Canon Selphy CP1500 review

The revamped Canon Selphy CP1500 portable photo printer is sleeker, faster and better connected

Canon SELPHY CP1500 review
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Picking up the baton from the CP1300, the Selphy CP1500 is Canon’s replacement flagship mobile photo printer. Good print quality is virtually indistinguishable from the previous model, based on the same dye-sub cartridge and paper, with size options up to 6x4-inch. However, the CP1500 is a little smaller and more lightweight, as well as overtaking the older printer in terms of speed. It’s an ideal mains-powered mobile solution, although the Li-ion battery pack is sold as a pricey optional extra.


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    Good print quality and speed

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    USB-C, Wi-Fi and SD card slot

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    Intuitive control interface


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    Batteries not included

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    No Bluetooth connectivity

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    LCD isn’t a touchscreen

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The Canon Selphy CP1500 is sold in black, white or baby pink options, each with a smart and stylish finish. Measuring 182x133x58mm and weighing in at 850g, it’s a little smaller and lighter than the preceding SELPHY CP1300 printer, for which it’s a direct replacement. As such, it’s a highly capable mobile photo printer that runs on dye-sublimation technology, so there’s no messy ink to worry about. Instead, each specialist sheet of paper is fed through the printer four times, where cyan, magenta and yellow dyes are added successively, followed by a final protective, smudge and fingerprint-resistant coating which should also ensure a longevity of more than 100 years.


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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.