As well as being compared against other compacts, the HP Photosmart R727 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The HP Photosmart R727's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot A630) and Nikon (such as the D5100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the HP R727 has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2006 vs january 2012) and is thicker (2.4" vs 0.8").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
6 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the R727)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the R727)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and R727

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (93×24×61 mm)
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 150 g

HP Photosmart R725

HP Photosmart R725
similar age

Significant advantages of the R725 (vs the R727)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the R725 (vs the R727)

  • None found

common strengths of the R725 and R727

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×24×61 mm) vs Compact (93×24×61 mm)
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 150 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP R727 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (93×24×61 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)), is thinner (2.4" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (150 g vs 560 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (153k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (6.2 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 years newer
$1,545 55-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the R727)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 6.2 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 153k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the R727)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (93×24×61 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.4"
  • Much heavier: 560 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the D5100 and R727

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the HP R727 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), is older (january 2006 vs august 2006), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot A630

Canon PowerShot A630
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the A630 (vs the R727)

  • Much better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A630 (vs the R727)

  • None found

common strengths of the A630 and R727

  • Each has a built-in flash