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Go square with the new Canon Selphy Square QX10 printer

By Ken Wong - on 21 Feb 2020, 11:03am

Go square with the new Canon Selphy Square QX10 printer

Canon’s new Selphy Square QX10 uses dye-sublimation technology to allow users to print square photos directly from their smartphones that are dirt-proof and water-resistant anytime and anywhere.

Available in pink, white and black, Canon says the new Selphy printer is meant for users of Instagram where most pictures are uploaded with a 1:1 aspect ratio. Additionally, photos printed using the dye-sublimation process generally have better colours and brightness when compared to those using zinc-paper.

 

Designed to print anywhere

Weighing 445g and only slightly bigger than the size of an average palm, the Selphy Square QX10 uses a simple micro-USB connection so it can be powered by even a powerbank.

Using the Selphy Photo Layout 2.0 app and connecting over WiFi, each replacement paper pack comes with 20 sheets of paper (the Selphy Square QX10 has a 10 sheet paper capacity) and a replacement dye-sublimation cartridge.

In 2019, Canon launched the iNSPIC S and C instant camera printers that could also print. Check out our first thoughts here.

Prices for the Selphy Square QX10 and replacement photo paper are currently unavailable but we will update this when the pricing becomes available.

Selphy Square QX10 

Printing Method Dye-sublimation thermal transfer
Image Quality  SELPHY image quality (smooth gradient expression) 
Print Resolution  287 x 287 dpi 
Paper Size/Printing Size  72 x 85mm
Printing surface (1:1)
Maximum 68 x 68mm
Default 65 x 65mm
Print sizes may be adjusted with SELPHY Photo Layout app 

Printing Speed

 Approx. 43 seconds 
Body Size Body Weight Approx. 102.2 x 143.3 x 31.0mm Approx. 445g (excluding ink cassette/label)
Paper Feed Capacity  10 Sheets 
Charging Time  Approx. 120 minutes
Connectivity with Smart Devices Wi-Fi 
Editing App  SELPHY Photo Layout 2.0

 

For all your online photo storage needs

Canon announced today the launch of image.canon, a new cloud platform that connects Canon cameras with users’ PCs, smartphones and external web services and makes possible the transfer of image files between them.

image.canon enables users to automatically upload image and video files in their original quality straight from cameras equipped with automatic image transfer functionality, such as the currently-in- development EOS R5, via Wi-Fi.

Set to begin in early April 2020, users will store uploaded images and videos files for up to 30 days. After the 30-day period, users can opt to continue storing the uncompressed data by migrating it to a 10 GB long-term storage account. Any file, including thumbnails, which the user does not access via image.canon for an entire 1-year period will be deleted from the service.

image.canon will make it easier for users to store and share their images. From its launch at the start of April 2020, the service will make possible the automatic transfer of images to users’ accounts on such services as Google Drive. Starting from June, image.canon will expand both its partnership with Google to include original quality backup with Google Photos via Google One, a membership plan for expanded storage, and its partnership with Adobe Creative Cloud (membership plan).

Pricing is currently unavailable for the image.canon service. We will update this article once we have it.