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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 17 January 2021
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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 5,500 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 award winning and moderately popular inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $142 for the iB4020 which has a print speed (colour) of 5ppm and is a 1200 x 600 inkjet printer and go up to $295 for the TS3150 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Canon inkjet printer is $210.

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
87%
87%
272 reviews
#3
Japan
80%
80%
3,933 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
67%
67%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
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 78%.

The average review score for a Canon inkjet printer is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of Canon inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with only 8 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
$210
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,699
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$210
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,249
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
58
4 stars
116
3 stars
16
2 stars
2
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,028
4 stars
858
3 stars
244
2 stars
160
1 star
357
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 91% of expert reviews and 79% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 80% 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
Les Numeriques.com logo
82%
18 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
87%
14 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
11 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
7 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
77%
6 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
81%
3 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
2 reviews
88%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
73%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
70%
50 reviews
74%
17 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
77%
185 reviews
82%
42 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 43 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
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
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
3
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
photoreview.com.au 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
5
2
Total
43
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 5,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 230 of these reviews 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

Flexible printer reliable for fairly heavy use
currys.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Canon products are always reliable
Argos.co.uk
It doesn't look broken
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

broke within a few weeks
currys.co.uk
Build quality it a little lacking as well
Argos.co.uk
I guess I'll have to research a suitable printer from scratch
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon PIXMA TR150

$199.98
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Canon PIXMA TR150
4800 X
1200
DPI
5.5ppm
PRINT SPEED
(COLOUR,

If you're looking for a high end Canon inkjet printer then the Canon PIXMA TR150 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $199.98.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing

A fully featured and award winning 5.5ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with an affordable price. It supports colour printing and borderless printing and has a Wi-Fi.

94
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Canon PIXMA TR150 has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%.

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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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