Jorgy

Jorgy

Joined on Jul 13, 2012

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Erik Neu: I would love to see this printer coming to Germany soon. Smaller, lighter and a bigger screen make it a much better printer on the road. I hope for WIFI and EYE-FI compability and some kind of a slim dust cover.

Negative is the missing of a slot for CF cards, I see only a SD card slot on the picture.

I used my Canon CP 800 for a portrait project in Myanmar, I made more than 1000 prints on the side of the road. The only challenge was to keep the printer free of dust. The rest was fun, fun, fun.

I love Canon for this printer :)

Erik Neu

If Canon doesn't bring out a CP901 with CF slot, the CP800 will be my last Canon photo printer. The lacking CF reader is a deal breaker for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:32 UTC
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Marty4650: I'm not so sure this is a good deal.

You pay $100 for a printer, and then after that each print costs you around 40 cents to make. The print quality is about on par with the prints you will get from Walmart or Walgreens.

You can only print 6"x4" prints.

I suppose with WiFi connectivity, Canon has reinvented the Polaroid Instant Print. If that's what you are after, then this product might be perfect for you.

Everyone says 40 cents, but that's if you don't shop around. I am paying 25 cents a print ($27 for a 108 pack). Still not cheap, but it is 15 cents less then you are claiming.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:30 UTC
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makeitworst: Where in the hell do these camera companies come up with goofy names like "Selphy" for their products???

This stupid printer will go the way of the Kodak, Sony, Brother and all the other small format "specialty" photo printers .... on the shelves at your local Salvation Army and Goodwill thrift used crap no one wants stores.

Not with me and my wife. We love our Selphys! She uses hers at school doing projects with preschoolers. I use mine at church events and hand out prints as gifts. I'm just mad I didn't buy extra ES40's when they were on clearance at BestBuy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:29 UTC
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Jorgy: I am so sad the direction the Selphy printers are going in. The Selphy ES40 held 50 sheets of paper and 50 prints worth of ink in the printer itself. Just plug the printer in and go (no power brick either). The CP800 has to be loaded with 18 sheets of paper twice for every 36 print ink cartridge and you have to work with a fragile paper cassette. The advantage of the CP800 is you can get it into a larger camera bag and print on location with the optional battery. As of now, I own both of these printers and actually love them. (Side note - all of the paper for the ES40 is printed for use as post cards, but when it comes to the CP800, only the smaller, more expensive 36 print kit is post card printed. WHY?!?)

The CP900 adds Wifi which I'll never use. With the CP800, I print from one memory card while shooting more pictures with another. Wifi for me would be slower & less efficient. Besides, having to use Wifi from the camera or an Eye-Fi card would waste valuable battery life.

As for printing cost, the CP800/CP900 isn't that bad. I'm at 25 cents a print before sales tax. Still a lot more then say Costco, but when you see the looks on peoples faces when you hand then a flip book of prints right after an event, it's worth it EVERY time. You should always carry a few inexpensive flip albums with you - about $1 at Wal-mart and they have 12 pages (holds up to 24 prints).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:25 UTC
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Jorgy: I am so sad the direction the Selphy printers are going in. The Selphy ES40 held 50 sheets of paper and 50 prints worth of ink in the printer itself. Just plug the printer in and go (no power brick either). The CP800 has to be loaded with 18 sheets of paper twice for every 36 print ink cartridge and you have to work with a fragile paper cassette. The advantage of the CP800 is you can get it into a larger camera bag and print on location with the optional battery. As of now, I own both of these printers and actually love them. (Side note - all of the paper for the ES40 is printed for use as post cards, but when it comes to the CP800, only the smaller, more expensive 36 print kit is post card printed. WHY?!?)

The CP900 adds Wifi which I'll never use. With the CP800, I print from one memory card while shooting more pictures with another. Wifi for me would be slower & less efficient. Besides, having to use Wifi from the camera or an Eye-Fi card would waste valuable battery life.

And the main reason I will NEVER buy a CP900 is no CF slot!!! What about us 7D, 5D, etc. owners who want to use these printers on site??? I do understand that these printers are aimed at consumers, but to total cut out the Pro and Semi-Pro user is REALLY sad!

Sure you can add the $700 wireless option to the 7D, but I'll pass on that too. Every year Canon makes their wonderful Dye printers less and less useful to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:17 UTC

I am so sad the direction the Selphy printers are going in. The Selphy ES40 held 50 sheets of paper and 50 prints worth of ink in the printer itself. Just plug the printer in and go (no power brick either). The CP800 has to be loaded with 18 sheets of paper twice for every 36 print ink cartridge and you have to work with a fragile paper cassette. The advantage of the CP800 is you can get it into a larger camera bag and print on location with the optional battery. As of now, I own both of these printers and actually love them. (Side note - all of the paper for the ES40 is printed for use as post cards, but when it comes to the CP800, only the smaller, more expensive 36 print kit is post card printed. WHY?!?)

The CP900 adds Wifi which I'll never use. With the CP800, I print from one memory card while shooting more pictures with another. Wifi for me would be slower & less efficient. Besides, having to use Wifi from the camera or an Eye-Fi card would waste valuable battery life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:12 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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