Pros

  • Lots of fun printing options; large LCD
  • Very good documentation

Cons

  • Expensive; slow; vulnerable paper path
  • Yellowish photos; wasteful consumables

At A Glance

The Selphy ES3's fun factor is negated by its problems with speed, print quality, and consumables costs.

Manufacturer’s Description

Compact, creative and fun, the SELPHY ES3 delivers lab-quality photos direct from your memory card or digital camera. Built-in 1GB memory lets you store images for printing whenever the mood takes you.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2675B008AA
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Infrared Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 2675B008AA
Brand Name Canon
Product Name SELPHY ES3 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

Compact, creative and fun, the SELPHY ES3 delivers lab-quality photos direct from your memory card or digital camera. Built-in 1GB memory lets you store images for printing whenever the mood takes you.

Product Model ES3
Product Type Dye Sublimation Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line SELPHY
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF), Microdrive, Secure Digital, miniSD, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), miniSD High Capacity (miniSDHC), MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, microSD, microSD High Capacity (microSDHC)
Standard Memory 1 GB
Memory Card Slot Yes
Miscellaneous
Additional Information
  • Printing Method: Dye-sublimation thermal transfer printing system, with DIGIC II processor
  • LCD Monitor: 3.5" Colour TFT viewer with multi-language user interface

Adapter required for xD-Picture Card, MMCmobile Card, MMCmicro Card, RS-MMC Card, Memory Stick micro

Physical Characteristics
Height 8.9"
Width 8.9"
Depth 5.4"
Weight (Approximate) 73.76 oz
Form Factor Portable
Media Handling
Media Type Plain Paper, Postcard, Photo Paper, Borderless Media
Borderless Printing Yes
Media Size L - 4.69" x 3.50", Credit Card - 3.39" x 2.13", Postcard - 5.83" x 3.94"
Technical Information
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Maximum Print Resolution 300 x 600 dpi
Print Color Color

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text n/a
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo n/a
Copy quality n/a
Performance
Color Output Quality n/a
Sports action shot (seconds) 77.17
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 76.69
Tested Glossy Grayscale Photo Speed (ppm) 0.8
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.8
Landscape (secs) 77.92
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality Good
Line Art Output Quality n/a
Skin Tones/Portrait (secs) 77.24