Sony DPP-SV77

The DPP-SV77 printer may be just the solution you're looking for if you've found it difficult to download and print your digicam images via a computer. It's as simple as: (1) insert your memory card, (2) scroll through the pictures on the color LCD screen, (3) pick one to print and press the PRINT button. It only takes about 90 seconds to produce a 4 x 6" print. As with all dye sublimation printers, the DPP-SV77 produces photo-quality prints with 16-million colors using a thermal transfer process. The ribbon cartridge consists of three colors; cyan, magenta, yellow plus the protective over-coat. The color dyes are tranferred to the print paper by heat and are actually fused into the surface of the paper. To insure its longevity the print is run through the printer a fourth time and the clear over-coat is then laminated onto the picture. You can choose between glossy or texture finish for the clear over-coat. Print packs (paper and ribbon) are available in 4" x 6" or the smaller 4" x 3.5" size. The DPP-SV77 is lightweight and small enough to be easily taken along to parties, meetings, presentations or wherever it's needed. The color LCD lets you make prints without a computer so all you need is the printer and your camera. As you can see from the screens above, there are a multitude of builtin editing options and printing features, most of which are accessed by pressing your finger on the LCD touch screen. The printer can also be used as a presentation device by connecting the video out port to a TV or other video device. Of course the printer can also be connected to a Windows PC or Macintosh computer via the USB port. If you use one of Sony's digicams then you'll appreciate the dedicated Memory Stick drive slot. The DPP-SV77 can be used with virtually any other digital camera that uses flash memory cards. The PCMCIA card slot accepts Type II adapters for CompactFlash as well as SmartMedia and MultiMedia cards. When connected to a computer the printer's card slots can be used as a card reader for transfering your images to the hard drive.

If all of this is still not quite enough for you then check out the Sony DPP-SV88 photo printer review, it even has a builtin CD-R/W drive to read the Sony Mavica CD200, CD300 and CD1000 discs as well as letting you archive photos from the Memory Stick (or other flash card) to standard size CD-R or CD-RW discs.