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Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Updated 21 December 2019 by Matthew
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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 110+ 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 £24 for the PIXMA TS305 which is a 4800 x 1200 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 100 x 150 mm max print size and go up to £1,060 for the Pro 9000 Mark II which is a 4800 x 2400 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 210 x 297 mm (A4) max print size. The average price of a new Canon photo printer is £250.

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%
1,685 reviews
#2
Japan
78%
78%
845 reviews
#3
Kodak
71%
71%
51 reviews
#4
Fujifilm
Japan
70%
70%
22 reviews
#5
Polaroid
68%
68%
15 reviews
#6
Instax
60%
60%
0 reviews
#7
OKI
53%
53%
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 20 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
£247
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £949
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
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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
70
4 stars
133
3 stars
27
2 stars
6
1 star
0
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 photo printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 86% 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.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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%
17 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
84%
7 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
8 reviews
84%
4 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
photoreview.com.au logo
84%
6 reviews
79%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
7 reviews
85%
3 reviews
Mac World logo
69%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
3 reviews
77%
6 reviews
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
76%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
printercomparison.com logo
74%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
80 reviews
73%
82 reviews
67%
4 reviews
68%
8 reviews
49%
5 reviews
Average
76%
221 reviews
76%
200 reviews
77%
11 reviews
78%
10 reviews
70%
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 given to 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
13
5
Total
42
53
2
5

How Reliable Are Canon Photo Printers?

We checked over 2,700 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon photo printers. 30+ of these reviews that 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

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

NOT RELIABLE

not built very solidly
Newegg.com
The device is plasticky
amazon.co.uk
I'm not sure of the durability
Bhphotovideo.com
Her Selphy 800 CP had broke
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 (£162), the Canon PIXMA IX6850 (£122) and the Canon PIXMA IP8750 (£199).

Canon Google Cloud Print

Canon photo printers that feature Google Cloud Print include the Canon PIXMA IX6850 (£122).

What is the Best Mid-Range Canon Photo Printer?

Canon PIXMA IP110

£161.90
Ebuyer
Canon PIXMA IP110
Buy Now
Canon PIXMA IP110
9600 X
2400
DPI
5.8ppm
PRINT SPEED
(COLOUR,
38.5dB
NOISE LEVEL
50 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

A great mid range choice, priced at £161.90 is the Canon PIXMA IP110, which has a Kagoo Score of 90.

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 fully loaded and classic A4 / letter max print size photo printer, with a good 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 it produces excellent prints, it's very easy to setup and compact.

93
Reviews
254 Reviews
98
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
5 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon PIXMA IP110 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this photo printer to others. Looking across the entire Canon photo printer range, the average reviews for all Canon photo printers are also excellent.

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What is the Best High End Canon Photo Printer?

Canon Pixma Pro-100S

£358.88
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Canon Pixma Pro-100S
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Canon Pixma Pro-100S
4800 X
2400
DPI
38.5dB
NOISE LEVEL
150 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

If you're looking for a high end Canon photo printer then the Canon Pixma Pro-100S takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 87, but is a bit more expensive at £358.88.

Features We Love:
4800 x 2400 DPI
Quieter than average noise level (38.5dB)
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Supports borderless printing

Customers report that this photo printer hasexcellent colours quality and it produces excellent prints. It's a top-quality and multi award winning 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites and a good price.

95
Reviews
32 Reviews + 5 Awards
95
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
73
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
5 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Canon Pixma Pro-100S has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 32 reviews. Canon Pixma Pro-100S has received five awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Computershopper.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus one other site. Looking across the entire Canon photo printer range, the average reviews for all Canon photo printers are also excellent.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
Techradar Recommended
alphr.com Recommended
computershopper.com Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice

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What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Photo Printer?

Canon CP1300

£99.00
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Canon CP1300
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Canon CP1300
300 X
300
DPI
1 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

At only £99 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Canon CP1300 makes a great budget choice.

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

An award winning but 2 year old photo printer, with a very good spec and maximum print size. Customers report that it produces excellent prints, outstanding quality prints and it's very easy to use.

97
Reviews
838 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon CP1300 has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this photo printer to others. Canon CP1300 has received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs. Looking across the entire Canon photo printer range, the average reviews for all Canon photo printers are also excellent.

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