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Kodak - EasyShare 5300 Printer/ Copier/ Scanner

Model: EasyShare 5300SKU: 8250304

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Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    shopping for 5100>>5300 well worth difference

    Posted
    98clru

    I let my son take my canon mp130 to college with him. It was a great AIO with dirt cheap ink cost if generics used. I had gotten used to the freedom of printing without real concern for cost as $25 worth of generic ink lasted almost 2years. In trying to keep to that type of low cost per page, I did lots of research before I settled on the mp5100 (I know this review is in the 5300 section, bear with me). All the reviews I read gave the Kodak 5100/5300 very solid reviews (some gushed about how wonderful, some were only it's a good value). I thought the 5100 was only different due to the lack of the lcd preview screen and that would only be important if using the LCD screen to edit pictures. When I got to the store to preview them, I saw the differences went much further. 5100 has no card reading slots (usb only). This won't matter to those who have a card reader in your computer and the computer is working properly. If you should have problems with your computer you can't do an index print or use your card reader. The peace of mind on that was worth most of the difference between models. We used to download photos on line to pickup at the local warehouse store, but with the ease and speed on this printer I think we will be printing them at home. I was thinking the LCD screen on the 5300 would only help with direct from memory card printing and editing. It also gives much more room for user friendly menus and instructions. That was worth the other half of the difference to me once I saw what a difference it made. 5100 only has fit to page or actual size copy options. 5300 has 10-500% scaling and fit to page. That's a bonus that I think will be worth a lot over the lifetime of the printer. The card readers did not work with the initial install but after firmware updated (easy, 3 or 4 minutes off Kodak site) they work fine. The software is not all I would like it to be, the easyshare software is bloated with lots of "nice, but..." features and did not install properly until I uninstalled my canon drivers (should have thought of that myself, but it gave a very long coded reference to lookup on the website that was not at all specific). The Kodak AIO home center doesn't offer enough options (such as specifying type of paper only Kodak photo or plain) but is very user friendly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Printer I Have Had So Far

    Posted
    sweetpea429

    I have got to say that in the 4 years since I purchased my first PC I have had experiences with now 4 different makes of printers. Each good, and bad..... Epson (have had 2)--affordable ink, good quality, but had trouble remembering the ink code #'s & the machines didn't last long. Lexmark (1)--bad quality ink (black ink looked dark green) & too pricey for what you are getting(over $70 for both black & color cartridges--2 tank system); pictures were horrible Brother (1)--Printed great documents, fast, affordable ink, but the picture quality was bad Also the Epson, Lexmark and Brother printers had a problem--I had to repeatedly change papers & paper markers when going from regular paper to 4 x 6 photo paper, too time consuming; not to mention low quality prints no matter what kind of photo paper I bought. I am an avid photographer, and take over 1500 pictures a year so I have to have a printer that can print high-quality photos and documents. Here comes Kodak, not only a leader in photography, now they come out with a printer that gives me the option of having both regular paper & 4 x 6 photo paper trays--both ready to go when I need them. Now, I have a Kodak printer. Affordable ink, easy to remember ink numbers (currently you can't get it wrong as there is only one type which adds to the simplicity and ease of use); great quality on pictures (I highly recommend the studio gloss, prints are professional looking and dry rather quickly), and super fast printing. The affordable ink makes it quite attractive; the LCD display is wonderful to select pictures to print and I've used the option quite a few times, the media ports are wonderful to have and work quite well. And, no printhead problems here, which is good. Nothing is perfect, but for me, this printer is close. I will admit there are a few flaws that will likely be worked out in future models; remember this is the first group of Kodak's printer line, so give them time to review our suggestions both good and bad and work it out. For now I think they're on the right track.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Printer with low printing costs

    Posted
    JoeDoe

    I have had this printer for several months and I am really glad I bought it. It does not have any advanced features but it is really good for home use. The picture quality is excellent on 4 and 5 star paper and the printouts work to be as cheap as store developed prints. The real benefit is that you don't have to drive down to your local store to pick them up... simply print them out as needed! The text printouts are also very good and workout to be about 2 cents per page. I can't beleive some of the people who said they did not do a lot of printing and the cartridge ran out... if you actually keep a log of the pages and pictures you print then you will see that the cartridges really are very inexpensive and have a very good yield. If you go to hubpages dotcom and search for living with the kodak 5300 printer there is a good article that gives real life printing output and costs for this printer. The only drawbacks of the printer was that the inital installation was kind of a pain. The instructions are not really clear but it is easy to do. The major problem was that the printers firmware needed to be updated. I think more than half of the negative reviews here were because these people did not update the printer's firmware (this is not hard to do at all and really resolves most of the isssues that people have had). The main reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the printer does not have wireless networking and because of the fact that the firmware needed to be updated. Apart from these issues the printer really is an excellent buy considering how cheap it is to run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Posted
    userinmichigan

    We bought this printer (along with a nice digital camera) as our Christmas gift to ourselves and we just love it. We were a little hesitant after reading all the reviews, but just couldn't find anything else with the features we wanted in our price range. And the inexpensive ink refills were a big lure too. I'm so glad we decided to go with our gut and buy this printer - it's been one of the best purchase decisions we ever made. We did get the extended service plan just in case we run into trouble down the line. We ordered it from Best Buy durring a free shipping promotion, and it arrived safe and well-packed in just a few days. We followed the directions for installing the printhead, and installed the software with no problems. We use this printer almost daily - it's got quite a workout in the last six weeks - with no problems whatsoever. We've used it to print 4x6 prints (the dedicated 4x6 photo paper tray is a great convience), 8x10 and little wallet-sized pictures. We've printed from the computer and right from the camera. The print quality is just as good as from a good lab. Documents on plain paper come out perfect as well. I've also been scanning a lot of old pictures, touching them up and printing them in larger sizes - they look better than the originals. My mom now has a lovely 8x10 family photo from when she was a little girl that started as an old snapshot. All in all this is a great machine. The printer and the software are very easy to use - have all the features we need without being overly complicated. And with the low cost of ink and photo paper, we can print as many pictures as we want right at home for less than half the cost of traditional film and developing. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer-Real Pigment Ink

    Posted
    HighTechjsw

    It has a scanner that can copy a 3D image. When a cell phone is placed on the scan bad most 'all In one' scanners do not capture the 3D impression with the Kodak 5300/5500 they do ! The Pigment Ink used is the only 'All In One' that uses Real Natural Pigment based Inks. (solids broken down into a thin liquid) When a light and Air his a photo with Dye ink it usually will fade in a few years, while Pigment maintains its color and details ! Kodak made both the Pigment Inks for this Printer as well as the Newly designed Print Head -themselves- here in America ! ALL Printers in this segment and prince range use Dye Inks. So they look cool when they come out (though wet) but will fade from 6 months to 3 years. When u run out of Ink with these printers, two fresh Inks Black& Color can be purchased in a Combo Pack for about $25 (including tax) ! Inks r also quite large in ml. With a good to great digital camera these printers produce better then average results, with true Photo Lab quality. Some Pro printers for about $500+ 'may' be slightly better but this is very close for about $150 None of those pretty HP 'All In Ones' are as good as the Kodak 5300, and then watch out for the small Ink Tanks with Prices at around $60 for color & black ink. Remember other companies r pricing their printers very low, but u only buy the printer once and then u will be locked into thier VERY Insultingly High Priced Inks ! Get one and you will thank me !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Gadgetguru55

    When ever I want to buy a new electronic device, I read all the reviews I can to find out what the product is like. I must say that this one had me a bit puzzled. Most of the reviews either loved it, or hated it. Nothing in between. Most of the negative comments were regarding 2 issues. One with the print head, the other with software installation. The software issues were primarilly confined to Mac users. Seeing as I have MS Vista, that elimintated that concern for me. The print head issues did have me concerned. Overall, the majority seemed to be positive about this product, so I went to Best Buy and bought it, making sure I got the extended warranty. It was an excellent decision! The software installed flawlessly. The print head has to be installed before you can use it. As long as you follow the instructions carefully, you'll have no problems. As far as the quality of prints, they beat my top of the line HP photo printer I was replacing. The pictures look like lab quality prints. After I installed it, I couldn't get my wife away from it, She started making mulitple prints of our grand daughter. The included software was easy to use and did not take up over 200 mb of hard drive space like the HP I had. I would highly recomend this printer to anyone. Due to the fact that it is a new product I would recomend the extended warrenty, which is only $15.00 for 2 years at Best Buy. Cheap insurance in case you do have print head issues down the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average for the price

    Posted
    shorberg

    so i bought this printer last night and got the extra print pack for 17.99 with the normal paper, not the premium. set it up and got everything working. It errored twice on me while setting it up, but i still got it going in half an hour or so. i can see how this thing might break pretty easily on the inside. it seems like the print head might be loose, but i am no expert. i also bought the best buy warranty for 14.99 for two years. i figure that a good investment on a cheap printer. so i printed a few things with the provided software. a couple of 4 x 6's. the came out OK, but i wouldn't use these as keepsakes or anything. they just aren't that good . . . that's half the reason i bought this printer was to keep nice pictures and give family nice pictures of our new baby . . . i am not sure if it's something i am doing or not to make the photos look as they do, but i have a pretty good history of working with photos and printing . . . i think i have a pretty goosd understanding of it all. in any case, it's not obvious if there is a way to make them look better. what i don't get is that most of the good reviews on here all say that the print quality can't be rivaled . . . the scanner and copier need work, but the print quality is great! is it that i am doing something wrong, or does everyone else have low expectations? i'll mess with it more tonight and if i can't come up with a much nicer print quality i will just take it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best AiO I have ever used

    Posted
    CameraCapers

    I purchased a Kodak 5300 AiO last week from Best Buy. It is fantastic. The photo quality printing is the best I have seen in any printer of any price range. The Kodacolor technology uses pigment instead of dyes... and it also includes a clear to keep the image stable with out dipping in black areas of prints. The scanner is the best I have used also... you can place up to 4 prints in the bed (not even square to the bed) and it finds them, straightens them and saves them as 4 separate files... talk about a time saver! The software is very easy to use and ultra intuitive. Just click what you want to do and it happens... very quickly! There is also a great color restoration tool that brings accurate color back to faded prints! The ink is very inexpensive... $9.99 for black and $14.99 for color... you can save even more by buying a value pack. Kodak has kept their photographic heritage proud with this AiO... a huge 3 inch screen, fantastic on board menus, multiple card slots, PictBridge, bluetooth and an optional duplexer... this is the printer of the future now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in one feature

    Posted
    Kubla

    I would recommend this printer for a photo printer, it can not be equaled in that arena, but would not recommend it for everyday "All In One" capabilities. Also, the photo scanning is great, but I have not gotten the best results with text scanning. This printer does not let you select the type of paper you wish to use. It defaults to "automatic" for paper type and is quite capable of being accurate with Kodak paper. However, I expect an "All In One" printer to allow me to select the paper I am using and I do not feel that I should always need to purchase Kodak (expensive) paper. When I am using the applications on my pc (word processor, graphic, etc), I should be able to select a paper type such as matte card stock and get the best results. This does not happen, the auto select apparently doesn't recognize the paper and the print is not as vibrant as it should be. As a matter of fact, the color print in actually muted. I have sent messages to the Kodak Help Desk on their website but have not yet received a satisfactory response. Until they update the printer capabilities (this can be done in the printer firmware) to accept other papers, it will NOT meet my needs and I am stuck with it. This printer should not be advertised as an "All In One" printer unless the wording is changed to say "All In One Photo Printer" It should be more specific.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well with a Mac

    Posted
    warmtropic

    Although the quality of the prints is excellent, it very time consuming to print 4 x 6 standard prints with a Mac. The reason is their driver was designed for an old version of iPhoto. If you are using the latest Mac operating system Leopard and iPhoto 08, one has to go through a 10 step operation for each 4 x 6 print. It is very time-consuming to reach Kodak's helpline in Rochester. The initial call is outsourced to places like El Salvador. If you ask to speak to a supervisor in Rochester, you are put on hold for hours and may never get through. I have even gone up to the research department level where I found out that they were using out of date iPhoto software to develop their drivers. I suggested that they go out and spend $79. for the new version of iLife which includes iPhoto. Like other reviewers, I had initial problems with the printhead which they replaced. They also sent me another 5300 all in one printer which didn't behave any differently because of poor software for the Mac. I would suggest that Best Buy inform their customers that the 5300 does not work smoothly on the Mac at this point in time. Until Kodak updates their software for the Mac, I would not recommend this printer to Mac users.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good AiO!

    Posted
    krr126

    I have had a 5300 since March, and I am happy with it. I did have some issues a few months ago with the scanner malfunctioning, but Kodak's customer service is wonderful - short hold times if any, and there is no language barrier as with some customer service experiences. They sent me a brand-new 5300, no questions asked, and it arrived a few days later. I have not had the print head issue that so many others report. Clearly with a new product, there may be some design issues to work out, but they are definitely on the right track! The best features? Being able to throw several 4x6's on the scanner bed at a time and it scans them all at once, straightens, color enhances. I scanned 27 prints in 15 minutes - with my old HP it would have taken hours, one at a time. Also, the 4x6 printing feature is wonderful. I use the ultra premium paper so I know it costs more than 10 cents a print, but I don't have the hassle of uploading, shipping charges, going to the store to pick up. My prints are beautiful and should last 100 years without fading! The 5300 is not perfect, but I'm glad I have it. I'm sure future models will be even better, once they work out the kinks in this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Photo Quality All In One

    Posted
    Photo1

    I produced about (45) 8X10 edge to edge Photos that had unexpectedly great quality results. (for a new Ink Jet Manufacturer to the market.) I found out it is the only All In One in BB that uses real Pigment (solid particles in a liquid) Ink VS all other that use Dye. Dye looks good for a while but Sunlight and Oxygen fade Photos when Dye Inks were used to create the print out. So framed photos will last many years longer. Prints also come out completely DRY cause of the Ink type and Paper used ! When Scanning my cell phone from this Kodak 5300 Printer I got very good results. In which it captured a lot of detail and some 3D of the cell phone structure. Most All In One Scanners do not capture anything but a flat image. Finally the price of the Inks (both Color & Black) when they run out are -$25- for BOTH with TAX ! Don't be fooled by lower priced All In Ones that may be have a smaller design, when it comes down to it is can it produce near Dark Room quality & when I need it will it cost me $25 or at least $50 to replace both Ink Tanks -every single time- I refill it with Genuine Ink !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    bad print heads and service

    Posted
    jerseypoppop

    I have had this product for almost 6 months and have had some good times and some very trying times. Three times I have had to call customer service for codes that pop up onthe view screen. When asked what was my steps taken to rectify it, I was told to start all over again and do the steps again. I am a little tech savvy and after the first go round I will remember the steps, mainly because I write everything down. This last time I took my own steps after the technician told me it was the print head. Been working ever since and the holiday and wedding pictures are awesome. So is the review image at Giants Stadium. I am please with the pictures and will not throw the machine away yet but despite the satisfaction of the prints I will not buy another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This Printer Sucks!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    Hch41

    I bought this printer because I saw it on the Kodak television advertisement. Did not even have it set up for a week, and used it MAYBE 4 times. I turn the printer on, and get this message that the print head is missing, or has come loose, and to remove print head and printer ink cartridges... Well, I did this, 3 or 4 times, and every time it came up with the same message, and eventually I heard something pop, and smelled a burnt smell (like when a capacitor or resistor burns up). At that point, I figured that it was time to box the piece of junk up and send it back to where it came from. VERY, VERY, VERY, dissapointed with this AIO printer, and now, would not even recommend it to anybody! Called Kodak, and they were of no help, AT ALL!!! The sad thing is, I have been reading over other people's reviews, and am picking up on a lot of the same issues.. Kodak needs to go back to the design board on this one... But, like the other guy said.... If you still choose to buy this printer.... Good Luck!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kodak Wins Again!

    Posted
    Nightscape

    This Kodak Photo Printer uses Geniune Pigmnet Inks (Every other All In One at BB uses Color Dye Ink, which fades over time) For $25 u get a full size Black Pigment Ink & Color Ink, inlcuding tax. Many companies like HP and Epson are offering thier printer for very low cost, only to sell then need ink for a $$$ after u get the printer home! (The entire business model is based on the ink running out, and the amount they can charge when it does. New Ink Tanks has electronic chips that halt printer, when customer uses a generic brand!) The Scanner that comes with the 5300 & 5500 uses a higher quality capture method. If u place your cell phone on the scan bed it captures its 3D impression of it. Most scanners that come in an AIO printer. look flat. The output quality has a very detailed look on the 'best' mode, that rivals the best of Canon and Epson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Printer

    Posted
    rosiepearl

    I was a little afraid of this printer and hesitated on ordering it because of all the negative reviews. So far I am really pleased with my printer. I have only owned this printer a little over one month and am on my second set of ink cartridges, so far, so good. But because of the negative reviews, I am on pins and needles waiting for something to tear up on this printer. I have owned 3 different Epson printers and love those printers also, but buying ink for them cost you a fortune every time you have to replace them. I still own one Epson Photo all in one and will probably keep it until I see what happens with the Kodak 5300. Hopefully, the Kodak 5300 will last a long long time, as I am very pleased with the quality of the prints. Color is good, just like taking them to a photo shop. Also, copy's and scans very well. Right now, I would definitely recommend this printer. Thanks Kodak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Printer

    Posted
    teacher2me

    I was at Best Buy, purchasing the "expensive" brand of ink when I saw the Kodak all in one printer on sale. One ink cartridge was half the price of the entire printer! Since I know of Kodak's quality (I have their cameras), I decided to purchase the Kodak printer instead of the ink, and I haven't regretted the decision. This is the best printer I've ever owned! I photograph as a hobby, so I print a lot of pictures. It is so easy to use this printer and the prints come out beautiful! I can do basic editing of my pictures right on the printer, without using the computer. The prints come out dry, which is a plus for me. And, of course, the ink is so much less expensive. The color cartridge is under $15 and the black and white $9. My printer also has a copier and scanner. I've used both numerous times, with no problems. I would recommend this printer to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent all-in-one Printer

    Posted
    CritterLover

    I love my Kodak printer! It is a little slow and rather noisy - almost musical - but the print quality is great! The scanner creates pictures as good as the original. And the color copies I made on regular paper (not photo paper) at twice the original size are amazingly good! Kodak's ink is fantastic!!! The ink doesn't run when the paper gets wet - doesn't even come off when I blot the water off with a towel! I chose Kodak because the ink cartridges don’t lie about being empty when they are full - a current problem with all other brands on the market right now. Kodak has my vote! The only problem I had was installing the print heads - it took 2 calls to Kodak customer service to finally get it right. But once the print heads are installed correctly, this printer is great! Kodak just needs to improve the speed for this printer to be perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for the money

    Posted
    hoooter

    I thought this would be a great printer for my kids to keep the cost down for them to print their own pictures with their new digital cameras. However, when my daughter needs to print black text for school papers the print is coming out poorly like the cartridge is empty already. They just got it set up after Christmas and have barely printed anything. Very few pictures have been printed to date and not very many text documents. Even for the $10 ink, I think it's crazy I have to buy ink already when I can't justify why it ran out so quickly. These printers should have a page count in memory so we can really see if they are getting the amount of prints the manufacturers say they do. Right now my daughter has to email me her documents so I can print them on my HP. Quite an inconvenience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Prints!

    Posted
    NCC1708

    I bought this printer for my husband's birthday after seeing it on Celebrity Apprentice. I've got to be honest, I really didn't think it was going to be that great. We'd had a Kodak Easy Share printer in the past - the prints were fuzzy and the printer itself was tempramental. But I'll admit it, after watching a TV show, I went out and bought it. Yeah, I buy into that stuff. Fortunately for us, this machine is incredible! We have had no issues with it, and love the prints!!! My husband is very into photography, and it's great for us to not have to order or prints online any more and wait for them (and pay for shipping) - now everything is just a few clicks away. I would recommend this printer to anyone who has a PC. A lot of the other reviews seem to be Mac related - hopefully those can be resolved, because we LOVE this printer!

    I would recommend this to a friend