Product Comparison: Silhouette Cameo 2 vs Silhouette Cameo 3

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Silhouette CAMEO® cuts intricate designs out of a variety of materials from vinyl, cardstock to fabric. Comes with design software that allows you to cut any font or vector designs from your computer.
The Silhouette CAMEO® is the ultimate DIY machine. It uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric up to 12 in. wide. The CAMEO has the ability to register and cut printed materials and is PixScan™ compatible. What does this mean for you? It is our machine that has the largest cutting space and is most versatile in the materials it can cut.
Cameo 2
Cameo 3
Key Specs
Number of Cutting Blades
Cutting Area
11.6 x 120 (inches)
12 in. x 10 ft.
Cut Pressure
8.3 lb/
8.3 lb/
0.8 mm
2 mm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Silhouette Cameo 2 Touch Screen Electronic Cutting Tool
  • Very happy with this purchase, very easy to figure out and the software is simple to use as well. Cuts quickly and without missing any spots.
  • This is one of the best investments I have made. It works well and I have been cutting from day 1.
  • I have had so much fun using this to cut vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. My friends love what I have made for them!
  • Great product and great delivery. I love the Silhouette, just be aware of the expense of buying new blades and cutting mat as well as what you are cutting.
  • Oh my goodness, do I LOVE this machine! I had it out of the box and was cutting and making projects within just a short time.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Wireless Cutting Machine
  • Auto-blade saves a bit of time and, with my brief experience cutting both glitter paper and card stock, the autoblade settings were accurate.
  • Dual carriage. Ok, I haven't put this through its paces quite yet. I tend to do a lot of straight cutting basic card stock, so I don't often switch to pens, fabric blades, deep cut blades, etc.
  • The only feature they didn't add that I would have loved to have was a wider cut area. Maybe that will come with the Cameo 4, but I'm completely content with this for now.
  • I have had the portrait, figured I'd start off with doing just cards,.. but enjoyed it so much I desperately wanted the cameo's larger width working area.
  • The Cricut machine and online design studio only allow for a cut area of 6 inches by 9 inches! Now, if you're buying expensive sticker paper or vinyl it probably comes in 8.5x11" and everything outside 6"x9" is waste.
Size & Weight
6.5 in.
6 in.
11 lbs.
8 lbs.
20.9 in.
22.5 in.
6.2 in.
8.5 in.
Cutting Materials
Paper, Cardstock, Vinyl, Fabric, Magnet paper, Heat transfer material
Vinyl, Heat transfer material, Cardstock, Photo paper, Copy paper, Rhinestone template material, Fabric
LCD screen
Built-in Scanner
Wireless Cutting
Accessories Included
AC adapter, USB cable, Silhouette Studio install disc, AutoBlade, Crosscutter, 12" Cutting Mat
AC adapter, USB cable, AutoBlade, Crosscutter, 12" Cutting Mat, Silhouette Studio install disc
Full-color LCD touch screen, Sleep mode, PixScan compatible
PixScan compatible, Full-color LCD touch screen
What customers say about "Features"
Silhouette Cameo 2 Touch Screen Electronic Cutting Tool
  • The cutting mat lasts a very long time, I've used mine for 6 months now with no issues and truly couldn't be happier.
  • I've had s Cricut but the cameo is so much better. So may features, the possibilities are endless
  • Love love love my Silhouette Cameo! Lots of features and the bundle allowed me to get plenty of extras at a great price!
  • Just wish there was a DVD on how to WORK ALL the features! For a first time owner it's overwhelming.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Wireless Cutting Machine
  • Built in storage is nice enough. It doesn't add much to the overall size (and this version is quite a bit larger than the cameo and cameo 2), so it's good they were thoughtful about how to utilize the added size.
  • Touchscreen menu seems fairly responsive and intuitive.
  • New blade holder. They've switched the old clamp/key turny method of holding the blade (or pen) with a slide mechanism that is SO NICE.
  • The new features are very welcome, but not really as revolutionary as they might seem. I would say, though, the cameo 3 is nicer to use than the original cameo.
  • I like the touch screen feature and the option to cut slightly wider pieces.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.99 $

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