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Canon Selphy CP 740

Canon Selphy CP 740
alaScore 77

191 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Canon Selphy CP 740. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the print quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Selphy CP 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Selphy CP 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Canon Selphy CP 740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, print quality, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon SELPHY CP740 Portable Photo PrinterCanon SELPHY CP740 Portable Photo PrinterCanon SELPHY CP740

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Selphy CP 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Canon Selphy CP 740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the paper handling, and some have doubts about the print quality.

price, usability, performance, design, size

print quality

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Selphy CP740 Compact Photo Printer (2094B001)Canon SELPHY CP740 - Printer - color - dye sublimation - 3.9 in x 7.9 in - USB, direct print USB

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Canon Selphy CP740

 

The Canon Selphy CP740 offers a decent feature package and quality prints for an inexpensive compact photo printer. Casual snapshooters will be satisfied with this, but users who need more features should look elsewhere.

Inexpensive; good quality prints; very easy to use; retractable USB cable/connector is a nice touch

Prints are a bit slower than the competitions'; very limited onboard photo-editing features; photo colors need a bit of improvement

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Selphy CP740 Photo Printer

 

It's slow and a bit clunky, but prints look smooth (albeit dark). Cost per print is reasonable.

Inexpensive, Reasonable cost per print

Slow ; photos can look overly dark, Needs front and rear clearance to print

Although the Selphy CP740 falls short in various small ways--whether it's the clunky paper tray, the small omissions in the documentation, or the slow print times--it does print a good photo. Its acquisition and supply prices are reasonable, too, which...

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Canon Selphy CP740

 

If you're looking for a dedicated small-format photo printer at a bargain-basement price, the Canon Selphy CP740 ($99.99 direct) is hard to beat. Designed to print photos on a variety of paper sizes up to 4 by 8 inches, the CP740 offers reasonably fast...

Low initial cost. Fast. Relatively low cost per photo. Reasonably high-quality photos

Photos lose more detail in dark areas than with other printers. Preview LCD is only 2 inches. No battery option

The Canon Selphy CP740 strikes a balance between speed, output quality, convenience features, price, and running costs.

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Canon Selphy CP740 photo printer

 

The Selphy CP740 prints decent 4-by-6 inch photos, but overall its irksome limitations outweigh its benefits.

Dye-sub printing produces continuous tones and colors ; Includes retractable USB cable

Lacks advanced image-editing features ; Paper type for 4-by-6-inch prints limited to Canon postcards ; Dark prints appear flat ; Less intuitive operation than comparable printers

Though the CP740 is advertised as a compact photo printer, the only 4-by-6-inch photo paper that Canon sells for it is postcard paper. Therefore, the back of each photo you print will have lines to write on and a box to place a stamp. I found this...

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Canon Selphy CP740 compact photo printer

 

It's slow and a bit clunky, but the Canon Selphy CP740's photo prints look smooth (albeit dark).

Although the Canon Selphy CP740 falls short in various small ways - whether it's the clunky paper tray, the small omissions in the documentation, or the slow print times - it does print a good photo. Its acquisition and supply prices are reasonable,...

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Canon Selphy CP740

 

The Canon Selphy CP740 offers a decent feature package and quality prints for an inexpensive compact photo printer. Casual snapshooters will be satisfied with this, but users who need more features should look elsewhere.

Inexpensive ; Good quality prints ; Very easy to use ; Retractable USB cable is a nice touch

Prints slightly slower than the competitions ; Very limited onboard editing features ; Photo colours need a bit of improvement

Canon backs the Selphy CP740 with a standard one-year warranty. Canon's site includes FAQs, drivers and downloads, and manuals.

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Most retail stores have a sliding scale for pricing, so the more you print the cheaper it becomes. Not only is it cheaper to print through a photo store, you also save time. Can you imagine sitting at your computer and printing out a hundred 6×4 prints?

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Canon Selphy CP740

 

Carry this compact printer and get quick prints anywhere, anytime

Compact ; Photo lab rivalling quality

Some what dark prints

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Review: Canon Selphy CP740 Photo Printer

 

The Canon Selphy CP740 is a compact photo printer that employs dye-sublimation, a printing process that uses heat to transfer images onto printable surfaces

sells for it is postcard paper. Therefore, the back of each photo you print will have lines to write on and a box to place a stamp. I found this frustrating because the CP740's print quality is mostly pleasing, and I would want to print more than just...

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Canon Selphy CP740 compact photo printer

 

Although the Canon Selphy CP740 falls short in various small ways - whether it's the clunky paper tray, the small omissions in the documentation, or the slow print times - it does print a good photo. Its acquisition and supply prices are reasonable,...

Product Specifications

Compact photo printer the whole family can enjoy. The SELPHY CP740 makes printing at home fun and affordable. With a range of different print sizes, the results you want are always close at hand. Just connect your digital camera - or insert your memory card - for superb results at the touch of a button. Printing from a computer is quick and straightforward, too. Software provided makes it easy to organize, enhance, share and print photos from your computer. Print straight from any compatible digital camera or camcorder - no PC required. 300 dpi dye-sublimation printing technology delivers superb quality prints that last up to 100 years in an album. An instantly dry coating protects against splashes, spills and sticky fingers. A generous 2.0" color LCD offers easy operation with an icon-based interface. View memory card images. Select print settings. The full-screen display lets you see your photos in sharp detail before you print. Quick start-up means even less waiting for your prints. Red-Eye Correction is built right into the printer, so you can restore eyes to their natural look without the need for a computer. Thanks to an optional Bluetooth adapter you can print direct from most mobile phones. Attractive design suits to complement any contemporary home. No more tangled and missing leads. The retractable USB cable neatly hides away when not in use.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in/5in
Height:2.5in
Weight:2.1lbs/2.2lbs/2lbs
Width:7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:CP720/CP740/CP750
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon SELPHY

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Network adapter/None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Direct print USB / USB/USB
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.9 in x 7.9 in/4 in x 8 in
Max Printing Speed Color:1min/page
Max V-Resolution Color:300dpi
Media Type:Business cards / Photo paper / Photo postcard paper / Photo stickers/Business cards / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Postal card paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Dye sublimation
Type:Compact photo printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.4.x / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista/Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP