Canon SELPHY CP1300 review

Create postcard sized photo prints and more besides with the versatile and portable Canon SELPHY CP1300 printer

Canon SELPHY CP1300
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

You can end up with so many photos on your phone and other smart devices that they get a bit lost and never really see the light of day. The Canon SELPHY 1300 makes short work of creating 6x4-inch postcard sized prints of very good quality, so you can easily put them where you can see them or pass them around with family and friends. It’s a versatile little printer that’s reasonably priced to buy and relatively cheap to run, with a decent turn of speed. What’s not to like?


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    High-quality prints

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    Useful color LCD screen

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    Reasonable running costs


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    No batteries included

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    No Bluetooth connectivity

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Available in black, white or pink, the Canon SELPHY CP1300 is a portable photo printer that creates prints of up to 6x4 inches in size and is based on dye-sublimation technology. Unlike Canon’s smaller SELPHY Square QX10 printer, which has just a single operating button, the CP1300 is a much more hands-on affair. 

There’s a comprehensive range of onboard control buttons and a tilting 3.2-inch color LCD screen, to make the most of standalone printing. Indeed, while the QX10 only has Wi-Fi Direct connectivity and is intended for use solely via Canon’s SELPHY Photo Layout app, the CP1300 adds a USB port, PictBridge and an SD/HC/XC card slot. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.