Canon has updated its compact photo printers, replacing its Pixma IP90v portable printer with a new IP100 model it claims offers "exceptional print quality".

Canon says the Pixma IP100 will be available in two versions: a mains-powered model and a battery-operated one. The new model offers a 9,600x2,400dpi FINE printhead and new five colour ink system. Claims Canon, this offers "exceptional portable print quality, with sharp text and photo lab quality prints".

Photo black joins that standard cyan, yellow, magenta and keystone black inks and Canon says borderless 10x15cm photo prints can be output (when using mains power) in as little as 50 seconds.

The printer weighs approximately 2kg with batteries and can be recharged via a Canon LK-62 in-car charger (available at extra cost). Up to 290 prints can be produced on a single charge.

The Canon Pixma IP100 will be available from mid-May for around £199 including VAT.

Canon Pixma IP100 compact portable printer

Canon Pixma IP100 compact portable printer

Canon Pixma IP100 can print photos straight from a digital camera

Canon Pixma IP100 can print photos straight from a digital camera