Canon announced on Thursday the introduction of seven new printers —
MP780 Photo All-in-One models and
iP8500 photo printers — and one new scanner, the
The MP750 (US$249.99) and MP780 ($299.99) multi-function printers feature print speeds up to 25ppm in black and 17ppm in color, with the ability to produce borderless 4 x 6-inch photos in as little as 36 seconds. They also offer dual paper paths, a duplex unit, electronic sorting, scanning with a maximum of 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution and PictBridge compatibility for printing photos directly from a digital camera. The MP780 also includes a Super G3 fax modem with 250-page memory and color and black-and-white capability.
The MP130 ($99.99) offers print speeds up to 18ppm in black and 13ppm in color, with the capacity to print borderless 4 x 6-inch photos in as few as 58 seconds. It can also scan at a maximum 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution and can create individual files from several photographs scanned in a single pass. It can print photos directly from CompactFlash, Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick (except Pro), Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard media through its 6-in-1 card reader.
All three of the new Pixma MP Photo All-in-One printers feature USB 2.0 connectivity and come bundled with Easy PhotoPrint and ScanSoft OmniPage SE software, with the MP130 also coming with Arcsoft PhotoStudio. Canon expects to ship the MP750 and MP780 in October and the MP130 in November. Mac OS X v10.2.4 is required.
The iP4000R ($229.99) features 802.11g wireless networking, print speeds up to 25ppm in black and 17ppm in color, with the ability to produce a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo in as few as 36 seconds. The iP5000 ($199.99) can handle the same print speeds but doesn’t offer wireless networking. The iP6000D ($179.99) can print the same borderless picture in as few as 75 seconds but also includes a 2.5-inch color LCD screen for fine-tuning the printing process and its media slot accepts CompactFlash, Microdrive, Smart Media, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Duo and Duo Pro, SD Card, Mini SD Card and xD Picture Card storage for direct printing of photos.
The iP8500 ($349.99) can print a 4 x 6-inch borderless photo in as little as 21 seconds or an 8.5 x 11-inch picture in approximately one minute. It’s compatible with Adobe RGB mode for printing images photographed that way with a Canon digital SLR camera. All four iP printers offer PictBridge technology and come with Easy PhotoPrint software. They’re also all compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.1 and will ship in the fall.
Finally, Canon’s new 9950F scanner ($399.99) features a new optical system capable of resolutions as high as 4800 x 9600 dpi and is the first flatbed scanner offered by the company with an aspherical lens element, which produces sharper detail when combined with the 9950F’s new ST (Super Toric) Lens. Four buttons on the front enable one-touch copying, scanning, conversion directly to PDF and e-mailing scanned documents while the back of the unit features USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity. When the 9950F ships later this month, it will come with CanoScan Toolbox, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 software. Mac OS X v10.1.3 is required.