Inputs and Outputs Notes
The DPP-EX50 is a photo printer which uses a dye sublimation transfer process. It
can print images directly from a Memory Stick or Compact Flash, or other popular
flash media using an adapter. It can also be connected to a computer via
USB cable (not supplied), or print directly from a PictBridge-compatible camera
without using a computer. The unit is made to be connected to a television
(when not using a computer) so you can display and select images (the TV must
have a composite video input).
Dye-sublimation technology uses layers of color dye to create continuous tone
images with color richness that rivals traditional photo prints from a
professional photo lab.
SuperCoat 2 Feature:
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, resisting
moisture and fingerprints.
LCD Screen: The printer
features a 1-5/8" x 7/8" LCD screen on the top panel to assist you during
printing operations. The LCD provides easier stand alone operation and printer
status when not connected to a computer or monitor.
Media Slots: This unit features
slots for Memory Stick and Compact Flash cards. It is compatible with standard
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO. It has been tested to support up to 1 GB
media capacity. Note: It does not support the high speed transfer
function or the Access Control security function.
PictBridge Compatibility: This
printer can be connected to any PictBridge-compatible camera via USB cable
(usually supplied with the camera) for a simple photo printing method without
the need for a computer. PictBridge is a standard specified by the Camera &
Imaging Products Association that enables compliant digital cameras to be
directly connected to a printer for on-the-spot printing.
Print Sizes: The DPP-EX50 can
print borderless 4" x 6" postcard sized prints, borderless 3-1/2" x 5" prints or
economical 3-1/2" x 4" prints. Note: No paper or print cartridges are
supplied with the printer. Optional print packs (see below) contain both paper
and a cartridge.
Printing Time: This printer can
produce a 4" x 6" print in approximately 90 seconds, and a 3-1/2" x 5" print in
approximately 60 seconds.
Exif 2.2 (Exif Print) Support: This
printer supports Exif 2.2, a global standard format for digital still cameras. The printer
automatically adjusts an image saved by a digital still camera with Exif Print
standard and prints it with optimal picture quality.
Auto Fine Print 3: The
Auto Fine Print 3 feature analyses the picture information of an image,
including the Exif data, and
corrects the resulting picture. You can select a correction option from "Vivid"
to "Photographical". This function can be turned
on or off.
Paper Tray Capacity: The
supplied auto-feed paper tray allows you to load and print up to 25 sheets for
postcard size (4" x 6") or 30 sheets for 3.5" x 5" prints.
Automatic Printing: Auto
printing allows you to print multiple images stored on the Memory Stick or
Compact Flash card at one time. There are three Auto Print methods:
- Index: You can print a
list (index) of all the images contained in the Memory Stick or Compact
Flash card in split panes, which allows you to check the contents of the
memory card easily. The number of split panes on a sheet will be calculated
automatically. Images are printed with their corresponding image numbers.
automatically print images marked with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format). DPOF is found in
digital cameras and camcorders which allows you to indicate which images you want to
automatically print when the Memory Stick or Compact Flash card is inserted in the printer.
- All Images: You can print
all of the images stored on the memory card at one time. The images are
printed one-by-one in the order of their image numbers.
The Edit menu allows you to perform the
following editing functions:
An image may be reduced up to 60%, or it may be enlarged by up to 200%.
- Changing Position:
A picture can be moved up, down, to the left or to the right within the frame, and images can be
rotated 90 degrees at a time.
- Picture Quality Adjustments:
The brightness, tint, color saturation, and sharpness of pictures can be adjusted.
Add A Filter:
You may apply a special filter to an image
- Sepia: changes the image like
an old photograph with faded colors
- Gray Scale: change the image
into a monochrome picture
- Paint: makes the image look
like a painted picture
- Fish-eye: makes the image look
like a photo taken with a fish-eye lens
- Clear Filter: removes the
filter from the image
- Reducing Red-Eye: reduces the
red-eye phenomenon from a subject photographed with flash
- Superimposing Characters: you
can enter up to 5 lines of text to be superimposed on an image
Creative Printing: You can make
free layouts (with wallpaper, frames, etc.), cards, calendars, and split image
prints using the Creative Printing menu.
Slide Show Viewing:
The printer can be set to display the images from a Memory Stick or Compact
Flash one after another on your TV like a slide show. You may set the printer to
show the images automatically or manually. While playing the slideshow manually,
you can print a displayed image if desired.
You can delete images on a Memory Stick or Compact Flash one at a time. You can
also delete all images at once by formatting the Memory Stick. The printer
cannot format a Compact Flash card.
- Printing System:
Dye sublimation printing (Yellow/Magenta/Cyan 3 pass)
403 (H) x 403 (V) dots per inch
- Image Processing per Dot:
256 levels (8 bits for each yellow/magenta/cyan), approximately 16,770,000
- Number of pixels
6,400 (H) x 4,800 (V)
- Minimum: 80 (H) x 60
- Maximum Number of Files:
- Weight: 4 lb 8 oz (without
the paper tray)
This unit uses optional print packs which contain print paper and a print
cartridge. Compatible cartridges include:
25 sheets of post card size (4" x 6") photo paper with a print cartridge for
- SVM-75LS: 3
packages of 25 sheets of post card size (4" x 6") photo paper with 3 print
cartridges each for 25 prints
30 sheets of small size (3-1/2" x 5") photo paper with a print cartridge for
30 sheets of small size (3-1/2" x 5") photo paper with a print
cartridge for 30 prints
and Outputs Notes
USB Connectors: The DPP-EX50
features two USB connectors. On the rear panel is a USB B-type connector for
connecting the printer to a PC. It is Version 2.0 compatible. In addition, on
the front panel behind the paper tray compartment cover, there is a USB A-type
connector for interfacing the printer with a PictBridge-compatible digital
camera for direct printing. Note: No USB cables are supplied with the
Video Output: The rear panel
composite video output allows you to connect the printer to a TV for viewing the
contents of a Memory Stick or Compact Flash card. Core printer functions are
displayed on the TV screen for ease of use and improved functionality. The
on-screen Graphical Interface menu system makes image editing easy.
Software: To print from a PC
connected to this printer, you will need to install the supplied software to
your PC. The
included CD-ROM includes the following applications:
- Printer Driver: Sony's DPP-EX50 Printer Driver
(version 1.0) describes the printer's requirements and enables printing from
- PictureGear: PictureGear
Studio Version 2.0 is Sony's original software application which allows you
to handle still images--capturing, managing, processing, and printing.
Note: The supplied
software is not compatible with Macintosh operating systems.
System Requirements: To use the
supplied software, the PC must meet the following minimum system requirements:
Pre-Installed Versions of:
Microsoft Windows 98SE
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional Edition
(Windows 95, Windows 98 Gold Edition, Windows NT, other versions
(ex. Server, Personal) of Windows 2000 are not supported)
400 MHz or faster is recommended
500 MHz or faster
Pentium III 800 MHz or faster is recommended
||64 MB or more
||128 MB or
256 MB or more is recommended
Hard Disk Space
||200 MB or
more is recommended
||200 MB or
(Depending on the Windows version you use, more space will be
required. To handle image data, you will need additional hard disk
800 x 600 pixels or more
Colors: High Color (16-bit) or more