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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a large electronics and computing equipment company, founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California in 1939. The company began by making electronic instruments, starting with a laboratory oscillator. Early on, they made cameras to record images from their instruments, such as oscilloscopes.
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HP was among the first companies to produce mass-market laser- and inkjet printers - both in c.1984.
In 1997, HP introduced the Photosmart system - a combination of digital camera, scanners for existing photos and negatives and photo printers. The firmware of the early HP camera models was based on the Digita operating system. Partnered with Pentax and distributed a couple of their cameras under the Photosmart branding. Many cameras from the early 2000's had the Pentax branding on the lens.
Alphabetical List of Hewlett-Packard Cameras
- HP 196B oscilloscope camera, 1962
- HP 197A oscilloscope camera , 1965
- ↑ HP's web site History page (archived) says 1939, although the prototype oscillator (archived) is dated 1938
- ↑ HP Imaging products history on HP's web site (archived)
- 196B Oscilloscope camera on HP's web site.
- 197A Oscilloscope camera on HP's web site.
- HP PhotoSmart group on Flickr
- HP product listing at DPReview.com