3500 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (42x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] (50x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the HP D3500 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D3500.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price], and the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x), or the Fujifilm FinePix S2995[plb_2238912_price] (6.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the HP D3500 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L310[plb_1716915_price] is also worth considering.

If this bridge camera digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
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Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
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Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

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