Summary: The printer prints lovely hard copies. After some tweaking I believe that the file could look better than lab photos. One of down sides to this printer is it will not read the newer files by a newer high-end camera. I bought this printer to create 8x10 prints on location, but what I found was in order to do this the printer has to be connected to a computer. But this is one of only a few flews for this model.
An excellent snapshot printer but not for black and white.
29 October 2003
Summary: This is an excellent personal photo printer but the P-400 cannot put out a black and white image without a color cast. The color cast is usually a faint green even when the monitor-printer have been fully profiled and the image sent contains only grayscale pixels. This is true when the image is sent as either RGB or CMYK file.
Summary: This printer spits out some beautiful prints, at about $1.60 per page between the paper and ink. All of the cool options shown in the catalog, like index prints, are only done from a flash card. The flash card only holds one high quality picture from my Minolta Dimage 7, so that holds me back. To get sizes, etc. I have to input my photos into word and then send to print, a bit annoying and problematic when it comes to exact sizes of prints.
Will not work with PC card using Sony memory sticks
Michael E. Brown, Amazon
13 September 2001
Summary: If you think that you will be able to use the PC card slot for your Sony memory sticks, you're wrong. This printer will only recognize data files that are 100 dcf, not 100 msdcf, meaning memory stick dcf. I have spent hours on the phone with Sony and Olympus technical support, and this is their conclusion.