HP Photosmart M527 Digital Camera

Take impressive 6 MP photos easily with 21x total zoom (3x optical, 7x digital) that make beautiful prints. Small yet sturdy, you can frame and view photos on a large 5.1 cm image display. Plus remove red eye automatically and shoot video clips.

It's easy to take impressive 6 MP photos – with 21x total zoom (3x optical, 7x digital) – that make beautiful prints and enlargements up to poster size. Automatically remove red-eye without a PC using HP Real Life technologies. View photos on a large, 5.1 cm image display that's bright enough to see both indoors and out. This compact, metal camera is sturdy and designed for quick, one-handed shots. From snap to print, get photos you'll love to share, and always rely on HP for beautiful prints.


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 1
95 x 31.8 x 62 in (3.74 x 1.25 x 2.44 in)
0.14 kg (without batteries), 0.19 kg (with batteries)
Aperture range (F-F) 
f2.8 to f8.0 (wide), f4.7 to f7.6 (telephoto)
Focal length range (f-f) 
6 to 18 mm (equivalent to 38 to 104 mm)
Minimum system requirements
Pentium® II (233 MHz minimum), equivalent Celeron® or compatible; 128 MB RAM (Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Professional x64 Edition), 64 MB RAM (Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me); 400 MB available hard disk space (Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Professional x64 Edition),
Lens focal range 
Approximately 0.5 m to infinity (normal), 0.6 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.12 - 1 m (macro wide)
Audio system 
Limited by available memory
Bundled software 
HP Photosmart Premier software for Windows® and Macintosh
Camera shutter speed 
2 to 1/1000 sec
Colour depth
Compatible memory cards 
Secure Digital
Compatible operating systems 
Windows® 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, XP Home, XP Professional x64 Edition, Mac OS X v 10.2.8, 10.3, 10.5
5.08 cm (2") LCD; 480 x 240 = 115200px
Effective sensor resolution
6 MP
Energy Star certified 
Flash modes 
Flash off, Flash on
Normal (default), macro
Light exposure control
Center-weighted auto exposure metering (AE)
Light exposure correction
+/- 2.0 EV in 1/2 steps
6.3 MP
Memory slots 
1 slot, SecureDigital (SD) compatible
Optional connectivity
HP Photosmart 6220 Digital Camera Dock
Package dimensions (WxDxH) 
184 x 162 x 47 mm
Package weight 
Direct photo printing to PictBridge-enabled printers
Print technology 
Color, EV compensation, Fast mode, image quality, ISO speed, white balance
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD)
97 x 36.1 x 63 in (with protrusions) (3.82 x 1.42 x 2.48 in (with protrusions))
Canada [Canadian Approval (CSA, cUL or equivalent)], EEA [one European Safety Agency mark (TUV, BSI, NEMKO), CE Certificate of Conformity], US [NRTL (UL, CSA, NRTL or equivalent)], Croatia (ZIK), Czech Republic (EZU), Estonia/Lithuania (Certificates), Hun
Shooting modes
Still (default), self timer, burst, video
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
Video capability 
Viewfinder type 
White balance 
Auto (default), sun, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, manual
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H)
7.8 x 7.6 x 7 in
Case or master carton quantity 
4 pcs
Case or master carton weight
4 lb (US, LAR), 4.9 lb (EMEA)<br />1.8 kg (US, LAR), 2.2 kg (EMEA)
Colour control 
Full colour (default), black & white, sepia
Control panel 
Top: 2 buttons (Video, Shutter release); back: 10 buttons (4-way rocker with OK, Zoom in, Zoom out, Live view/Playback, Flash, Delete, Photosmart Express, Power)
Export file formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) for still images with embedded audio, MPEG 1 for video clips
I/O ports 
1 USB, 1 dock
Image control functions
Date and time imprinting
Larger master carton dimensions (W x D x H)
198 x 194 x 178 mm
Light exposure rating
Auto (default), ISO 100, 200, 400
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H) 
97 x 36 x 63 mm (with protrusions)
TTL (through-the-lens)
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
Mac OS X v 10.2.8, 10.3, 10.4; 128 MB RAM, 250 MB available hard disk space, built-in USB
Number of cartons per pallet
Number of layers per pallet
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
182.9 x 162.6 x 48.3 in (7.2 x 6.4 x 1.9 in)
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) 
1016 x 1219 x 1218 mm
Pallet weight 
340 kg (US, LAR), 412 kg (EMEA)
Product weight optional (imperial)
0.4 lb (with batteries)
Product weight optional (metric)
0.19 kg (with batteries)
Quantity per pallet 
720 pcs
Recommended humidity operating range 
15 to 85% RH
Shutter Lag 
0.83 sec
Storage media capacity 
16 MB internal memory, capacity: up to 6 photos (accepts SD cards up to 1 GB capacity)
Technical features
6 MP (2800 x 2128 effective pixel count)6 MP (2800 x 2128 effective pixel count)<br />5.1 cm (2.0 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LCD (480 x 240 = 115200 dots)5.1 cm (2.0 in) diagonal display-size indoor/outdoor viewable colour LC
Video modes resolution
20 fps, VGA 320 x 240 pixels


Battery life (max) 
Alkaline: 180 shots (maximum), approximately 120 shots (average); NiMH: 380 shots (maximum), approximately 290 shots (average); photo lithium: 600 shots (maximum), approximately 485 shots (average)
Power requirements
2 AA batteries (Photo Lithium, rechargeable NiMH) Universal AC power adapter: 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz) input; 5 VDC, 2000 mA output


Display resolution (numeric) 
480 x 240 = 115200 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
50.8 -in (diagonal) (2.0-in (diagonal))

Lens system

Combined zoom
21 total zoom (3 optical, 7 digital)
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
Approximately 38 to 105 mm to infinity


Direct printing 
Yes (PictBridge-enabled printer)

Light exposure

Light exposure modes 


Flash working distance
3.8 m wide, 2.1 m tele

System requirements

Mac compatibility 
1 USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specifications

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 - 50 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
Storage temperature (T-T) 
-30-65 °C

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/63.5 mm (1/2.5 ")

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH) 
95 x 31.7 x 62 mm

Other features

Audio recorder 
Burst transfer rate
2 frames/sec, 3 pictures maximum
Lens system 
HP Precision Lens: 21x total zoom (3x optical, 7x digital); 6.25 to 17.25 mm focal length; 37.5 to 103.6 mm (35 mm equivalent); f2.8 to f8 (wide), f/4.7 to f/7.6 (telephoto)
Picture mode
Auto (default), Action, Beach and Snow, Burst, Fast Shot, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Portrait, Self Timer, Sunset
Power management
Universal AC adapter: 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz) input; 5 VDC, 2000 mA output
Video memory capacity
Maximum length is limited to the size of the memory card or internal memory.
Aperture setting
Memory per slot (maximum)
2 GB
PhotoSmart compression
Still image capacity
These numbers are only a guideline; actual numbers will vary by use.
Still image capacity (best mode)
4 images; 2.3 MB file size; 2800 x 2128 resolution
Still image capacity (better mode)
10 images; 1 MB file size; 2800 x 2128 resolution