Canon’s New Wireless Photo Printers Can Receive Photos Directly from the 6D

With the release of the Canon 6D, the company’s first Wi-Fi enabled DSLR, it was only a matter of time before the camera manufacturer began announcing products that took advantage of that wireless capability. Case in point: Canon has just announced a couple of new PIXMA printers that can communicate directly with your 6D, allowing those of you who ponied up the cash for the new full-frame shooter to print your photos over the air.

As long as your ink holds out, the new all-in-one printers — the MG5420 and MG6320 — will keep spitting out 4×6 prints at 9600×2400 dpi in just 21 seconds. Both printers also come equipped with Canon’s Full HD Movie Print, so even as they’re having trouble with YouTube, 6D videographers will be able to pull high-quality prints straight out of their HD videos.

No definitive release date has been set, but if you own a 6D and just can’t stand the thought of plugging up and uploading every time you want to print, you’ll be able to grab the MG5420 for $150 and the MG6320 for $200 before long. And just in case you’re wondering, that extra 50 bucks for the 6320 buys you a sixth, gray ink cartridge for even more accurate prints.

(via Photography Bay)

  • sum_it

    I’m not even going to bother reading the rest. The title in itself is enough to say: SERIOUSLY?!

    If you own a full frame and want to print directly from a camera, please go and reevaluate your life.

  • ryandoyle

    What if you own a full frame camera to shoot wedding and portraits, and you use it too for just snapshots? Perhaps maybe you don’t want to drive on down to a lab or order and wait to get it online.

  • bob cooley

    Interesting, but it it will only be useful for a limited number of applications. If you have dead-on studio light, or if you are shooting candids – but even candids look a bit better with a little bit of post.

  • Billy Beruldsen

    If only doing it yourself at home cost about a quarter of the cost of a photo lab, and the printer never had any issues at all ever. But that definitely is not the case, so I don’t see the point.

  • Sunny Kaura

    Hey the picture being printed on the printer is at the National Art Gallery downtown Ottawa, Canada.

  • Robert Mark

    Maybe their idea is to use it as a quick way to print proofs. That seems to be the only plausible reason to print directly from a $2000 camera.

  • sum_it

    Open the photograph on your computer, make sure the exposures/colors are the way you want them to be and print it.

    Gives you more control over the final product instead of judging it from a camera screen.