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Canon introduces new PIXMA printers and CanoScan scanners

Singapore, 19 August 2010 – Canon today unveiled the new PIXMA Black series – a new concept in home and office printing that takes the quality of PIXMA inkjet technology and encases it in a completely redesigned black housing.  The new PIXMA Black series consists of four All-in-Ones (AIOs) – the PIXMA MG5270, MG5170, MP497 and MP287 – and one single-function photo printer (PIXMA iP4870), all sporting new features such as full-HD Movie Print, and Flickr online photo album integration.

New multimedia and online functionality
New to all the PIXMA printers is a full HD Movie Print feature, allowing users to print individual frames from their HD movies.  Also new is the ability to connect to online photo sharing site Flickr, directly from the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX software. 

In addition, the new PIXMA Black range also features Auto Photo Fix II to improve image quality of printed output with intelligent Colour Cast Correction.

Premium print quality and speed: PIXMA MG5270 and MG5170
The new Canon PIXMA MG5270 and PIXMA MG5170 AIO photo printers provide users with a range of improved features that will increase the speed of document and photo prints in the home or office.  Offering cost-efficient individual colour ink tanks, both models are capable of ultra-sharp prints at up to 9600 x 2400 dpi with a minimum of 1 picolitre droplets.

With an improved Scroll Wheel. the PIXMA MG5270 and MG5170 offer easier access to printer settings – viewable on the large 2.4-inch TFT LCD display. Memory card slots offer added convenience and both the new PIXMA MG printers include the ability to print images directly from PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and USB memory sticks.
Rounding off the extensive features of the PIXMA MG5270 and MG5170 are the optical scan resolutions of 2400 x 4800 dpi and 1200 x 2400dpi respectively. In addition, the PIXMA MG5270 is also WiFi enabled, allowing photos to be printed wirelessly from WiFi-capable devices (e.g., laptops, mobile phones and gaming consoles).

Affordable AIOs: PIXMA MP497 and MP287
Consumers looking for All-in-One printer functionality at an affordable price point can consider the PIXMA AIO MP497 and MP287. Compact and stylish, both models offer excellent performance with (monochrome and colour) prints up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (2 picolitre ink droplets minimum) and scan resolution up to 1200 dpi.

The PIXMA MP497 is also equipped with WiFi capabilities offering maximum print convenience.

Stunning single-function results: PIXMA iP4870
The PIXMA iP4870 is a dedicated single function photo printer that combines exceptional print quality with stellar performance.  Employing five-colour individual ink tanks, the PIXMA iP4870 features full Advanced Media Handling capabilities include Auto Duplex printing and a 2-Way Paper Feed, as well as the ability to direct printing on CD/DVDs.

Pricing and availability
The PIXMA MP497 is now available at all Canon authorised dealers at recommended retail price of S$229. The PIXMA iP4870, MG5270, MG5170 and MP287 will be available  from late September. Prices are to be announced in late September.

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