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#1

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Canon iP8500

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$899.38

Dec 2016
The top scoring photo printer under $1,000, with a good price
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#2

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Epson SC‑P600

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$867.00

Nov 2014
A multi award winning and top-quality 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with a reasonable price
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88

Canon Pixma Pro‑1

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$1,999.99

Jul 2013
A multi award winning and top-quality 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a good price
#4

88

Canon iP8750

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$494.83

Jan 2014
A classic and fully featured 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a fair price
#5

88

Canon Pixma IP4950

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$103.57

Jul 2013
An award winning and fully featured 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a good price
#6

88

Canon iX6850

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$617.79

Jan 2014
A fully featured and classic 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a fair price
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87

Fujifilm SP‑1

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$156.44

Sep 2015
The top rated photo printer under $500, with a good price
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87

Epson R3000

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$31.99

May 2011
The highest scoring photo printer under $50, with a reasonable price
#9

87

Canon Pro‑100

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$43.08

Sep 2012
A multi award winning and fully featured 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a fair price
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87

Canon PRO‑1000

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$1,299.00

Feb 2018
A multi award winning and fully featured 2400 x 1200 DPI photo printer, with a fair price and a recent release date
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86

Canon CP1200

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$81.41

Jan 2016
The top rated photo printer under $100, with a fair price
#12

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Canon Selphy CP820

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$742.94

Jan 2014
A classic and fully featured 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with a good price
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#13

85

Canon SELPHY CP1300

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$89.99

Sep 2017
A fully featured and award winning 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with a good price
#14

85

Canon Pro‑10

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$699.00

Feb 2018
A fully featured and award winning 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a fair price and a recent release date
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85

Canon iP110

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$133.99

Jun 2016
A very highly rated and fully featured 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a good price
#16

85

Canon CP910

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$134.50

Jan 2014
An award winning and fully featured 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with a reasonable price
#17

84

OKI C831n

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$1,618.99

Jun 2013
An award winning and fully featured inkjet photo printer, with a fair price
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83

Polaroid ZIP

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$44.95

Feb 2017
A fully featured and award winning ZINK (zero ink) photo printer, with a good price
#19

81

Epson Expression Photo XP‑55

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$199.05

Oct 2014
A classic and fully featured 5760 x 1400 DPI photo printer, with a reasonable price
#20

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LG Pocket Photo PD233

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$89.99

Oct 2013
A multi award winning and fully featured 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with a fair price

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What Are The Best Photo Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every photo printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated photo printer brand is Canon with an average rating of 87%. Compare all award winning photo printers.

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Canon Photo Printers 22 $32 - $900
87%
2,074 reviews
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Other Photo Printer Brands 27 $25 - $650

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iX6850
$606.70
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$1,999.99
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$536.44
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$199.99
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$44.95
$36 cheaper
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Epson
Expression Photo XP-55
$199.05
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CP1200
$81.41
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Pixma Pro-100S
$536.44
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ET-7700
$449.99
$86 cheaper
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Pixma Pro-1
$1,999.99
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$449.99
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iP110
$115.00
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CP1200
$81.41
$34 cheaper
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Canon
iX6850
$606.70
$1,393 cheaper
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by £2 over
five years
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Pixma Pro-1
$1,999.99
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Canon
iP8750
$494.83
$372 cheaper
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SC-P600
$867.00
Better expert
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Canon
iP110
$115.00
$44 cheaper to
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CP1200
$81.41
$34 cheaper
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$115.00
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CP1300
$90.39
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Canon
CP1000
$119.00
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Polaroid
ZIP
$44.95
$74 cheaper
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Canon
Pro-10
$699.00
$600 cheaper
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$1,299.00
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is colour depth mean on a photo printer?
AColour Depth is a measurement of how many colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is Z-INK?
AZ-INK - or 'Zero Ink' - is a photo printing method that doesn't require a normal print cartridge to work. Instead it uses special paper that reacts to heat, giving different colours at different temperatures. This 'inkless' printing makes ZINK printers perfect for instant cameras and portable printers.

Photo Printer Buying Guide

Photo printers are a subsection of standard printers, specifically designed for printing photos taken from digital cameras. While most devices can still be used to print standard black & white documents, their real strength lies in their ability to print high-quality photos, posters and prints, with a colour depth and resolution far higher than most inkjet or laser printer. In this guide we will outline the main considerations when choosing a photo printer, allowing you to decide on the best model for your needs.

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Cost

First up, cost. Photo printers are specialist peripherals, and the inks and components used are far higher quality than most other printers. Because of this, photo printers are generally far more expensive than a comparable inkjet or laser printer.

Therefore in order to get the best value for money from a photo printer, you should be using it frequently specifically to print photos. Otherwise, you may gain more value from buying a high-quality inkjet or colour laser jet printer (which can still print photos, just not at such a high resolution), and using the services of a copy shop or print kiosk if you want to print especially high-quality photos.

Resolution & Colour Depth

Photo printers are largely defined by the resolution and colour depth they are able to print at. Resolution is measured in dots per inch (dpi) and governs how detailed the resulting print is, especially when photos are blown up to larger sizes than they were originally taken at. If the printer has a low supported resolution, then the prints may look blurry or out of focus, whereas extremely high resolution photos (for instance, those with a DPI of 3,000 and above) will continue to look sharp and full of detail even when blown up to poster-sized prints.

Colour depth is a measure of the colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.

With both of these attributes, higher values lead to a better overall print output. However they also usually come with increased price, so you should balance the quality you design from your prints against your budget. Most of our photo printers have a detailed breakdown of these attributes, allowing you to choose more intelligently.

Paper Sizes

The other defining factor of a photo printer is the supported print size. Some photo printers are the size of standard inkjet or laser printers, and can print up to A4 size. Others are much smaller, and can only print dedicated photo sizes (e.g - 4 x 6, 5 x 7 or 10 x 4 inches). These ‘small format’ photo printers are generally cheaper and more portable, but are incapable of printing large photos.

On the other end of the scale, some photo printers are much larger, and come with the ability to print at A3 scale or even larger. These printers usually come equipped with a very high resolution & graphical fidelity… and a price tag to match. These models will most likely only be of interest to professional photographers or serious hobbyists.

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Connectivity

While most photo printers work via a USB connection with your computer, several more advanced models have increased connectivity options. These can include:

Direct printing capability: Printers with this option can connect directly to digital cameras, allowing you to print photos straight from camera to printer, bypassing the need for a computer. This is extremely useful with small-format portable photo printers, since it means you can take photos then immediately print them out without having to upload the photos first.
Integrated card reader: Rather than a direct connection, some models of photo printer allow you to insert an SD card and print directly from there. This can save a substantial amount of time downloading and transferring print data, since the printer will have immediate access to all the photos on the SD card
Network capabilities: Though not common, some newer models of printer have wireless or bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to print photos without the need for a physical connection, making printing easier and more efficient.

Photo Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Photo Printer Prices

We currently list 33 photo printers ranging from $31 to $1,972. A new photo printer costs on average $382 and 80% of photo printers are priced between $45 and $987. The most expensive photo printer that we found is the Canon Pixma Pro-1 at $1,972, and the cheapest is the Epson R3000 at only $32.

Photo Printer Brands - Price Range

OKI photo printers start at $1,619 and their most expensive photo printer costs $1,619. The highest average photo printer price out of all brands is OKI photo printers with an average price of $1,619.

The average price of Canon photo printers is $504 which is the second highest average price of all photo printer brands. Canon photo printers start at $38 and their most expensive photo printer costs $1,972.

The third highest average photo printer price out of all brands is Epson photo printers with an average price of $361. Epson photo printers range in price from $32 to $987.

Photo Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 353 expert reviews and 2,724 user reviews for photo printers available online and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of photo printer. The top three photo printer brands are Canon, Polaroid and Epson. Canon has an average rating of 87%, Polaroid has an average rating of 84% and Epson has an average rating of 84%.

Biggest Photo Printer Retailers

The biggest photo printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 26 current photo printer offers from eBay. The second biggest photo printer retailer is Amazon US with 20 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon US when it comes to photo printers. Curacao is the third biggest retailer with 4 current offers.

When Are Most New Photo Printers Released?

We couldn't see any prominent trend in the release dates for new photo printers over the last 3 years. Two new photo printers were released in February 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new photo printer releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new photo printer releases was September, with eight new photo printers released that month. In 2015 most new photo printers were released in May, with three new photo printers released that month.

How Fast Do Photo Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average photo printers drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of $60 on a typical $382 new photo printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

This indicates the largest image resolution (detail level) that the photo printer is capable of printing at.

300 x 300 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new photo printers. We found 8 photo printers that are 300 x 300 DPI photo printers. We found 6 photo printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI photo printers, making 4800 x 1200 DPI the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new photo printers.

A larger print resolution means that the photo printer will be able to produce more detailed, sharper photos - leading to a far higher-quality end result.

Print Technologies

Inkjet is the most common print technology amongst new photo printers. We found 39 photo printers that are inkjet photo printers. We found 9 photo printers that are dye-sublimation photo printers, making dye-sublimation the second most popular print technology amongst new photo printers.

Biggest Photo Printer Retailers

The biggest photo printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 26 current photo printer offers from eBay. The second biggest photo printer retailer is Amazon US with 20 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon US when it comes to photo printers. Curacao is the third biggest retailer with 4 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Photo Printers?

The cheapest retailer by number of photo printer for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 21 photo printers.

Proportion of Photo Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 80.8% of its photo printers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest photo printer store.