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alaScore 79

35 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the size and value for money.

usability, reliability

performance, value for money, size

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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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...

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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


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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...

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Excellent picture quality, very vivid colors.


This is a handy photo printer that is easy to carry and store. It prints great pictures and is very easy to use. The photo pack is convenient and easy to replace. Plan ahead as the photo packs are not easy to find in stores. It is a great machine for a...

Easily transportable. Pictures print approx 1 minute per picture. It is easy to use and fun to watch

The photo packs can be difficult to find in stores. However,they can be found on line cheaper. Plan ahead and make sure you have plenty of photo packs to complete the job. Does not work with a memory stick/flash drive even though it has the port

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Amazon review summary for Canon SELPHY ES40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon SELPHY ES40 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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

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Great photo printer!


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

Long Lasting

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Easy Installation


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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