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Should You Buy a Canon Laser Printer?

Updated 01 August 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Canon Laser Printer?

Canon is well known for it's digital cameras, inkjet printers, photo printers and camcorders.

If you are thinking about buying a Canon laser printer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of laser printer brands is compiled by analysing over 3,600 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 680+ laser printers.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality laser printers and start at $153 for the MF216 which has a print speed of 23ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer and go up to $637 for the LBP6780dn which has a print speed of 40ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer. The average price of a new Canon laser printer is $310.

Canon are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality laser printers.

Is Canon the Best Laser Printer Brand?

So are Canon laser printers any good? We give every laser printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all laser printers we are able to impartially rank all the laser printer brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 7 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the 7th best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
108 reviews
#2
HP
United States
87%
87%
631 reviews
#3
Japan
85%
85%
2 reviews
#4
82%
82%
121 reviews
#5
South Korea
81%
81%
1,407 reviews
#6
OKI
79%
79%
10 reviews
#7
Japan
79%
79%
308 reviews
#8
78%
78%
117 reviews
#9
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#10
66%
66%
1 review
#11
Pantum
60%
60%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon laser printers compare to the other laser printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All laser printer Brands
Canon Laser Printers

Canon have better reviews than the typical laser printer brand, with the average rating of a Canon laser printer being 73%.

The average review score for a Canon laser printer is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Canon laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 11 Canon laser printers currently on the market in the United States. Canon laser printers also tend to be cheaper than most other laser printer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$461
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $8,599
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$310
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of Canon Laser Printers

What Do the Canon Laser Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon laser printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other laser printer brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
27
3 stars
11
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
150
4 stars
56
3 stars
9
2 stars
8
1 star
22
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its laser printers than most other laser printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 73% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Canon laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% and 83% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon laser printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other laser printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score HP Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark
PC Mag logo
74%
11 reviews
71%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
72%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
79%
1 review
74%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
100%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
pcquest.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
62%
11 reviews
55%
3 reviews
74%
10 reviews
60%
9 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
47 reviews
71%
41 reviews
80%
29 reviews
75%
28 reviews
73%
17 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Canon laser printers. The table below compares the number of awards given to Canon to other popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 8 awards for its laser printers.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Canon Xerox Samsung Lexmark
buyerslab.com logo
2
3
4
2
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
betterbuys.com logo
4
computershopper.com logo
2
1
1
PC Mag logo
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
Total
13
8
12
7
8

How Reliable Are Canon Laser Printers?

We checked over 3,600 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon laser printers. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 82% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

82% of reviewers think Canon laser printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon laser printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon laser printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Well made printer
Bestbuy.com
very reliable to date
amazon.co.uk
a sturdy unit for the price
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

almost like it is broken
Bestbuy.com
The instruction manual isn't up to scratch either
amazon.co.uk
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Laser Printer?
Is Canon the Best Laser Printer Brand?
What Do the Canon Laser Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Laser Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Canon Laser Printers?

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