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The Canon Selphy CP800 is a compact dye-sub 6x4 printer, offering the basic functionality we'd expect for its £80 price tag. This includes a 2.5-inch LCD screen and a range of card slots, as well as a USB port for flash drives and another for connecting a computer. It's possible to process images with Canon's My Colors option, while a Smooth Skin mode and red-eye correction are on hand to improve portrait photos. There's also an Image Optimize feature, which includes noise reduction and face detection. You may also choose for your images to be printed with or without borders.The printer is a little noisy starting up, although it's ready for action within a few seconds. Printing times vary, but on average it takes 65-70 seconds for prints to fully emerge from the unit, with an extra 15 seconds or so when the Image Optimize feature is employed. Thanks to the application of a final overcoat, prints are dry straight out of the printer, and no fingerprints could be seen on any of the prints handled during the test.Detail and sharpness are good, while colour reproduction is largely accurate, with faithful hues and just the right amount of saturation.
The Canon Selphy CP800 snapshot printer is inexpensive ($100 as of December 15, 2010), and it does a generally nice job of printing photos. Watching the machine's dye-sublimation technology in action is interesting, too: It applies ink from a continuous plastic sheet in three passes--one for each color--and then applies a clear coat on the fourth pass. You can see the photo paper peek out of the printer during each pass; it's almost like watching your photo develop. Regrettably, this printer's somewhat poky speed and its expensive, wasteful consumables overshadow its fun aspects. Setting up the Selphy CP800 is easy enough, but we had to read the documentation to figure out that we needed to flip back the top of the 18-sheet input cassette for it to fit into the printer. The flipped lid creates an output tray for holding a small number of photos--clever, but not entirely intuitive. Beyond that, the tilt-up 2.5-inch LCD provides all the feedback you need to print directly from the CompactFlash, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, SD Card, and XD-Picture Card slots on the front of the unit. Controls are minimal, nicely arranged, and sufficient for all the required actions.
The Canon Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer ($99 direct) stands out for being tiny. The latest in a long line of Lilliputian Canon small-format photo printers built on thermal dye technology, it's even smaller than its predecessor, the Selphy CP780 ($99.99 direct, 4 stars). It's extremely portable and easy to use, it can print from a variety of sources, and it produces prints that should satisfy most consumers. The CP800 is a small black box with rounded corners (there's also a white version available). It measures just 2.3 by 4.7 by 6.7 inches and weighs 2 pounds. The Selphy has a 2.5-inch tilt-up LCD screen. The interface and menu are intuitive - it practically prints by itself. Setup is easy: just plug it in, insert paper and ink cartridge, install software on your computer, and connect via USB cable. The Selphy doesn't even need a computer, as you can print from a memory card, a PictBridge camera, or (unlike its predecessor) a USB key. The only tricky part of setup is making sure the film on the ink cartridge is taut when inserted; that's done by tightening a roller. Options for the CP800 include a Bluetooth adapter ($49.99 direct) and a battery pack ($79.99 direct).
|Canon SELPHY CP800 Black Compact Photo Printer (4350B001)||$147.95||See it|
|Canon SELPHY CP800 White Compact Photo Printer (4595B001)||$149.99||See it|
|Canon SELPHY CP-800 Dye Sublimation Printer - Color - Photo Print - Desktop - Color - 47 Second Photo - 300 x 300 dpi - PictBridge, USB - PC, Mac||$159.95||See it|
|SELPHY CP800 Dye-Sublimation Compact Photo Printer, Black||$189.99||See it|