Like many snapshot printers, the P-10 comes with a small 5-print starter pack that includes a ribbon cartridge and paper. A 40-print replacement pack costs $35, and a 100-print pack costs $65, for a per-print cost of 65 or 88 cents, respectively--a bit on the pricey side. One notable quirk: Olympus's 4x6 paper is slightly smaller than its alleged dimensions. The Olympus P-10 performed very well in CNET Labs' speed tests. It cranked out a 4x6 borderless photo in 1 minute, 4.2 seconds--among the fastest times we've seen.
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The P-10's prints should please the average digital photographer. At first glance, our test photos appeared smooth and detailed, with pleasing colors. On close scrutiny, however, we saw jaggies in details such as clock hands and noticed a general loss of detail in both shadows and highlights. For example, we could barely see a white egg against a white background or the dark pebbles in a fish tank. The colors in the P-10's prints are also a bit cool, especially compared to those in top-rated prints such as the ones produced by the Sony DPP-EX50 or the full-size Epson Stylus R300M. Skin tones look especially pale.
CNET Labs project leader Dong Van Ngo contributed to this section. The printer comes with a standard one-year warranty. Phone tech support is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. On Olympus's Web site, you'll find a Learning Center with helpful, if general, digital-imaging tutorials. But when we went looking for information on the P-10, we couldn't find specific FAQs or a manual, which is totally unacceptable. We also struck out when looking for driver downloads. You can contact e-mail support 24/7, but the site was down every time we tried to get through. Olympus's tech-support site needs a major overhaul.
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- Release date08/29/03
- Printer Type Compact photo printer - Dye sublimation - Color
- Max media size 3.95 in x 5.83 in
- Connectivity technology Wired
- Max speed 0.7 min/page
- Max Resolution ( Color ) 310.0 dpi x 310.0 dpi
- Printer / Interface USB
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.1 in x 7.1 in x 6.3 in
- Connector type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Interface Required] 4 pin USB Type B