Canon Selphy CP800 Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.17
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Lab quality photos
    • Creative features
    • Optional battery
  • Cons

    • Cost per print
    • Card sized paper tray separate

Canon introduced the Selphy CP800, its latest addition to the Selphy lineup, this past Fall along with several new Pixma Photo printers.

The newest Selphy will replace the CP780 in the dedicated dye sub photo printer lineup and features an adjustable 2.5-inch LCD, 4×6 photo prints in as fast as 47 seconds and an optional battery pack for wireless printing on the go.

Read our full review now and find out how the Selphy CP800 fared against its Selphy ES40 and Selphy CP790 counterparts.

The Selphy CP800 isn’t as cutesy as the Selphy ES40 or the Selphy CP790 but it is an ultra compact printer measuring in at approximately 5 x 2 x 7 inches and weighing in at two pounds. Plus, customers can choose between the subtle, stylish black (shown below) and the trendy white.

Like most compact single function printers, the Selphy CP800 has a fairly basic design with the 2.5-inch tilt LCD and simple control panel centered on the top. Users can navigate and edit photos found on a memory card or access the unique photo finishers the CP800 offers including Image Shuffle which turns photos into artistic collages.

The built-in memory card reader can be found on the front of the CP800 above the paper tray door. The Selphy CP800 is compatible with the following media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card, CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo.

Flip open the paper tray door to insert the detachable postcard tray. The included postcard tray can hold up to 36 sheets of 4×6 photo paper and doubles as an output tray. Interested in printing on card sized paper or printing labels? Canon offers an optional card sized paper tray for $13.00.

The mess free ribbon cartridge is accessed on the right hand side of the CP800. Canon sells the cartridges and paper in combo packages of 36 prints or 108 prints.

Remove the back panel to insert the optional battery allowing customers to print lab quality photos anywhere including outdoors.

The PictBridge port for printing from digital cameras and USB flash drives is found on the left side of the CP800 along with the USB port for connecting the printer to a computer.



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