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Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Matthew
Updated 13 June 2020
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should you buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Canon is one of the most popular photo printer brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, inkjet printers and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Canon photo printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 2,700 user and expert reviews and 100+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 150+ photo printers to impartially compare each photo printer brand.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning photo printers. Their photo printers start at £25 for the CP910 which is a 300 x 300 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 4\" x 6\" (10x15 cm) max print size and go up to £899 for the PRO-1000 which is a 2400 x 1200 photo printer and a photo printer that has an A2 (432 x 559 mm) max print size. The average price of a new Canon photo printer is £184.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning photo printers.

Is Canon the Best Photo Printer Brand?

So are Canon photo printers any good? We give every photo printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all photo printers we are able to impartially rank all the photo printer brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 1 best photo printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the actually best photo printer brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,701 reviews
#2
Japan
77%
77%
820 reviews
#3
Fujifilm
Japan
77%
77%
64 reviews
#4
Kodak
72%
72%
51 reviews
#5
Polaroid
69%
69%
15 reviews
#6
Instax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#7
OKI
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon photo printers compare to the other photo printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All photo printer Brands
Canon Photo Printers

There's a wide selection of Canon photo printers available compared to other photo printer brands, with 10 Canon photo printers currently on the market in the UK. Canon also have better reviews than the typical photo printer brand, with the average rating of a Canon photo printer being 85%.

The average review score for a Canon photo printer is 85%.

Canon have a number of great features including my image garden and Google Cloud Print which sets them apart from the competition.

However Canon photo printers tend to be more expensive than most other photo printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
£170
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,049
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
£184
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,049
Price Distribution of Canon Photo Printers

What Do the Canon Photo Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon photo printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other photo printer brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
72
4 stars
137
3 stars
28
2 stars
7
1 star
1
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
869
4 stars
287
3 stars
65
2 stars
30
1 star
44
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its photo printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 85% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Canon photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 88% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.

Purchasers of Canon photo printers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won 40+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon photo printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other photo printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
CNET.com logo
72%
18 reviews
80%
21 reviews
80%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
82%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
83%
12 reviews
75%
13 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
70%
10 reviews
74%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
8 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
8 reviews
84%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
81%
8 reviews
85%
3 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
photoreview.com.au logo
84%
6 reviews
79%
4 reviews
Mac World logo
69%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
3 reviews
77%
6 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
67%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Ephotozine logo
80%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
printercomparison.com logo
74%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
practicalphotography.com logo
80%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
70%
85 reviews
72%
77 reviews
75%
6 reviews
68%
8 reviews
50%
7 reviews
Average
76%
229 reviews
80%
199 reviews
79%
12 reviews
78%
10 reviews
75%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 42 industry awards for Canon photo printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular photo printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 42 awards for its photo printers.

Compare all award winning photo printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
Trusted Reviews logo
4
6
CNET.com logo
3
4
computershopper.com logo
3
3
PC Mag logo
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
Ephotozine logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
2
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
2
itpro.no logo
3
PhotographyBlog.com logo
3
IT Reviews.com logo
1
2
tipa.com logo
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
photoreview.com.au logo
2
kamerabild.se logo
2
Other Expert Sites
11
12
1
5
Total
42
52
3
5

How Reliable Are Canon Photo Printers?

We checked over 2,700 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon photo printers. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 69% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

69% of reviewers think Canon photo printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon photo printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon photo printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

beige shell has a robust feel
apcmag.com
the Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer Review is reliable printing machine
yugatech.com
The latest Selphy dye-sublimation model is a well-built snapshot printer capable of producing good photos
computershopper.com
reliable printers
Bestbuy.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
it has a built in multi memory card reader too
amazon.co.uk
was always reliable
Bhphotovideo.com
It feels pretty sturdy
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

not built very solidly
Newegg.com
Paper feed is not reliable
amazon.co.uk
packaged to prevent any (reasonable) damage
Bhphotovideo.com
it had some reliability issues
Bestbuy.com
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Canon Photo Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon photo printers that set them apart from the competition. These include my image garden and Google Cloud Print.

Canon My Image Garden

Canon photo printers that feature my image garden include the Canon PIXMA IP110 (£163), the Canon PIXMA IP8750 (£229) and the Canon PIXMA iX6850 (£154).

Canon Google Cloud Print

Canon photo printers that feature Google Cloud Print include the Canon PIXMA iX6850 (£154).

What is the Best Mid-Range Canon Photo Printer?

Canon SELPHY CP1300

£114.98
PC World Business
Canon SELPHY CP1300
Buy Now
Canon SELPHY CP1300
300 X
300
DPI
1 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

A great mid range choice, priced at £114.98 is the Canon SELPHY CP1300, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Supports borderless printing

A very popular and maximum print size photo printer, with a very good spec and maximum resolution. Multiple reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints, superb quality prints and it's really easy to use.

97
Reviews
837 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
97
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
3 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Canon SELPHY CP1300 has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this photo printer to others. Canon SELPHY CP1300 has received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs.

Camera Labs Recommended
Unboxing CANON Selphy CP1300
Unboxing CANON Selphy CP1300
Canon Selphy CP1300 | Unboxing
Canon Selphy CP1300 | Unboxing
Canon Selphy CP1300- Unboxing and Demo
Canon Selphy CP1300- Unboxing and Demo
{TEST} canon selphy CP1300
{TEST} canon selphy CP1300
Canon SELPHY  CP1300 Unboxing And Setup
Canon SELPHY CP1300 Unboxing And Setup

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What is the Best High End Canon Photo Printer?

Canon PIXMA IP110

£162.67
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Canon PIXMA IP110
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Canon PIXMA IP110
9600 X
2400
DPI
5.8ppm
PRINT SPEED
(COLOUR,
38.5dB
NOISE LEVEL
50 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

If you're looking for a high end Canon photo printer then the Canon PIXMA IP110 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 88, but is a bit more expensive at £162.67.

Features We Love:
My image garden
9600 x 2400 DPI
Quieter than average noise level (38.5dB)
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)

A best selling and top of the range A4 / letter max print size photo printer, with a reasonable price and maximum resolution. It supports Wi-Fi, Direct Printing (PictBridge) and borderless printing and has a noise level of 38.5dB. Multiple reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints, it's very easy to setup and compact.

92
Reviews
254 Reviews
97
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
5 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Canon PIXMA IP110 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this photo printer to others.

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What is the Ultimate Canon Photo Printer?

Canon PIXMA PRO1000

£1,095.82
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Canon PIXMA PRO1000
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Canon PIXMA PRO1000
2400 X
1200
DPI
41dB
NOISE LEVEL

For those with an unlimited budget then the Canon PIXMA PRO1000 is the best Canon photo printer out there. At £1,095.82 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Supports borderless printing
Energy Star certified
Very fast time to first page (colour, normal) (215s)

The latest direct printing photo printer around, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces excellent prints and it's very quiet.

92
Reviews
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity