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New Digital Cameras...and Printers to go With Them

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New digital cameras and printers to go with them. Bloomberg Boot Camp a report on today's technology. Canon has announced an updated line up of digital cameras and printers. The focus of the new cameras….is more megapixels for the money. Canon's Tennille Lipson says there are seven new PowerShot models…including the S-80…

"That's an 8 megapixel, the same form factor as the S-70, S-60 model. But it has a great movie feature. For the first time, there's XGA quality movies at 15 frames per second, and that will run as long as your card will hold, up to a gig."

Many previous models of digital cameras only were capable of taking short video clips. The list price of the 8 megapixel S-80….549 dollars. Canon also is introducing a 7 megapixel camera, the A-620…for under 400 dollars. On the printer side…the company will be selling its first dedicated photo printer for under a hundred dollars. But the CP510 does not include memory card slots or an LCD screen for viewing. Among the new, more traditional printers, is the IP5200R, designed to connect to a wireless home network. Marketing director Michael Duffett …

"It makes life very easy. You can position it in any room and with that network be able to print from the living room, from the bedroom, from the kitchen. Whatever's easiest for you."

Canon faces stiff competiton in the printer business from market leader HP, from Epson, Lexmark and lately from Dell. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.