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Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Adds Remarkable Speed To Two New Stylish And Easy-To-Use Scanners

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – Canon U.S.A, Inc. today announced two new color image scanners to the industry’s best-selling line-up, the CanoScan 8800F and CanoScan LiDE90. In the emerging world of digital imaging, consumers desire easy-to-use products like these new Canon scanners that offer exceptional image quality in a compact and stylish design, making archiving old shoeboxes of photos an enjoyable trip down memory lane.

In addition to the stunning image quality that has become synonymous with Canon scanners, speed takes on a whole new meaning with the Company’s latest products. The Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner is the first Canon scanner to come equipped with a high-luminance white LED lamp (instead of a traditional fluorescent lamp). The white LED technology virtually eliminates warm-up time1 and allows for scanning to begin instantaneously from sleep mode, and be completed three times faster than in previous models. By improving data reading methods, the scan speed at 300dpi (the most common resolution used for reflective scans) is only approximately seven seconds for an 8.5” x 11” color scan.2

The inclusion of seven “EZ Buttons” on the CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner and four on the CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner enables consumers to quickly copy, scan, e-mail or create a PDF file with just one push of a button. Perfect for the crowded desktop, the new CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner is the smallest ever in the popular LiDE scanner series.

“In the emerging scrapbooking and graphic design fields, the demand for feature-rich, high-quality scanners is very prevalent. With the introduction of these two scanners, Canon U.S.A. looks forward to maintaining its leading position within this market by providing consumers with products that exceed their expectations,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Consumers want to be able to preserve their memories and these new products allow for that to happen in a quick, easy and affordable fashion.”

The CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner provides consumers with a solution for all photo archiving needs with the ability to scan up to twelve 35mm slides and negatives at a time along with standard documents and images. The maximum optical resolution for the CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner is 4800 x 9600 dots-per-inch (dpi).3 Equipped with Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE) Level 3 technology, which aids in automatic dust, scratch, fading and graininess reduction, consumers can be comfortable knowing memories can be preserved the way they were meant to be. With its height designed 17 percent smaller than its predecessor, the Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner provides consumers with further desktop space to work on additional projects. The estimated selling price for the CanoScan 8800F Color Image Scanner is $199.99.4

Using a Contact Image Sensor (CIS), and new drive system designs, the Canon CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner is considered to be one of the world’s thinnest scanners, and the smallest ever in the Canon LiDE scanner series. A stand is included, enabling the scanner to be positioned vertically so even less desktop space is required. This successor model to the popular CanoScan LiDE70 Color Image Scanner can reproduce images and documents with stunning quality thanks to a maximum optical resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi.3 Only one USB 2.0 high-speed cable is necessary for connecting to a computer and providing the necessary power thus eliminating an extra wire from behind a desk. Additional features such as the Quick and Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (QARE) Level 3 technology for quick, automatic removal of dust and scratches from scanned images and an Advanced Z-Lid for scanning bulkier items, makes the task of scanning old photos for a students’ class project more enjoyable. The estimated selling price of the CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner is $79.99.4

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006†, with global revenues of $34.9 billion. 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/pressroom.

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1 The time required for the light source to reach sufficient operating temperature.
2 Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off. Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size.
3 Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling, based on ISO 14473 standard.
4 Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
†IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2007.

(First posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 00:01 EDT)

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