HP Photosmart R717 Digital Camera

Superior photos with 6.2 MP and 3x optical zoom.

Building on the success of the award-winning HP Photosmart R707, this ultra-compact 6.2 MP camera uses the latest technology to help you take superior photos. Key features include 24x total zoom, 4.6 cm LCD plus slim rechargeable Li-Ion battery.


Maximum memory card size 
2 GB
Memory upgrade 
2 (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 (wide), 0.7 m to infinity (telephoto), 0.14 to 0.9 m (macro wide), 0.5 to 1 m (macro telephoto)
Audio system 
Up to 60 sec
Bundled software 
HP Image Zone software 4.5 for Microsoft® Windows®, Macintosh
Colour depth
Compatible memory cards 
32 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 (558 x 234 = 130572 dots)
Effective sensor resolution
6.2 MP (2864 x 2160 effective pixel count)
Energy Star certified 
Flash modes 
flash off, flash on
Normal (default), macro, infinity, manual
Internal memory 
32 MB
Light exposure control
Center weighted auto exposure metering (AE), spot auto exposure metering (AE), average auto exposure metering (AE)
Light exposure correction
± 3 EV in 1/3 steps
6.4 MP
Memory slots 
1 slot, Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) compatible
Optional connectivity
HP Photosmart R-series dock
Package dimensions (WxDxH) 
288 x 55 x 195 mm
Package weight 
1.07 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 
0.5 sec
Storage media capacity 
Approximate still image capacity for 32 MB internal memory: 200 images (134 KB) = VGA resolution and two star compression; 32 images (834 KB) = 2 MP resolution and two star compression (**- better); 27 images (990 KB) = 4 MP resolution and two star compre
Technical features
6.4 MP (2934 x 2170 total pixel count) 24x total zoom (3x optical/8x digital); 8 to 24 mm focal length; approx. 39 to 117 mm (35 mm equiv.) 32 MB internal memory for photo and video storage; SD/MMC slot for adding more capacity Video recording: MPEG-1, un


Power supply type 
1 Lithium-Ion battery (rechargeable), 3.3V AC adapter
Power consumption (typical) 
Power requirements
1 Lithium-Ion battery 1050mA (rechargeable), Universal AC power adapter: 100 to 240-VAC (50/60-Hz) input; 3.3-VDC, 2500-mA output

Lens system

Combined zoom
24 (3 optical/8 digital)

System requirements

Mac compatibility 

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 to 50° C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
15 to 85%
Storage temperature (T-T) 
-30 - 65 °C
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) 
15 to 90% RH

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/45.7 mm (1/1.8")

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH) 
96 x 60 x 35 mm

Other features

Lens system 
24x total zoom (3x optical/8x digital); 8 to 24 mm focal length; approximately 39 to 117 mm (35 mm equivalent); f2.8 to f4.8 m (wide); f4.9 to f8.4 m (telephoto)
Picture mode
Auto (default), action, landscape, portrait, beach, snow, sunset, aperture priority, panorama, document, museum, my mode
Star technology
HP Image Advice: Become a better photographer by reviewing your photos with HP Image Advice. This patented technology analyses your photos then offers tips and suggestions on how you might do things differently for even better results next time. HP in-cam
Upgrade type
Optional HP Photosmart R-series camera dock and R-series accessories