I Bought the Kodak Easy share 1500 almost two years ago when it was new on the market. We did not have an computer at the time so I bought this with the sole purpose of hooking our camera up to in and bieng able to print out pictures. I purchased this printer at Walmart for $139. It came with 3 color cartridges of ink and one black cartridge. That alone was worth $50! The quality of the pictures that it prints out is unbelivable! I have never seen a printer that prints such great pictures! The color is great. The clarity is unbelievable and it is speedy too!
I was amazed at the fact that I was able to print out 100 4x6 prints, 12 8x10 prints and a few test pages on one color cartridge of ink! The ink is resonably priced. At Walmart you can purchase a doulble pack (one color and one black) of ink for just a hair over $24. Even since I have been a "printing fool" with things other than pictures I believe that this printer is really good on ink! The claritity on regular paper is good too! The ink dries in the blink of an eye so there is no smears even on the photos.
The software that comes with the printer has cool features for editing and createing card and invitations. It even offers you the feature of being able to subscribe to Kodak newletters and updates for your software! I did that myself and it seems like I am always getting neat tips and such from them. So if you are in the market for a good but reasonably price printer the Kodak Easy Share 5100 is the way to go!