Unlike Silhouette Cameo 2 that still has some ground in its battle against Silhouette Curio, there is no real reason to opt for the original Silhouette Cameo from the year 2011 over Silhouette Curio – except under a circumstance that we are going to discuss about. Yes, certainly the model was a hit, but the time had passed. Silhouette Cameo 2 replaced the model for some reasons, after all. So, why is Silhouette Curio better than the original Cameo? What is the circumstance where we can consider getting the original Cameo?
Silhouette Curio offers way more functionalities than Silhouette Cameo. While the Cameo can only cut and draw, the Curio is capable of doing the two jobs as well as embossing, sketching, etching, and stippling. Hence, we certainly can do a lot more things with Curio instead of Cameo. We will not need additional devices to make variations of creativity. The Curio also has a dual carriages system to perform two tasks altogether, which may save the user’s precious time quite significantly.
Silhouette Curio Vs Cameo
|Silhouette Curio||Silhouette Cameo|
|Key differences||- The Curio is taking giant leaps forward with its new features
- The Curio boasts a 5mm clearance, which allows you to feed thicker materials through the machine
- The Curio is the only machine that can unlock the embossing, stippling, and etching, and dual carriage options that will now be available in Silhouette Studio||- This bundle includes a New Silhouette CAMEO
- 2 12"x12" cutting mats, 2 cutting blades
- a Silhouette Pick Me Up tool
- a Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack
- and One-month basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store|
|Customer Ratings*||3.4 out of 5 stars||4.6 out of 5 stars|
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However, there is one uniqueness on the original Cameo that is not retained in the Cameo 2: an SD Card slot. The Cameo 2 replaced the slot with a USB port. If you only do cutting and drawing works, need to be able to produce large pieces (the Curio’s input size is limited at 8.5” x 12”), and desperately require an SD Card slot, then Silhouette Cameo is a viable option. Otherwise, you should just consider Curio or Cameo 2. Nevertheless, SD Cards are not very practical nowadays, and since you will probably need a USB port too later, the mentioned circumstance is kind of trivial.