Summary: I bought this printer to specifically print out digital pictures. I too am having some brightness issues that others seem to have as well. If you are going to be tweaking all of your photos in photoshop, not a problem, otherwise you may have to experiment a little and set your camera to slightly over expose. the unit works really well doing what it's meant to do. Compared to the multifunction inkjets, this is no fuss no muss.
Julien Pierre "Software engineer and amateur ..., Amazon
26 January 2009
Summary: I have had this printer for about 8 months. It produces very high quality 4x6 prints, much better than any Inkjet. I love its compact size. I don't print photos every day, only a few times a year in large volume. I love the fact that I don't have to worry about dry ink cartridges. Never wasting the consumable than makes up for the higher cost per page. It also works great under Vista x64. After some trouble, I was even able to network it with a Netgear PS121v2.
Summary: This printer has worked flawlessly and produced some great prints. The on screen controls and the easy loading paper\film pack are simple enough for a novice to use. No need to connect to a computer. Just insert the memory card from your camera, browse through your photos and then hit print. No ink, no mess, just great pics. The price per print is 27 cents but if we need a lot of prints we use Walmart or the photo printers at the local stores.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for Mother's Day. The ES2 is simple enough for my mother to use. There is no hooking up cables or learning new software. Just load the camera's memory card into the correct slot, select the photos and quantities you want, and press the PRINT button. It would really be perfect for travelers who want to make photos/postcards from pics they take along the way. (Every photo is also a postcard.) Prints are a bit slow at ~1min/photo.
Summary: The product works great! The pictures are crisp and they take about a minute to print. I like the different features such as adding frames, creating a calendar, adding speech bubbles, corrects red-eye, and printing a picture diary. These features are especially useful for scrapbooking. I also liked the fact that the ink and paper are in one cartridge. It's nice that you can print from your camera, cell phone, or computer.
Summary: I bought this printer since I dealt with previous dye-sublimation printers and liked the picture quality. I think this printer also does a great job of producing excellent prints. I also like the integrated ink and paper packages Canon offers. Now here's the only thing I wish was a little better: I also have a used Epson Picturemate 240. The printouts from that printer seem to match the actual colors more than the ES2. Canon seems to magnify the color a bit much. (ex.
Summary: We have owned this printer for about 6 months now and can honestly say it is a great photo printer. We purchased this to use with our Canon Rebel XTI and was not dissapointed! This traveled with us across the country this summer for 30+ days and never let us down. It handled bouncing around in our trailer for over 6500 mile and no problem. My wife want to be able to sent post cards as we went and this was perfect.
Summary: I've had this printer for almost a month and have printed over 100 photo's with it. I cannot say enough good things about it. It prints at average speed and the photo's can be touched, scrapbooked or framed immediately after printing without fear of ruining the photo. The directions on some of the bubble-jet photo papers warn not to frame for at least 7 days!
Summary: I am a proud Grandmother who loves to take photos of the grandchildren. It is so easy and FUN to use this printer! The colors print out bright and true so that I am happy to share them with family and friends. Being able to mail the 4X6 photo as a post card is a big hit with family who lives far away. Thank you Canon!
Summary: I also own the ES1 and with the proper processing it produced acceptable prints. This printer is about 20% larger than the ES1 - they clearly changed something. The pictures upon direct comparison show that the ES2 are much better. The battery option is real nice. This printer clearly produced very high quality prints.