Canon is releasing a handful of printers to its PIXMA line of printers and a scanner to the CanoScan line. The new additions pack a number of features into compact bodies, and more versatility with the ability to print from Windows RT and Android platforms as well as iOS devices.
The PIXMA line underwent some design changes that make the form factor a little more appealing. The Canon printers feature shiny piano black finishes that provide a sleek appearance. Beyond looking good, Canon cleaned up a few rough edges. In particular, the printers deploy a cord management system that allows them to sit flush against the wall (shown above). This means a smaller footprint, and makes it easier to tuck the printer into tight spaces, such as a shelf.
With the rise in smartphone and tablet usage, manufacturers like Canon are adding support for these devices into the printers. The PIXMA printers can print wirelessly from anywhere in the home, and are compatible with devices running Android, Windows RT, and iOS. The printers also support My Image Garden, software from Canon that helps organize, customize, and share images.
The Canon PIXMA MG6320 ($199.9) and PIXMA MG5420 ($149.99) are both wireless all-in-one printers. The PIXMA iP7220 ($99.99) is a wireless photo printer. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II photo scanner ($199.97) helps with photo and document archiving needs. It captures images at 9600 x 9600 dots-per-inch for film and 4800 x 4800 dpi for all other media. Negatives can be scanned using the slide and negative adapter.