EasyShare Printer Dock 6000 Color Printer (300x300 DPI, Color, PC/Mac) - Security Camera User Rating
Manufacturer: Kodak
Model: 8237448
Printer Type: Color Dye Sublimation|Thermal Transfer
Average User RatingAverage User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 7

Reviewed by: rdisher from WI on Sep 29, 2004

Experience: 45 Days

Strengths: Easy to use; it worked on the very 1st try. The color and detail has been marvelous. Impressive working mechanism getting pictures directly from camera. Very campatible with Windows XP.

Weaknesses: Paper and ink cartridges are pricey, but instant pictures outweigh this weakness.

Summary: I have been very pleased with the printer dock,which I use with my Kodak DX6490 camera. I do not do all my printing with the dock, as I use other printing sources such as Sam's Club. I did buy a refurbished model and have not been disappointed, though I did contact Kodak to see what a refurbished model consisted of.

Reviewed by: b2pearl from VA on May 7, 2004

Experience: 5 Weeks

Strengths: Fine quality pictures Easy to use, once you get the hang of it

Weaknesses: PC software use is confusing the first time (I had to reboot Win XP, with the camera undocked - then all was fine)

Summary: The Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 is now a well-priced printer (price came down below $150), that integrates wonderfully with the DX6490 digital zoom camera. A small and portable solution. The photo prints look great (4 X 6 only), but look for the paper online to save money.
First time use of printer dock was a little confusing, but after rebooting Win XP, with the camera undocked, all has worked well, and lives up to the EasyShare name.

Reviewed by: pongo from IL on May 24, 2004

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Very easy to use. Insert camera and press the red button.

Weaknesses: Expensive paper and ink kits.

Summary: This compact module makes it very convenient to print out the pictures within minutes of taking the picture. We like the picture quality and are pleased with the overall Kodak camera and printer system.

Reviewed by: JRoy from MD on Sep 27, 2003

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Compact, charges battery, transfers pictures to computer, prints professional pictures...

Weaknesses: It's $25 to print 40 pictures, which actually isn't too bad considering the convenience

Summary: I love this printer dock and it is my favorite new toy. It's easy to use, doesn't take up much desk space and is awesome to see in action. The picture quality is unreal. Being able to take pictures and print out only the ones you want is the best. I highly recommend this to whoever has a compatable Kodak digital camera.

Reviewed by: agss241 from WA on May 8, 2004


Strengths: Beautiful pictures, easy to use

Weaknesses: Cost, cost, cost!

Summary: Very expensive way to get your digital pics printed.
Depending on where you buy, it can cost 50 cents +++
per print. You can take them to Rite Aid, Office Depot,
Staples, a lot of places, and get them printed in a very
high quality for as little as 29 cents each.
Ink cartridge is not available stand-alone. You have to
buy a pack of Kodak paper with the ink cartridge, the
PH40, and the cartridge has just enough ink to print
those 40 prints.

Reviewed by: blcmcc from TX on Apr 28, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Easy to assemble and use. Prints faster than my inkjet printer set at 'Best', and quality is just as good - plus the prints really are waterproof.

Weaknesses: The cartridge that comes with the printer dock is only good for 10 photos, and the refill packs are only good for 40. No more - no less. You can only use the paper that comes with the ink cartridge.

Summary: I like the portability. I don't think I'll use it for all my digital prints because the pictures cost around $.50 - $.62 each, depending on where you get the refills.

Reviewed by: jgorzelany from IL on Jun 29, 2004


Strengths: Quick 4 x 6 photo printing, laminated prints, easy to use, can print directly from camera, fulfills the promise of instant photography.

Weaknesses: High per-print cost of materials, paper tray takes up too much space, having compatibility issues with Mac OS 10.3

Summary: Own a DX6490 camera, which I think is about the best deal out there and wanted the printer dock to provide a quick and easy solution to generating instant prints for friends and relatives. I rarely print 4 x 6 snapshots on my ink jet printer. Works as advertised--I get a laminated print in a little over a minute out of the camera. Good color and detail that is overall on a par with store prints, and much more durable than most ink jet output. Bought it as a refurbished unit on sale for $89 and can likely sell the old charger dock if I want to for about half that. Only issue is I'm having compatibility issues with Mac OS 10.3. I can't download images to the computer or print from the computer. Had the same problem with the chanrger dock just after I upgraded the system software to the latest version. To their credit kodak customer service is helping me with the problem, though they didn;t solve it with the first email. I suspect it's a Panther conflict problem.

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