Summary: I spent a lot of time reviewing these dye-sub printers. I rarely print from a memory card, so that feature was not important to me. Watching this thing do its magic is a lot of fun! 3 passes to apply color, then the last pass for the glossy coat. I got it mainly for its portable size. It is tiny! Another plus is that it comes with a paper pack and ribbon. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the photos are a tad (just a tad) flat.
Excerpt: Dye Sublimation Printers have always been relatively expensive, the high initial cost and fairly expensive media have normally meant that they've only really been of interest to 'serious' photographers, but they generally produce a quality of image which is far better than you'd get from a similarly priced inkjet, or economy priced laboratory printed photos. 'Don't you have enough printers?
Excerpt: When I first ordered my Sony DPP-FP30, the first problem I had was the price - how cheap it was for a Sony printer! I was wondering what I was going to receive when it turned up. When it did turn up the next day, I was nothing but surprised about firstly the size, then the quality of the printer. Installation was a breeze, just insert the CD and install the options what you want, then plug in the power and USB cable, and your away.
Pros: Great picture quality from a fast Dye Sub Printer
Summary: Have been using this for a while now (3 months). Picture quality is superb (I have the 7.2m Sony DSC-P200 Camera). The size is brilliant and portable when using pict-bridge. This makes it handy - I took it with me for the family christmas and was able to give out photo's whilst we were there to relatives we dont see often.