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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.