Canon has bolstered its range of affordable digital photography kit, adding a photographic-quality colour bubblejet printer, two new 2.1 megapixel cameras and the company’s first directly-connectable digital photo printer.
The Canon BubbleJet S800 offers a true resolution of 2,400-x-1,200dpi, twice that of its predecessor. This has been achieved using the company’s Microfine Droplet Technology, which delivers a droplet size of four picolitres. Canon claims that it can print an A4 photo at 1,200dpi in around two minutes that can last for more than 25 years. It connects over USB or parallel. The S800 costs around £329 inc VAT.
The company’s new digital cameras take its PowerShot technology is two directions. The Digital IXUS 300 mixes that technology with its IXUS styling to deliver a camera that you can both shoot and show off with. Its 2.1 megapixel sensor is complimented by a 3x zoom lens, intelligent focus and metering technology that automatically recognizes low-light, back-lit and flash-dependant situations. It will ship in April for around £600 inc VAT.
The PowerShot A20 also includes a 2.1 megapixel sensor and a 3X zoom lens. It adds three-point auto-focusing system AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus) and the option of a waterproof case that can go to a depth of 30 metres. It will ship in June for around £350 inc VAT.
Canon has also announced the CP10 dye-sublimation photo printer, which can connect directly to the IXUS 300 and the A20. It can print a full 300dpi print in less than a minute and can even print mini-stickers. It will be released in June for around £300 inc VAT.
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