HP 8750, Epson R1800 Canon i9900 Dilemma
I own both the Canon XT and 20D digital cameras. My big Dilemma was… which printer to use to get the most from my images. I spent a great deal of time reading the reviews on all the respective photo printers. The three that appealed to me the most is the Canon i9900, the HP 8750 and the Epson R1800. So… this is what I did… I bought all three and performed an exhaustive side-by-side comparison. Without dwelling into the technical data, which have been explored countless times by various online reviews, the following is my personal analysis. The Canon i9900 produced wonderful colors however; the blues are over saturated, which can effectively render unnatural skin tones. At first glance, the prints can look very impressive however, after careful scrutinizing, I find the colors are exaggerated. Great for scenery shots but somewhat unnatural. The Epson produced colors, which appear more neutral and natural looking with a bit more detail then the Canon. The HP’s colors are vibrant with natural looking blacks. The HP also exhibited noticeably more detail than both the Canon and Epson. I had several people view all the sample prints from each of these printers. The final conclusion is the HP 8750 appeared to be the winner for both color accuracy and fine detail. The Epson was a close second. Only one person picked the Canon. These test were purely none scientific and based primarily on individual’s subjectivity. I hope this info helps some of you who are ripping their hair out on this very dilemma. Thanx, Peter
Last edited by Peter Polgar; 06-03-2005 at 10:51 AM.