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Immortalize spring break stupor with Canon's new portable printer

Canon just announced a new addition to its line of compact photo printers: the Selphy CP780.


It's a very chilly 20 degrees here in New York with a light snow blanketing the floor (which will soon turn into a dirt slushie), but you could've fooled Canon. It just released a new version of its "Selphy" dye-sublimation printer, the CP780. It's designed to connect directly to a digital camera to print anywhere outside the house--a picnic, Easter egg hunt, birthday party, etc.

I had the pleasure of reviewing the CP760 and the CP770 and found them to be an inexpensive, easy gift to give those technologically inept family members who can barely figure out how to press the shutter button on a digital camera, much less print out a digital photo.

The CP780 takes the Portrait Image Optimize feature to new heights, adding auto adjustment features to portray a more realistic, natural re-creation of your image. Although we were happy with the results before, we're anxious to see how well the enhancements will fare. In addition to the image quality, Canon's also made improvements to its internal printing process, and it claims to have whittled the print time for a single 4-inch by 6-inch photo down to a snappy 47 seconds.

To coincide with its PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH cameras, Canon offers the $100 CP780 printer in three Springy colors: blue, pink, and cool silver.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like New York will let me use one outside anytime soon. Spring break, where are you?