Pre-Photkina 2008: Canon has launched the SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30 compact photo printers, that are minor upgrades to the SELPHY ES2 and SELPHY ES20 respectively. With a more compact design and larger LCD screens of 3.5” in ES3 and 3.0” in ES30, the printers offer Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs for enhanced printing. The ES3 also comes with 1GB of built-in memory.

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Creative photo prints that sparkle: The new SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 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 favorite photos for easy repeat printing.

Creative 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 colors 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.

New designs
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.”
Features at a glance:

  1. Unique Easy Photo Packs combine ink and media for simple operation and protection from dust
  2. New Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs add sparkle to prints
  3. Compact, vertical design with carry handle
  4. Easy-Scroll Wheel for fast operation
  5. 3.5” LCD (SELPHY ES3) or 3.0” LCD (SELPHY ES30) for optimum image preview and easier editing
  6. Built-in memory for storing favorite prints (SELPHY ES3 only)
  7. DIGIC II processor for fast, lab-quality prints
  8. Direct printing from memory card, camcorders or digital cameras
  9. Creative Print button – add frames, filter effects and more
  10. Built-in Image Optimization (Auto Image Correction, Image Trim, My Colors, Red-Eye Correction)
  11. Wireless printing via IrDA IR (SELPHY ES3 only) or optional Bluetooth
  12. Dye-sublimation printing process produce 100 year prints

Available media includes:

  1. Post Card Size – (Easy Photo Pack E-P50, Easy Photo Pack E-P100)
  2. Post Card Size (Black and White) – (Easy Photo Pack E-P25BW)
  3. Post Card Size (Gold) – (Easy Photo Pack E-P20G)
  4. Post Card Size (Silver) – (Easy Photo Pack E-P20S)
  5. L Size (89mm x 119mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-L50, Easy Photo Pack E-L100)
  6. Card Size (54mm x 86mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-C25)
  7. Card Size Labels (54mm x 86mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-C25L)

The SELPHY ES3 and SELPHY ES30 are supplied with Canon’s Solution Disk, containing easy to use software for managing, storing and printing images via PC. Software includes:


  • ZoomBrowser EX 6.1 Windows Vista (including SP1) / XP SP2
  • Ulead Photo Express LE 6.6
  • SELPHY ES3/SELPHY ES30 Printer Driver 2.1 for Microsoft Windows (2000 SP4/XP SP1/SP2, Vista 64bit)


  • ImageBrowser 6.1 Mac OS X (Version10.4-10.5)
  • SELPHY ES3/SELPHY ES30 Printer Driver 2.2 for Mac

The Canon Solution Disk supplied with the SELPHY ES3 also includes SELPHY Contents Utility, a new feature which allows users to add extra frames or clip art to the SELPHY ES3’s internal memory.

Purchasers are also eligible for membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, 100MB of online ‘personal gallery’ space for sharing still images and video with family and friends.


  • BU-30 Bluetooth Unit

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