It’s great to take pictures and have them right at your fingertips in your digital camera; but trust us, some of them really want to get out of there and into some frames to be proudly displayed in your home or office or even to give as a gift.And just as there are seemingly endless choices when it comes to camera selections, so it seems when it comes to photo printers. To keep things simple we’re taking a look at three printers that are considered the “top three” based on overall consumer reviews spread across sites such as Amazon, PCMag.com and more.
- Epson PictureMate Charm (140) has consistently earned praises from reviewers based on its excellent photo quality, ease of use, and cost efficiency on a per-print basis (it averages about 25 cents). Another revered feature is the speediness of the print function which averages just over 40 seconds per print. Included are editing tools to crop and adjust brightness.
- HP Photosmart A646 (140) offers versatility that other options do not when it comes to print sizes including panoramas. The editing tool allows for red eye correction, and its print speed is said to run anywhere from 60 to 100 seconds. Its cost-per-print averages 33 cents and reviewers seem to really value to model’s large touch screen and good connectivity.
- Canon Selphy CP800 (80) is valued for its price almost half the price of many other options, but some comment that this savings may soon be eaten up by other costs (such as expensive ink and paper). It also has limited print sizes and reviewers have commented the print quality to be a little “soft.”
A couple of runner ups you might want to also take a look at are the Canon Selphy CP780 (100), the Canon Selphy ES40 (150) and the Epson PictureMate Show (coming in at the high end of 250).