Canon unveils three new printers

Canon announced three new printers today: the Pixma MP470, Pixma MP210, and Selphy MP740.

Felisa Yang Former CNET Editor
The Canon Pixma MP470 Canon USA

Canon announced three new additions to its printer lineup today--two home inkjet all-in-ones and one standalone photo printer. The two inkjets are part of the Pixma line: the Pixma MP470 and the Pixma MP210. The $100 MP470 offers 4,800x1,200 dpi color printing with 2pL droplets, 2,400x4,800 dpi scans, a 1.8-inch color LCD, and a USB 2.0 connection. Using its built-in memory card reader and PictBridge port, you can print photos without touching your PC. The PictBridge port also doubles as a USB port for the optional Bluetooth adapter that lets you print wirelessly. The MP470 uses a two-tank ink system (black and tricolor). It will be available in August.

The $80 Pixma MP210 is a more basic printer, as it lacks an LCD and memory card readers. It does have a PictBridge/Bluetooth port, however, and offers the same print resolution and droplet size as the MP470. This model is available this month.

The Selphy CP740 Canon USA

Finally, the Selphy CP740 is a $100 standalone photo printer that's small enough to be portable. The embedded 2-inch LCD lets you preview your photos, and accompanying navigation buttons let you peruse the contents of your memory cards. It has built-in memory card readers and a PictBridge/Bluetooth port, as well. The Selphy CP740 is also available this month.

Check back soon for full reviews of these printers.