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Canon Selphy ES3

Canon Selphy ES3
alaScore 81

63 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The print quality and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the performance.

usability, price, print quality, size, durability

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Selphy ES3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon Selphy ES3 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, price, durability, size, print quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 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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A small Canon photo printer that employs dye-sublimation for exceptional results

 

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

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

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

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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.

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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...

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Canon Selphy ES3 review

 

Review of the Canon Selphy ES3 printer

Large LCD, easy to use

Some colour issues, fixed LCD

Overall, the unit is fine for the odd snapshot, but perhaps less so for the more discerning user.

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Canon Selphy ES3

 

A portable, easy-to-use snapshot printer with some creative functions children and scrapbookers will enjoy.Canon's Selphy ES3 is the latest in quite a long series of snapshot printers that use dye-sublimation technology to produce prints with the look...

A portable, easy-to-use snapshot printer with some creative functions children and scrapbookers will enjoy.Canon's Selphy ES3 is the latest in quite a long series of snapshot printers that use dye-sublimation technology to produce prints with the look...

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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

Depth:5.4in
Height:8.9in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:8.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:ES3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon SELPHY

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

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

Scanner

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
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