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Canon SELPHY CP730

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Thursday 24th, August 2006
Posted by: Mark Peters

Canon focuses in on ease-of-use, style and image quality with its Canon SELPHY CP730 inkjet photo printer. Offering a range of solutions that meet virtually every picture-taker’s needs, Canon’s SELPHY CP730 lets people print wedding photos while at the wedding or prom night fun at the prom. The Canon CP730 photo printer will be available this fall for estimated selling prices of $149.99. “Whether people capture photos from a digital camera, camcorder, cell phone, or even a PDA, Canon’s new compact photo printers make it easy to quickly print beautiful photographs from nearly anywhere.” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon USA.

Canon SELPHY CP730

Canon CP730 printer - Home printing
“These printers provide consumers with portable digital imaging solutions that yield brilliant photographs.” According to a recent Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) study of consumer buying habits, women influence about 88 percent of consumer electronics purchases. The study further revealed that women are motivated to purchase products that emphasize form factor. Based on this data, Canon optimized the new printers’ product design and ease-of-use, while maintaining interest to all potential customers through image quality and performance.

Canon SELPHY 730 - Color and Contrast
The Canon CP730 compact photo printer is the latest examples of Canon’s commitment to offering a complete portable photo printing solution. The Canon SELPHY CP730 dye-sublimation model features a popular design based on a compact, rectangular shape that maintains the user-friendly and distinctive SELPHY concept. The use of dye-sublimation technology means that prints made with the Canon CP730 have true continuous tone photographic quality. At the same time, they are laminated with a clear overcoat that protects them from moisture and fingerprints, with 100-year longevity when stored in an archival photo album.

Canon CP730 dye-sublimation printer - LCD monitor
In addition to being compact and lightweight, the Canon SELPHY CP730 Compact Photo Printer features a 2.0-inch color LCD monitor and an exciting new trimming option, which makes it possible to trim or crop an image on the printer before printing. A handy Red-eye Correction function makes flash photos of people and pets look more natural, automatically. When printing from a memory card, the new My Colors feature allows the user the ability to print in Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, and Black & White.

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Canon SELPHY CP730 photo printer - PictBridge and Flash memory
The new Canon CP730 printer features retractable USB cables for convenient connection to PictBridge-compliant digital cameras and camcorders, and card slots for nearly all memory card formats including SD, CF, miniSD, and Memory stick. Both printers also incorporate additional USB ports for connection to a PC, external USB cable or other compatible accessories. The Canon SELPHY CP730 printer is also IrDA compatible. This allows users with IrDA compatible phones to send images to the printer for easy printout. The Canon SELPHY CP730 model is also compatible with an optional rechargeable battery pack for true go-anywhere convenience.

Canon 730 printer - Print speed and Panorama
Canon’s new SELPHY CP730 Compact Photo Printer allows consumers to print out brilliant, high quality 4 x 6 inch borderless postcard prints in roughly 58 seconds9 at an approximate cost of 28 cents per print. They are ideal for precious pictures from a baby’s first birthday party or other family events, with no need for the complexities of a computer or the inconvenience of a photo lab. In addition to postcard prints, the Canon SELPHY CP730 can also produce 4 x 8 inch panorama prints and credit card size prints or stickers, when equipped with optional paper trays and ink/paper sets.

Wireless Photo Printing
Canon’s new compact photo printer, the Canon SELPHY CP730, is compatible with Canon’s BU-20 Bluetooth Adapter. Available as an optional accessory, this petite adaptor allows consumers to print photos wirelessly from a variety of nearby Bluetooth enabled devices, like mobile phones and PDAs. Please check the Canon USA website for additional information.

Canon Creative Park
Looking to extend creativity beyond just photos and documents? Consumers can now try Canon's new Creative Park website at canon.com/c-park. The site offers 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates and embellishments, novel greeting cards, educational materials and the opportunity to learn more about digital photography.

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