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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 22 October 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 5,900 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 mid-range and award winning inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $85 for the MG2520 which has a print speed (colour) of 4ppm and go up to $599 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 $245.

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%
72 reviews
#2
Japan
88%
88%
217 reviews
#3
Japan
83%
83%
866 reviews
#4
Japan
70%
70%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
58%
58%
2 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 13 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 $2,649
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$245
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,949
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
18
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,200
4 stars
949
3 stars
261
2 stars
173
1 star
360
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 89% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Canon inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% 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%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
85%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
11 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
76%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
11 reviews
90%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
Chip.de logo
84%
7 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
77%
6 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
74%
5 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
60%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
73%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
51 reviews
79%
16 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
76%
185 reviews
83%
41 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 42 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
computershopper.com logo
2
2
1
PC Mag logo
1
1
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
3
Trusted Reviews logo
3
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
2
alphr.com logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
IT Reviews.com logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
chip.com.my logo
1
stuff.tv logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
Other Expert Sites
5
1
Total
42
11
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 5,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. over 240 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
generally it was fairly reliable
amazon.co.uk
Seems to be sturdy
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It broke after 2 weeks
currys.co.uk
the website they tell you to use is not trustworthy
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
possibly easy to damage
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon PIXMA TS8350

$201.81
Appliances Connection
Canon PIXMA TS8350
Buy Now
Canon PIXMA TS8350
4800 X
1200
DPI
17ppm
PRINT SPEED
15ppm
PRINT SPEED
6
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
100 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

A great mid range choice, priced at $201.81 is the Canon PIXMA TS8350, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Six print cartridges
Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing
Quieter than average printing noise level (44.5dB)

A fully featured and award winning 17ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. It supports colour printing and borderless printing, has a Wi-Fi and takes 6 print cartridge.

95
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon PIXMA TS8350 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%.

Expert Reviews Recommended
PRINTER CANON PIXMA TS8350 REVIEW
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The cheapest price that we could find for the PIXMA TS8350 in the US is $201.81 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon PIXMA TR150

$209.95
Focus Camera
Canon PIXMA TR150
Buy Now
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 80, but is a bit more expensive at $209.95.

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, with a reasonable price. It supports colour printing and borderless printing and has a Wi-Fi.

93
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

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The cheapest price that we could find for the PIXMA TR150 in the US is $209.95 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 Mid-Range Canon Inkjet Printer?
What is the Best High End Canon Inkjet Printer?

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