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.
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: 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: I felt the need to chime in on this printer and its qualities, but before that, I have to explain my experience with Canon customer service. I originally bought a Canon ES1. The ES1 suffered from very dark pictures, regardless of the quality of the picture it was being fed. I contacted customer service and they arranged for a return. The ES1 was replaced with a new ES1, which still exhibited the same issues.
Excerpt: Heute möchte ich über den Kompaktfotodrucker „Canon Selphy ES 2“ berichten, den ich mittlerweile seit über einem Jahr in Verwendung habe. Gekauft wurde er um unglaublich günstige 79 € im Elektomarkt meines Vertrauens. Der Drucker ist nur ca. 20cm hoch und ca. 7cm tief, mehr Stellfläche wird nicht benötigt.
Summary: Buenas a tod@s En mis manos, la nueva impresora de la familia Selphy que, tal y como ocurrió con su predecesora, destaca tanto por los resultados ofrecidos como por el diseño utilizado. Se basa en tecnología de sublimación térmica y, al contrario de lo que es habitual en este tipo de máquinas, su diseño es más vertical que horizontal.