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Canon SELPHY CP790

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the print quality and connectivity. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon SELPHY CP790 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon SELPHY CP790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon SELPHY CP790 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon SELPHY CP790 Photo PrinterCanon SELPHY CP790 Photo Printer

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

Canon Selphy CP790

 

At first glance, the Canon Selphy CP790 snapshot printer looks more like a lime-green lunch pail. With its convenient handle, it begs you to take it to your next children's party or family get-together. The trade-offs are a high purchase price ($180 on...

Innovative design; good connectivity ; Built-in carrying case with handle

Yellowish cast on some photos ; Finicky paper cassettes

This printer is cute and stylish, but it wastes ink and has an awkward paper-handling setup.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Canon SELPHY CP790 Compact Photo Printer

 

Overall a very bold move on Canon to provide the consumer market with a unique design and color for a portable printer. The Canon Selphy CP790 will perform good color prints at a print resolution up to 300 x 300 dpi. Given its very unattractive color...

3.0" LCD DisplayEasy-Scroll WheelStorage bucketRed-Eye Correction

Unattractive design and color

Yes the Canon Selphy CP790 from Canon is as compact as most photo inkjet...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (macworld.com)

Review: Canon Selphy CP790 snapshot printer

 

This printer is cute and stylish, but it wastes ink and has an awkward paper-handling setup

The 3.2-pound printer acts as the top-heavy lid of an oval bucket. Plastic latches secure the printer to the bucket. The bucket is divided into two compartments for storing the AC adapter, paper caddies, and supplies. To make the Selphy CP790 truly...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Glinert (computershopper.com)

Canon Selphy CP790 Review and Ratings

 

Though a competent photo printer, the Selphy CP790 is not a good value. The unit and prints are expensive, and the software bundle is meager.

Portable ; Good image quality ; Does not require computer for printing ; Optional battery

Paltry software bundle ; Expensive prints ; Requires dedicated USB connection

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (printercomparison.com)

Canon SELPHY CP790 review

 

That's where the Canon SELPHY line steps in with their newest addition: the Canon SELPHY CP790. Truly portable and simple to use - thanks to the lime green storage bucket – the SELPHY CP790 can print on four different medias in as fast as 47 seconds

Great portable design ; 3-inch LCD ; Good image quality

Expensive ; No USB cable provided

There is also an optional Bluetooth adapter for those wireless nuts out there; it can also be found on the Canon website for $49.99

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon SELPHY CP790 - Portable Photo Printer

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's printer shaped like a bucket.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Selphy CP790 review

 

The 1.1kg Canon Selphy CP790 printer acts as the top-heavy lid of an oval bucket. Plastic latches secure the printer to the bucket. The bucket is divided into two compartments for storing the AC adaptor, paper caddies, and supplies.

The Canon Selphy CP790 succeeds in being portable, capable, and even amusing. Still, the awkward paper handling and plastic-intensive ink cartridges are design drawbacks.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (macworld.co.uk)

Canon Selphy CP790 review

 

Introducing the Selphy CP970 from Canon: a portable photo printer designed as a lime-green lunch box.

Logically labelled and intuitive control buttons; fast printing; good print quality

High purchase price and oddly designed; wasteful consumables

The Canon Selphy CP790 succeeds in being portable, capable, and even amusing. Still, the awkward paper handling and plastic-intensive ink cartridges are drawbacks.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: mtgirl (mysears.com)

Selphy cannon printer & Camera

 

I received a Selphy printer for my birthday last year, with a cannon camera also. I had never used a digital camera or a printer before, it was easy to operate and took very good pictures and the printer printed great pictures, very clear and the color...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Everyone can make great prints with the SELPHY CP790, which features a 3.0" color LCD and large buttons with a user-friendly layout. A handy integrated storage case allows simple, tidy storage.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:3.4in
Weight:3.2lbs
Width:9.7in

Display

Display Diagonal:3

Energy Management

Power consumption (sleep mode):4
Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):60

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:CP790
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon SELPHY

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Ethernet LAN connection: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (Incl. SP1) \nMac OS X v10.4 - v10.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):9.72 x 7.01 x 3.4
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:802.11b
Non-ISO print media sizes:L / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Photo Paper
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Credit card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
PictBridge: Yes

Power

Power consumption (sleep):4
Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):60

Print Quality

Maximum Resolution:300 x 300
Print technology:Inkjet

Print Technology

Maximum Resolution:300 x 300
Print technology:Inkjet

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Direct print USB / Infrared / USB
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 8 in
Max V-Resolution Color:300dpi
Media Type:Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Dye sublimation
Type:Compact photo printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (Incl. SP1) \nMac OS X v10.4 - v10.5

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Microdrive, microSDHC, miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, SD, SDHC
SmartCard slot: No

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.43 / 38.8