Canon Pixma MP800R

The $399 Canon PIXMA MP800R Photo-All-in-One lets you print directly from slides and negatives, includes card slots for direct digital photo printing and features a large 3.5-inch color LCD screen for viewing images. The MP800R is designed for customers who wish to print over their wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi IEEE802.11b/g) networks. Utilizing WPA - the latest wireless security technology that helps make users wireless printing more secure - the PIXMA MP800R Photo All-In-One easily generates high quality photos and documents, scans documents at up to 2400 x 4800 dpi, and can share data over multiple PCs. The top-mounted, letter-size flatbed image scanner includes an integrated film adapter unit (FAU) that lets you scan a 35mm slide or negative at up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. With the included film holders, users can batch scan up to six negative frames or four mounted slides. The included ScanGear software helps to identify and remove defects caused by dust and scratches on the surface of originals and also has an auto image adjust feature to help correct faded documents and faded film. The scanner is so advanced it automatically adjusts the alignment of the images by up to ten degrees to straighten images. In addition to printing directly from slides and negatives, users can print their photos directly from most popular flash memory cards using the MP800R's built-in card slots. The large, tilting color LCD screen lets you preview, select and edit pictures before printing from memory cards and film scans. For added convenience, the MP800R features PictBridge technology for direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible digital cameras and camcorders. The MP800R has a second front-feeding paper cassette in addition to the standard auto sheet feeder located on top of the printer. The dual-paper path allows the printer to be loaded with both plain paper and photo paper or different sized papers simultaneously, so both documents and photos can be printed without the need for stopping and changing paper. You can switch easily between the two sources by using the paper feed selector switch on the front of the printer or via the printer driver. Users can also take advantage of the MP800R's automatic image editing features. Providing functions as basic and essential as cropping and trimming, the unit also helps brighten faces, correct backlit situations, and reduce image grain. Users can also renew treasured old photos with functions that reduce dust, scratches and help correct fading. You can correct red-eye, adjust color, and apply creative photo effects when printing directly from one of the unit's memory card slots. Even prints taken from low-resolution camera phone images can have their typically jagged appearance improved by employing the unit's on-board Image Optimizer technology.
  • Photo printer, flatbed scanner, 35mm film scanner, color copier, and multi-format card reader

  • Canon FINE print head, up to 9600dpi with 1 picoliter ink droplets

  • 5-color photo ink system, individually replaceable tanks for economy

  • Dual paper paths with top and bottom trays, auto paper switching

  • Fast print speeds: 4 x 6 " borderless photo in 36 seconds

  • Borderless printing in 4 x 6", 5 x 7" and letter sizes

  • Large, tilting 3.5-inch color LCD for preview and editing

  • Image editing: Crop, brighten faces, remove red-eye, adjust color

  • USB 2.0 high speed I/O for printer and card reader drives

  • Direct print from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, SD, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO memory cards

  • PictBridge Direct USB printing from most modern digicams

  • Network-ready for WiFi or Ethernet, optional BlueTooth module

    The left side of the control panel has the On/Off power control. Buttons for the selecting the COPY, SCAN, PHOTO/FILM or CARD functions. The Alarm lamp lights if there's a paper jam. The Feed Switch button selects the top auto sheet feeder or the lower paper cassette. The Photo Index Sheet button prints out an index sheet from a memory card full of images. The Search button lets you find a group of images by the date they were taken.

    On the right side: the Menu button to access the custom and maintenance settings. The Settings button calls up the menu(s) to configure paper size, media type, and other settings specific to the selected mode. The Stop/Reset button cancels an operation or exits a menu. The 4-way controller lets you select pictures and navigate menu screens. Press the OK button to select menu items and confirm selections. The Trimming button lets you crop an image. The Black button starts a b&w copy operation, the Color button starts a color copy.

    The MP800R has two paper sources; a top-mounted auto sheet loader and an internal cassette in the bottom. Both the upper and lower paper trays can support up to 150 sheets of letter-size plain paper as well as 4x6" photo paper, 5x7" photo paper, letter-size photo paper and #10 envelopes. The lower tray is ideal for photo paper as it is protected against dust and ready for a quick media change. You can load different paper in the top and bottom trays and then select it with either the printer driver or the control panel pushbutton. Both top and bottom trays can be loaded with plain paper, the printer can be set to automatically switch between them when one runs out of paper. The MP800R lets you scan documents, photos, 35mm negative strips and mounted slides. On top is a letter-sized flatbed scanner that can also be used as a single-sheet copier for documents. You can create borderless copies of photos or documents in credit card, 4"x6", 5"x7" and letter sizes. Paper documents can converted to text with the included Scansoft OmniPage SE software or stored electronically as PDF files with the 'Scan-to-PDF' function from within the driver.

    To make a copy lift up the lid, place your document face-down, close the lid and press the COPY button.

    Canon PIXMA MP800R Photo-All-in-One

    Press the Settings button to change media type, size, print quality or scaling. If the settings are good then press the "Black" button to make a monochrome copy or "Color" to make a color copy. The SCAN button is used to digitize photos and can only be used when the MP800R is connected to a computer, it works with the ScanGear program (see below.) The optical resolution of the CCD scanner element is 2400 x 4800 dpi with a maximum scanning area of 8.5 x 11.7 inches.

    To make prints from or digitize 35mm negatives or slides you remove the reflective panel in the scanner lid to expose the builtin film adapter unit (FAU). Using the FAU allows you to scan film at up to 19,200 dpi (hardware interpolated.) You'll find the film carriers stored on the backside of the reflective panel. The 35mm negative strip carrier handles up to six frames and the 35mm mounted slide carrier (shown above) that holds up to four slides. A guide on the top of the scanner deck aligns the film carrier so it's properly positioned with the FAU.

    Canon PIXMA MP800R Photo-All-in-One The LCD screens for direct-printing from 35mm slides or negatives.

    The included ScanGear software can be launched from the MP Navigator program or called up as a TWAIN application from your graphic program. ScanGear can be used for photographs or film, you can batch scan and save six negatives or four mounted slides at a time.

    Advanced driver software helps to identify and remove defects caused by dust and scratches on the surface of 35mm negatives or mounted slides. The auto image adjust feature to help correct faded photos and film. The direct print feature also enables users to scan their slides or negatives and go straight to print without ever having to use a computer.

    Located on the front are the printer's two built-in flash card slots. The MP800R can read directly from CompactFlash (Type I and II including Microdrives), SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO.  Note: xD-Picture Card, Mini SD and Memory Stick DUO can be used with appropriate adapters. The card slots are used for direct printing of JPEG or TIFF images and can also be used like a card reader to transfer photos to your hard drive at USB 2.0 speed. The card slots will appear as removable drives whenever a card is inserted.

    The large 3.5-inch color LCD can be tilted to any angle so it's easy to see whether you're standing up or sitting down. After you insert a memory card you can browse through your images in the same manner as you do on your digital camera. You can preview and select images easily with the LCD and control panel buttons.

    Canon PIXMA MP800R Photo-All-in-One

    Settings Menus: - lets you select the paper size, media type, quality, printing type and date stamping.

  • Page 2 - lets you enable Photo Optimizer PRO (POP) to auto optimize brightness and tone. Red-eye Correction to eliminate the occurence of flash red-eye in "people pictures. Enable Vivid Photo to enhance blue and green colors. Enable Noise Reduction to eliminate noise in blue and black areas. Enable Face Brightener to lighten a face when taking in heavily backlit lighting.

    The Trimming function lets you crop out and print only the desired portion of a photo.

    PictBridge USB port for direct printing from most modern digital cameras and video camcorders. You simply connect to the printer using the camera's standard USB download cable. The optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-20 (shown above) may also be plugged into the front USB port for wireless printing (up to 10m) from PDAs, cellphones, laptops and other devices that support Bluetooth v1.2.