Sony DPP-EX5 photo printer

The Good Prints decent photos from high-resolution images; its prints are relatively inexpensive and indestructible.

The Bad Can't view photos directly on printer; prints fall out of paper output tray when left unattended; noisy; doesn't run off batteries; low-resolution pictures become inferior prints.

The Bottom Line As long as you always have a high-res camera and reliable access to power outlets, you'll find it easy to work with this printer. But the HP Photosmart 230 is more portable.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Support 7.0
6.6 Overall

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Sony DPP-EX5 photo printer

Smaller than a breadbox, Sony's $199.95 DPP-EX5 dye-sublimation photo printer generates decent-quality photos at 4x6 inches or smaller sans PC. One of a tiny category of printers, the EX5 competes with the likes of the HP Photosmart 130 and 230 for the attention of anyone who wants a printer in the living room next to the TV, which you can actually use to control this printer. Too bad the printer doesn't make it easy to view images from Memory Sticks and that its dye-sublimation technology makes low-resolution pictures look messy. Worse, this so-called portable printer doesn't run off batteries. Traveling shutterbugs may want to give it a go anyway, if they always have access to power outlets. But the HP Photosmart 230 is more portable.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Sony
  • Type printer
  • Type compact photo printer
  • Printing Technology dye sublimation
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
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