Canon Adds Elphs, All-In-One For Spring

By Staff On Mar 24 2008 - 6:00am




Canon will ship three new 10-megapixel Digital Elphs to dealers in the next two months, the company said.

The firm also announced a new business-oriented all-in-one, which it will ship this month.

The SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS all include optical image stabilization, face detection and Canon's DIGIC III engine. The Elphs will also incorporate Canon's new motion-detection technology, originally announced in its PMA lineup. When the cameras detect motion, they will automatically boost the ISO, or they will lower the ISO when no motion is detected.

Also new for the Elph line is the AF Point Zoom, which is used in face-detection mode to digitally enlarge the face of a subject in the frame. The cameras also feature automatic red-eye correction, in-camera editing and will bundle a 32MB SD card.

The PowerShot SD890 IS sports a 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5-inch LCD display, ISO 3,200, 14 scene modes and an optical viewfinder. It ships in April for $399.

The SD790, for $349, sports a 3-inch LCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, ISO 3,200, and 14 scene modes. It will ship this month.

Canon will ship the SD770 IS in April for $299. It features a 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, 300 shots-per-charge battery life, 13 scene modes and ISO 1,600.

The $399 Pixma MX7600 all-in-one is a pigment ink-based system with new Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology. According to Canon, the new PgR technology employs a clear ink tank alongside five color inks for improving the look of color graphics and photographs printed onto plain paper.

The MX7600 features an automatic document feeder, auto duplex printing, two-way paper feeding, simultaneous scanning and printing, a 1.8-inch LCD screen and Ethernet networking.

It can print black text at a rate of 28 pages per minute (ppm) and color at 23 ppm. Photos are printed at 4,800 by 1,200 dpi and the printer will apply an automatic image fix when printing directly from memory cards or digital cameras.

The unit's Super G3 color fax can receive up to 250 incoming pages in memory and features eight one-touch speed-dial numbers.

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