updated 02:05 pm EST, Wed February 18, 2009
Canon SELPHY printers
Canon on Tuesday released a new compact photo printer in three colors, the SELPHY CP780. The new portable printer is faster and reportedly has better image quality than the model it replaces, while the new colors mimic some of those on the also newly released SD1200 IS digital camera. Users can crop and preview their images on the CP780's 2.5-inch LCD screen.
Better image quality has also been achieved thanks to changes to the built-in Portrait Image Optimize feature, with enhancements to the Face Detection brightness correction and color cast correction to make skin tones and faces look more natural and realistic. Full-color, 4x6-inch photos from cameras connected via USB or from plugged in memory cards can now be printed in about 47 seconds.
Canon is offering an optional battery pack for the SELPHY CP780 printer that lets users print photos outdoors as well as a Bluetooth adapter that allows the printer to wirelessly receive photos from compatible devices such as cellphones. The NB-CP2L battery pack is priced at nearly $80 while the BU-30 Bluetooth adapter costs $50.
The Canon SELPHY CP780 compact photo printer is now available, priced at nearly $100.