Canon U.S.A. Announces New SELPHY Compact Photo Printer Making Editing and Printing Photos Easier Than Ever.Canon SELPHY CP800 photo printer takes cue from Flickr with ‘Shuffled’ collage option,Upgrades Include a New Tilt LCD Screen and Shuffle Feature….
Laugh all you want, Digital Elite, but there still exist those out there who like holding physical representations of their capture memories but how does a company stand out in the field of photo printer? Canon’s giving it a shot with the SELPHY CP800 and a random standout feature or two.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the new SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer featuring a new tilt LCD screen in addition to a new Shuffle feature enhancing its ease-of-use and functionality. Following in the footsteps of the successful Canon SELPHY CP780 Compact Photo Printer, this model offers an innovative design enabling consumers to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of printing high-quality photos from almost anywhere without the hassle of using busy kiosks at retail locations.
The size and portability of the Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer helps make it possible to produce immediate keepsake photos from almost anywhere. When using the optional battery pack, users can immediately print memorable photos from a day camping in the woods or of a child’s first big catch while fishing. The new Shuffle feature provides a new way to share memories by selecting images from a memory card which can be compiled all on one print. Now, those memories from the family vacation abroad or of a fun day at the beach can be easily shared with friends and family on one 4″ x 6″ print. A new 2.5-inch tilt LCD screen allows for easy viewing, selecting and editing of images.
When consumers think of Canon, one of the first things that should come to mind is the commitment to providing superb image quality. The new SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer has a host of new features which not only keep with this tradition but take it one step further. Helping to enhance skin tones is the Smooth Skin feature which produces more natural and appealing colors. Additional support is provided by the Image Optimizer, which helps correct exposure and adjust the brightness, contrast and sharpness of images, and the Portrait Image Optimize feature, which automatically delivers face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction.
The Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer prints a 4″ x 6″ high-quality photo in approximately 47 seconds1that is capable of lasting up to 100 years2 while maintaining its brilliance. Users can also print photos without connecting to a computer by printing directly from compatible memory cards3 or using the PictBridge connection. The estimated selling price of the SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer is $99.99† and will be available in both black and white colors.
The Selphy CP800 will replace the Selphy CP780 in the popular dedicated dye sub photo printer line. Like the rest of the Selphy printers Canon sells, the CP800 will use a dye ribbon cartridge allowing for the printer to be super mobile without the worry of ink spills or a print head getting unaligned.Canon will also offer an optional battery pack for completely wireless printing, allowing customers to roam wherever they choose and still get 4×6 photo printers.
In addition to a 2.5-inch tilting LCD screen and numerous image optimization features, there’s also a Shuffle feature that’ll take randomly selected shots and create a 4 x 6-inch collage. A neat trick, sure, and it looks okay as our Flickr Collections icon, but even there we have more of a say in what shows up and it doesn’t waste expensive ink to try again. Still, the less picky out there might enjoy the convenience, and it’s not mandatory that you use it. PR after the break and pre-order via Amazon; the magic print box will cost just under $100 on arrival, but when that might be is still an elusive mystery.