High-quality Prints: Dye-sublimation technology uses heat to transfer ink to the paper, reproducing approximately 16.8 million colors for amazing pictures in both color and black and white. Then, a clear protective coating is added which helps prevent against damage from light, water and gases so your precious photos can last for generations.
High-quality Prints: Print a photo in just 47 seconds1 and share for generations! Photos printed from your SELPHY will be water-resistant and last up to 100 years2.
No Windows 8 support
The big issue is support. How can Canon claim too offer a current printer with no Windows 8 support? (and according to correspondence no intentions on having WIn 8 drivers). I would recommend ONLY if no Win 8 support is needed. For me it would be nice but but in most situations lack of drivers makes printing only inconvenient.
As far a print quality it's fine and speed is OK for my needs.
I've used it at events and given prints to attendees before they leave. I use my 6D wirelessly tethered to my PC. The PC/Print operator chooses the best picture (usually of about 5) and exports to a USB stick which is inserted into the Selphy in batches of about 10-20. I have 2 Selphys running, so on average the prints are done and framed in less than 20 min after they are shot.
May 31, 2013
The photos printed were not sharp nor defined enough for what I needed them to be. Sure...it printed fast and it there was no need to dry the photos.
The features it had, weren't great for editing photos... the editing could only be done before printing all photos. If you wanted only one photo to have red-eye reduction, and one with 'optimize' setting you had to print each separately --- you couldn't do them at the same time.
The preview of my photos could not be seen on the preview screen -- all it showed was a '?'. <-- not sure if it was because my resolution on my photos were too large or something else.
Also... it shrank my photos to fit the 4x6 print -- and cut off a few heads in the process. There was no way to change the size (since I couldn't preview them and I had selected 'print all').
The cartridges and photo paper will leave tons of added waste to landfills everywhere. Each ink cartridge only prints 36 prints, and then you need to replace it (and the cartridges aren't small either). Each print has two tabs that (at each end) that need to be disposed of too. Lots of waste.
I noticed that the photo paper (inside the tabs) are not true 4x6... they are a bit smaller too.
Very disappointed.... we took the printer back to the store.
May 27, 2013
No support for windows 8
This product is a great printer but has no support for windows 8 and canon refuses to offer drivers. Awful.
May 11, 2013
Excellent Printer! So Happy With It!
I had some issues setting up the printer at first on my MacBook Pro. I put the CD in and it auto-loaded, but then when the options came up to install the software, there was no software to select and it seemed to install something but actually didn't install a thing.
I had to actually look up on the Internet how to add the printer to my computer. Turns out that I was slightly impatient and had to wait a bit longer than I originally did for my Mac to auto-detect the printer on the network and then install it.
Once that happened, the printer worked without a hitch. I've been using it since and absolutely love it!
April 29, 2013
Print speed obtained using compatible Canon compact digital camera incorporating DIGIC II .
Based on accelerated dark storage testing by Canon under controlled lighting, temperature and humidity conditions. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of the prints; results may vary depending on printed images, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability or a camera that supports DPS over IP. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free on Google Play. Updated Android app compatible with SELPHY CP900 available December 2012 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™Memory Card, SDXC™ Memory Card, MultiMediaCard®, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: microSD™ Card, microSDHC™ Card, and MMCmicro Card.
Supports DPOF "Both" mode of both standard and index printing.
System requirements vary by application. Connection via wireless LAN only supported on Windows 7 SP1 or Mac OS v10.6.8 - v10.7