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Model number

ProductModel number
HP Photosmart 315 digital camera C8452A
HP Photosmart 315xi digital camera C8455A

Serial number location

The serial number is located on the bottom of the camera.

Product description

The simple-to-use HP Photosmart 315 series digital camera takes high-quality photos you can share with family and friends on the Internet or via e-mail. It comes with HP software for manipulating, storing, and printing photos.

Product features

Quality results

  • 2.1 MP resolution for quality results in all popular photo sizes
  • Custom frames pictures with variable 2.5x digital zoom


  • Easy-to-use point and shoot camera design.
  • Capture and share photos effortlessly.
  • Real-image viewfinder makes it easy to frame shots.
  • Preview and review pictures on the 1.8-inch color LCD.
  • Auto-focus captures the moment quickly and sharply.
  • Auto-flash with red-eye reduction lets you shoot under all light conditions.
  • USB for fast downloading of images.
  • Easy sharing, downloading, saving, or printing pictures with HP Photo Imaging software.
  • Fast and easy printing with wireless Jetsend and removable memory cards that work with HP Photosmart printers.
  • Easy connections to computers, printers and cameras with Fast IrDA and USB.
  • Backed by HP’s one-year express repair warranty.


Sensor 2.1 MegaPixel, 1/2.7 inch (15 mm) CCD
Color depth 30-bit (10 bits x 3 colors)
Resolution 2.1 MP (1600 x 1200)
Memory Average number of photos per 8 MB card*:

Superfine - 10

Fine - 20

Basic - 80

*CompactFlash Type I
Lens 5-element glass lens, f/2.8, TTL auto focus, 5.8 mm (38 mm = 35mm equivalent)
Zoom 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x variable digital zoom
Picture modes Auto
Shooting modes Single shot
Exposure control Auto exposure
Exposure Auto
Aperture f/2.8, f/3.9, f/5.6, f/9.8
Shutter speed 1/750 to 2 seconds
Focus TTL auto focus, 30 cm (11.8 inches) to infinity
Sensitivity ISO 100 equivalent
Metering TTL
White balance Auto
Color control Color
Self-timer 10 second delay
Date and time stamp Not available
Viewfinder Separate optical viewfinder (real image)
Flash Built-in flash with range up to 3 meters

Flash modes: auto, auto with red-eye, forced on, and forced off
LCD 46 mm (1.8 inch) color LCD with 71,760 pixels

4x playback magnification

Thumbnails or full screen views
Image control functions Delete, Lock, Rotate, and Select to Print (DPOF)

Send images via infrared to Jetsend printers
Power 4 AA batteries (included) or optional AC adapter
Interfaces USB to PC or Mac

Standard tripod mount
Camera operating system Micro-ITRON
Dimensions 128 x 68 x 33 mm (International)

5 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches (US)
Weight 225 g (7.9 ounces) without batteries
Operating temperature 0 to 40 degrees Celsius

(32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit)
Operating humidity 20 to 80 percent
Storage temperature -30 to 70 degrees Celsius

( -22 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit)
Storage humidity 20 to 90 percent
Minimum system requirements PC:
  • Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0* or Windows 2000 Professional
  • 166 MHz Pentium(R) processor or equivalent
  • 32 MB RAM*
  • 150 MB free disk space - 800 x 600, 16-bit color display
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB interface - Sound card and speakers recommended
    * NT 4.0 requires 64 MB RAM and does not support USB. Compact Flash card reader required instead. (Card reader must be purchased separately.)

  • OS 8.6 or higher
  • 233 MHz PowerPC - 64 MB RAM
  • 150 MB free disk space
  • 800 x 600, 16-bit color display
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB interface
Software HP Photo Imaging software (PC only)

Arcsoft PhotoImpression 2000

Arcsoft PhotoMontage 2000 (315 and 315xi only)

Adobe(R) PhotoDeluxe Business Edition 1.1 (PC 315xi version only)

Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 (Mac 315xi version only)
Warranty HP one-year exchange warranty

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