Canon Pixma MP800R

The Canon PIXMA MP-800R Photo-All-in-One can do everything that other "multi purpose" photo devices can do plus it can also scan and print 35mm slides and film too. It's a 1200dpi flatbed scanner, a one-page color copier and a high quality photo printer. You can make digital prints directly from flash memory cards, PictBridge-enabled digital cameras or from a computer. The only thing it doesn't do is transmit and receive faxes. Equipped with Canon's FINE printhead and 5-color individually replaceable ink tanks, it's an economical photo inkjet printer with exceptional print quality. It's also a very speedy all-purpose printer with both a top and bottom paper source. Printing from a flash memory card is quick and easy. Just insert the card, view and select the pictures on the large 3.5-inch color LCD, set your printing preferences and print - it's just that simple. You can also crop photos before printing, just press the Trimming button and follow the on-screen prompts. It also has options for brightening faces and removing red-eye in "people" photos. Printing directly from memory cards isn't much slower than printing from a computer. That says a lot for the MP-800R's internal processing power as older standalone devices often took 2-3 times longer to print than when connected to a computer. The MP-800R is not the equal of a $1500 or more dedicated slide or film scanner, but considering its lower cost and versatility, it's more than sufficient for most non- professional users. The entire process of scanning a slide or negative is made simple with the included ScanGear software. Not only does it scan quickly, it also automatically adjusts the image color, brightness and contrast and for old slides it corrects color fade and minimizes dust and scratches too. Canon iP4000 (which also uses the ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system) -- I wondered why most people would need a 6- or 8-color photo printer. These printers have a higher initial cost and per- print cost due to the extra ink tanks. Unless you're someone who has to have "the best of the best," I feel that you'll be more than pleased by the MP-800R's print quality. The vast majority of photo prints made are 4 x 6" size prints and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between one made by the MP-800R and one printed on the 8-color Canon i9900. Even the borderless 8.5 x 11" prints I made on Canon Photo Paper Pro looked simply amazing and as you can see from the chart below, this isn't a slow printer. 8-megapixel JPEG image, Canon Photo Paper Pro glossy media and the different printing modes. Prints from computer were done using Canon's Easy- Photo Print, its "Quality priority" setting seems to be even higher quality than the "Fine" setting for flash cards as the print times are dramatically longer.
And printing from a PictBridge-enabled digital camera was as easy as it is supposed to be. Just connect your camera to the front-mounted USB port with your normal USB download cable, turn your camera on in play mode and folllow the PictBridge screens on the camera's LCD monitor. In case you missed it on page 1, here's the PictBridge screens from a Canon Powershot S410:

Remember that it's this simple with -any- PictBridge compatible camera, not just those made by Canon. All major digicam manufacturers have added the ability to direct-print to PictBridge compatible printers from their cameras made since 2004.