PRESS RELEASE: Canon USA Announces New SELPHY Compact Photo Printer Making Editing and Printing Photos Easier Than Ever
Upgrades Include a New Tilt LCD Screen and Shuffle Feature
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 19 -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the new SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer featuring a new tilt LCD screen in addition to a new Shuffle feature enhancing its ease-of-use and functionality. Following in the footsteps of the successful Canon SELPHY CP780 Compact Photo Printer, this model offers an innovative design enabling consumers to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of printing high-quality photos from almost anywhere without the hassle of using busy kiosks at retail locations.
The size and portability of the Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer helps make it possible to produce immediate keepsake photos from almost anywhere. When using the optional battery pack, users can immediately print memorable photos from a day camping in the woods or of a child's first big catch while fishing. The new Shuffle feature provides a new way to share memories by selecting images from a memory card which can be compiled all on one print. Now, those memories from the family vacation abroad or of a fun day at the beach can be easily shared with friends and family on one 4x6-inch print. A new 2.5-inch tilt LCD screen allows for easy viewing, selecting and editing of images.
When consumers think of Canon, one of the first things that should come to mind is the commitment to providing superb image quality. The new SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer has a host of new features which not only keep with this tradition but take it one step further. Helping to enhance skin tones is the Smooth Skin feature which produces more natural and appealing colors. Additional support is provided by the Image Optimizer, which helps correct exposure and adjust the brightness, contrast and sharpness of images and the Portrait Image Optimize feature, which automatically delivers face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction.
"The addition of the SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer to our product lineup further demonstrates Canon's commitment to providing consumers with high-quality digital imaging solutions that are fun for all ages," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "With new features and a quick, easy-to-use interface, this new SELPHY is the perfect addition for anyone interested in creating keepsake photos from special events"
The Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer prints a 4x6-inch high-quality photo in approximately 47 seconds  that is capable of lasting up to 100 years  while maintaining its brilliance. Users can also print photos without connecting to a computer by printing directly from compatible memory cards  or using the PictBridge connection. The estimated selling price of the SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer is $99.99* and will be available in both black and white colors.
* Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
1) Print speed obtained using compatible Canon compact digital camera incorporating DIGIC II.
2) Based on accelerated dark storage testing by Canon under controlled lighting, temperature and humidity conditions. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of the prints; results may vary depending on printed images, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
3) Compatible memory cards include SD Memory Card, SDHCMemory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card, CompactFlash Card, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: microSD Card, miniSD Card, microSDHC Card, miniSDHC Card, microSDXCCard, RS-MMC, MMCmicro Card, MMCmobile Card, xD-Picture Card and Memory Stick Micro
(First posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 00:01 EDT)