The Bottom Line
- Excellent print quality
- Very compact
- No battery
- Bluetooth optional
- Some unintended cropping of photos
- Compact color photo printer
- Makes 4x6" prints
- 2.5" LCD screen
- Accepts wide variety of media cards
- USB connection to PC
- Uses custom ink ribbons and paper
Guide Review - Selphy CP780 Photo Printer
Again like the DPP-FP97, a 4x6 photo took just about one minute to print. Because it's a dye-sublimation printer, the photo comes out of the printer and is pulled back in several times to add new colors to the print. Photos print out with astoundingly rich and deep colors, and were as sharp as any printed photos I've ever seen.
Canon's Selphy software, which guides you through the printing process, is handy when it comes to adding frames, text balloons, and clip art to photos. It talks out loud, which is a bit irritating, and while a print job is underway is offers tantalizing print ideas like printing a calendar--but how to do so is not explained. The LCD is not tiltable and is smaller than the Sony printer's 3.5" screen. And while the Sony offered a way to connect directly to a television, there's no similar option here. Still, I'm not sure how popular those features are to begin with.
One problem is that images seem to be slightly cropped and even more so on the edges (where the edge of the photo paper tears off), so for images that are off center, you risk losing a part of the picture. There was no obvious way to correct this problem.