Although not officially presented at the Photokina 2006 I was demonstrated a new Fujifilm MP-300 mobile printer. The Fujifilm MP300 printer is a compact portable printer you can take with you anywhere, making it easy for you to print out photos from your digital camera or camera phone. It is PictBridge compatible so you will be able to connect your digital camera or mobile phone via the USB cable to the Fujifilm MP-300. More interesting is the support of high-speed infrared communication. You can send images at high speed directly to the Fujifilm MP-300 from a digital camera or camera phone that supports the high-speed infrared communications standard. Such a digital camera is the new Fujifilm FinePix F31fd which supports high-speed infrared communication.
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. introduces at photokina a trio of new products developed to meet the increasingly diversifying needs of the retail photofinishing business. Since the initial launch of the Digital Minilab Frontier series in May 2000, the Frontier name has become synonymous with high-quality, high-speed print processing. Now, the Digital Minilab Frontier lineup is extended with the introduction of the new entry-level Frontier 500 and the top-of-the-line Frontier 590. Also of interest to photofinishers, new Fujifilm Easy Operation Software (FE Software) is a suite of applications conceived to enhance performance and operability of Digital Minilab Frontier systems.
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the Digital Mobile Printer MP-100, a wireless mobile printer for use with camera-phones. Using infrared transmission, MP-100 enables users to get real photos from their camera-phones anytime, anywhere. The MP-100 is expected to be commercially available in this autumn. Worldwide unit sales of camera-phones are expected to reach nearly 150 million in 2004, or just over a quarter of all mobile-phone sales (source: Info Trends Research Group). With the rapid expansion of the camera-phone market and the introduction of high-spec models with image resolution of 1 megapixel or higher, demand has been increasing for printing of pictures taken with camera-phones.