Pros

  • Ethernet port, lots of software
  • Snapshot paper tray

Cons

  • Lacks PictBridge

At A Glance

Nice photos and networking come at a good price here, but plain-paper printing looks mediocre.

Manufacturer’s Description

Photosmart C5180 has economical six individual inks and built-in networking. Photosmart C5180 features lab-quality photos and reprints, plus high-quality scans and document printing. Print photos without a PC using 2.4-inch display and one-touch buttons.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q8220A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 8808979960675
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.3   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 44.92
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 8.29
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 43.49
Color Output Quality Fair
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Very Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.31
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 17.74
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 16.63
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 7.29
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 106.92
Sports Action Shot (secs) 43.86
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 7.24
One-Page Copy (secs) 28.37
One-Page Webpage (secs) 24.86
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.4
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 45.41
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 7.33
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 1.3
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 7.29
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.8
Line Art Output Quality Fair