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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 03 September 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, camcorders and photo printers.

We've collated all the key information on Canon inkjet printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 11,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ 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 $60 for the TS3355 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $750 for the TS8351 which has a print speed (colour) of 10ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Canon inkjet printer is $344.

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%
1,139 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
863 reviews
#3
Japan
80%
80%
8,105 reviews
#4
Japan
75%
75%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
65%
65%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
Zebra
53%
53%
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 76%.

The average review score for a Canon inkjet printer is 76%.

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 more expensive than most other inkjet printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$210
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $14,899
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$344
$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
81
4 stars
130
3 stars
19
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,321
4 stars
1,751
3 stars
535
2 stars
391
1 star
1,146
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 75% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 76% 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 50+ 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 HP Epson Brother Ricoh
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
19 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
7 reviews
82%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
12 reviews
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
85%
13 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
12 reviews
60%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
78%
9 reviews
64%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
73%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
79%
9 reviews
79%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
komputer.dk logo
80%
6 reviews
89%
2 reviews
pctidningen.se logo
74%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
77%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
79%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
87%
5 reviews
89%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
91%
3 reviews
90%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
81%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
73%
3 reviews
55%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
72%
67 reviews
66%
24 reviews
73%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
79%
219 reviews
68%
45 reviews
82%
44 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 57 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 HP Epson Brother Ricoh
Les Numeriques.com logo
12
1
Expert Reviews logo
9
1
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
3
1
1
computershopper.com logo
2
2
2
itpro.co.uk logo
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
PC Welt.de logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
2
alphr.com logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
in.pcmag.com logo
1
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
3
2
Total
57
13
13
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 11,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 330 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% 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 remains to be seen how reliable it is
currys.co.uk
Fairly well built
johnlewis.com
reliable Canon Pixma MG6350 was great until the black stopped printing for some unknown reason (head alignment
amazon.co.uk
is reliable for the job it does
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It broke after 2 weeks
currys.co.uk
I guess I'll have to research a suitable printer from scratch
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the website they tell you to use is not trustworthy
Argos.co.uk

What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon PIXMA TS8351

$749.59
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Canon PIXMA TS8351
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Canon PIXMA TS8351
4800 X
1200
DPI
10ppm
PRINT SPEED
15ppm
PRINT SPEED
6
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
100 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end Canon inkjet printer then the Canon PIXMA TS8351 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $749.59.

Features We Love:
Six print cartridges
Supports colour printing
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.

91
Reviews
56 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Canon PIXMA TS8351 has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 56 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the PIXMA TS8351 in the US is $749.59 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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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