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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Canon SELPHY ES40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon SELPHY ES40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon SELPHY ES40 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the reliability and design. Many are negative about the performance.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo PrinterCanon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer

Sep, 2015

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Canon Selphy ES40


In most cases, if you hear a voice coming from your printer, you should be worried that you're having a psychotic episode. But with the Canon Selphy ES40 dedicated photo printer ($149.99 direct), the talking is normal.

Print pack holds both dye roll and paper for easy setup and better portability. Photos are water and scratch resistant

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

The Canon Selphy ES40 is one of the best small-format printers available, despite problems printing diagonal lines (as with spokes in a wheel) when printing from a computer.

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Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer


The inclusion of both paper and ink in a single cartridge is a sensible idea given the overall goal of the ES40 to be a portable printer that could fit into your backpack. A great first printer for the kids that has a lot of connection options for...

Only does 4x6 photo printingEasy to use menusCarry handleGold & Silver ink optionsPaper & Ink in one cartridge

The Canon Selphy ES40 photo printer aims to deliver a portable printing...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (

Canon Selphy ES40 review


What's different about the Selphy ES40 is that Canon has done more than glam it up with pretty colors; they've added new technology to make the ES40 truly easy to use. Today, we have a full review of the Selphy ES40 and a video demo of the voice...

Lab quality photos on the go ; Simple to use, voice guidance ; A variety of creative features available

Cost per print can run high ; No optional battery pack

Other than that, the Canon Selphy ES40 is a quick way to get simple or creative prints at any gathering and a potentially great family printer

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Glinert (

Canon Selphy ES40


This sturdy photo printer has superior image quality, easy setup, and built-in special effects and auto-correction, but be prepared to pay a high cost per print.

Simple setup and operation; long-life, wear-resistant photos; optional gold and silver ink for extra photo glitz

Expensive prints; large and heavy compared with similar photo printers

Indeed, the running costs for this machine are fairly high. On the upside, Canon does offer a one-year warranty for parts and labor, in a world dominated by 90-day warranties. If your printer breaks during this time and Canon’s tech service can’t solve...

Oct, 2009

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Compact printer with voice guidance

The SELPHY ES40 features a bright 3.5 inch 230K dot LCD screen, Easy Scroll Wheel and large, tactile buttons to provide swift and easy controls when reviewing and navigating through images before printing

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Charlene (

Great photo printer!


Most recommended product for everyone. Every household should have one of these. Great product.

Long Lasting

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: DICKIE (




Easy Installation


Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ruiniang (



I purchased the Selphy ES40 last month and was quite pleased with it.It is very simple to use and the colour production is pretty good on the whole. The printer can be used anywhere in your house or office as long as there is a power source or you can...

It is fast, reliable and convenient to use

Sometimes the colour may not turn out right

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Stott (

Canon Rebel


Camera is awesome. Takes amazing photos. Point and shoot price with a professional result. I receive many compliments on my camera all the time. Get as many different lens as you can afford and this will last you for years!!!

Jan, 2012