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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Canon Announced Zoemini - The Lightest Portable Photo Printer




United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Canon Europe has today unveiled the Canon Zoemini, a lightweight, pocket size and portable photo printer, featuring ZINK (zero ink) technology. The Canon Zoemini connects seamlessly to the Canon Mini Print app via Bluetooth for instant printing of photos and social media snaps in a matter of seconds. The Canon Zoemini prints out personalised 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos, straight from a mobile phone, tablet or social media apps.

The Canon Zoemini is the perfect accessory for people who enjoy printing and sharing special moments with family and friends, wherever the mood takes them. The Canon Zoemini will inspire people to unleash their creativity, thanks to an abundance of on-trend filters, frames and AR effects through the Canon Mini Print app, free to download from the App Store and Google Play from 5th September 2018.

Whether it’s a special family occasion, holiday or simply meeting up with friends, the Canon Zoemini encourages creativity, with easy to print, peel-and-stick photos that can be used to personalise everyday items such as laptops, mobile covers, bags, mirrors or bedroom walls. School bags can also be decorated with a photo collage of friends, families, pets or even a carefully crafted selfie.

Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, handbag or pocket, the compact and sleek device comes in a choice of three enticing and distinctive colours: Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey.

The Canon Zoemini features ZINK technology, meaning zero ink is required. The rechargeable battery-powered portable printer comes with a starter pack of 10 x Canon ZINK photo paper (peel-and-stick back, smudge-free, water and tear resistant), with additional paper available for purchase in packs of 20 or 50.

The Canon Mini Print app also features a tiling function, enabling the creation of larger posters or images made up of four or nine prints, as well as over ten unique collage templates that prints a 2x3 inch photo. From retro selfies to playful animal face filters, the Canon Zoemini provides the ability to customise and quickly print off memories. In addition to Instagram and Facebook, the Canon Mini Print app lets users connect with Google Photos and Dropbox, so they can print their physical copies of their most treasured memories while out and about.

Weighing just 160g and with dimensions of 118mm x 82mm x 19mm, the Canon Zoemini will be available to purchase from 5th September 2018.

Key benefits: 

  • Compact, slim and lightweight, can fit in pockets or small bags
  • Inspires creativity with on-trend filters, frames and AR
  • Prints tear-proof 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos with innovative ink free ZINK technology
  • Prints sticky-sided pictures to decorate walls, laptops and mirrors
  • Connects effortlessly via Bluetooth to the Canon Mini Print app (iOS & Android)


What’s in the box: 

  • The Canon Zoemini Photo Printer* (Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey)
  • One pack of Canon ZINK Photo Paper (10 sheets of Photo Paper and 1 SMART SHEET)
  • Micro USB charging cable (USB A to Micro)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulation Sheet


About Canon Mini Print App 

A mobile device must be connected to the Canon Zoemini Photo Printer via Bluetooth and the Canon Mini Print App, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later.

The Canon Zoemini will be available in Rose Gold, White and Black from September 2018 with an RRP of £119.99/€139.99.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Latest News On Canon and Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras




Nikon is expected to announce their full frame mirrorless cameras the last week of August. There may be two models. One is for the professional market and the other for the prosumer segment.

  • Both models with new sensors : 20+MP and 40+MP
  • Both models equipped with BSI sensors 
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization
  • 9 fps burst rate
  • Dual memory card slots : XQD and CF Express. Pro model with CF Express card slot
  • EVF resolution : 3.6MP 
  • State of the art video AF features.
  • AF tracking ability of the pro version comparable to A7 and A9 models.
  • Hundreds of AF points (Marketing gimmick in my book) 
  • Tiltable LCD screen similar to D850
  • Advanced 4K video

Canon is also expected to announce their full frame mirrorless camera some time in September. I expect two models as well, each with its own new sensor. The prosumer version (20+MP sensor) may come with a modified adapter to accept EF and EF-M lenses but the pro model (30+MP sensor) may have the native EF mount.

If true, then I will be acquiring the pro version as soon as it is available. My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer. I have been using Canon equipment for over three decades. Follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter, see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

I have been holding back on buying a mirrorless camera because the current models do not fill my needs. While I welcome the reduction in weight in mirrorless bodies, the other features like AF, ergonomics and functionalities do not impress me enough to add it to my equipment bag.

If Canon does decide to announce their full frame mirrorless cameras in time for the Photokina Show in September, we should be getting additional leaks soon. Check back often to get the latest development and details.