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Should You Buy a Canon Inkjet Printer?

Updated 20 September 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 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 6,300 user and expert reviews and 60+ 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 $750 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 $209.

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
88%
88%
464 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
4,557 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
74 reviews
#5
Ricoh
58%
58%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
55%
55%
0 reviews
#7
Zebra
52%
52%
0 reviews
#8
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

At an average purchase price of $209, Canon inkjet printers tend to be cheaper than most other inkjet printer brands. Canon also 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 14 Canon inkjet printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$263
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$209
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,949
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
61
4 stars
118
3 stars
19
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,390
4 stars
1,026
3 stars
285
2 stars
180
1 star
377
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its inkjet printers than most other inkjet printer 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 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.

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
86%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
13 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
83%
14 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
13 reviews
85%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
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
77%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
60%
4 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
Other Expert Sites
69%
55 reviews
74%
15 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
77%
194 reviews
84%
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 40 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
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
itpro.co.uk logo
3
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
alphr.com logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
stuff.tv logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
overclock3d.net logo
1
Other Expert Sites
3
2
Total
40
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Canon Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 6,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon inkjet printers. 130+ of these reviews that 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

Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Really dependable
amazon.co.uk
Second one ive had very reliable
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

broke within a few weeks
currys.co.uk
It is broken already
amazon.co.uk
the website they tell you to use is not trustworthy
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Inkjet Printer?

Canon MG5750

$144.64
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Canon MG5750
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Canon MG5750
4800 X
1200
DPI
9ppm
PRINT SPEED
12.6ppm
PRINT SPEED
(BLACK,
100 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $144.64 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Canon MG5750 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing

A fully featured and award winning 9ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with an affordable price. It supports colour printing and borderless printing and has a Wi-Fi. Customers report that this inkjet printer produces very good quality prints, it's very easy to setup but noisy.

94
Reviews
416 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon MG5750 has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 416 reviews.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
itpro.co.uk Editor's Choice
hardware.info Great Value
Canon PIXMA MG5750 Unboxing CZ
Canon PIXMA MG5750 Unboxing CZ
Canon Pixma MG5750 WiFi Setup
Canon Pixma MG5750 WiFi Setup

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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 Budget Choice Canon Inkjet Printer?

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