Sony is debuting two lightweight photo printers with built-in carrying handles and the ability to print pictures in less than a minute in the US.
The DPP-FP70 and DPP-FP90 PictureStation photo printers allow users to preview and edit photos before printing with built-in displays and enhanced editing features so the quality of digital images can be maximized. And Sony’s Bionz image processor needs just 45 seconds to create a 4 x 6-inch print from a Memory Stick.
The DPP-FP90 printer has a 3.6-inch LCD screen that tilts and adjusts for easy viewing. The DPP-FP70 model features a 2.5-inch built-in viewing screen.
Both photo printers offer the Auto Touch-up feature that corrects common picture problems like exposure, focus and red-eye.
With the touch of the Auto Touch-up button on the unit, either printer can correct the exposure of a face if it is over- or under-exposed without affecting the exposure of the background.
Sony is also introducing the superimpose mode in both of these printers. This helps personalize photos by superimposing a special message. You can select from pre-set phrases, such as “happy birthday”, “thank you” and “congratulations”.
Also included is a filter feature that offers six options for modifying digital photos before printing. Filters range from making lights in a photo more dramatic to making it appear as if were printed on canvas.
The DPP-FP90 and DPP-FP70 printers will be available in March for about $200 and $150, respectively. Sony in the UK says that it will have pricing and availability details in the UK shortly.