Sony has today announced two new dye-sub photo printers, the DPP-SV77 and DPP-SV88. The SV77 is based on the sucessful 400dpi SV55 engine, however it adds 3.5" touch-sensitive LCD screen which allows you to select and manipulate your prints without a TV monitor. The SV88, also based on the SV55 engine is more revolutionary, it's designed to fit into a AV system rack (all controls are on the front) and adds a CD-R/RW drive which brings the capability to browse, print and archive all from one device. Plus you can view / print / archive directly from CD Mavica CD-R/RW discs (without finalizing!).

Phil: Both the SV77 and SV88 are interesting products, the latter more so because it opens up opportunities for none computer owning buyers to enter the digital photography world. The SV88 maintains its support for Memory Stick and other storage media (via PCMCIA) as well as direct support for 'packet reading' CD-R/RW discs. Thus the ability to access unfinalized / finalized discs directly from the CD Mavica range of digital cameras. Both the SV77 and SV88 can still be used as USB printers with PC's running Windows or Mac OS and can even be used as a card reader under Windows.

DISCLAIMER: Prices are not yet 100% confirmed, we will update this release when we get updated pricing info from Sony.

Sony DPP-SV77

Key Features

  • Borderless 4x6" or Economical 3½x4" Print Sizes
  • Direct Print from Memory Stick® or other flash media (w/optional PC Card adaptor)
  • 3.2" DSTN color LCD monitor with Touch Panel functionality and Stylus
  • 3.8 Megapixel High Resolution - 2466 x 1664 for 4x6" print
  • Continuous Tone photo quality printing - 256 graduations for yellow, magenta, cyan create 16.7 million colors
  • High Speed Printing - approximately 90 seconds for 4x6" print, 60 seconds for 3½x4" print
  • Selectable Auto Fine Print function maximizes picture quality
  • Photo Editing allows creative control of Zoom/Trim, Brightness, Color Depth, Sharpness
  • Creative Print function for cards, calendars and other print creativity
  • On screen Free-hand draw function with Stylus pen
  • On-screen Text and Stamp function
  • Print 1, 2, 4, or 9 Frames per Sheet, or Index Print
  • USB port for operation with Windows and Mac PC
  • Dedicated Memory Stick and PCMCIA card reader/writer function through USB port for Windows PC

Sony DPP-SV77 specifications

Print method Dye Sub
Resolution 403 x 403 dpi
Colours C,M,Y 8-bit (16 million colours)
Print pixels Postcard size: 2466 x 1644 pixels
Small size: 1516 x 1137 pixels
Paper size Postcard size: 174.4 x 101.6 mm (6.9 x 4.0 in)
Small size: 90 x 101.6 mm (3.5 x 4.0 in)
Print size Postcard size: 152.4 x 101.6 mm (6.0 x 4.0 in)
Small size: 71.7 x 95.5 mm (2.8 x 3.8 in)
Print time (approx.) Postcard size: 90 seconds
Small size: 60 seconds
Display 3.2" STN LCD monitor, touch screen / TV via video out
Interface (input) Memory Stick slot
PC Card slot (PCMCIA)
Input storage types Native: Memory Stick, PC Card Type I/II
With PCMCIA adapter: Compact Flash Type I/II, SmartMedia, SD/MMC
Connectivity USB v1.1, Video Out
Image formats JPEG, TIFF-YC, TIFF-RGB, BMP (24-bit), JFIF, GIF, MPEG 1
Paper feed Automatic (tray)
Capacity Postcard size: 25 pieces
Small size: 30 pieces
Driver software Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me / Mac OS 8.51, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1
Card reader software Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me
Supplied Paper tray, Power cable, Video cable, Touch pen, CD-ROM, Manual
Power supply 100-120 V AC (US/Japan). 220-240 V AC (Europe/SE Asia)
Dimensions (no tray) 242 x 87 x 267 mm (29-1/2 x 3-7/16 x 10-1/2 in)
Weight (no tray) 2.5 Kg (5 lb 8 oz)
Availability July 2001
Price US$599.95 (Street US$499)

Sony DPP-SV88

Key Features

  • Borderless 4x6" or Economical 3½x4" Print Sizes
  • Direct Print from Memory Stick® , CD-R/RW or other flash media (w/optional PC Card adaptor)
  • 8x4x24 speed CD-R/RW drive with File Management and Archive functions
  • Copy digital image files from Flash Media cards to 12cm CD-R/RW discs
  • 3.8 Megapixel High Resolution - 2466 x 1664 for 4x6" print
  • Continuous Tone photo quality printing - 256 graduations for yellow, magenta, cyan create 16.7 million colors
  • High Speed Printing - approximately 90 seconds for 4x6" print, 60 seconds for 3½x4" print
  • Selectable Auto Fine Print function maximizes picture quality
  • Photo Editing allows creative control of Zoom/Trim, Brightness, Color Depth, SharpnessCreative Print function for cards, calendars and other print creativity
  • On-screen Text and Stamp function
  • Print 1, 2, 4, or 9 Frames per Sheet, or Index Print
  • USB port for operation with Windows and Mac PC
  • Dedicated Memory Stick and PCMCIA card reader/writer function through USB port for Windows PC

Sony DPP-SV88 specifications

Print method Dye Sub
Resolution 403 x 403 dpi
Colours C,M,Y 8-bit (16 million colours)
Print pixels Postcard size: 2466 x 1644 pixels
Small size: 1516 x 1137 pixels
Paper size Postcard size: 174.4 x 101.6 mm (6.9 x 4.0 in)
Small size: 90 x 101.6 mm (3.5 x 4.0 in)
Print size Postcard size: 152.4 x 101.6 mm (6.0 x 4.0 in)
Small size: 71.7 x 95.5 mm (2.8 x 3.8 in)
Print time (approx.) Postcard size: 90 seconds
Small size: 60 seconds
Storage drive CD-R/RW drive (1/2 in thick)
Storage format UDF v1.5
CD-R/RW write speed 8x CD-R, 4x CD-RW
CD-R/RW read speed 24x
CD-R format time 20 seconds
CD-RW format time 30 minutes
Storage space (CD-R) 620 MB (650 MB CD-R)
Storage space (CD-RW) 530 MB (650 MB CD-RW)
Display TV via video out
Still capture Video In
Interface (input) Memory Stick slot
PC Card slot (PCMCIA)
Video In (still capture)
Input storage types Native: Memory Stick, PC Card Type I/II, CD-R/RW (inc. CD Mavica)
With PCMCIA adapter: Compact Flash Type I/II, SmartMedia, SD/MMC
Connectivity USB v1.1, Video In/Out (S-Video & RCA)
Image formats JPEG, TIFF-YC, TIFF-RGB, BMP (24-bit), JFIF, GIF, MPEG 1
Paper feed Automatic (tray)
Capacity Postcard size: 25 pieces
Small size: 30 pieces
Driver software Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me / Mac OS 8.51, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1
Card reader software Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me
Supplied Paper tray, Power cable, Video cable, Remote Control, CD-ROM, Manual
Power supply 100-120 V AC (US/Japan). 220-240 V AC (Europe/SE Asia)
Dimensions (no tray) 280 x 84 x 267mm (11 x 3-7/16 x 10-1/2 in)
Weight (no tray) 3.0 Kg (6 lb 10 oz)
Availability August 2001
Price US$899.95 (Street: $799)