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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Updated 05 August 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 it's 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 6,200 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 420+ 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 $28 for the G1100 which has a print speed (colour) of 5ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $1,125 for the PIXMA PRO-1 which has a print speed (colour) of 1ppm and is a 4800 x 2400 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Canon inkjet printer is $250.

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
87%
87%
464 reviews
#3
Japan
83%
83%
4,153 reviews
#4
Japan
74%
74%
74 reviews
#5
Ricoh
59%
59%
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 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 15 Canon inkjet printers currently on the market in the United States. 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
$358
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,699
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$250
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,899
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
51
4 stars
104
3 stars
19
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,204
4 stars
916
3 stars
261
2 stars
160
1 star
351
Canon has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its inkjet printers than most other inkjet printer brands.

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 was easy to use. Their inkjet printers have also won 30+ 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
89%
14 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
82%
13 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
8 reviews
76%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
71%
4 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
84%
5 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
alphr.com logo
83%
4 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
73%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
81%
3 reviews
about.com logo
73%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
70%
46 reviews
75%
18 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
77%
176 reviews
83%
45 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 37 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
computershopper.com logo
2
2
1
PC Mag logo
1
1
2
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
IT Reviews.com logo
1
hardware.info logo
1
goldfries.com logo
1
altomdata.dk logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
overclock3d.net logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
2
Total
37
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 6,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. 90+ of these reviews that 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

It seems to be a very robust machine
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
quite robust in contrast to consumer-grade printers made by the competion
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Does feel plasticky on the external parts
amazon.co.uk
I suspect that all of these TS models will succumb to this type of error because they are not built to last
johnlewis.com
the website they tell you to use is not trustworthy
Argos.co.uk
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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?

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