Canon today announced the SELPHY CP1500, a new wireless compact photo printer along with two new camera lenses, including the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM and the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM. These two lenses complement and complete the range of affordable RF lenses. With the addition of these two lenses, the RF lens range now has 30 lenses.
RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM costs Rs 58,495 and will be available in stores from mid-July. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM costs Rs 52,495 and will be available in stores from September. The CP 1500 photo printer costs Rs 11,995 and will be available in stores from September in black and white color options.
Inheriting the image quality of the SELPHY series, the Canon SELPHY CP1500 Photo Printer enhances the vibrancy of portrait prints. In addition to using dye-sublimation technology, which enables smoother color tones and richer gradations, the SELPHY PRINTER CP 1500 comes with an auto-correction feature that adjusts brightness, saturation, contrast and tones images for a better, clearer finish.
At the end of the printing process, a special topcoat is applied to protect the photo from water, dirt, fading and even fingerprints. Whether it’s a quick smartphone snapshot or photographic work taken on a camera, the photo will remain in pristine condition for up to 100 years when kept in an album, Canon claims.
With the upgraded SELPHY Photo Layout 3.0 smartphone app, the Canon SELPHY CP1500 photo printer also lets you add patterned overlays to decorate your photos. Users can further personalize the print by including a QR code – whether it’s a link to a photo album, a video, an online map with the location of the photo.
Whether via Wi-Fi or a USB Type-C cable, users can print images from their smartphone, camera or computer at any time, or even simply by directly inserting an SD card or USB flash drive. For users printing from a mobile device, the upgraded SELPHY Photo Layout 3.0 smartphone app, supported on iOS, iPadOS and Android OS, can now also access images from the camera or smartphone uploaded to image.canon, social media or elsewhere in the cloud.
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New camera lenses
One of the main advantages of using the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM on a full-frame EOS R camera body is its minimal form factor. This lens is also identical to the very popular RF35mm f/1.8 IS STM lens. When mounted on an APS-C body, the focal length becomes 38mm, which is closer to the field of view of the human eye, making it suitable for portraits or street photography. At f/1.8, the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is at least twice as bright as a standard zoom lens.
The RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is also capable of doubling as a macro lens, which is an uncommon attribute for a wide-angle lens. With a minimum focusing distance of just 0.14m, it can achieve magnification up to 0.5x. This combination of 24mm and an f/1.8 aperture creates a unique wide-angle close-up with bokeh.
The Canon RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM lens has native lens image stabilization (Optical IS) up to 5 stops and can go up to 6.5 stops when paired with a camera body. compatible camera with integrated image stabilization (In-Body IS).
Weighing around 390g, the small size of the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM makes it ideal for those who travel. Compared to the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM is approx. 53% lighter.
At 15mm, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM covers a much wider view than any standard kit lens, allowing users to include the atmosphere or surroundings with the subject, especially in small rooms or tight spaces where backup is not possible. possible.
When mounted on an APS-C EOS R camera, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM features a highly versatile 24-48mm zoom range, providing a wider angle of view at the wide end compared to a kit lens. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM features native lens image stabilization (Optical IS) up to 5.5 stops, which can go up to 7 stops of image stabilization when it is paired with a compatible camera body with built-in image stabilization. (In-Body IS).
The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM can achieve up to 0.52x magnification on the 15mm wide end in manual focus mode for close-ups. The 319 has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.128m.