Canon Selphy CP730

Canon Selphy CP730 is a Compact Photo Printer features Print Speed (up to) Postcard Size:Approx. 58 sec.*Credit Card Size:Approx. 31 sec.*8-Mini Labels:Approx. 31 sec.*Approx. 73 sec., Print Resolution (Up to) 300 x 300 dpi:256 levels per color (Y, C, M), Standard Interfaces USB Type A for camera; USB Type B for computer. The Canon Selphy CP730 measures 7.01 x 5.16 x 2.48 in./178.0 x 131.0 x 63.0mm and weighs 33.7 oz./955g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon Selphy CP730 Reviews

Printerinfo reviews the Canon Selphy CP730 and writes;
“The black-and-white test image printed on the Canon Selphy CP730 looked surprisingly good. With such a low Dmax value, we expected lackluster performance. While the tonal range was obviously compressed, with blocked up shadows evident, the overall contrast and look of the print was acceptable, with plenty of detail in highlights. Some muddiness was noticeable in the mid-tones as well.”
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PCAdvisor reviews the Canon Selphy CP730 and writes;
“The Canon Selphy CP730 is attractive and produces good results with little fuss. Running costs aren’t particularly low, but for producing hard copies of your most prized photos, this would make an excellent choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCworld reviews the Canon Selphy CP730 and writes;
“It took us 88 seconds to print out a standard photo. This definitely doesn’t make the CP730 the fastest printer available, but it’s not particularly slow either. And the results were attractive and packed with colour. Canon claims these photos can last for 100 years, so the Selphy would make a good companion for any digital camera enthusiast.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon Selphy CP730 User Reviews

Great Portable ‘ipod-like’ Styling Photo Printer
“Print quality is excellent with anti-smudge coating, you can not tell the difference with print from Photo Lab or even better. Printing time takes less than 2 min. Delivering high quality photos that last for up to 100 years. Highly recommend this printer for people who want to print snap photos by themselves. Furthermore, upgrade version CP730 has battery operated option, so you can get nice photo lab quality print at anytime, anywhere. “ – by NAKI
Rating: ★★★★☆

great little printer
“I received the cp720 model along with a canon digital camera and I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of prints that this prints- I would have believed that these photos were printed from a lab if I didn’t know otherwise. The replacement ink cartridge is extremely easy to use and replace, no mess. They are designed for a specific number of prints and they work great right up until the end, so there are no faded pictures when your ink is low. The photo paper is very nice, thick stock, and glossy, with perforated edges.” – by S. O.
Rating: ★★★★★

Selphy 730
“This printer does an excellent job. The colors are vivid and the clarity is very crisp. The only negative is you are restricted to the canon paper with end tabs. Good value for a compact snap shot printer.” – by Steven J. Rosenstein
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Photo Quality But Cropping is Awkward
“Picture sharpness is excellent, but some images print darker than they should. Cropping is my only real complaint. The controls are awkward and, worse, not fine enough. It’s often difficult to frame everything you want and not what you don’t want because the available cropping settings are inadequate. There’s no technical reason for this limitation, Canon just didn’t provide fine enough control of that feature. “ – by R. N. Enrick
Rating: ★★★★☆

Canon Selphy CP-730
“This is a great little printer; it is very easy to use and makes great prints right out of the camera. The paper and cartridge are very easy to replace and the printer tells you when to replace the cartridge etc. The controls are easy to operate and get the hang of. So far I have made about two hundred prints, it’s a snap. “ – by Dan Quan
Rating: ★★★★★

Changed my correspondence life
“I’ve always used film. I was a film snob: I wanted beautiful images. The first photo that came off this Selphy CP730 printer blew me across the room. The color was intense, perfect, gorgeous; and in my hand in less than a minute, printed on glossy stock with a postcard back. I compared it to a film print and couldn’t tell the difference. It was this printer, in fact, that convinced me that digital photography was as good as film. Not just “as good as” — better, because of the control you have over color…” – by Thomas Ahern
Rating: ★★★★★

I wondered about the dye sub process, and I found out
“The usual Canon paper stock is a very heavy cardboard with a post card imprint on the back. The colors come out fine straight out of the printer. A couple times I had to insert and reinsert the card in the SD slot to have it recognized. Like to think that is not a defect because I am happy with the results. One of the advantages of dye sub printing is that the final swipe of the sliding tray gives a protective coating to the print,which is useful.” – by Gerald Siegel
Rating: ★★★★★


Canon Selphy CP730 Brochure & User Guide

Canon Selphy CP730 User Guide for Windows
Canon Selphy CP730 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon Selphy CP730 Features

Easy and Affordable Home Printing without a Computer.
Enjoy photo printing at home with the Compact Selphy CP730 Photo Printer. It’s incredibly fast and surprisingly affordable! You can print directly from PictBridge compatible digital cameras via a USB cable, or print wirelessly from Bluetooth/IrDA enabled camera phones — all without a computer. It’s simply amazing.

300 dpi with Protective Coating for Vibrant, Lasting Prints
The CP730 produces brilliantly colored, long lasting prints that rival the appearance and durability of images created by a professional photo lab. And it takes just 73 seconds to create wide-size (4-by-8-inches) prints. Postcard size (4-by-6-inches) images print in just 58 seconds, and credit card size pictures require only 31 seconds to print. Using 300-dpi dye-sublimation technology with 256 levels of color, this compact photo printer renders skin tones, shadings and fine details with true-to-life accuracy. A transparent water- and fade-resistant coating offers added protection against the damaging effects of sunlight and humidity. The high-quality photos last up to 100 years.

Automatic Dynamic Range Correction
The CP730 features an Automatic Dynamic Range Correction function that optimizes the print image information sent from your PictBridge compliant camera. The benefit? You get brighter, sharper, better-looking prints. To activate this function, simply turn on ‘Image Optimize’ before printing.

Save on every print
You can make 4-by-6-inch photo-lab-quality prints for just 28 cents per print. Plus, you also get Canon’s superior quality and convenience. Everything you need to create high-resolution prints — ink and paper — comes in one package.

Modify Colors and Size before Printing
With the 2.0-inch LCD monitor, you can check the images stored on your memory card before you print. You can also select “My Colors” photo effects by pressing the “EFFECT” button to change colors to Vivid, Neutral, Sepia or Black & White. You can also trim the photo with the “TRIM” button. Then, set paper size, select layouts, choose formats and much more.

* Vivid: Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
* Neutral: Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
* Sepia: Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
* Black & White: Deliver enhanced clarity — especially useful when shooting text.

Create Your Kind of Prints
Postcard Size (4-by-6-inches)
Share your adventure with personal postcards from the road. They’re perfectly sized for mailing. Or assemble the cards in an album to create an unforgettable photo memory book. Postcards print with or without borders in just 58 seconds.

Wide Size (4-by-8-inches)
Print 4-by-8-inch borderless photos in 73 seconds. You can also create professional-quality photo greeting cards by using Canon’s wide range of stylish, pre-designed templates included in the PhotoRecord software (Windows only) to create holiday cards, thank you cards and more. Select a single image or multiple images, choose a template design, and print. It’s fast and easy!

Credit Card Size
Wallet and pocket-friendly, these stylish prints are made to share. Print them with or without borders in only 31 seconds.

Credit Card Size Full Labels
Put your image just about anywhere with these bold, colorful labels. It’s a great way to be seen in all the right places.

Mini Labels
Attach mini labels to application forms, luggage tags, CD jewel cases — anywhere you want to get noticed. Each sheet of labels makes eight identical images.

ID Photo Print
Now creating ID Photos is faster and more convenient than ever. Just use your Canon PowerShot camera with the ID Photo Print feature to take a picture. Then crop and print it right from the camera. In seconds, you will have multiple ID Photos on a single sheet. Ideal for school or work, security badges, application forms and more.

Movie Print
Create frame-by-frame prints of your favorite movies taken with your Canon PowerShot camera. Set the “Movie Print” feature on your camera to create an index print of the individual frames. The camera automatically selects key frames based on the total running time of the movie and the number of stills required to fill the sheet. It’s a great way to keep track of all the movies you’ve shot.

Battery Pack NB-CP2L
Bring the CP730 outdoors with your camera. The rechargeable battery pack enables the CP730 to print anywhere without AC power. You can take pictures and share the memories with your family and friends right away!

Printing Freedom
Use the CP730’s retractable USB cable to connect the printer to a Canon digital camera or insert your memory card and preview the images on the LCD monitor. Now you’re ready to print. In addition, the printer gives you the freedom to print anywhere using the compact power adapter or optional rechargeable battery pack. To print, simply playback a picture on your camera’s LCD. Then, press the lighted Print/Share button. For cameras without a Print/Share button, simply press “Print” in the function menu. If you print from the memory card, playback a picture on the printer’s LCD and press “Print”.

The CP730 supports the PictBridge printing standard, so any PictBridge compliant digital camera can connect to these printers. Plus, you can enjoy the benefits of automatic DPOF printing as well as index, partial image, multiple copy and exact size printing.

Print computer-stored images
For maximum versatility, you can also connect your computer to the CP730. Printer drivers and Canon software for both Windows and Macintosh are included with the printer.

What’s in the Box:
Selphy CP730 body, compact power adapter CA-CP200, power cord, CD-ROM, cleaner stick, 4-by-6-inch size paper cassette PCP-CP200, 4-by-6-inch size trial standard paper, trial ink cassette.

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