updated 04:50 pm EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
Canon PIXMA MP960
Arriving just weeks after several budget color printers, Canon's higher-end PIXMA MP960 all-in-one has been unveiled. Distinguishing itself from the other models, the MP960 has a full seven ink tanks that achieve quality rivaling that of photo labs, Canon boasts. A full-quality 4 x 6-inch photo can be completed in approximately 35 seconds. This multi-function printer also sports a flatbed scanner that achieves a sharp 4800 x 4800 DPI while minimizing light distortion, and as a copier includes auto exposure correction to prevent the transparency effect in thin pages. Unifying all three roles is the previously introduced scroll wheel interface that controls the visual menu system on the MP960's built-in 3.5-inch LCD. Canon is shipping this newest PIXMA for $400.