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Sony DPP-EX50

Sony DPP-EX50
alaScore 80

202 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

value for money, performance, usability, design, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Sony DPP-EX50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sony Picture Station DPP-FP55 Review


Light, small, and inexpensive, but its correspondingly small screen and controls sometimes make it difficult to operate.

Very compact ; Quick printing

Hard-to-read, small screen ; Perforated print edges

The FP55 uses paper with perforated tabs to help it feed accurately. You tear off the tabs at each end once you've printed your photo, leaving slightly rough perforated edges

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Photo: HP Photosmart A716 Compact Photo Printer


The HP Photosmart A716 Compact Photo Printer delivers lots of features, great-looking output, and, in an important step forward for HP, nearly waterproof photos.

True photo quality at up to 5 by 7 inches and 4- by 12-inch panoramas. Internal hard drive holds 4GB worth of photos.

Performance is on the slow side for photo printers.

The HP Photosmart A716 Compact Photo Printer delivers lots of features, great-looking output, and, in an important step forward for HP, nearly waterproof photos.

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Sony Picture Station DPP-EX50 Printer


Like other dedicated snapshot printers, the $180 Sony DPP-EX50 dye-sublimation printer can work without a computer. You can drive it from a PictBridge camera, and it has slots for Memory Stick and CompactFlash cards. Despite the printer's on-board...

Can connect to a TV ; Quality dye-sublimation produced photos

Some photos had a slight orange tone

The DPP-EX50 printed a 4-by-6-inch photo from a PC in a snappy 89 seconds--almost twice as fast as the Epson PictureMate. The print showed very sharp detail and the luminous quality we expect from dye-sublimation prints, though it had an almost...


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Sony Digital Photo Printer DPP-EX50


The DPP-EX50 can connect to your TV, but can't really strut its stuff without it.

The best match for the Sony DPP-EX50 would be people who want to view their pictures on a TV, or who plan to transmit DPOF print jobs directly from their digital camera.

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Sony DPP-EX50


The sony DPP-EX50 PictureStation printer is a dedicated, at-home or on-the-go photo printer that uses dye-sublimation technology, to create durable, lab-quality prints. The EX50 incorporates both Memory Stick PRO and CompactFlash card slots, as well as...

The DPP-EX50 printer comes packed with built-in editing options, such as a red-eye reduction tool. When partnered with a TV, it helps the consumer identify any red-eye problems to be removed, and then the printer makes the correction automatically. In...

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Sony DPP-EX50


Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

Fairly inexpensive; excellent print quality; fast; can view and edit photos on your TV.

Design isn't for everyone; can't view or edit photos on LCD; no connection between removable media drives and your computer; no paper or ink included.

This snapshot photo printer makes beautiful prints for a reasonable price, but its design could use some work.

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Sony DPP-EX5 photo printer


Prints decent photos from high-resolution images; its prints are relatively inexpensive and indestructible.

Can't view photos directly on printer; prints fall out of paper output tray when left unattended; noisy; doesn't run off batteries; low-resolution pictures become inferior prints.

As long as you always have a high-res camera and reliable access to power outlets, you'll find it easy to work with this printer. But the HP Photosmart 230 is more portable.

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Sony DPP-EX50 PictureStation


Gorgeous print quality. Versatile image input using flash media or attached to a PC or Sony digital camera. Very easy to use

Limited to snapshot-size photo printing

You can't use the DPP-EX50 dye-sub printer for anything but digital snapshots in three sizes (4-by-6 max), using media that costs $0.50 to $0.67 per photo. But the print quality rivals or beats conventional film prints, and convenience and ease of use...

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Sony PictureStation DPP-FP55


The DPP-FP55's physical design is similar to that of most other small-format thermal-dye printers. At 2.3 by 6.9 by 5.3 inches (HWD) and just 2.2 pounds, it's small and light enough to carry around easily, so you can print photos anywhere—or, at least,...

Fast. Low cost per photo for thermal dye. Highly portable. Prints from PictBridge-enabled cameras

Prints only from SD memory cards and various Memory Stick formats. No battery option

The small-format Sony PictureStation DPP-FP55 delivers 4- by 6-inch photos in just over one minute each, and at a low per-photo cost for a thermal-dye printer.

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Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer


The niftiest thing about this dye-sublimation photo printer is that it doesn't even need a PC to work. You can hook it up to your TV (via a video cable), navigate the on-screen menu, and even manipulate photos (that are read off a Sony Memory Stick, if...

Product Specifications

Sony's DPP-EX5 is a digital photo printer that uses dye sublimation technology, a process that creates durable lab-quality prints in vivid color, monochrome, sepia or paint tone. It is packed with built-in editing and creative tools, making it easy to adjust image sharpness, contrast, brightness and size. These tools also enable users to select and merge images as well as incorporate personalized messages into any print. In addition to being PC and Mac compatible via a USB connection and Sony's supplied software drivers, the DPP-EX5 can also connect to a television for larger viewing and editing of photos in the den or living room, just like the slide shows of the past. Each print from DPP-EX5 is laminated with Super Coat 2 laminate to seal and protect every photo, giving durability to withstand fading, spills, moisture and fingerprints. It also supports the Exif print standard, which significantly improves the printing process through color consistency and final output quality, and comes bundled with a self-cleaning cartridge to help maintain and clean each printer at home. In addition, DPP-EX5 can print on the new 3.5" x 5" borderless print paper as well as the current 4" x 6" and 3.5" x 4" print sizes, offering consumers greater flexibility in their printing options.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Digital Photo Printer/Sony Picture Station




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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi/403dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi/403dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in/4 in x 6.87 in
Max Printing Speed Color:1.1min/page/1.3min/page/1.5min/page/1min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:300dpi/403dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:300dpi/403dpi
Media Type:Photo paper/Photo paper / Photo stickers/Photo paper / Photo stickers / Postal card paper/Photo paper / Postal card paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Dye sublimation
Total Media Capacity:20sheets/25sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


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System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5.1 / Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional