Canon is specialised in manufacturing of imaging and optical products including cameras, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers. Canon Selphy CP780 photo printer is a low price photo printer from Canon. This photo printer targets family market.

Features:

Canon Selphy CP780 Digital photo printer comes in a compact and stylish design. It is small enough to carry with ease and is available in four colours namely blue, pink, white and silver. This printer comes with a 2.5 inch colour LCD display and oversize, with well labelled control buttons. It would be very easy to edit and add special effects to our printing with the help of these dedicated control buttons. No downloading is required as the pictures can be easily viewed, selected and edited. With the help of this 2.5″ TFT LCD screen it becomes easy to pick our picture and print. Photos can again be customised with the help of five colour options available to customize the photos namely, Black & White, Vivid, Sepia, Neutral and Positive Film. As any other photo printer of its category, it can also function with or without a PC.

The Selphy CP780 colour photo printer comes with some exclusive features which include three media slots for SD Card, Compact Flash, Multimedia Card, and Memory Stick. A PictBridge port is also present on the left side of the printer, which is a boon for PC free printing as it can also print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. In order to use xD-Picture Card and other formats, third party adapter is required. Up to 54 sheets of 4-by-8-inch photo paper could be hold by the front –loading paper cassette. Little confusing side would the cassette’s double-lid design. Both lids needs to be lifted to load paper but lifting one lid would be enough to insert the cassette into the printer. Bluetooth adapter, rechargeable battery pack and business car size cassette are optional.

Canon SELPHY CP780 Photo Printer

Canon Selphy CP780 has auto red eye correction facility which easily removes the red eye effect caused due to the flash photography. This photo printer has another interesting portrait image optimize feature. With this feature it can detect the faces of people within the image and adjustments are made so that the brightness and contrast of the faces are optimized. It can print the photos is various attractive sizes including the postcard size, credit card size, standard and wide stickers. With the help of optional Bluetooth adaptor, wireless printing is possible which is again perfect for spontaneous snapshots caught in our mobile phone. This printer is supplied with a step by step audio guidance on how to print images targeting the new users and children. Along with this it also comes with easy-to-use SELPHY Photo Print Software.

It is guaranteed that the beautiful borderless photos printed with the help of Canon Selphy CP780 are water resistant and can stay up to 100 years. As this photo printer is energy star qualified, this helps people to save money and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by meeting the energy efficiency guidelines. The box includes a SELPHY CP780 Compact Photo Printer, Compact Power Adapter, A/C Cable, CP Printer Solution Disk, Paper Cassette (Postcard Size), Trial Ink Cassette (Postcard Size), Trial Standard Paper Pack (Postcard Size) and document kit consisting of Support Center List, User Registration Information, Setup Software and User’s Guide CD-ROM and User Guide.

Performance:

Apart from being a photo printer of cheap cost, Canon Selphy CP780photo printer has minimal benefit. This photo printer is little slow and it costs more per print piece when compared with its competitors. To finish a 4-by-6-inch snapshot, Selphy CP780 takes around 75 seconds on average (0.8 pages per minute) as a single photo requires four passes. But, it can print postcard size image of lab quality in just 47 seconds. Wastage of dye is more in this printer as once a photo is printed, that section of film could not be reused regardless of how much dye is left behind.

Warranty:

Canon Selphy CP780 is available with 1-year limited warranty and toll –free technical phone support.

Verdict:

Canon Selphy CP780 photo printer is an inexpensive printer suitable for home use. It has its own problems like slowness and wastefulness of consumables. This photo printer would have been the top pick of users if it were faster and cheaper per print. This printer has been produced as a result of priced competition, the HP Photo smart A536, is even slower, and its photos are around the same per print cost, where as Epson Picture Mate Dash is more expensive but is nearly twice fast and has considerably lower per print cost.

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Canon SELPHY CP780 Photo Printer – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Canon
Model Name Canon Selphy CP780 Photo Printer
Printer Type Compact Photo Printer
Dimensions 176 x 132.6 x 75.6mm
Weight 940g (Excluding Ink Cartridge and Paper Cassette)
Print speed Postcard Size – approx. 47 sec
Wide Size – approx. 60 sec
L Size – approx. 39 sec
Credit Card Size – approx. 24 sec
Credit Card Size Stickers – approx. 24 sec
Mini Stickers – approx. 24 sec
Colour print resolution Up to 300 x 300 dpi
Paper Sizes Card (2.13″ x 3.39″), Card “Full” Label, Card 8-labels,
4″ x 6″ (Postcard), 4″ x 8″ (Wide)
Printing Method Dye-sublimation thermal transfer printing system
Automatic Sheet Feeder 54 sheets (Postcard Size)
Standard Interfaces PictBridge (Cable not included), USB,
Bluetooth® v2.0 (optional), Card Slots
Supported operating systems Windows Vista®, Windows XP and Mac OS® X v10.4 and v10.5x
Supported memory cards RS-MMC , miniSD , miniSDHC, Micro drive, Memory Stick,
Multimedia Card, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick Pro, SDHC Memory Card, Compact Flash Card,
Multimedia Card plus, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Software Included SELPHY CP780 Silver Printer Driver,
Setup Software and User’s Guide CD-ROM,
Canon Utilities, EOS Utility,
Compact Photo Printer Solution Disk, SELPHY Photo Print
Connectivity 1 x USB – 4 pin USB Type B, 1 x Direct print port – 4 pin USB Type A
Energy star compliant Yes
Warranty 1 year