Canon has today announced that they are replacing the CP200 and CP300 with two new PictBridge compatible models, the CP-220, and the battery-powered CP-330. Both printers connect directly to any PictBridge compatible camera - regardless of brand and Canon state that to print a 10x15 boarderless print from an Ixus 500 will take just under a minute and a half.
The CP-330 has a rechargeable battery, allowing for printing on the move and also supports irDA wireless for printing JPEG images from selected irOBEX and irMC compatible mobile camera-phones.
Both printers offer a choice of borderless print sizes: 10x15 cm post card size (which is available in a 36 print or a new 108 print value pack size), L size, credit-card size, and mini-stickers. A new 10cm x 20cm long media is also available for printing 'stitched' panorama images from a computer, or printing with space for writing a message. Paper and colour cartridges with exactly the right quantity of ink are sold together, eliminating the frustration of running out of ink before running out of paper.
Optional car battery adapters are available for both printers to both power the printer and recharge the CP-330's battery.
The CP-220 and CP-330 will be available from the end of April 2004 for around £149 RRP inc VAT. and £199 RRP inc VAT. respectively. CBA-CP100 Car Power Adapter (optional) - around £69 inc VAT.