Canon SELPHY Square QX10 review

Create square photo prints anywhere and everywhere from your mobile phone with the Canon SELPHY Square QX10

Canon SELPHY Square QX10
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Small enough to fit in a pocket, if you have large pockets, the SELPHY Square QX10 lives up to its name by outputting square photo prints with a size of 2.7x2.7 inches (68x68mm) direct from your mobile phone. The paper size is slightly larger, at 72x85mm, leaving a border around the edge and a strip along the bottom, which can be useful if you want to write a caption, and the peel-able backing reveals a self-adhesive surface so you can literally stick your prints wherever you like. Running on dye-sublimation technology and a fixed internal rechargeable battery, it’s a neat and fully portable printer that gives good-quality results, is dead easy to use and has reasonable running costs, working out to around 80p/75c per print.


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    Good image quality

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    Very easy to use with Canon’s companion app

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    Fairly speedy


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    Quite pricey to buy

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    No option for connecting to a computer

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    A little bulky for a ‘pocket printer’

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The Canon SELPHY Square QX10 is out to prove that it's still hip to be square. Though with increasing competition from other portable printers, it's certainly got its work out for it. 

As the name suggests, the Canon SELPHY Square QX10 sticks to a square picture format – which puts it in somewhat similar territory to the Polaroid Lab instant printer, though this prints on instant film. And while other manufacturers have been focusing on different formats for their instant film printers, like the Instax Mini Link 2 and Instax Link Wide, Canon's latest SELPHY offers square prints on dye-sub paper.  

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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.