• Ethernet port, lots of software
  • Snapshot paper tray


  • 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

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


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