The HP Photosmart R727 is mostly gets compared to digicams and travel zooms. The HP Photosmart R727's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare CX6200) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS25)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP R727 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), is newer (january 2006 vs june 2003) and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 37 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak EasyShare CX6200

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the CX6200 (vs the R727)

  • Better wide angle: 37 mm vs 39 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the CX6200 (vs the R727)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the CX6200 and R727

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP R727 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (93×24×61 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)) and is slightly lighter (150 g vs 193 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (153k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the R727)

  • Much more zoom: 20x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the R727)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS25 and R727

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (93×24×61 mm)
  • Very light: 193 g vs 150 g