Summary: Got this printer for use as a part of a photo booth. Saw that the package says Windows7, XP, and Vista. Made the assumption that drivers for Windows 8 would be available... WRONG. found out during install that Canon has no intention of creating a driver for Windows8. Even though this printer was released after the 8 debut. That being said and after 3 hours of Internet research and trial and error, I got the driver to install. Beautiful, clear and fast Pics.
Summary: The Canon Selphy CP900 prints well, but was very disappointed to learn that each time you power off the printer, it uses up the ink for another picture when you power it up again. This is a very bad design flaw. Canon only sells packs of ink and photo paper together. If you only print a couple of pictures each time you use this printer, you will run out of ink and have a lot of photo paper that you can't use since you can not buy ink separately.
Summary: I just received my Canon Selphy CP900 and prepared the printer to print from my laptop using Windows 7 and work very well. I bought CP900 to replace my older Canon Selphy CP780 because the older model just would not function after 3 years of making lots of good quality pictures. I also bought Canon's Battery Pack NB-CP2L for the Canon Selphy CP780. The picture quality from the Selphy CP900 is the same as the Selphy CP780.
Great printer, but expect to spend more to get the extras!
Mr Anh Tai Vu, Amazon
4 September 2013
Summary: The printer is great, but this models requires an external charger and battery if you want to be mobile. Unlike the older models where you installed the battery into the printer, this model requires NB-CP2L Battery and CG-CP200 charger. Also the card sticker prints only work if you buy the PCC-CP400 Card Size Cassette. Printing wireless from iPhone worked fine. When inserting a memory card, it had problems reading JPGs I had that were in non standard resolutions.
Summary: We purchased this printer to use the wireless print option. All the components and features work fine. Unfortunately we were unaware of the different aspect ratios between iPhone and the printer. All the pics are cutoff due to the difference in ratios and there is no ability to change the ratios. Also, there is no way to preview the pics ahead of time through an app on the the printer itself. Now we adjust our pictures to accommodate the ratios to avoid cutting off.
Summary: Its small and portable but when printing a picture you must get the setting right the first time or you waste paper with trial and error printing. The printer cartridge is limited as to how many prints you can make and the paper is of course a little pricey