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Old Sep 21, 2003, 5:18 PM   #1
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Default Canon i950 v. i960 photo printers


I just bought my first digital camera (Canon PowerShot A70). Now I'm ready to buy my first photo printer. I like the sounds of the Canon i950 and have read great things about it, but then I found some articles about a new printer coming out in October called Canon i960. It looks like it's the same printer as the i950, except with some added features like a high-speed USB and it is able to print directly from a digital camera, whereas the i950 could not. The puzzling thing is that the i960 is going to be cheaper than the i950. Why would that be?!? The i960 will cost about about $200 and the i950 is about $250.

So on the surface, the i960 sure seems like the best of all worlds and I'm tempted to go ahead and put in an advanced order for one. But, on the other hand, I'm worried about why the price is lower. It doesn't make sense to me. Is there a drawback to this new i960 that I'm not aware of?! help!

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Old Sep 21, 2003, 7:37 PM   #2
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Go for the i960. I just posted the review today.


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Old Sep 23, 2003, 5:04 AM   #3
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Steve, how'd you get a hold of the Canon i960 printer so far in advance of its release? -Monica
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Old Nov 4, 2003, 2:43 PM   #4
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Just bought the i950 last week here in Toronto at Futureshop - price dropped to 289.95 CDN (218.12 USD) from 399.00.

Vistek is selling the i960 for 349.00.

Decisions.... should I

a) return the i950 and buy it from Vistek
b) keep it and get a price adjustment from Future Shop
c) return it and buy it from the US for less.....

Do I need the 4x6 feeder? no - but there must be a reason why they made it. Do I need the fast USB? no... Do I need to print from my camera? no - I need to set it up in Photoshop.... just thinking out loud here.

I'm thinking that the stores here are trying to get rid of the i950 so they can charge more for the i960.
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Old Nov 4, 2003, 8:24 PM   #5
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Return it and get the i960 no question. Much better contrast in the photos and the tray is just plain cool.
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