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Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Matthew
Updated 12 February 2021
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should you buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Canon is one of the most popular photo printer brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, inkjet printers and camcorders.

If you are wondering how Canon photo printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 150+ photo printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 2,400 user and expert reviews and 110+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning photo printers. Their photo printers start at $30 for the CP760 which is a 300 x 300 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 210 x 297 mm (A4) max print size and go up to $1,299 for the PRO-1000 which is a 2400 x 1200 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 420 x 594 mm (A2) max print size. The average price of a new Canon photo printer is $214.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning photo printers.

Is Canon the Best Photo Printer Brand?

So are Canon photo printers any good? We give every photo printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all photo printers we are able to impartially rank all the photo printer brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 1 best photo printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the actually best photo printer brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,320 reviews
#2
Fujifilm
Japan
83%
83%
64 reviews
#3
Japan
83%
83%
821 reviews
#4
Polaroid
73%
73%
15 reviews
#5
Kodak
68%
68%
51 reviews
#6
Vupoint Solutions
65%
65%
9 reviews
#7
HP
United States
63%
63%
30 reviews
#8
Instax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#9
OKI
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon photo printers compare to the other photo printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All photo printer Brands
Canon Photo Printers

There's a wide selection of Canon photo printers available compared to other photo printer brands, with 20 Canon photo printers currently on the market in the US. Canon also have better reviews than the typical photo printer brand, with the average rating of a Canon photo printer being 81%.

The average review score for a Canon photo printer is 81%.

Canon have a number of great features including my image garden which sets them apart from the competition.

However Canon photo printers tend to be more expensive than most other photo printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$145
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$214
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of Canon Photo Printers

What Do the Canon Photo Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon photo printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other photo printer brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
77
4 stars
145
3 stars
31
2 stars
7
1 star
1
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
481
4 stars
192
3 stars
47
2 stars
29
1 star
44
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its photo printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 85% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Canon photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.

Purchasers of Canon photo printers frequently mentioned that the product produced good quality prints, and they have won 40+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon photo printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other photo printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
CNET.com logo
72%
17 reviews
80%
21 reviews
80%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
82%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
82%
15 reviews
75%
13 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
73%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
82%
10 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
76%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
81%
8 reviews
85%
3 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
72%
5 reviews
77%
6 reviews
computershopper.com logo
74%
7 reviews
84%
4 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
84%
6 reviews
79%
4 reviews
Mac World logo
68%
6 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
67%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Ephotozine logo
80%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
77%
3 reviews
79%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
79%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
2 reviews
84%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
70%
93 reviews
72%
75 reviews
75%
6 reviews
68%
8 reviews
50%
7 reviews
Average
77%
246 reviews
80%
199 reviews
79%
12 reviews
78%
10 reviews
75%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 44 industry awards for Canon photo printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular photo printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 44 awards for its photo printers.

Compare all award winning photo printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
Trusted Reviews logo
4
6
CNET.com logo
3
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
3
computershopper.com logo
3
3
PC Mag logo
2
3
Ephotozine logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
2
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
2
itpro.no logo
3
PhotographyBlog.com logo
3
IT Reviews.com logo
1
2
tipa.com logo
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
photoreview.com.au logo
2
kamerabild.se logo
2
Other Expert Sites
11
12
1
5
Total
44
52
3
5

How Reliable Are Canon Photo Printers?

We checked over 2,400 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon photo printers. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 78% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

78% of reviewers think Canon photo printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon photo printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon photo printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

good build quality — two attributes were pleased to see continued on the companys latest dye-sublimation printer
CNET.com.au
the Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer Review is reliable printing machine
yugatech.com
The latest Selphy dye-sublimation model is a well-built snapshot printer capable of producing good photos
computershopper.com
beige shell has a robust feel
apcmag.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Build quality is excellent
amazon.co.uk
I would recommend this to anyone who travels as it is a very durable printer that prints great presentations
Bestbuy.com
very dependable ip100
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

I'm not sure of the durability
Bhphotovideo.com
Her Selphy 800 CP had broke
Bestbuy.com
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
it was well cared for yet broke after 15 months
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Canon Photo Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon photo printers that set them apart from the competition. These include my image garden.

Canon My Image Garden

Canon photo printers that feature my image garden include the Canon PIXMA iP110 ($85).

What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Photo Printer?

Canon SELPHY CP1300

$85.99
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Canon SELPHY CP1300
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Canon SELPHY CP1300
300 X
300
DPI
18 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

At only $85.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Canon SELPHY CP1300 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Supports borderless printing
Supports duplex printing

An award winning and fully featured photo printer, with an affordable price and maximum print size. Our review analysis indicates that it produces superb quality prints and it's very easy to use, and to setup.

96
Reviews
933 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon SELPHY CP1300 has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this photo printer to others.

techgearlab.com Top Pick
Unboxing Canon Selphy CP1300 ROSA!!
Unboxing Canon Selphy CP1300 ROSA!!
Unboxing CANON Selphy CP1300
Unboxing CANON Selphy CP1300
Canon Selphy CP1300 UNBOXING and SETUP
Canon Selphy CP1300 UNBOXING and SETUP
Canon Selphy CP1300 | Unboxing
Canon Selphy CP1300 | Unboxing
Canon Selphy CP1300 Setup
Canon Selphy CP1300 Setup
Canon Selphy CP1300- Unboxing and Demo
Canon Selphy CP1300- Unboxing and Demo
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?
Is Canon the Best Photo Printer Brand?
What Do the Canon Photo Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Canon Photo Printers?
Features to Look Out For On Canon Photo Printers
Canon My Image Garden
What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Photo Printer?

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