HP Photosmart M417 Digital Camera

Exceptional photos with 5 MP and 3x optical zoom.

Building on the success of the award-winning HP Photosmart R-series cameras, this easy-to-use 5 MP camera uses the latest technology to help you take better photos. Key features include 21x total zoom and clear, bright 4.6 cm LCD.


Maximum memory card size 
1 GB
Memory upgrade 
1 (SD/MMC)


Video footnote
Maximum length is limited to the size of the memory card or internal memory.

Technical details

1 USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specifications, dock port
Minimum system requirements
USB-compatible PC with Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me -Pentium® II (233 minimum) and equivalent Celeron® or compatible; 64 MB RAM, 200 MB disk space; Windows® 2000, XP Home and Professional Editions - Pentium® II (233 minimum) and equivalent Celeron® o
Lens focal range 
0.5 m to infinity (normal), 0.1 to 0.8 m (macro)
Audio system 
Unlimited (depends on memory capacity)
Bundled software 
HP Image Zone software 4.5 for Microsoft® Windows®, Macintosh
Camera shutter speed 
2 - 1/2000 s
Colour depth
Compatible memory cards 
16 MB internal memory. Secure Digital (SD)/MultiMediaCard (MMC) card slot
Compatible operating systems 
Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh OS X 10.2 or later
4.6 cm (1.8 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LCD (557 x 234 = 130338 dots)
Effective sensor resolution
5.19 MP (2620 x 1984 effective pixel count)
Energy Star certified 
Flash modes 
flash off, flash on
Normal (default), macro
Internal memory 
16 MB
Light exposure control
Centre weighted auto exposure metering (AE)
Light exposure correction
+/- 2.0 EV in 1/2 steps
5.4 MP
Memory slots 
1 slot, Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) compatible
Optional connectivity
HP Photosmart M-series dock
Package dimensions (WxDxH) 
195 x 288 x 55 mm
Package weight 
0.87 kg
Shooting modes
Normal (default), self-timer, self-timer (2 shots), burst, video
Video capability 
Unlimited (depends on memory capacity)
Viewfinder type 
Optical range finder
Colour control 
Full colour (default), black & white, sepia
Export file formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) for still images; MPEG-1 for video clips
I/O ports 
1 USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specifications, 1 dock port
Image control functions
Date and time imprinting
Light exposure rating
Auto (default), ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400
TTL (through-the-lens)
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
USB-compatible Macintosh computer with Mac OS X 10.2 or later; 500 MHz PowerPC processor; QuickTime Version 5.0.1 or later; 128 MB RAM; 240 MB disk space; SVGA monitor (800 x 600, 16-bit colour); CD-ROM drive; open USB port
Recommended humidity operating range 
15 to 85% RH
Shutter Lag 
0.8 sec
Storage media capacity 
Approximate still image capacity for 16 MB internal memory: 92 images (140 KB each) = VGA resolution; 22 images (550 KB each) = 1 MP (good); 11 images (1.1 MB each) = 3 MP, (better); 8 images (1.6 MB each) = 5 MP (default); 5 images (2.5 MB each) = 5 MP (
Technical features
5.36 MP (2690 x 1994 total pixel count) 21x total zoom (3x optical/7x digital); 6 to 18 mm focal length; approx. 36 to 108 mm (35 mm equiv.) 16 MB internal memory for photo and video storage; SD/MMC slot for adding more capacity Video recording: MPEG-1, u


Power supply type 
2 AA batteries (Photo Lithium, rechargeable NiMH) or AC adapter
Power consumption (typical) 
4.5 watts maximum
Power requirements
2 AA batteries (Photo Lithium, rechargeable NiMH) or AC adapter

Lens system

Combined zoom
21 (3 optical/7 digital)

System requirements

Mac compatibility 

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 to 50º C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
15 to 85%
Storage temperature (T-T) 
-30 - 70 °C
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) 
15 to 90% RH

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/63.5 mm (1/2.5")
Maximum image resolution 
2690 x 1994 pixels

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH) 
107 x 53 x 36 mm

Other features

Lens system 
21x total zoom (3x optical/7x digital) 6 to 18 mm focal length; approximately 36 to 108 mm (35 mm equivalent); f2.8 to f4.9 (wide); f4.8 to f8.0 (telephoto)
Picture mode
Auto (default), action, landscape, portrait, macro, beach, snow, fast shot
Star technology
HP adaptive lighting: This ground-breaking technology automatically adjusts high contrast photos to reveal the detail that would otherwise be lost in the shadows. Ideal when you're shooting into the sun or using flash. HP in-camera red-eye removal: Remove
Upgrade type
Optional HP Photosmart M-series camera dock and M-series accessories