Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One printer, scanner, and copier
21 October 2008
Summary: Cynicism aside, the key factor in buying the 5300 is the 50% less consumable costs. So rather than buy a £50 all-in-one from another manufacturer with inks that costs as much, if not more, when you come to replace them, Kodak have a pricier initial proposition out of the box. But one which produces great prints, scans and copies and, when it comes time to buy more ink and paper, will not leave a nasty taste in your wallet.
Pros: Easy to use, low priced consumables yet relatively high quality prints, plus good LCD
Cons: Heavyweight design, software issues, some of the claimed print speeds proved unrealistic
Excerpt: Rating : Is it worth the price? It is currently selling for approximately US$150, and at that price, it is a great home printer. It’s not a professional printer, so don’t expect it to act like one, but as a home photo printer, it is fantastic. Would I recommend this to a friend? I would, and I have (in fact, my wife is continually wanting mine… don’t tell her, but I think I’ll get one for her for her next birthday).
Read a review of the Kodak EasyShare 5300 all-in-one photo printer.
14 May 2007
Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare 5300 all-in-one photo printer is the middle child of the new multifunction line that Kodak trotted out earlier this year. The 5100 does not feature memory card slots or a display, while the 5500 has all the functions of the 5300, but it also includes fax, automatic document feeder, and a duplexer. The hype surrounding the release mostly had to do with the new ink technology Kodak employs, which allegedly produces quality prints at a much cheaper cost.
Conclusion: As you'd expect from Kodak, the 5300 does its best work with photographs. As a direct document printer, it's a little less exciting, but anything that forces the cost of prints down in a competitive market deserves applause.
Pros: Can't edit or crop photos from the control panel, Photo printing is four-ink, not six-ink, Twitchy print head installation