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5.0 out of 5 stars One Fantastic Little Printer!, September 23, 2010
This review is from: Canon SELPHY CP800 Black Compact Photo Printer (4350B001) (Office Product)
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This printer is one powerhouse packed into a little package.

* Light, compact body and an optional battery makes it easy to take this printer with you
* Preview your images on the built-in 2.5" tilt-up LCD
* Enhance your photos with the improved "Portrait Image Optimize"
* Print water resistant photos that last up to 100 years in just 47 seconds
* Print directly from your memory cards, compatible digital camera, USB flash drive or wirelessly from a Bluetooth enabled device.

The setup took less than 10 minutes and I was up and running printing from my SD camera card. The loading of paper was straightforward and the ink cartridge slid into place. I printed first without changing any settings and then went for a bordered image with smooth skin toning and vivid imagery and the colors really jumped off the paper.

If you purchase the paper and ink from Amazon the cost per picture is around .26 per photo, and you will not be disappointed. You will however need to purchase a printer cable to connect to your computer since the printer doesn't come with one. I found it's not needed with all the features that came loaded on the printer but it's a nice to have if needed. Several reviews have complained about a white power cord with a black printer, which is really not a big issue. It's black and white to me.

This printer can also be ultra portable with a battery pack that can be picked up on Amazon for around $60.00. Simply clip it into the rear slot and you are ready to print. The enclosed data sheets say that you can get around 50 prints from one charge. I'll update this review when I pick up the next set of ink and photo papers. For now it certainly deserves 5 stars for it's vibrant pictures, fast printing, and ease of setup.

The camera I used to demo the Canon SELPHY CP800 was a Canon T2i, and it certainly seems the perfect pairing. I took several Civil War Battlefield images with the T2i and printed out 3 of them. They looked outstanding! I just wish Canon would have send more than 5 photo papers with a limited ink cartridge to test.
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Initial post: Jan 29, 2012 11:14:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2012 11:15:07 PM PST
Hy Voltage says:
I agree with your findings, Scott. The printer is easy to use (that's important to me), produces perfect quality prints (also important!) and the cost-per-print (about 27 cents) is quite reasonable.

It's a tad slow....yes, it takes about 47 seconds to finish the print once it starts, but it takes another 40 seconds or so to get started. So the actual print time is somewhere in the neighborhood of about a minute and a half. Not really a big deal, and still faster than a Polaroid.

Still a very good printer overall.
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