Canon has unveiled its new Selphy compact photo printer, the Selphy CP800, designed to make photo-lab quality printing at home quick and easy. It delivers high quality images at the touch of a button and in seconds.

It features Auto Image Optimize which analyses faces, contrast, and brightness levels in the image before making appropriate corrections so prints are bright, clear and of optimum quality. In addition, a selectable Smooth Skin effect evens out skin blemishes for more flattering portraits, and manual brightness adjustment can be applied to fine-tune the prints produced.

By using dye sublimation technology, the Selphy CP800 gives images a smooth, glossy result so that finished prints have the quality, look and feel of a traditional lab photo. Prints are dry and ready for handling the second they leave the printer, and a special over-coating provides protection from spills and splashes, so they will remain rich and vivid for up to 100 years (100 year figure based on accelerated tests.

The Selphy CP800 also offers a range of image layout options  using the creative and intuitive interface with voice guidance. The Selphy CP800 also offers fully portable printing with an optional battery pack, so printing can take place instantly on the move.

It  is available from September 2010, priced at around £99.00.

For more information visit the Canon website.