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Canon showers Gitex with copying technology

Canon is drawing attention to a large range of digital copiers in hall two

Canon, whose document management solutions have witnessed significant growth in the last two years, are drawing attention to a large range of digital copiers in hall two. The iR-i series, a web-enabled copier, takes centre-stage as it claims to increase efficiency through simplification of document handling.Alongside Canon’s full range of bubble jet printers, flatbed scanners, projectors and wide-format printers and plotters, the company is also debuting new multifunction devices. Canon Smart Base machines combine full colour scanning, printing and fax in a single machine. They are seen for the first time at Gitex. Sticking to its roots, Canon is also displaying its full range of digital cameras and camcorders. This includes the EOD 1D digital film camera, based upon the company’s highly acclaimed 1v 35mm SLR camera for professionals. It was the companies first attempt to go head to head with Nikon’s D1x and D1h cameras; the new 1Ds was launched recently at Photokina in Cologne, Germany. The 1D boasts 45-point auto-focus, 21-point evaluative metering, Canon’s proprietary EF lens mount, 21 custom functions plus 25 ‘personal’ controls for fine-tuning, and a strong body to resist nature’s elements. It has a 4.48 megapixel CCD, Canon’s own, and an impressive eight frames-per-second shutter.

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