Conclusion: The Canon Selphy CP710 Compact Photo Printer offers fast speed, high quality, and low cost per print for a thermal-dye printer. It also adds a number of welcome touches, including the ability to print an assortment of photo sizes, from postcard size to 4 by 8 inches.
Pros: Fast performance and low running cost for a thermal-dye printer. Prints from cameras, memory cards, and computers. Includes 1.5-inch LCD for previewing photos before printing.
Cons: Thin lines—such as bicycle spokes—are ragged when printing from a computer (but not from a memory card or PictBridge camera).
Excerpt: If you want to print A4 photos at home, you're limited to an inkjet printer, but if you only need 6x4" prints you can choose between an inkjet or dye-sublimation device. The CP710 is one of the latest models in Canon's Selphy range of compact photo printers, which comprises a mix of inkjet and dye-sublimation models. The CP710 has three memory card slots and a colour screen, which can be used for making direct prints.