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Canon Selphy ES3

Canon Selphy ES3
alaScore 82

54 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and build quality are on the whole positive. The print quality and value for money also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the performance.

usability, value for money, print quality, build quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Selphy ES3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

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Canon Selphy ES3 Snapshot Printer


The Selphy ES3's fun factor is negated by its problems with speed, print quality, and consumables costs.

Lots of fun printing options ; large LCD ; Very good documentation

Expensive ; slow ; vulnerable paper path ; Yellowish photos ; wasteful consumables

Don't let the Canon Selphy ES3's cuteness blind you to its mediocre print quality and wasteful consumables. Families may appreciate its wealth of printing options, but there's not much else to like here

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Canon Selphy ES3


If you don't care about storing photos in the printer itself, you can save $50 by buying the Selphy ES30 ($149.99 direct). According to Canon, it's essentially the same printer, but with no internal memory, a smaller LCD screen (3 inches), and some...

Internal memory can store 999 photos. Print pack holds both dye roll and paper. Photos are highly water resistant

Relatively big and heavy for a small-format printer. Diagonal lines (as with spokes in a wheel) can print with jagged edges

Despite a problem printing diagonal lines (think: spokes in a wheel), the Canon Selphy ES3 is one of the most impressive small-format photo printers on the market.

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Amazon review summary for Canon Selphy ES3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon Selphy ES3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, build quality, size, print quality, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Selphy ES3 Compact Photo Printer (White) (2675B001)Canon Selphy ES3 Compact Photo Printer (White) (2675B001)


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Canon Selphy ES3 Like is Rice Cookers


DataScript introduce ES3 printer Canon Selphy photo printers, namely the form of its very tiny specifically used to print postcard-sized images, such as its shape is a boombox make this printer such as rice cooker.Model ES3 features a more complete...

using new teknology

using infrared

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ES3 looks like a .......


This is the first time for me to write a printer review, so please give me some suggestions on where I can improve=] As the printing technology is becoming more advance and professional, you can now easily print your photos at home.The ES3 is the...

support Memory card, the outlooking

nothing special really


Expert review by:

Canon SELPHY ES3 photo printer


Canon's diminutive SELPHY ES3 printer produces excellent photos. We wish it was possible to purchase a battery pack for it, but it is still a great wa...

Fantastic print quality, small, comprehensive media support, easy to use

Expensive consumables, no battery option, minor rainbow effect in some photos

Costly consumables aside, Canon's SELPHY ES3 photo printer is a fantastic buy that provides excellent print quality in a small package.

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Canon Selphy ES3


Simon takes a look at Canon's latest compact photo printer.

To use the printer in a standalone mode, the only setup needed is to replace the plastic blank in the cartridge slot with the supplied cartridge. If you want to print from a PC, you'll need to connect the USB cable and install the Canon software, which...

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Stuff magazine


Canon's latest dye-sub printer has more character than a Disney villain. But is it portable photo perfection?

Solidly built and impressive in action, the photo quality isn't up to scratch

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Canon Selphy ES3 review


Canon's Selphy ES3 snapshot printer is as cute as the similarly shaped (and priced) HP Photosmart A826. Unfortunately, not everything about the Canon Selphy ES3 photo printer is so disarming and friendly.

Don't let the Canon Selphy ES3's cuteness blind you to its mediocre print quality and wasteful consumables. Families may appreciate its wealth of printing options, but there's not much else to like here.

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Canon Selphy ES3


For enthusiasts and those wanting to produce high-quality prints at home using a dedicated photo printer, the Selphy ES3 is a great purchase, but the cost of consumables and cost per print is fairly steep.

Compact design ; Clip art, borders and novelty printing options

Runs off mains power only ; Limited size options for photo prints

The cost per print works out to be 55 cents for a colour print (based on an average retail price of AU$27.95 for a pack of 50 prints at the time of writing) and 91 cents per sheet for a black and white print. Other print sizes, such as credit card...


Product Specifications

Compact, creative and fun, the SELPHY ES3 delivers lab-quality photos direct from your memory card or digital camera. Built-in 1GB memory lets you store images for printing whenever the mood takes you.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Infrared / USB
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in
Max V-Resolution Color:300dpi
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 10.4 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista