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The Stylish imageFORMULA P-150M Provides Enhanced Functionality and Ease-of-use to Mac-Based Environments

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 19, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital document management and image capture solutions, today addressed the growing need for on-the-go image capture solutions among Mac users with the introduction of the imageFORMULA P-150M "Scan-tini" personal scanner. Utilizing the same precision technology and compact footprint in the original P-150 scanner, the new imageFORMULA P-150M personal scanner brings the latest in mobile image capture solutions to Mac-based environments.

"Since introducing the original imageFORMULA P-150, we have received tremendous feedback regarding the versatility of this on-the-go scanning solution, resulting in increased demand from several market segments, including Mac users," said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Groups, Canon U.S.A. "For mobile workers, on-the-go company representatives or the traditional 'road-warriors', it is essential to have a reliable and precise imaging solution to help streamline and conduct business – and the imageFORMULA P-150M is an ideal device to meet that need among Mac users."

With many computer users drawn to the intuitive functionality of the Mac operating platform, the P-150M allows for quick connectivity and minimal set up time via a single USB port that also serves as a convenient electrical source from the attached computer. The embedded Canon CaptureOnTouch software lets Mac users easily start scanning without installing drivers or additional applications while also routing scan information directly to Evernote™, a service for saving and organizing content across desktop, mobile and web devices. Additional functionality is provided by a TWAIN driver for easy hardware integration with third-party Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software. Technology features such as Color Dropout, Auto Color Correction and Advanced Text Enhancement II, allow the imageFORMULA P-150M to quickly and smoothly capture original hard copy documents with precision and exceptional image quality.

Measuring only 11-inches long, 3.7-inches wide, 1.6-inches high and weighing approximately two pounds, the Canon P-150M redefines the minimum dimensions of a document scanner with automatic document feeder. It can scan letter-sized documents at up to 15 pages-per-minute (ppm) or 30 images-per-minute (ipm) in duplex scanning* and holds 20 pages in its ADF, maximizing document capture in tight work spaces while still fitting easily into a briefcase for use on the go. In addition to its sleek design, a unique blend of sophisticated software, compact size and advanced functionality makes the imageFORMULA P-150M an ideal solution for all Mac users ranging from on-the-go "road warriors" to small-office environments.

The imageFORMULA P-150M personal scanner has been designed with Canon's initiative to take an environmentally conscious approach to product design and life-cycle. This scanner meets the ENERGY STAR® qualifications for energy efficiency and complies with RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products.

The Canon imageFORMULA P-150M "Scan-tini" personal document scanner is available immediately through all authorized Canon resellers for a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $295**.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting

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* Examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait feeding direction, up to 200dpi with one USB cable and AC adapter, or two USB cables. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application software.
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