Olympus P-200

Olympus' new Camedia P-200 Printer is the first professional-quality, high-speed, battery-operated, portable dye-sublimation printer. The Camedia P-200 brings photo-quality printing capability to mobile professional and amateur photographers, and anyone else who needs to produce hard copy output of digital images while on the road or in the field.

Using dye sublimation printing technology, the Camedia P-200 Printer produces continuous tone images at 320 dots per inch resolution. The printer supports 128 gradation levels per color for smooth color transitions, and delivers finished A-6 size prints (3" x 4" print area) in only 90 seconds. The Camedia P-200 utilizes 4-pass printing technology - one each for the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow primary colors, plus a UV overcoat layer to seal and protect the image.

The Camedia P-200 is compatible with many Olympus filmless digital cameras, including the new Camedia E-10 and E-100 RS models introduced simultaneously with the P-200. It will also function with just about any digital camera that uses SmartMedia or CompactFlash cards, especially those that support the DPOF standard.

and E-100 RS cameras, the Camedia P-200 features dual media slot capability. You simply insert a 3.3v SmartMedia or CompactFlash (Type I or II) card directly into the appropriate media slot, select the desired image number, and press the print button. The Camedia P-200 outputs full-size images; 2, 4, 9, or 16 images per page; and even 40-image index prints. The P-200 is compatible with Digital Print Order Form (DPOF) technology for image scheduling and number setting; as well as DCF, JPEG and TIFF file formats.

More than a simple printer, the Camedia P-200 offers image manipulation capabilities including a three-step sharpness control, the ability to crop images and add the time and date to prints. A Copy function allows users to program the P-200 to produce up to 25 prints in a single job.

The 25-sheet paper cassette matches the 25-print ribbon capacity of the printer, eliminating any confusion as to when to change the ribbon, and the risk of producing sub-par prints.

The compact and lightweight Camedia P-200 Printer is built for ease of use and versatility. Its dimensions of 4.8" (W) x 2.1" (H) x 6" (D) and total weight of 30 ounces make it easy for users to carry in standard camera gadget bags. The P-200 comes complete with a heavy-duty NiMH rechargeable battery pack that provides 50 prints between recharges, AC adapter/charger, paper cassette, trial paper pack with color ink ribbon cartridge, plus an instruction manual, warranty and registration cards. Additional P-25N paper packs are available for $24.95 per pack (25 sheets with ribbon) through Olympus dealers.