The Sony DPP-SV77 digital photo printer has a built-in 3.2" color LCD monitor that
lets users view, edit and enlarge images on the fold-up screen, without connecting to
a PC or television monitor. Because the color LCD is touch-sensitive, most operations
can be performed directly on-screen with your finger or the supplied stylus.
The new Sony DPP-SV77 digital photo printer with color LCD monitor will be
available in July for about $500.
The DPP-SV77 printer is built for speed and convenience and features high-resolution
photo printing, borderless 4" x 6" photo prints and dye sublimation technology to
create up to 16.7 million colors. Each photo prints in 90 seconds and is laminated
with Super Coat 2 to protect it from fading, humidity and liquid splatters that would
ruin other pictures.
The DPP-SV77 can print photos
independent of a computer, but also from a PC or Mac via a USB connection. The
printer has a dedicated slot for Memory Stick media and a slot for Type II PC
cards, including SmartMedia and CompactFlash (with appropriate adapters.)
When connected to a computer you can use the printer's card slots to transfer
files from flash memory cards to your hard drive, eliminating the need for a
Now this is cool ... like something out of a James Bond movie, the color LCD
is really the main control panel. The screen is touch-sensitive so you can just
push on a thumbnail of a picture and have it displayed full-screen for printing
or editing. When you get to some of the other detailed editing screens you use
a small, stylus pointer to make selections. More on that on the next page.
All Sony photo printers take advantage of the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
function, which automatically prints photos that have been marked for print in-camera
by supporting cameras. Another option is the printer's "Print All" button that sends
all saved images to print.
The DPP-SV77 can also be connected to a TV or VCR and used for slideshow displays
of your digital pictures. The USB port allows for connection to Windows PCs or