Canon Announces New PIXMA Printers and new LiDE Scanners



July 20, 2010
Canon PIXMA

Canon U.S.A. today announced the launch of five new PIXMA printers and two new CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners. The five new PIXMA models consist of four which are Photo All-In-One models and one that is a single function.

New to all of the printers is Full HD Movie Print allowing consumers to print individual frames of movies from compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras while helping to bring those hard to capture, memorable moments to life.
 
The new CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners offer consumers affordable, high-speed scanning options without sacrificing overall image quality, making archiving photos or scanning an important document to be e-mailed extremely easy.

More details in the two press releases below.


PRESS RELEASE

NEW FULL HD MOVIE PRINT FEATURED IN FIVE NEW CANON PIXMA PRINTERS
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 20, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has been setting the trend for high-definition imaging solutions and providing consumers with a variety of options to help preserve memories without sacrificing overall image quality.  Taking it one step further, Canon today announced the addition of five new PIXMA printers with a new Full High Definition (HD) Movie Print feature.  In addition to this new and exciting technology, these new models will feature improvements to Auto Photo Fix II to further enhance those near perfect memorable moments while Easy-PhotoPrint EX software now allows users to search and use images from Flickr.
 
When attempting to capture the experience of being around the family during the holidays or attending a birthday party where a baby is blowing out candles on a cake, a once in a lifetime chance to capture the perfect image can pass right before hitting the shutter button. Now when using  the new Full HD Movie Print with compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras, consumers can print individual frames of movies1 while helping to bring those hard to capture, memorable moments to life. Whether using still or movie capabilities, users can be confident the memories being preserved will be of high quality both from the time the memory is captured to when it is time to share with friends and family by providing a keepsake photo.
 
“Technology is growing and evolving at a rapid pace and Canon strives to be at the forefront by offering innovative products that consumers both need and want,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “With a new design improving overall usability along with the inclusion of the new Full HD Movie Print, the addition of these PIXMA models shows Canon’s commitment to providing excellent quality to our customers at an affordable price.”
 
The new Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless2 Photo All-in-One printer, PIXMA MG5120 and PIXMA MP280 Photo All-in-One (AIO) printers along with the new PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer will provide users with many improvements to increase overall quality and ease-of-use.  With enhanced Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, images can now be searched for and used from Flickr providing further flexibility to consumers interested in printing high-quality photos, albums, calendars, layouts and stickers from computers without having to launch an internet browser.  Auto Photo Fix II, which helps correct common photo errors, has been improved as well with enhanced light source recognition and color cast correction3 resulting in an increase in the overall image quality of printed images.
 
Upgrades to the enhanced Easy-WebPrint EX software (Windows® Only)4 include a new Fit-to-One-Page button for easy printing of texts and images from websites.  This button can be especially useful when printing driving directions so both the map of the area and the step-by-step directions are on one easy to read page.  This new software will also provide printing of multiple documents into a booklet format for easy handling and improved organization while images can be inserted into the print layouts allowing users to personalize their information even further.
 
Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO Printers

If a wireless printer with a variety of options and high-quality printing is on the wish list, the Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printers should definitely be considered.  Featuring five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO Printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6 and can create a 4” x 6”  borderless8 photo of superb quality in approximately 20 seconds7.  The Advanced Media Handling capabilities with Auto Duplex printing and a two-way paper feed can help reduce paper usage and the amount of time to complete a project.  A 2.4-inch TFT screen and newly redesigned user interface will help make scrolling through menus and viewing of images much quicker and easier as well.
 
For the consumer interested in a more affordable wireless printing option, the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer would be an ideal choice.  With the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 and a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6, this new printer can produce a 4” x 6” high-quality borderless8 photo in approximately 41 seconds7   In addition the printer features Auto Scan Mode9, which automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings, further adding to its overall ease-of-use.
 
As an added incentive, both printers are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified which will allow for a faster network transfer rate.  Wireless networks can be set up with the press of one button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).  Canon offers its award winning service and support online for all users looking to set up any of the new Wi-Fi products at, www.usa.canon.com/wirelesshelp.  Here customers have access to manuals and video tutorials to assist in setting up a Wi-Fi device.
 
A new option for users of smartphones equipped with the AndroidTM OS is the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (EPP) for Andriod application allowing images captured with the phone’s camera to be printed quickly and easily shared with friends and family. For Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ mobile device users, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone (iEPP) application is also available for free on the App Store.SM
 
The estimated selling price of the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO printer is $149.9910 while the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer has a $79.9910 estimated selling price.
 
Canon PIXMA MG5120 and PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO Printers

The new Canon PIXMA MG5120 and PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO printers provide consumers with the ability to print, copy and scan documents of high-quality at an affordable price.  Both new models feature the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 with the PIXMA MG5120 Photo AIO Printer having a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6 and the PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO Printer offering a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6.  The PIXMA MG5120 also features the same Advanced Media Handling options as the PIXMA MG5220 AIO Printer, which can help users reduce their use of paper.  In approximately 39 seconds7 the PIXMA MG5120 AIO Printer can produce a high-quality 4” x 6” borderless7 photo while the PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer can produce the same in roughly 43 seconds7.  Available at the Canon Online Store, (shop.usa.canon.com), the PIXMA MG5120 AIO Printer has an estimated selling price of $129.9910 while the PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer will have an estimated selling price of $69.9910.
 
PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet Printer

The Canon PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer is ideal for any consumer interested in a high-quality single function model which is not only easy to use but affordable as well.  With five individual ink tanks working in conjunction with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, this printer can produce a borderless8  4” x 6” image of superb quality with a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi5 in approximately 20 seconds7.  In order to help reduce paper usage and increase time management, this printer has the ability to Auto Duplex print and has two-way paper feeds as well.  With an estimated selling price of $99.9910, the PIXMA iP4820 is an ideal addition to any home with its polished finish and overall functionality.

PRESS RELEASE

ANNOUNCING TWO NEW HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CANOSCAN LiDE COLOR IMAGE SCANNERS FROM CANON U.S.A.
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., - July 20, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners - the LiDE 210 and LiDE 110 scanners. These sleek and compact scanners, with the LiDE 210 being the thinnest Canon scanner to date, offer consumers affordable, high-speed scanning options without sacrificing overall image quality, making archiving photos or scanning an important document to be e-mailed extremely easy.
 
The new Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 and LiDE 110 scanners are not only affordable and compact but easy to use as well. With a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 4800 dpi (optical)1 for the LiDE210 and 2400 x 4800 dpi (optical) 1 for the LiDE110 scanner, users can be confident that the end result of scans will be of high quality. The addition of Auto Document Fix, which helps maintain readability of important documents by sharpening and blackening the text, and Auto Scan Mode, which automatically adjusts settings by detecting the type of original being scanned, make either of these scanners a must-have to satisfy one’s scanning needs. These color image scanners also offer an Advanced Z-lid Expansion Top, which raises up to 20 millimeters for easy scanning of thick items such as a child’s notebook or a page in a personal scrapbook in addition to EZ-buttons which allow for seamless copying and creating e-mail attachments or turning important documents into PDFs. Powered through the USB connector in addition to being Energy Star compliant, both color image scanners utilize low overall power consumption.
 
“When the time comes to archive memorable photos or important documents, consumers need to be confident that the finished product will be of high image quality when compared to that of the original,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “These two new CanoScan scanner models deliver not only great results but show Canon’s commitment to providing products which are energy efficient.”
 
The estimated selling price for both of these Energy Star Compliant color image scanners is $89.992 for the LiDE210 and $59.992 for the LiDE110.






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