Pros Good pictures, long battery life, and great for the price.
Cons Picture quality could be better.
Summary I am fairly new to the digital camera scene. I have done a lot of research however, so when I set out to find a camera for myself within $150, I found that the HP Photosmart M525 was the best deal. It has decent times from turn on to snapping the shot. The picture quality is about 8 out of 10 compared to the best cameras, but compared to cameras in its price range its easily a 9.5 out of 10. The video quality is a bit poor, but I rarely use it for that. Functions on the camera are easy to figure out. Overall I highly recommend this camera.
"Poor Reliability"on by lostjedi71
Pros compact size
Cons breaks after a month
Summary I bought this camera to replace my Kodak which broke on Thanksgiving after 2 years of solid use. I took advantage of the after Thanksgiving sales and bought the M525. After about a month's use, it stopped working on Christmas Eve, which meant no pictures of my family!! It reported a "Lense Error" and would not function at all. I took the camera back the day after Christmas and was a given a new M525. After light use for a month and a half, it broke this week at my daughter's 2nd birthday party--with the same error!! I am going to try and get a refund and buy something else. I am giving this product an "Abysmal" rating because a camera that is not realiable defeats the purpose of taking pictures.
Pros Cheap, Decent user controls.
Cons Poor picture quality
Summary I bought this camera after doing 'comparison' shopping... cost vs. maximum resolution. This is a bad way to do it.
I got home, immediately snapped off about 30 photos, and viewed them on my pc. The pictures were very grainy and had lots of noise. I adjusted the resolution to the maximum, snapped off about 5 more, and they still had lots of noise and were grainy.
I suspect the lens is very cheap and is not capable of taking very nice photos. I have used 6 digital cameras over the last 5 years, and this has been one of the worst.
For the same price you can get a Fuji A500/A600, and get some decent pictures.
"quality pics,low price"on by mjvc
Pros lightweight,good pics.,great price
Cons none in my opinion
Summary after learning to use at its optimum performance,fantastic camera for everyday use. when matched with hp photosmart printer 8050 , high quality portraits ..
Pros Good Price
Cons Broke after 5 months
Summary I bought my HP M525 for 129.99. I understand that this is a low end camera, but you would expect it to last at least 6 months. No. The camera would not turn on and the little blue indicator light would flash four times. Now that I didn't want to buy the warranty, I have a useless camera. Thanks HP