The DPP-SV77 sports a touch-sensitive 3.2-inch color LCD. Users can view, edit and enlarge images viewed on the display utilizing the supplied stylus. Users can even use the screen and stylus for freehand drawing, text editing and stamp functions.
The DPP-SV88 features a self-contained CD-RW drive to enable users to transfer images from flash media to CD-R or CD-RW discs. The printer features integrated file management tools that enable you to arrange images in folders — important, said Sony, for the average digital photo user, who shoots many times more images per year than they would with regular film.
Although the printers don’t require a PC or Mac to function, they can be hooked up to a Mac through their USB interfaces. Each model sports a Memory Stick-compatible media slot and a slot for Type II PC cards, including SmartMedia and CompactFlash. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is also supported, enabling the printers to automatically produce photos that have been marked in-camera by DPOF-compliant digital cameras.
The printers use dye sublimation technology to produce 4 x 6 inch photo prints in up to 16.7 million colors. Sony said the printers could produce laminated copies in about 90 seconds.
The DPP-SV77 will ship in July and carries a retail price of around US$500. The DPP-SV88 will be released this October for about $800, according to Sony.