HP just showed off nine upcoming cameras, and one of them has a big-ass touchscreen attached. The 8-megapixel R937 will set you back $300, but that 3.6-inch touchscreen interface is the largest on any camera so far and might just be worth it. The screen gives the user plenty of room to edit photos on the fly, so if you're one to nitpick over that weird-looking blotch or Bobby's red-eye, this might be for you. It also enables standard camera navigation without having to reach for buttons, and photo tagging for easy sorting.

The R937 also has other things going for it, such as digital anti-blur technology, but on the downside there's that paltry 3X optical zoom. Stand close! Luckily the next camera up, the Mz67, will let you take a few steps back.



Also an 8-megapixel camera, the Mz67 comes encased in black and features a 6x optical zoom with a 2.5-inch LCD screen, but without the R937's touchscreen capability. If the R937 was a little steep for you, you might like the Mz67's significantly lower $200 price tag.

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The third notable HP camera, the R742, is more middle of the road. Coming in an all-metal case with a variety of color choices, the R742 packs a less powerful 7-megapixel sensor, 3X optical zoom, and sells for $180. For that $20 difference, there's really no reason to grab the R742 instead of the Mz67, unless you're looking for something a bit more portable and flashy.

HP's six other Photosmart cameras pad out the tiers below the R742, ranging from around $80 to $230, 5 to 8 megapixels, and the usual 3X optical zoom. Expect to see the cameras out in August, though you might be able to snag one of the budget models as early as July.

HP intros nine Photosmart cameras [Electronista]