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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The print quality and value for money also get good feedback, but many are negative about the size.

usability, value for money, print quality, performance, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon SELPHY ES2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Canon Selphy ES2


As a group, small-format dedicated photo printers are built around one of two technologies—thermal dye or ink jet. There used to be significant differences between the two on everything from output quality to cost per photo. Today, they've converged to...

Print pack holds both dye roll and paper. Highly water-resistant. Reasonably low cost per page

Bigger than most small-format thermal dye printers. Diagonal lines (like spokes of a wheel) print with jagged edges ; Watch the Canon Selphy ES2 Video Review

The Canon Selphy ES2 dedicated photo printer offers an attractive combination of features, but not enough to make it a slam-dunk choice.

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Canon Selphy ES2


The Canon Selphy ES2 is well-performing printer that beat out a good number of printers in its class.

The Canon ES2 currently sells for $199.99. In short, it is a well-performing printer that beat out a good number of printers in its class. It's not perfect in all aspects, though; other printers have advantages in screen size, accessories and ink and...

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Canon SELPHY ES2 Printer



Runs on optional battery pack

Poor-quality sepia/black-and-white from color cartridge

The SELPHY ES2 uses convenient cassettes that house paper and ink with enough supplies for 50 photos. Instead of using standard ink cartridges, the ES2 uses dye transfer: Color dyes are embedded in a ribbon and transferred to the paper using heat. This...


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Canon Selphy ES2 Photo Printer -


When it comes to photography, fun should always be top on the agenda and Canon does it again by injecting the joyous element into its Canon Selphy ES2 photo printer.

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Best photo printer I have used.


A must have for those who love to print their photos.

Beautiful prints, easy to use, a lot of features, great looking machine

None that i can see

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Great Print color and quality.


I was suprised there was no reviews on this printer but went out on a limb and got this one. The printer is actually fast considering it runs the photo through 4 times. It uses a film cartridge with the 3 primary colors instead of an ink cartridge...

Quality prints last 100 years. Good color tones. Fast Printing. Nice features

Unable to crop a photo if I am using it in creative mode

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Amazon review summary for Canon SELPHY ES2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Canon SELPHY ES2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

performance, usability, size, print quality, build quality

value for money

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Awesome print


My mom was able to print with out me showing her twice. she is not a computer savy or any electronic. she loved to printer , was very easy for her. I'm extremely happy. Thank you once again newegg.. I haven't really try out the wireless feature so,...

extremely easy to use. sharp fast print out. Cheap ink. sharp Large LCD screen. support compact flash , SD the special background and frame arts

not really a con , but would be nice to include the battery. I can't think of anything else. i guess is an excellent photo printer. would be nice to download more frame and background art with out a computer

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Nearly perfect printing quality


This printer is intended for those who need to print photos quickly anywhere without having to depend on the availability of electricity. This is possible because apart from electricity, ES2 can also operate using Li-Ion batteries (which unfortunately...

Nearly perfect printing quality

Only compatible with certain Bluetooth

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Selphy ES2


Canon Selphy ES2 is a compact photo printer that is easy to operate and supported editing features and have a quality photo lab. This printer is suitable as a personal photo printer in the family room with a slim design and trendy, Selphy ES2 able to...

Easy to use

Product Specifications

Experience freedom of choice with the SELPHY ES2. Print from your computer, camera, or phone. Choose your layout, correct red eye and apply creative effects. Share the fun - at home or on the go.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Interface:Infrared / USB
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.95 in x 5.83 in/4 in x 6 in
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Photo paper / Photo postcard paper / Photo stickers
Output Type:Color
Technology:Dye sublimation
Type:Compact photo printer


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista