There may be a lot of printers in the market today, but finding the perfect small portable printer is not an easy task. For one, different compact printers have different uses. But if what you're looking for is a compact photo printer which you can travel with and bring to various places to print photos in a whim, then the Canon Selphy CP780 Compact Photo Printer is exactly what you need. This review will cover everything you need to know about the product.


This device is a dedicated photo printer, and the maximum size of paper that it can print on is 4×12 panorama, although it can print on any size of paper as long as one dimension is 4 inches. It is very small and you can't expect it to print documents or the like, but if you want, you can print out text on paper sizes similar to those compatible with the device. It is extremely handy and lightweight and it is specifically designed for easy use during travels, trips, or even at home. The dimensions of the printer are 6.9″ x 3.0″ x 5.2″ and it weighs a mere 2.1 pounds, almost a little less than a kilo, which makes the device very portable. You can keep it in any bag, compartment, at the back seat of your car, or you can just hold it and carry it bare wherever you go. It comes in three different colors: silver, blue, and pink. The silver one is the most preferable since it can go with whatever gender and anyone can use, and it also makes the device more classy and valuable, as compared to other colors which make it look like a toy.

It's very easy to use this device because it's designed to operate for photo printing exclusively. It has a 2.5” LCD which you can use to navigate and operate the device with ease. You can also print on the device without using a PC through its various connectivity options including PictBridge camera connectivity, USB devices, and several card slots. The buttons which are used to navigate through the device are intuitive and completely easy to use because they are minimal and are indicated for specific functions.

Printing and Other Functions

This very small portable photo printer is small but it is definitely more functional than it is big. This device can deliver excellent quality photographs in the shortest time. It can print borderless 4×6 photos in as fast as 47 seconds. It can also print borderless in 4×8 photo paper sizes. The model has the capacity to print images with a maximum resolution of 300×300 dpi. Although the resolution is quite small, the excellent quality of the device can make up for it, and it promises to produce the most beautiful, clear, and detailed printouts for maximum satisfaction.

Other Features

The device has its own editing features to make it easier for you to print without using a computer. These functions include My Colors, Portrait Image Optimize, and Red-eye Correction. The feature My Colors enables you to print photos using various color effects which include black & white, sepia, vivid, neutral and positive film. Portrait Image Optimization allows the device to automatically detect a face and correct it to make the photograph as beautiful as possible. Red-eye correction can eliminate the red eyes on a photo to make it look better. The model is also Energy Star compliant so it's more beneficial to use in the place of other older devices.


If you're looking for a small portable printer that is dedicated to producing photos with the best printing quality, then the Canon Selphy CP780 Compact Photo Printer is exactly what you're looking for. I highly recommend this device since I have found satisfaction from it myself, and I can really say that it's as good as a portable photo printer can get. And for its very affordable price, it's a great bargain.

Source by Jacob Akshire