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Compare The Best Canon Photo PrintersAugust 2020

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#1

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Canon SELPHY CP1300

837 Reviews
Camera Labs Recommended

£114.98

300 X 300 DPI
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10x15
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Aug 2017
#2

88

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Canon PIXMA IP110

254 Reviews
My image garden 9600 2400 x DPI  Quieter than average noise level 
My image garden
9600 2400 x DPI
Quieter than average noise level

£162.67

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Oct 2014
#6

84

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Canon PIXMA IX6850

 
My image garden Google Cloud Print 9600 2400 x DPI 
My image garden
Google Cloud Print
9600 2400 x DPI

£146.91

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Jan 2014
#6

85

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Canon PIXMA PRO1000

10 Reviews
computershopper.com Editor's Choicephotoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

£1,095.82

2400 X 1200 DPI
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A2
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Mar 2020
#4

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Canon PIXMA IP8750

 
My image garden 9600 2400 x DPI  Supports Wi‑Fi 
My image garden
9600 2400 x DPI
Supports Wi‑Fi

£229.00

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Jan 2014
#7

84

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Canon PIXMA IP7250

 

£54.99

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4
(Long)
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Sep 2012

77

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Canon PIXMA TS305

 

£34.11

4800 X 1200 DPI
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A6
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Sep 2016
#9

84

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Canon Selphy Square QX10

1 Review

£119.00

(Unknown)
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Feb 2020
#14

81

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Canon SELPHY CP910

43 Reviews

£25.13

300 X 300 DPI
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10x15
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Jan 2014
#12

82

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Canon Pixma Pro‑100S

 

£390.00

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Feb 2015
#11

83

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Canon SELPHY CP1000

19 Reviews

£70.98

300 X 300 DPI
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A6
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Sep 2017

78

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Canon PIXMA PRO10S

8 Reviews

£517.76

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Feb 2015
#19

79

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Canon PIXMA iP2850

 

£29.99

4800 X 600 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Jan 2014
#20

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Canon Pixma IP4950

9 Reviews

£489.99

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Jul 2013

75

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Canon SELPHY CP510

23 Reviews

£75.00

300 X 300 DPI
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10x15
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May 2018

75

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Canon SELPHY ES2

23 Reviews

£149.99

300 X 600 DPI
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10x15
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Jul 2015

73

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Canon Selphy DS810

16 Reviews

£99.99

4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is colour depth mean on a photo printer?
AColour Depth is a measurement of how many colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is Z-INK?
AZ-INK - or 'Zero Ink' - is a photo printing method that doesn't require a normal print cartridge to work. Instead it uses special paper that reacts to heat, giving different colours at different temperatures. This 'inkless' printing makes ZINK printers perfect for instant cameras and portable printers.

Photo Printer Buying Guide

Photo printers are a subsection of standard printers, specifically designed for printing photos taken from digital cameras. While most devices can still be used to print standard black & white documents, their real strength lies in their ability to print high-quality photos, posters and prints, with a colour depth and resolution far higher than most inkjet or laser printer. In this guide we will outline the main considerations when choosing a photo printer, allowing you to decide on the best model for your needs.

Cost

First up, cost. Photo printers are specialist peripherals, and the inks and components used are far higher quality than most other printers. Because of this, photo printers are generally far more expensive than a comparable inkjet or laser printer.

Therefore in order to get the best value for money from a photo printer, you should be using it frequently specifically to print photos. Otherwise, you may gain more value from buying a high-quality inkjet or colour laser jet printer (which can still print photos, just not at such a high resolution), and using the services of a copy shop or print kiosk if you want to print especially high-quality photos.

Resolution & Colour Depth

Photo printers are largely defined by the resolution and colour depth they are able to print at. Resolution is measured in dots per inch (dpi) and governs how detailed the resulting print is, especially when photos are blown up to larger sizes than they were originally taken at. If the printer has a low supported resolution, then the prints may look blurry or out of focus, whereas extremely high resolution photos (for instance, those with a DPI of 3,000 and above) will continue to look sharp and full of detail even when blown up to poster-sized prints.

Colour depth is a measure of the colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.

With both of these attributes, higher values lead to a better overall print output. However they also usually come with increased price, so you should balance the quality you design from your prints against your budget. Most of our photo printers have a detailed breakdown of these attributes, allowing you to choose more intelligently.

Paper Sizes

The other defining factor of a photo printer is the supported print size. Some photo printers are the size of standard inkjet or laser printers, and can print up to A4 size. Others are much smaller, and can only print dedicated photo sizes (e.g - 4 x 6, 5 x 7 or 10 x 4 inches). These ‘small format’ photo printers are generally cheaper and more portable, but are incapable of printing large photos.

On the other end of the scale, some photo printers are much larger, and come with the ability to print at A3 scale or even larger. These printers usually come equipped with a very high resolution & graphical fidelity… and a price tag to match. These models will most likely only be of interest to professional photographers or serious hobbyists.

Connectivity

While most photo printers work via a USB connection with your computer, several more advanced models have increased connectivity options. These can include:

Direct printing capability: Printers with this option can connect directly to digital cameras, allowing you to print photos straight from camera to printer, bypassing the need for a computer. This is extremely useful with small-format portable photo printers, since it means you can take photos then immediately print them out without having to upload the photos first.
Integrated card reader: Rather than a direct connection, some models of photo printer allow you to insert an SD card and print directly from there. This can save a substantial amount of time downloading and transferring print data, since the printer will have immediate access to all the photos on the SD card
Network capabilities: Though not common, some newer models of printer have wireless or bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to print photos without the need for a physical connection, making printing easier and more efficient.

Canon Photo Printers

Canon Photo Printer Prices

In total we found 18 Canon photo printers ranging from £25 to £1,096. A new Canon photo printer costs on average £213 and 80% of Canon photo printers are priced between £30 and £490. The Canon CP910 is the cheapest Canon photo printer at only £25, and Canon PRO1000 is the most expensive at £1,096.

Price Range of Canon Photo Printers

The average price of Canon photo printers is £213 which is the second highest average price of all photo printer brands. Canon photo printers range in price from £25 to £1,096.

How Good Are Canon Photo Printers?

We have evaluated 874 expert reviews and 1,856 user reviews for photo printers and used this information to evaluate an average rating for Canon photo printers of 85%. This makes Canon the best rated photo printer brand according to customer reviews.

How Fast Do Canon Photo Printer Prices Drop After Release?

New Canon photo printers drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical Canon photo printer costing £178 you could save on average £6 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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