Canon: More price changes! By
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, February 25, 2002 - 18:10 EST)Our earlier predicted price updates for the PowerShot A100 and A40 are now official; A30 pricing is announced along with prices for a number of other items...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Canon today released estimated street prices for its new line of cameras and printers introduced at PMA 2002 here this week.
C A N O N P R I C E S
Estimated Street Price
S520 Bubble Jet Printer
S750 Bubble Jet Printer
S900 Bubble Jet Printer
S9000 Bubble Jet Printer
Card Photo Printer CP-100
Original Source Press Release:
Canon U.S.A. Introduces a New Line of Cameras and Printers for Growing Photo Printing Market
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002--
Professional-to-Consumer Level Solutions Further Company's Unique
Position in Digital Photographic Imaging and Printing
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), and leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced a new line of cameras and printers designed to further the Company's unique position in delivering "start-to-finish" photographic and printing solutions for professional and consumer users.
With four new digital cameras, including the advanced Canon EOS D60, four new Bubble Jet photo printers, a new direct dye-sub photo printer, and a new flatbed CanoScan scanner, Canon is at PMA 2002 (Booth #2701) this week with a complete line of products that highlight its industry leading capabilities in digital photography and direct photo printing.
"Canon is very pleased to introduce a new lineup of digital imaging products that let our customers achieve the best results possible through the entire capture to print experience," said Kinya Uchida, President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "As an acknowledged industry leader in both photographic and printing technologies, Canon will continue to leverage these strengths as a single source provider in addressing the needs of a growing photo printing marketplace."
New Digital Cameras
The new EOS D60 is Canon's latest advanced digital camera for the professional market, including studio/catalog pros and advanced amateurs. In building on the features of the EOS D30, the EOS D60 features a 6.3 million pixel CMOS chip and improved auto focus with lower light threshold (EZ 0.5 at IS0 100). An illuminated LCD data panel allows access to a new option that performs simultaneous RAW and JPEG image recording. The EOS D60 is compatible with Windows XP and Mac operating systems, and accepts all EOS System lenses and accessories.
Professional photographers and Canon Explorers of Light Barbara Bordnick, Monte Zucker, and Robert Farber will be discussing their use of the new EOS D60, and ground breaking digital photography techniques at the Canon booth throughout PMA 2002.
The new Canon PowerShot A100, A30, and A40 digital cameras refresh the Company's entry to mid-level range of products. The PowerShot A100 is a new entry-level model with 1.2 Megapixel resolution and a high-quality single focal length lens with 3.2X digital zoom. New Photo Effect and Movie modes bring greater versatility to the entry-level user, while a Macro mode allows focusing of an object that is just two inches in front of the lens.
The new PowerShot A30 and A40 deliver 1.2 and 2.0 Megapixel resolution, and feature 3X optical and 2.0X or 2.5X digital zoom capability, respectively. Both feature new shooting modes, including Movie (with sound on the PowerShot A40), Photo Effect, and Manual modes. A wide range of accessories are available, including Tele and Wide lens converters, a Close Up Lens, and a waterproof case. The PowerShot A30 and A40 also support direct printing using Canon card photo printers, and support Windows XP and Macintosh operating systems via a plug-and-play USB interface.
New Bubble Jet and Dye-Sub Photo Printers
Canon Bubble Jet photo printers have enjoyed a reputation for ease-of-use, economical cost of operation, and amazing speed, all performed with exceptional color image quality. At PMA 2002, Canon introduces four new models, the S520, S750, S900, and S9000. A new dye-sublimation printer, the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100, is also being introduced.
All of the new Bubble Jet models feature photo quality 2400 x 1200 dpi Microfine Droplet Technology and Canon's pioneering individual ThinkTank System, which offer consumers the ability to replace color ink tanks on a cost effective, as needed basis. The new models also feature USB interfaces, Windows XP and Mac compatibility, and borderless prints from 4"x 6" to Letter size that are lightfast for up to 25 years.
The new S900 and S9000 models feature all new print heads with 3,072 nozzles and 4 picoliter precision, and speeds that can complete a 4"x 6" photo in approximately 30 seconds and a 8" x 10" print in approximately one minute.
The new Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100 offers high quality 300 dpi dye-sublimation print technology with a durable, clear protective overcoat for 4 x 6, credit card size, card size label, and 8 mini label size print outs. With direct printing capability from select Canon PowerShot digital cameras, CP-100 settings can be adjusted from the camera LCD monitor. Optional accessories include a dedicated battery, computer connection kit and car battery adapter.
New CanoScan Flatbed Scanner
The new CanoScan D1250U2F features the best of both worlds from previous Canon CanoScan scanner products, including the sleek, thin Z-lid styling from the "N" series, and versatile functionality of the "D" series. With an optional Adaptec accessory, the CanoScan D1250U2F becomes one of the first scanners on the market with USB 2.0 capability, bringing fast plug-and-play scanning to the consumer market.
New Wide Format Proofing
Canon's production level wide format printer, the BJ-W9000, will be demonstrated for the first time at PMA 2002 as a proofing solution with the use of Best GmbH Screenproof software. The combination is ideal for commercial print houses, reproduction companies, publishers, age imaging services, copy shops, and scanning service providers. Screenproof software uses new technology based on the ICC standard. This allows the user to perform accurate color raster proofing on the original raster with the existing RIP system. End user benefits of the system include color accuracy, high-resolution quality, speed, and low cost of operation without the need for lamination of output.
Pricing and Availability
The following products will be available through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and retailers at the following estimated street prices ($US) and availability dates:
Product Estimated Street Price(a) Availability
EOS D60 $ 2,999.00 April 2002
PowerShot A100 $ 179.00 April 2002
PowerShot A30 $ 249.00 June 2002
PowerShot A40 $ 299.00 March 2002
S520 Bubble Jet Printer $ 149.00 February 2002
S750 Bubble Jet Printer $ 199.00 February 2002
S900 Bubble Jet Printer $ 399.00 February 2002
S9000 Bubble Jet Printer $ 499.00 February 2002
Card Photo Printer CP-100 $ 249.00 May 2002
CanoScan D1250U2F $ 199.00 February 2002
(a) Price is estimate only and subject to change. Actual price determined by dealers and may vary. *T
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions and, through its parent company, Canon Inc., is a top patent-holder of imaging technologies. The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital and analog copiers (color and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems, and facsimile machines; camcorders, cameras and lenses; and semiconductor, broadcast and medical equipment. Canon U.S.A. employs 12,000 people at more than 30 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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