With the amazing amount of digital cameras available for purchase these days, printer manufacturers have started producing affordable photo printers that are simple to use, portable and reasonably priced.
Sony’s DPP-FP75 digital photo printer is a good example; it’s a compact, three step operation printer under $200. Check out our first look of this neat little printer now and look for the full review next week!
Specifications for the DPP-FP75
• Dye-Sublimation photo printer4 x 6-inch prints
• 3.5” LCD Screen with tilt-adjustable display
• 63 sec. Print Speed
• Compatible with Memory Stick, SD, and xD card*
• Includes Red-eye correction button
• ID Photo, layout Print, borderless print, border print, date print available
• Cost per print: $0.29 (according to Sony)
• Max image size: 48 MP (8000 x 6000)
The exterior of the FP75 reminds me of a small radio. Its dimensions are only 7” x 2.5” x 5.5” and it has a handle on the top for easy portability. It has a detachable paper tray and runs on AC power.
The slim paper tray (7.5” x .5” x 4.5″) can hold up to 20 4 x 6-inch sheets of photo paper. The paper automatically feeds into the printer and slides out after every layer of ink is applied. The tray is attached on the side of the printer, below the media card slots.
The printer can be used with almost any media. There are three slots for xD, SD and Memory Stick cards allowing users to use any of the following media: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, High Speed Memory Stick, High Speed Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick, MagicGate Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (8-bit parallel transfer of “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” is not supported), SD card, SDHC card, MMC Plus, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type M, and xD-Picture card Type H.
On the side there is a USB port and a PictBridge port to connect PC’s or PictBridge cameras. You will need to purchase your own USB cord, the FP75 does not come with one. You can also purchase a Bluetooth adapter to print wirelessly from PDA’s and other Bluetooth enabled devices.
The front of the device is where the 3.5” color LCD is located along with the power, menu, red-eye correction, print, cancel, enter and four arrow buttons.
The FP75 is an exciting option from a strictly aesthetic point of view. It looks good, has decent features and is being sold for $149.99 on Sony’s website.
So the question is: Will it perform well? Check out our full review to find out!