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 2,700 user and expert reviews and 100+ 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 $27 for the CP400 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 $1,260 for the PRO-1000 which is a 2400 x 1200 photo printer and a photo printer that has an A2 (432 x 559 mm) max print size. The average price of a new Canon photo printer is $257.
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.
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.
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 85%.
The average review score for a Canon photo printer is 85%.
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 $256
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price $257
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 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 86% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Canon photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 88% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.
Purchasers of Canon photo printers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 42 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.
We checked over 2,700 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon photo printers. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 69% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
69% 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:
beige shell has a robust feel
the Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer Review is reliable printing machine
The latest Selphy dye-sublimation model is a well-built snapshot printer capable of producing good photos
Excellent Build Quality
it has a built in multi memory card reader too
These printers are very sturdy as I travel with mine 4 weeks (or more) out of 6
was always reliable
It feels pretty sturdy
not built very solidly
Paper feed is not reliable
packaged to prevent any (reasonable) damage
it had some reliability issues
Mediocre Build Quality
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.