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Should You Buy a Canon Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 03 September 2021
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should you buy a Canon Laser Printer?

Canon is well known for its inkjet printers, digital cameras, camcorders and photo printers.

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 8,800 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 710+ laser printers.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and good quality laser printers and start at $25 for the LBP251dw which has a print speed of 30ppm 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 $275.

Canon are recognised for their wide 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
HP
United States
95%
95%
2,320 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
274 reviews
#3
89%
89%
1,578 reviews
#4
OKI
82%
82%
22 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
1,808 reviews
#6
81%
81%
321 reviews
#7
Japan
81%
81%
450 reviews
#8
73%
73%
1 review
#9
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#10
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
66%
66%
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 72%.

The average review score for a Canon laser printer is 72%.

There's a smaller selection of Canon laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with only 10 Canon laser printers currently on the market in the US. 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
$326
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,999
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$275
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,799
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
24
3 stars
11
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
225
4 stars
81
3 stars
19
2 stars
20
1 star
46
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its laser printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 71% of expert reviews and 78% of user reviews for Canon laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 78% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

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 Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark
PC Mag logo
73%
15 reviews
75%
8 reviews
70%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
50%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
72%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
63%
3 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
68%
23 reviews
68%
11 reviews
61%
6 reviews
52%
4 reviews
50%
5 reviews
Average
73%
71 reviews
78%
47 reviews
71%
36 reviews
75%
22 reviews
67%
19 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Canon laser printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 6 awards for its laser printers.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark
buyerslab.com logo
3
2
4
2
PC Mag logo
3
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
betterbuys.com logo
4
computershopper.com logo
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
alphr.com logo
1
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
hardware.info logo
1
druckerchannel.de logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
digitalartsonline.co.uk logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
Total
14
17
6
7
10

How Reliable Are Canon Laser Printers?

We checked over 8,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon laser printers. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% 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

Practical fast speed durable this is the 3rd printer I am buying for the office same model runs trouble free
Bestbuy.com
You can't go wrong with this printer if all you're looking for is dependable b/w document printing
Bhphotovideo.com
very very reliable
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The instruction manual isn't up to scratch either
amazon.co.uk
almost like it is broken
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Laser Printer?

Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W

$64.00
Adorama
Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W
Buy Now
Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W
2400 X
600
DPI
19ppm
PRINT SPEED
7.8s
TIME TO FIRST
49.2dB
PRINT NOISE
LEVEL
150 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $64 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average printing noise level (49.2dB)
600 x 600 DPI (2400x600 DPI)
Lightning quick warm-up time (10s)

A fully featured and positively reviewed 2400 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that this laser printer is very easy to setup, reliable and easy to use.

87
Reviews
102 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Canon imageCLASS LBP6030W has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 65%, based on 102 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the imageCLASS LBP6030W in the US is $64.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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?
What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Laser Printer?

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