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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 30 June 2020
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should you buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon is one of the most popular inkjet printer brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, photo printers and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Canon inkjet printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 6,100 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 480+ inkjet printers to impartially compare each inkjet printer brand.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $59 for the MG2520 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and go up to $490 for the Pixma iP3600 which has a print speed (colour) of 17ppm and is a 9600 x 2400 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Canon inkjet printer is $244.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers.

Is Canon the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?

So are Canon inkjet printers any good? We give every inkjet printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all inkjet printers we are able to impartially rank all the inkjet printer brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 3 best inkjet printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 3rd best inkjet printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
186 reviews
#2
Japan
88%
88%
272 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
4,477 reviews
#4
Japan
71%
71%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
60%
60%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
Lexmark
United States
53%
53%
3 reviews
#8
Zebra
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon inkjet printers compare to the other inkjet printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All inkjet printer Brands
Canon Inkjet Printers

Canon have better reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a Canon inkjet printer being 79%.

The average review score for a Canon inkjet printer is 79%.

There's a smaller selection of Canon inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with only 9 Canon inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. Canon inkjet printers also tend to be cheaper than most other inkjet printer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$393
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,499
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,949
Price Distribution of Canon Inkjet Printers

What Do the Canon Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon inkjet printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other inkjet printer brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
63
4 stars
120
3 stars
18
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,357
4 stars
1,004
3 stars
277
2 stars
178
1 star
374
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its inkjet printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 81% respectively across all Inkjet Printer brands.

Purchasers of Canon inkjet printers frequently mentioned that the product produced good quality prints and was easy to use. Their inkjet printers have also won 40+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon inkjet printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other inkjet printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson HP Brother Ricoh
Expert Reviews logo
86%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
14 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
13 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
74%
7 reviews
Chip.de logo
84%
7 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
7 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
4 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
alphr.com logo
83%
4 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
54 reviews
74%
15 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
78%
196 reviews
83%
43 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
52%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Inkjet Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 42 industry awards for Canon inkjet printers. This means that Canon has more awards for its inkjet printers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular inkjet printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has more awards for its inkjet printers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning inkjet printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson HP Brother Ricoh
Expert Reviews logo
11
1
1
1
PC Mag logo
1
1
2
1
computershopper.com logo
2
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
Trusted Reviews logo
4
itpro.co.uk logo
3
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
alphr.com logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
druckerchannel.de logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
stuff.tv logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
Other Expert Sites
4
2
Total
42
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 6,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 74% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

74% of reviewers think Canon inkjet printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon inkjet printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon inkjet printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Colour printer with scanner built in
Argos.co.uk
Sturdy strong built to last a long time it is not
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It broke after 2 weeks
currys.co.uk
Broke after 1 month - No chance of have again
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
It does feel a bit fragile
Argos.co.uk
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