Pros Easy install
Cons Photo prints not as sharp as on the old Epson 830
Summary Had high expectations prior to using this printer, but have been disappointed so far. The photos that I took were sharp and clear. When displayed on the PC there was no lack of detail. Yet with top quality printing paper the results are ordinary.
I replaced a two year old Epson 830 printer that always gave terrific results. So all in all I would say don't be deceived by looks (
"under rated"on by wilbro47
Pros Photo shop+quality Laser quality text.
Cons None at this time
Summary I almost bought a Hp7360 or 8250 instead just because of the average text rating. After a demonstration of this fab machine I was hooked. I do not understand the text issue because it does a better job than my Brother 1440 Laser that I thought was excellent. My wife did a 5X7 photo from default that was taken on her Pentax *ist DL SLR and it just blew our minds. No more trips to the photo lab for us. We found a friend in Canon.
Pros AFFORDABLE - Great looking prints - PictBridge compatible, Dual paper source, LCD viewer enables stand-alone functionality
Cons None that I can find (for MY needs)
Summary If you're looking for a good quality, affordable photo printer...look no further. I've seen better results from the Canon than from my HP which cost TWICE as much...and the ink cartridges are more expensive to replace than the Canon's.
You're NOT going to see dye sublimation quality prints on ANY inkjet printer, so STOP comparing it to one (like the Selphy).
Its expensive to print your own photos when you look at the ever-increasing availibility of retail photo labs. My costs average about 50-cents per print (although I use Chromalife 100 inks and Canon Pro paper), whereas Sams Club or Wal Mart kiosks average about 17-cents per print. However, I dont like having to drive anywhere to print my photos, and at home I can make immediate post processing corrections if I dont like what I see.
The Canon Pixma iP6700D is the perfect solution for me.
Pros Quiet, easy to use, great external aesthetics, prints are mostly great
Cons some prints lack vivid colors
Summary I spent more time looking at printer reviews than I want to admit. I settled on the 6700D because my wife's intended use was 85% pictures and the rest simple documents. It is a very cool looking printer and simple to set-up. Compared to my other printers it is very quiet. However the prints thus far have colors that are subdued compared to the very small, but also brand new Canon Selphy printer. I've tried to make adjustment but the prints still look subdued. I do think it is better than my HP and the Epson I had a few years back.
Pros Good photo quality
Cons chips on ink cartridges, high cartridge prices, ink level information (an absolute must know on this printer) is a five step proceedure to get to.
Summary At first I was in love with this printer. Then I found out about the ink cartridges. They have chips on them. Forced to purchase them from Canon, a set of 6 will cost you $105.29 (more than 2/3 the price of the printer, check the prices below) from Canon if you live in California!
What adds insult to injury is that the chips fail, rendering the printer useless until the offending cartridge is replaced with another expensive cartridge.
Canon states that the use of these chipped cartridges are needed to keep the warranty in force, but I don't believe their ink is THAT special. I believe the chips are there primarily to force the owner to buy ONLY Canon cartridges.