Canon are breaking new ground with the just announced Pixma MP495, a Wi-Fi equipped inkjet printer that has a recommended price of under $80. The new printer includes a built-in 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter, as well as a 1200 dpi scanner that allows it to copy documents. The inkjet printer can print at up to 1200 by 4800 dpi, and is capable of producing a 4 by 6 photo print in 41 seconds. It uses Canon's ChromaLife 100 ink system, which they claim gives prints that will last up to 100 years. The Pixma MP495 has a recommended price of $79.99 and is available now.
The Canon MP495
Canon also announced two other new Photo All-In-One printers: The Pixma MG5520 and MG5120. The MG5220 is priced at $149.99 and also includes a Wi-Fi wireless network adapter, while the MG5120 costs $129.99, but only offers wired network access. Both include 2.4-inch LCD screens and can print at resolutions of up to 9600 by 2400 dots per inch using five ink cartridges.
The new printers also all include Canon's new FullHD Movie print technology, where the printer can grab a still frame from a video captured by a Canon EOS or PowerShot camera and print it out, removing the need to capture separate still images and video.