I didn't want to spend a lot - especially since we already have a Pixma IP2000 and a Brother laser plus access to an expensive colour printer @ my wifes work - so I went onto Dick Smiths website and started hunting round.
I reckon we hit the jackpot with the Canon Selphy DS700 - only $99, and includes features such as:
* Full range of card slots
* Prints borderless 6x4 prints
* Plugs into the TV for slideshows + selecting photos
* Can be used in "normal mode" - ie with a PC.
* Supports direct printing from cameras (via USB cable)
* Supports irda printing from mobile phones.
This all seemed to good to be true - so I started looking at consumables (which is normally the catch with cheaper printers).
RRP$89 for 150 sheets of paper + 2 cartridges (75 prints per cartridge) - hmm, 59cents per print.
Not bad I thought.
Checked ebay next - NZ$43 for the same print pack above - even better!
So we popped into Dick Smith yesterday and grabbed one of these units and put it through it's paces last night.
My conclusion: an excellent 6x4 printer, easy to use and full of functionality not normally found at this price.
Admittedly the printers are on clearance at Dick Smith at the moment (they are normally $199 - originally $449), but if you're quick you can probably grab one yourself.
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Comment by chiefie, on 15-Sep-2006 11:21
mmm sounds like a good buy. i might get one too then! :-D hehe...
Comment by psychrn, on 15-Sep-2006 11:46
Say if you put a memory card in the slot-how can you view the files and decide on which ones to print-no screen is there??
Comment by chiefie, on 15-Sep-2006 11:55
Thought this be helpful for ya: DSE Link [http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/en/Product/XP0190]
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