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Canon’s new SELPHY compact photo printer, the SELPHY CP810, aims to make photo-lab quality printing on the move or at home quick and easy. It replaces the SELPHY CP800 and is a slimmer, more compact and portable design with expanded creative features and improved usability.

The SELPHY CP810 is for users wanting a convenient printer that delivers high quality prints in less than a minute (applicable to postcard size-printing). The lightweight, portable design should also provide a suitable option for business users who want to offer on-the-spot ID photos or instant photo printing services.

Photos can be printed directly from a range of compatible memory cards, or from any PictBridge-compatible device, such as a camera or camcorder. The SELPHY CP810 can also print from USB flash memory sticks or from mobile phones via the integrated USB port. This enables instant output without the need for a computer.

Easy operation

Canon has incorporated an enhanced viewing operation, a tilting 6.8cm colour LCD screen. With support for 13 languages, images can be viewed easily and printed with the press of a button.

It maintains that the improved auto image optimiser function increases print output quality compared to that of the original digital image, recognising scenes and improving the subject by making specific adjustments – for example controlling the brightness or contrast. In addition, a selectable smooth skin effect evens out skin blemishes for more flattering portraits. Manual brightness adjustment can be applied to fine-tune the prints produced.

The SELPHY CP810 uses dye sublimation technology to achieve high quality images which provide a similar look and feel as traditional photo lab prints – without the wait. Prints are dry and ready for handling the second they leave the printer, resistant to scratches, spills and fading. The SELPHY CP810 can produce postcard (148 x 100mm),  (119 x 89mm) and credit card (86 x 54mm) sized prints speedily on a range of Canon photographic media. It also offers a range of image layout options, including the ID photo layout which enables users to print a range of standard or custom-sized ID photo images on a single sheet of paper.

An interesting feature is its ability to offer portable printing due to an optional NB-CP2L battery pack – thus instant printing while on the move. A security cable, such as a Kensington lock, can also be attached to the added security slot on the printer body, while an optional dust protection cover protects the printer and consumables when operating in dusty environments.

The SELPHY CP810 is available from May 2012 and costs £99/€109 RRP incl VAT.

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