Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer

Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer is a Digital Photo Printer features 300 dpi x 300 dpi printing with 16.7 million colours per dot, High speed printing process (approx. 90 sec. for 10 x 15 cm prints), Super Coat 2’ protects print from damage caused by fingerprints, light, heat and humidity, ensuring long-lasting prints. The Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer measures 175 x 60.5 x 137mm and weight 950g.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer and writes;
“The Sony PictureStation DPP-FP30 performed quite well in CNET Labs’ speed tests, averaging 1.5 minutes per 4×6-inch photo. It’s not as fast as the competing Dell Photo Printer 540, but the DPP-FP30 clocks in well above average. The printer worked though our testing process very smoothly and quietly without any problems at all.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer User Reviews

A perfect painless picture printer
“The prints are beautiful 4×6 pictures. Prints take about 1.5 minutes and are smudgeproof and waterproof right out of the printer. I would compare them favorably to photo lab prints. Cost is around 40 cents a picture if you shop around online for the 80 picture ink/paper pack. Sony includes a 40 count paper/ink pack with the Dpp-Fp30 which is a very nice little bonus that allows you to print right away without purchaseing extra supplies. Printing is easy from a computer or from my camera using the pictbridge feature. I am very pleased with the Sony Fp30 and would recommend it to anyone who wants a simple easy way to print gorgeous 4×6 pictures.” – by Simtare
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome little printer
“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. I think it has more to do with the sony paper. My full size canon i960 makes a better print on the canon glossy paper. Other than that, this is a fantastic little device!”
– by Maestr0
Rating: ★★★★☆

Best All-Around Color Among Portable Dye-Sub Printers
“I tried out the Canon CP-400 (form factor even smaller than the Sony DPP-FP30) in the store, and found that the print-outs (direct from my camera, not touched up by computer) have a blue cast to them, and in a side-by-side comparison the Sony print-outs (of the same pictures) have much prettier colors. And comparing to Sony’s own older model DPP-SV77, which I have at home: The DPP-SV77 is bigger, complete with touchscreen LCD and Memory Stick/PC Card slots, built-in creativety functions such as printing calendars, and has a higher resolution of 403 dpi (the DPP-FP30 reviewed here, like the Canon models, only has 300 dpi). BUT the little DPP-FP30 actually prints photos with much truer color, while the big brother DPP-SV77 tends to exagerate reds and greens, and over-sharpen any edges. The lower resolution in the DPP-FP30 is not noticeable at all unless I print fine text to it from a computer, which is not this printer’s intended purpose anyway.” – by ciniminis
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little photo printer
“Pictures are shape and the color is crisp and defined. It was easy to use and the price was right. I took about 1/2 minute for each picture to print. I’m a novice at photo printing and I had no problem. I highly recommend this device. You won’t be disappointed. “ – by E. Murphy
Rating: ★★★★★

The best so far… by far
“Besides the expensive ink and paper (although value packs are available now), this little devil is a charm with a cherry on top! It is a bit more expensive than other dye-sub printers, but once you try it out you’ll realize it’s worth it. One leasson I learned, never go cheap on dye-sub photo printers, they’re worth every penny and the DPP-FP30 rules them all.” – by Nino
Rating: ★★★★★

“I’ve had this printer for 3 years and use it all the time. I’ve had no problems with it and it still prints wonderful pictures. The only down side is that when I purchase the 40 picture pack, I usually have 1 picture paper left and I run out of ink, so I don’t get my 40 prints, but the quality is so good that I like them better than if I go to CVS OR WAL MART.” – by Miriam C. Moreno
Rating: ★★★★★


Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer Brochure & User Guide

- Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer User Guide

Features & Specifications

Sony DPP-FP30 Digital Photo Printer Features

Sony Digital Photo Printer DPP-FP30 – Create lab-quality digital photographs anywhere you go with the ultra-portable DPP-FP30 digital photo printer. Featuring dye sublimation technology, SuperCoat 2 protective lamination and a high speed processor, the DPP-FP30 prints borderless 4″ x 6″ and 3 1/2″ x 5″ prints with up to 16.7 million colors in about 90 seconds on a personal computer. The DPP-FP30′s compact design (just 6 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ without the paper tray) makes it perfect for travel. It even features PictBridge technology for convenient printing directly from a compatible digital camera without the need of a computer.

Dual-Volt power supply for use around the world Image Optimization functions through Sony’s Photo Quality Process helps to improve picture quality including sharpness and automatic color correction SuperCoat 2, a unique Sony Lamination process, is applied as a final step in the printing process, protecting the photos from color-shift and fading. Sony photo prints are built to last, resisting moisture, fingerprints and fading Built-in 20 sheet feeder.

* Compact and stylish high-quality dye sublimation printer
* Direct print via PictBridge*
* 300 dpi x 300 dpi printing with 16.7 million colours per dot
* High speed printing process (approx. 90 sec. for 10 x 15 cm prints)
* Super Coat 2’ protects print from damage caused by fingerprints, light, heat and humidity, ensuring long-lasting prints
* Size/weight: approx. 175×60.5x137mm/approx. 950 g
* Picture Gear Studio Version 2.0 is supplied for more editing on your PC
* Optional recommended printing papers: SVM-F40P/SVM-F80P
* Supplied with: CD-ROM driver software, AC power adapter, power cable, paper tray and 40 print sheets and a colour cartridge supplied

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