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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 24 February 2020
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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 6,000 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 440+ 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 $48 for the MG2550 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and is a 4800 x 600 inkjet printer and go up to $463 for the PIXMA PRO-10S which has a print speed (colour) of 3ppm and is a 4800 x 2400 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Canon inkjet printer is $260.

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
90%
90%
271 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
4,533 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
60%
60%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
Lexmark
United States
52%
52%
3 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 10 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
$375
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $5,449
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$260
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,899
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
58
4 stars
113
3 stars
17
2 stars
2
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,387
4 stars
1,021
3 stars
284
2 stars
174
1 star
381
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 90% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% 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 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
Expert Reviews logo
85%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
13 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
83%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
90%
1 review
Techradar logo
81%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
9 reviews
76%
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
73%
6 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
5 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
52 reviews
72%
13 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
78%
185 reviews
83%
43 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 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
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 6,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 140 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Seems to be sturdy
Argos.co.uk
Could be more reliable
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It broke after 2 weeks
currys.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
The Pixma TS3150 is a bit plasticky
amazon.co.uk
still needed a cheap reliable printer
Argos.co.uk
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