The CP760 is Canon's latest addition to their Selphy line of portable photo printers. This particular model is a no-frills, basic printer aimed at families, children, and otherwise nontechy folks who want to print their digital photos but don't care to deal with a desktop inkjet. We had a lot of fun testing out the CP760, snapping quick pics and printing them for our friends. It's definitely a niche product (print size is limited to a maximum of 4-by-6-inch photos), but when you consider the excellent quality photos and the appeal of instant gratification, $100 doesn't seem like a lot to pay for such a fun device.
Design and features
The CP760 is clearly much smaller than the average inkjet printer since it doesn't print on regular sheets of paper. It's only 3.3 inches tall and 7.9 inches wide, so the printer can comfortably travel in a bag without becoming much of a nuisance. But despite its compact size, the CP760 isn't very mobile-friendly, since Canon charges $50 extra for a wireless Bluetooth USB key. The stock bundle includes the printer, a wired power adapter, a paper cassette, and some trial sheets of 4-by-6-inch paper; In addition, the external paper input tray clips into the printer, and each pass moves the paper through the rear of the printer before reeling it back in, adding almost a foot to the hardware setup. Overall, you're going to need a foot and a half of space to accommodate the CP760--so much for a "compact" photo printer.
The top of the unit has a 2.5-inch TFT display to preview pictures before printing. Nine rubber buttons sit adjacent to the screen and let you navigate the menu, while a media bay below accepts Compact Flash/Microdrive, SD/MMC cards, and Memory Sticks. There's also a PictBridge and USB port for direct printing from a digital camera. Canon made the Selphy series practically idiot-proof, so printing is simply a matter of plugging your card into the correct port and pressing "print." There are also a few auto-editing settings, including Red-eye Elimination, Portrait Image Optimize, and Scene Select. If you have a load of pictures on your camera, you'll be disappointed to find that you can't view them in an index before you print. It's a minor limitation, but scrolling through hundreds of photos to find the one you want to print can be irritating.