Buyers who are new to digital photography may want to consider the HP Photosmart 425. This complete system includes a 5.2 megapixel digital camera and a color inkjet printer capable of printing 4x6 photos in a compact and portable package that users can take almost anywhere. It has a lot to offer for a low price, but printer ink costs will add up, as HP 425 ink is expensive.
The 425 is just as portable and lightweight as other inkjet printers in its line, but it doesn't operate as a photo printer without the digital camera. The camera itself connects to a dock which then transfers images to and from the unit. The LCD display from the camera becomes the menu system and the preview and editing screen, which means the printer relies on the camera for operation. This is a potential downside, as the camera can print photos from nearly any printer, but the reverse is not true.
The portability aspect is something not to be overlooked, however, as users can take the entire system on the road, and it requires only a power outlet to operate. This makes it a great solution for taking photos at a family picnic and making prints for everyone before leaving, for example.
HP 425 ink cartridges are expensive, which makes printer ink costs the biggest downside of the package. The small capacity of Photosmart 425 ink cartridges means a high cost per page which is not very cost-efficient. Since it is so specialized, it may not be as easy to locate Photosmart 425 ink in stores, either.
For buyers who are new to digital photos, the HP Photosmart 425v package makes a great introduction. Having a portable solution that can go almost anywhere is certainly appealing, but the limitations of the system and the high cost of HP 425 ink make it somewhat difficult to recommend.
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