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Canon renews its digital imaging and printing products

In the area of ​​digital photography, its new flagship stands out, the EOS 1Ds Mark III, which is aimed at the advertising and studio market. It incorporates a 21 megapixel resolution full-format CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC III processor that allows it to process 14-bit RAW files.

Already geared towards advanced amateurs, the EOS 40D uses a 10.1 megapixel APS-C sensor and a DIGIC III processor. Both cameras incorporate LiveView mode and automatic sensor cleaning.

Compact cameras up to 12 megapixels

As for compact cameras Canon has presented six models of the PowerShot and Ixus ranges, all of them with optical stabilizer. The PowerShot G9 stands out, in which Canon recovers the RAW format at the request of users. It has 12 megapixels and 35-210 zoom. It also introduces a new range of affordable powerful zoom cameras of which the PowerShot SX100 IS is the first model. It has 8 megapixels and a 10X zoom.

To complete the image capture section, Canon has shown what is advertised as one of the smallest true HD video cameras (1,080 lines of resolution) on the market. The HG10 model is aimed at the demanding video enthusiast and has a built-in 40 GB hard drive, with which it is possible to record up to 16 hours.

On the other hand, two professional projectors from the XEED range and one from the LV range have been announced. For the first time, the XEED SX7 model will be distributed exclusively through the AV channel. It has an SXGA + resolution and offers 4000 lumens. The XEED X700 model has the same brightness but XGA resolution. Both use LCOS technology. Finally, the LV-7365 is a 3,000 lumens LCD model.

Printers and MFPs

In the printing area, new features have been announced both in the PIXMA inkjet range and in the i-Sensys lasers. In the injection equipment stands out the quick start function that, depending on the model, can be ready to use the panel in up to just two seconds and to print in up to seven. In addition, they have an automatic image correction system that detects the type of image and improves the areas that need it.

The PIXMA iP4500 and iP3500 are printers geared towards the home market. They print a 10×15 photo in just 21 seconds and allow double-sided printing on plain paper. They have a resolution of 9,600 x 2,400 dpi and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi respectively.

Multifunction equipment aimed at both small offices and the home have also been presented. The MP610 and MP520 models include a TFT screen to allow direct printing without a PC, while the MX 300, MX310 and MX 700 have also incorporated fax. Its print speed reaches 30 ppm in black or 20 in color and they have a resolution of 4,800 x 1,200 dpi

As for the laser market, the i-Sensys MF4660PL and MF4690PL models are incorporated, two multifunction machines with 20 pages per minute and 600 dpi, whose difference is the integration of fax in the second model.

The CanonScan 8800F and LiDE90 scanners complete the news. The former is intended for advanced graphic designers, artists, and photographers. It allows scanning at 4800 x 9600 dpi with 48 bits and takes just 7 seconds to scan an A4 at 300 dpi. This speed is possible thanks to the use of white LEDs as a light source, as they do not require preheating.

LiDE90 has a resolution of 2,400 x 4,800 dpi with 48-bit color depth and takes 12 seconds to capture an A4 at 300 dpi