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: 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: This is a great little printer; it is very easy to use and makes great prints right out of the camera. The paper and cartridge are very easy to replace and the printer tells you when to replace the cartridge etc. The controls are easy to operate and get the hang of. So far I have made about two hundred prints, it's a snap. I bought two of them. And it is one of the few printers that takes a rechargeable battery, just in case.
Summary: Out of the box, with little instruction was able to print from camera, computer, memory card. Don't expect much from printer editing tools: they are quite primative. Photos are good resolution and at least as true as the store printed. And is easily taken with when travel to send as postcards home. See no need for the battery power pack yet. Caution: Don't buy anything but the paper / dye cartridge combos made for this series of printer.
I wondered about the dye sub process, and I found out
Gerald Siegel, Amazon
31 October 2006
Summary: Have had it for about six weeks. I ordered the one hundred paper pack with its ink container by Canon. Principal user is my spouse, but I have had a fun time comparing it to the results of my HP Photosmart with three inks that I paid a whole lot more for. When you think about it, a 4 by 6 is a handy print size for proofing pics or sending them off in the mail. The usual Canon paper stock is a very heavy cardboard with a post card imprint on the back.
Summary: This printer does an excellent job. The colors are vivid and the clarity is very crisp. The only negative is you are restricted to the canon paper with end tabs. Good value for a compact snap shot printer.
Summary: What do you call people like me? Photo-aspirants? I'm not a professional photographer. But I shoot images all the time, sometimes a dozen or two a day, trying to create a picture other people will find curious, entertaining, weird, surprising, silly, shocking: "refrigerator-quality," I guess. Kris Hermanns told me her mother had a device like this, that printed postcards from digital cameras. I bought it on that slight recommendation. I had a new Canon PowerShot A620.