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The new Canon Selphy ES3 and ES30 compact photo printers offer stylish, updated designs with new creative photo printing options. The Canon ES3 has a 3.5-inch LCD screen and offers 1 GB built-in memory. The cheaper Canon ES30 model has a smaller 3-inch screen. Both models offer rapid image viewing and function selection with Canon’s Easy-Scroll Wheel, a more intuitive button layout, and a handy integrated power adaptor. Unique Easy Photo Packs combine ink and media for simple operation and protection from dust, and new Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs add sparkle to prints. The Canon SELPHY ES3 is available from the end of September 2008 priced at £189.00 / €239.00 / $199.99. The Canon SELPHY ES30 is available from September 2008 priced at £139.00 / €179.00 / $149.99.
Canon UK Press Release
Creative photo prints that sparkle: The new SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30
United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, 26 August 2008: Canon today adds a touch of sparkle to its SELPHY Compact Photo Printer range, with two new models: the SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30, which succeed the SELPHY ES2 and SELPHY ES20 respectively. Both models combine stylish, updated designs with new creative photo printing options - including new Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs, larger LCD screens of 3.5” (SELPHY ES3) and 3.0” (SELPHY ES30), and three all-new image effects: Modern Bright, Pinhole Camera and Nostalgic. In addition, the SELPHY ES3 offers 1 GB built-in memory, allowing users to store their favourite photos for easy repeat printing.
For the ultimate ease in setup and operation, the SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30 use Canon’s system of Easy Photo Packs – handy combined ink-and-paper cassettes. A new addition to the range comes in the form of special Gold (E-P20G) and Silver (E-P20S) Easy Photo Packs – which supplement standard colours with gold or silver ink. Both provide sparkling decorative additions to photo prints, party invitations or greetings cards.
Users can transform their pictures even more using the dedicated Creative Print button. Alongside a wide variety of layouts, filter effects and picture additions – such as clip art and frames – three new image effects are included: Modern Bright, Pin-hole Camera (which simulates the vignetting effect of old-fashioned cameras) and Nostalgic.
While retaining the space-saving ES vertical operation – which outputs prints to the top of the printer – the SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30 offer new, curvaceous designs, with reduced footprints for even easier storage. A fixed carry handle offers enhanced portability, while memory card slots have been relocated for faster access.
Extra-easy operation is assured by several other design additions. Both models offer rapid image viewing and function selection with Canon’s Easy-Scroll Wheel, a more intuitive button layout, and a handy integrated power adaptor.
“More and more people are discovering the pleasure of turning their digital photos into lab-quality prints they can hold, pass round and share,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “As well as making this process easy, the SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30 offer our most extensive range of creative print options yet.”
Pricing & Availability
The SELPHY ES3 is available from end of September 2008 priced at £189.00 / €239.00 RRP inc. VAT.
The SELPHY ES30 is available from September 2008 priced at £139.00 / €179.00 RRP inc. VAT.
Features at a glance
Unique Easy Photo Packs combine ink and media for simple operation and protection from dust
New Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs add sparkle to prints
Compact, vertical design with carry handle
Easy-Scroll Wheel for fast operation
3.5” LCD (SELPHY ES3) or 3.0” LCD (SELPHY ES30) for optimum image preview and easier editing
Built-in memory for storing favourite prints (SELPHY ES3 only)
DIGIC II processor for fast, lab-quality prints
Direct printing from memory card, camcorders or digital cameras See specifications for details.
Creative Print button – add frames, filter effects and more
Built-in Image Optimisation (Auto Image Correction, Image Trim, My Colors, Red-Eye Correction)
Wireless printing via IrDA IR (SELPHY ES3 only) or optional Bluetooth
Dye-sublimation printing process produce 100 year prints1