LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 20, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has been setting the trend for high-definition imaging solutions and providing consumers with a variety of options to help preserve memories without sacrificing overall image quality. Taking it one step further, Canon today announced the addition of five new PIXMA printers with a new Full High Definition (HD) Movie Print feature. In addition to this new and exciting technology, these new models will feature improvements to Auto Photo Fix II to further enhance those near perfect memorable moments while Easy-PhotoPrint EX software now allows users to search and use images from Flickr.
When attempting to capture the experience of being around the family during the holidays or attending a birthday party where a baby is blowing out candles on a cake, a once in a lifetime chance to capture the perfect image can pass right before hitting the shutter button. Now when using the new Full HD Movie Print with compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras, consumers can print individual frames of movies1 while helping to bring those hard to capture, memorable moments to life. Whether using still or movie capabilities, users can be confident the memories being preserved will be of high quality both from the time the memory is captured to when it is time to share with friends and family by providing a keepsake photo.
"Technology is growing and evolving at a rapid pace and Canon strives to be at the forefront by offering innovative products that consumers both need and want," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "With a new design improving overall usability along with the inclusion of the new Full HD Movie Print, the addition of these PIXMA models shows Canon's commitment to providing excellent quality to our customers at an affordable price."
The new Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless2 Photo All-in-One printer, PIXMA MG5120 and PIXMA MP280 Photo All-in-One (AIO) printers along with the new PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer will provide users with many improvements to increase overall quality and ease-of-use. With enhanced Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, images can now be searched for and used from Flickr providing further flexibility to consumers interested in printing high-quality photos, albums, calendars, layouts and stickers from computers without having to launch an internet browser. Auto Photo Fix II, which helps correct common photo errors, has been improved as well with enhanced light source recognition and color cast correction3 resulting in an increase in the overall image quality of printed images.
Upgrades to the enhanced Easy-WebPrint EX software (Windows® Only)4 include a new Fit-to-One-Page button for easy printing of texts and images from websites. This button can be especially useful when printing driving directions so both the map of the area and the step-by-step directions are on one easy to read page. This new software will also provide printing of multiple documents into a booklet format for easy handling and improved organization while images can be inserted into the print layouts allowing users to personalize their information even further.
If a wireless printer with a variety of options and high-quality printing is on the wish list, the Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printers should definitely be considered. Featuring five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO Printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6 and can create a 4" x 6" borderless8 photo of superb quality in approximately 20 seconds7. The Advanced Media Handling capabilities with Auto Duplex printing and a two-way paper feed can help reduce paper usage and the amount of time to complete a project. A 2.4-inch TFT screen and newly redesigned user interface will help make scrolling through menus and viewing of images much quicker and easier as well.
For the consumer interested in a more affordable wireless printing option, the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer would be an ideal choice. With the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 and a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6, this new printer can produce a 4" x 6" high-quality borderless8 photo in approximately 41 seconds7 In addition the printer features Auto Scan Mode9, which automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings, further adding to its overall ease-of-use.
As an added incentive, both printers are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified which will allow for a faster network transfer rate. Wireless networks can be set up with the press of one button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Canon offers its award winning service and support online for all users looking to set up any of the new Wi-Fi products at, www.usa.canon.com/wirelesshelp. Here customers have access to manuals and video tutorials to assist in setting up a Wi-Fi device.
A new option for users of smartphones equipped with the Android™ OS is the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (EPP) for Android application allowing images captured with the phone's camera to be printed quickly and easily shared with friends and family. For Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ mobile device users, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone (iEPP) application is also available for free on the App Store.SM
The estimated selling price of the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO printer is $149.9910 while the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer has a $79.9910 estimated selling price.
The new Canon PIXMA MG5120 and PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO printers provide consumers with the ability to print, copy and scan documents of high-quality at an affordable price. Both new models feature the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 with the PIXMA MG5120 Photo AIO Printer having a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6 and the PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO Printer offering a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6. The PIXMA MG5120 also features the same Advanced Media Handling options as the PIXMA MG5220 AIO Printer, which can help users reduce their use of paper. In approximately 39 seconds7 the PIXMA MG5120 AIO Printer can produce a high-quality 4" x 6" borderless7 photo while the PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer can produce the same in roughly 43 seconds7. Available at the Canon Online Store, (shop.usa.canon.com), the PIXMA MG5120 AIO Printer has an estimated selling price of $129.9910 while the PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer will have an estimated selling price of $69.9910.
The Canon PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer is ideal for any consumer interested in a high-quality single function model which is not only easy to use but affordable as well. With five individual ink tanks working in conjunction with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, this printer can produce a borderless8 4" x 6" image of superb quality with a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi5 in approximately 20 seconds7. In order to help reduce paper usage and increase time management, this printer has the ability to Auto Duplex print and has two-way paper feeds as well. With an estimated selling price of $99.9910, the PIXMA iP4820 is an ideal addition to any home with its polished finish and overall functionality.
Looking to extend creativity beyond just photos and documents? Consumers can try Canon Inc.'s CREATIVE PARK website at www.canon.com/c-park . The site offers free 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates and embellishments, novel greeting cards, and educational materials. As an added bonus with the purchase of select new PIXMA printers, consumers will be provided with exclusive printable content through CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM11. This content includes post cards, albums, and many more projects including paintings by artists such as Norman Rockwell.
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an exclusive online photography resource and service for registered owners of qualified Canon products. Camera users can upload and share photos and videos with friends and family if they have registered certain qualifying products via their Canon Account. Members also gain access to informative photography-related articles on topics such as macro shooting, portrait photography, printing tips and print projects to get the most out of their photos. Registered qualifying printer owners can use their photos to create greeting cards, calendars and much more with Print Projects! Members are provided with a wide array of helpful articles to enhance their experience with their Canon printer and create inspiring projects. The Video Podcast Service - available for qualifying camera and video product owners - enables members to upload videos to be shared and viewed, which can also be used with Apple's iTunes® application and downloaded to access on an Apple iPod or iPhone mobile device.
Canon's commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of the Company's Kyosei philosophy and is incorporated into new product offerings. From duplex printing to ENERGY STAR® compliance and significant changes to product packaging, the Generation Green initiative is designed to provide partner companies, enterprise customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally conscious product features and solutions select Canon printers offer. For more information on Generation Green, and the many eco-conscious aspects of select Canon inkjet and laser printers, please visit www.usa.canon.com/green.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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1"Full HD Movie Print" is available from 'MOV' movie files created by Canon digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
2 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11 b/g or 802.11 n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
3 Color cast correction available only when printing from a computer
4 Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP only.
5 Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100 plus for additional details.
6 Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 or 1/4800 inch at minimum.
7 Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as the first page begins to feed into the printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
8 Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy, and Matte Photo Paper.
9 For network users, Auto Scan Mode is available only when scanning at a computer using the scanner driver or MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click features then "Save to PC"
10 Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
11 CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when the full set of Genuine Canon Inks are installed in a select printer.All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.