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Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Matthew
Updated 27 August 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 inkjet printers, digital cameras 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 4,200 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 $28 for the SELPHY CP510 which is a 300 x 300 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 10x15 max print size and go up to $1,099 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 $224.

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%
1,811 reviews
#2
Fujifilm
Japan
82%
82%
48 reviews
#3
Japan
80%
80%
891 reviews
#4
Polaroid
73%
73%
16 reviews
#5
HP
United States
69%
69%
30 reviews
#6
Kodak
69%
69%
256 reviews
#7
Vupoint Solutions
65%
65%
9 reviews
#8
OKI
52%
52%
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 79%.

The average review score for a Canon photo printer is 79%.

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 $1,649
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$224
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
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
74
4 stars
138
3 stars
28
2 stars
6
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,090
4 stars
354
3 stars
114
2 stars
101
1 star
282
Canon has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its photo printers than most other brands.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 74% of user reviews for Canon photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 76% 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%
16 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%
14 reviews
75%
13 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
12 reviews
74%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
84%
8 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
7 reviews
85%
3 reviews
computershopper.com logo
73%
6 reviews
84%
4 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
83%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
3 reviews
77%
6 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%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
86%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
practicalphotography.com logo
80%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
printercomparison.com logo
75%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
90 reviews
72%
77 reviews
78%
18 reviews
68%
8 reviews
50%
7 reviews
Average
77%
229 reviews
80%
199 reviews
80%
26 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 43 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 43 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
PC Mag logo
2
3
computershopper.com logo
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
Ephotozine logo
1
2
2
01net.com logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
2
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
2
EISA.eu logo
1
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
1
PhotographyBlog.com logo
3
IT Reviews.com logo
1
2
tipa.com logo
1
2
itpro.no logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
11
14
1
5
Total
43
52
6
5

How Reliable Are Canon Photo Printers?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon photo printers. over 90 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% 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 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
photo-i.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
it has a built in multi memory card reader too
amazon.co.uk
robust construction
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The device is plasticky
amazon.co.uk
not substantial build quality
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
I'm not sure of the durability
Bhphotovideo.com

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 ($200).

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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

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