Summary: The picture quality is amazing. The dye sublimation process is superior to ink jet for photos. The prints emerge from the printer completely dry with a clear coating. The price per print is reasonable, though not quite as cheap as at the corner drug store. These are virtually 4"X6" prints (slightly less than 6") and are expected to remain bright and colorful for many years. Another plus is that the "ink" and paper come in sets.
Summary: Pro - Great printer for pleasure travel - take it on vacation to print postcards of your adventures and send to friends and family. Pro - Great printer for business travel - compact size takes up little space in yours bags. And forget about needing to find an electrical outlet, just make sure you charged the battery (which lasts for ~80 prints by the way). Pro - Quality, water-proof prints, and FAST! Con - Battery costs more than the printer.
Summary: The colors were nice and sharp. Before I printed my pictures on the printer I had for the computer. This is much more convenient. The price was great! I only wish I could print a bigger size but I am very happy with this printer.
Summary: Make yourself a favor and search for the Canon Compact Photo Printer Selphy CP740. It is the new model for the same price. When I realized that it was too late. The printer works fine and the quality is good although, there is not enough "ink" on the ink/paper set to print the amount of pictures that it pormises to do so. Other than that it is really cool to print pictures whenever you want.
Summary: For the money, there may not be a better 4x6 color printer than the Selphy 730; the quality is really astounding, and the per-print cost reasonable. However, the paper tray is maddeningly finicky to load "just so," a mild shiver of panic runs through me every time the tray runs out of paper, because begins another wasted half-hour of my life trying to get the paper tray to engage properly.
Summary: So I took photos that included a nice blue sky and printed out a few on this printer. It seems it has trouble with sky gradients. In the photos, the horizon sky is a light-blue/cyan color then it changes to a nice deep blue as you go higher in the picture. When I look at the photo on my monitor it looks perfect, however, when I print out on this photo printer it looks somewhat speckled at the transition from light-blue to deep blue.