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Canon Selphy ES30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Canon Selphy ES30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the noise.

usability, price, performance, design, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Selphy ES30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Selphy ES30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon Selphy ES30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the reliability. The usability also gets good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the price.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon SELPHY ES30 Photo PrinterCanon SELPHY ES30 Photo Printer

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Selphy ES30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Canon Selphy ES30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the durability and design. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the noise.

usability, price, performance, design, durability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Selphy ES30 Compact Photo Printer (White) (2676B001)Canon Selphy ES30 Compact Photo Printer (White) (2676B001)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (

Canon Selphy ES3


Canon's rotund Selphy ES3 snapshot printer looks almost as Weeble-like as the similarly shaped (and priced) HP Photosmart A826. Unfortunately, not everything about this printer is so disarming and friendly.

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

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

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Canon Selphy ES30 review


Is it worth Canon persisting with dedicated photo printers?

Solid build ; Very useful standalone features

Image quality still not up to par with desktop printers

The self-contained nature of the ES30 with its all-in-one dye and paper pack makes a better travelling companion than the competing CP780, and image quality is better too

Sep, 2009


Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

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.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (

Canon Selphy ES30 review


A smart, self-contained design and high spec, but speed and print quality are no better than average.

May, 2009

Expert review by: (

Canon SELPHY ES30 review


While Agfaphoto's AP 2300 looks like a printer from 1995, Canon's Selphy ES30 looks nothing like a printer at all.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (

Canon Selphy ES30


Though it's not as quirky as Canon's "bucket" printer, the ES30 does an excellent job of printing near-lab quality photos in a portable, attractive package.

Good print quality ; Quirky design ; Fast user interface

Expensive print costs ; Only Canon's ink and paper cartridges can be used ; Noisy

Cost per print Though we generally liked the Selphy's portability and print quality, there is one downside for all the convenience — the cost per print is AU$0.50 cents (calculated on the recommended retail price of a postcard photo pack with 50...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Canon Selphy ES30


A 15x10cm (post card) sized printer, however instead of the normal box shape this is rather like a radio or cassette player as it has a built in handle and is a very thin shape the card (printing stock) handling is unique.

The Canon Selphy ES30 measures 22cm wide 23cm tall and 12cm deep. You will need maybe 10cm clear in front of the unit as the card stock is turned in mid air from its landscape stored position to its portrait printing position. It weights less than...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Canon - SELPHY ES30


Maybe it has something to do with the rise of social networking websites, but there's been a surge in the number of compact photo printers available recently, targeted principally at youngsters who want a party printer ...

An affordable compact printer with some significant improvements over the ES20 when it comes to creative effects. It benefits from a larger LCD and more user-friendly controls, but leaves some questions to be answered about colour correction.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Canon Selphy ES30


The printer is an ideal size. Tiny and compact and prints quality pictures. Easy to use. I would certainly recommend this to a friend

There are no bad points regarding this printer

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Stylish and easy to use, the SELPHY ES30 puts the fun into printing lab-quality photos. Optimize your pictures with onboard retouching tools, add clipart and frames, or simply enjoy one-touch direct printing. For simple, clean installation, the SELPHY ES30 uses Easy Photo Packs - handy integrated ink and media cassettes with up to 50 sheets. Available with different media types - including credit card sizes and postcards in both color and black and white - packs can be easily swapped halfway through use if required. The SELPHY ES30 is small enough to store on a bookshelf, and features a smooth, elegant design that will blend seamlessly with virtually any home. A sturdy carry handle makes storage and carrying extra easy.

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


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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 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 Vista / Microsoft Windows XP