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Canon Selphy CP800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 612 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and print quality are generally positive. The design and performance also get good views. The paper handling and value for money get negative views. Views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Selphy CP800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Selphy CP800

 

The Canon Selphy CP800 snapshot printer is inexpensive ($100 as of December 15, 2010), and it does a generally nice job of printing photos. Watching the machine's dye-sublimation technology in action is interesting, too: It applies ink from a...

Fun to watch and use ; Very good output quality

Wasteful, expensive consumables ; Slow

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.

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Canon Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer

 

The CP800 is a small black box with rounded corners (there's also a white version available). It measures just 2.3 by 4.7 by 6.7 inches and weighs 2 pounds. The Selphy has a 2.5-inch tilt-up LCD screen. The interface and menu are intuitive—it...

Highly portable. Reasonably fast. Low initial price. Prints from multiple sources

Higher cost per page than predecessor. Prints lose some detail in bright and dark areas

The Canon Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer is tiny and insanely portable, and prints quite decent photos.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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Canon Selphy CP800

 

Dedicated snapshot photo printers can be a tricky sell, being that they are all about convenience over cost. We have yet to see a snapshot printer with a cost per print lower than you'll get at your local drug-store kiosk. But with one of these usually...

Simple and portable ; Low initial price ; Photo-lab-quality output ; Accepts a battery pack

Consumables are costly ; Battery pack, Bluetooth options cost extra

This low-cost, portable snapshot printer offers excellent image quality and respectable print times, but take note if you'll use it often: Its pricey consumables could negate the savings.

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Review: Canon Selphy CP800 snapshot printer

 

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.

Setting up the Selphy CP800 is easy enough, but we had to read the documentation to figure out that we needed to flip back the top of the 18-sheet input cassette for it to fit into the printer. The flipped lid creates an output tray for holding a small...

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Canon Selphy CP800 review

 

The newest Selphy will replace the CP780 in the dedicated dye sub photo printer lineup and features an adjustable 2.5-inch LCD, 4x6 photo prints in as fast as 47 seconds and an optional battery pack for wireless printing on the go

Lab quality photos ; Creative features ; Optional battery

Cost per print can run high ; Card sized paper tray separate

Canon offers a 1-year limited warranty with the Selphy CP800

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Budget snapshot printer

 

The Canon Selphy CP800 is the latest in the Selphy line of digital printers, which use a thermal-dye process (called dye sublimation) rather than liquid inkjet technology to create prints. Most say that the prints have a tendency to look a...

Nice print quality, compact and transportable, easy printing without a computer, low initial cost

Prints judged to be a little soft, expensive ink and paper, limited print sizes, battery pack costs extra

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Canon Selphy CP800

 

Low price, easy use, and quality 4×6 photos

Produces high-quality photos.; Prints accurate colors, deep blacks

Struggles a bit with blues and greens; Some issues with fine details

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Canon Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer Review

 

Low price, easy use, and quality 4×6 photos

Produces high-quality photos.; Prints accurate colors, deep blacks

Struggles a bit with blues and greens; Some issues with fine details

Priced at about $80, the Canon Selphy CP800 is a compact photo printer that prints high quality photos quickly and without fuss. It is also easy to use, with the process of printing photos from memory cards being simple and straightforward. It is not...

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Canon Selphy CP800

 

This is the photo printer for you if you want photo prints with first-rate quality and a durable finish. However, with the Canon Selphy CP800, you get only two sizes of prints. Despite that limitation, this printer's portability, built-in editing...

You can transport this printer with little effort, and it is easy to use

The photo print sizes are somewhat limited

This handy and versatile device produces attractive and durable prints.

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Excellent Photo Printer

 

I have owned a Canon ink jet and 5 Epson ink jets but would never go back to ink jet again, fully dye sub converted now ! No more running out of one ink colour today and another tomorrow, or wasting ink with nozzle cleaning. With the Canon Selphy you...

Photo quality and ease of use, combined ink & paper pack

Some say the packs could be cheaper, well thats life today

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