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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Updated 18 October 2019 by Matthew
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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, camcorders and photo printers.

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 430+ inkjet printers to impartially compare each inkjet printer brand.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of award winning and moderately popular inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $28 for the G1100 which has a print speed (colour) of 5ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $499 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 $181.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of award winning and moderately popular 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
91%
91%
275 reviews
#3
Japan
83%
83%
4,518 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
74 reviews
#5
Ricoh
59%
59%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
56%
56%
0 reviews
#7
Lexmark
United States
52%
52%
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

At an average purchase price of $181, Canon inkjet printers tend to be cheaper than most other inkjet printer brands. Canon also 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 13 Canon inkjet printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$279
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$181
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $172,999
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
60
4 stars
114
3 stars
17
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,400
4 stars
1,008
3 stars
284
2 stars
172
1 star
373
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its inkjet printers than most other inkjet printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 89% 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 they have won 40+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
87%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
12 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
81%
14 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
85%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
74%
7 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
60%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
52 reviews
74%
15 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
77%
188 reviews
82%
44 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 41 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 given to 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
10
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
41
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. 140+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% 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

It turned out to be a printer with no scanner built in
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Seems to be sturdy
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

broke within a few weeks
currys.co.uk
fragile products when
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
It does feel a bit fragile
Argos.co.uk

What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon TS8150

$263.31
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Canon TS8150
4800 X
1200
DPI
10ppm
PRINT SPEED
10ppm
PRINT SPEED
6
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
20 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end Canon inkjet printer then the Canon TS8150 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $263.31.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Six print cartridges
Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing

A fully featured and award winning 10ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It supports colour printing and borderless printing, has a Wi-Fi and takes 6 print cartridge. Customers report that it produces superb quality prints, has outstanding features but it's expensive.

92
Reviews
111 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Canon TS8150 has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this inkjet to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?
Is Canon the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?
What Do the Canon Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Inkjet Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?
What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

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