Summary: You will never hear me complain about the fantastic quality of the Olympus P330 pictures. But good luck finding the paper/ink packets for sale. This is a dye sublimation printer so it is a real four-color process print like the professionals use. But before you buy be sure you can find a seller who will sell you 60 photo pack ink refills for under $75. Check the other feedback dates. This is an old printer circa 1998.
Summary: My friends are always commenting on the quality of the photos printed out on our Olympus photo printer. They really look like they came back from the photo shop. They are cosmically better than what you can get from your old inkjet, even if you print inkjet pictures on nice paper. What's more, since you have an opportunity to photo-edit the pictures before you print, you can correct problems that the photo shop will never bother with: remove red eye, reframe, add labels,...
Summary: I have had this printer for quite a while now. It prints unbelievable pictures that compare to the Kodak photo lab. After I am done taking my shots with my Olympus C-3030zoom camera I insert the smartmedia card directly into the printer, then I plug the printers video output into my television. This printer has some really neat editing features that can be used without your computer. Of course it works really well with my computer.
Summary: the printer gave very good results, but see no need for all the insturction books, (2) that come with the printer. Everything said could surly be condensed to one simple to read and use set of insturctions. there should be a better system to tell what you are going to print before you print it.
Summary: This printer is designed for one task- printing 4x6 color images. It's not real fast or real cheap but it is very easy to use and the quality of the prints is comparable to conventional photos. This printer is particularly useful if you use your digital camera as a replacement for a point-and-shoot, and you want to be able to get good, quick prints with a mimimum of fuss.
Summary: There are suggestioons, including on Amazon.com that the P-330 and a Sony Digital Camera that uses 3.5" floppy disks are compatible. To a limited extemt this may be true, but direct use is not possible as the P-330 only takes the smaller Smart Media disk. It would appear one would be well advised to use a Sony printer that can directly receive the 3.5" floppy disk; otherwise one of the feature attractions of a printer is defeated.
No driver for Windows NT. Picture quality is poor.
Erez Luz, Amazon
10 October 1999
Summary: The setup was relatively easy until I tried to hook it up to my PC. There is no driver available for Windows NT workstation. I tried to install it under Windows 95. Spent most of my Saturday with downloading drivers from their website. Finally called tech support and got email back that someone will call me in 2-3 days and also to be patient. Color quality is ok. I could print from my Sony Digital camcorder. It takes about 2 minutes to print a 4-5 in. picture.
Digital prints with the same quality as real photos
Frank Spalitto, Amazon
17 September 1999
Summary: This printer is amazing. Although it takes a while to print, the results could easily be confused with a real photo. Being able to print directly from a Smart Media card or a digital camera is quite convenient. However, for really amazing results, print from a computer after adjusting lighting and contrast levels in Photoshop and the results are truely fantastic. The only drawback (in addition to the slow printing time) is that the print size is so small.