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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 25 May 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 12,000 user and expert reviews and 70+ 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 $56 for the MG2550 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and is a 4800 x 600 inkjet printer and go up to $561 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 $271.

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%
958 reviews
#2
Japan
89%
89%
858 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
8,702 reviews
#4
Japan
73%
73%
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 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 10 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 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$271
$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
78
4 stars
128
3 stars
18
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,611
4 stars
1,816
3 stars
587
2 stars
379
1 star
969
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 77% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 78% 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 HP Epson Brother Ricoh
Les Numeriques.com logo
82%
18 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
82%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
86%
14 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
60%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
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
komputer.dk logo
76%
7 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
8 reviews
79%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
77%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
74%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
79%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
87%
5 reviews
89%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
81%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
73%
3 reviews
55%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
73%
66 reviews
64%
21 reviews
74%
20 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
79%
217 reviews
70%
44 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 45 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
Expert Reviews logo
9
1
1
1
computershopper.com logo
2
2
2
PC Mag logo
1
3
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
2
1
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
IT Reviews.com logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
6
3
1
Total
45
12
12
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 12,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 390 of these reviews mention reliability of which 72% were positive. Therefore the majority of Canon inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

72% 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
reliability unsurpassed
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It broke after 2 weeks
currys.co.uk
Broken already Blocked
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the printhead mechanism looks fragile
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon PIXMA TR150

$185.00
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Canon PIXMA TR150
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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 82, but is a bit more expensive at $185.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi

A fully featured and award winning 5.5ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a fair price. It supports colour printing and has a Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this inkjet produces good quality prints, it's compact and easy to carry around.

94
Reviews
90 Reviews + 3 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Canon PIXMA TR150 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this inkjet to others.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
in.pcmag.com Editor's Choice
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Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Mobile Printer Review
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PIXMA TR150 (part2) Setup printer and wireless connect, Canon PRINT App
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Review Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless Portable Printer
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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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