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Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Matthew
Updated 23 September 2020
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should you buy a Canon Photo Printer?

Canon is one of the most popular photo printer brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, inkjet printers and camcorders.

If you are wondering how Canon photo printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 150+ photo printers by objectively and impartially analysing 440+ user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular photo printers. Their photo printers start at $26 for the CP760 which is a 300 x 300 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 210 x 297 mm (A4) max print size and go up to $949 for the PRO-1000 which is a 2400 x 1200 photo printer and a photo printer that has an A2 (432 x 559 mm) max print size. The average price of a new Canon photo printer is $228.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular photo printers.

Is Canon the Best Photo Printer Brand?

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

Canon is ranked the No. 1 best photo printer brand.

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

#1
Japan
95%
95%
93 reviews
#2
Japan
80%
80%
510 reviews
#3
Fujifilm
Japan
71%
71%
0 reviews
#4
Polaroid
66%
66%
0 reviews
#5
Kodak
66%
66%
22 reviews
#6
HP
United States
63%
63%
30 reviews
#7
Vupoint Solutions
60%
60%
8 reviews
#8
Instax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#9
OKI
53%
53%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All photo printer Brands
Canon Photo Printers

There's a wide selection of Canon photo printers available compared to other photo printer brands, with 20 Canon photo printers currently on the market in the US. Canon also have better reviews than the typical photo printer brand, with the average rating of a Canon photo printer being 82%.

The average review score for a Canon photo printer is 82%.

Canon have a number of great features including my image garden and Google Cloud Print which sets them apart from the competition.

However Canon photo printers tend to be more expensive than most other photo printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$145
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$228
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
Price Distribution of Canon Photo Printers

What Do the Canon Photo Printer Reviews Say?

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

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
11
4 stars
14
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
39
4 stars
6
3 stars
5
2 stars
2
1 star
0
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its photo printers than most other brands.

Over 89% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Canon photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 85% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.

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

Average Review Score Epson Canon LG Kodak Lexmark
CNET.com logo
81%
13 reviews
Techradar logo
73%
9 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
80%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
84%
5 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
70%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
75%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
87%
3 reviews
Mac World logo
85%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
PhotographyBlog.com logo
90%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
75%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
67%
3 reviews
svmlemag.fr logo
90%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
What Digital Camera logo
88%
3 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
3 reviews
zdnet.fr logo
81%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
38 reviews
64%
12 reviews
57%
6 reviews
78%
2 reviews
Average
78%
122 reviews
78%
27 reviews
79%
7 reviews
69%
3 reviews
55%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Canon photo printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular photo printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has won 4 awards for its photo printers.

Compare all award winning photo printers

Number of Awards Epson Canon LG Kodak Lexmark
Trusted Reviews logo
3
1
CNET.com logo
3
Expert Reviews logo
3
IT Reviews.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
PhotographyBlog.com logo
2
01net.com logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
webuser.co.uk logo
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
kamerabild.se logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
best4reviews.com logo
1
itpro.no logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
fotoguiden.se logo
1
EISA.eu logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
Total
25
4
4
1

Features to Look Out For On Canon Photo Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon photo printers that set them apart from the competition. These include my image garden and Google Cloud Print.

Canon My Image Garden

Canon photo printers that feature my image garden include the Canon PIXMA IP110 ($41), the Canon PIXMA IX6850 ($273) and the Canon PIXMA iP8750 ($0).

Canon Google Cloud Print

Canon photo printers that feature Google Cloud Print include the Canon PIXMA IX6850 ($273).

What is the Best Mid-Range Canon Photo Printer?

Canon PIXMA IX6850

$273.42
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Canon PIXMA IX6850
9600 X
2400
DPI
10.4ppm
PRINT SPEED
(COLOUR,
44dB
NOISE LEVEL
150 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

A great mid range choice, priced at $273.42 is the Canon PIXMA IX6850, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
My image garden
Google Cloud Print
9600 x 2400 DPI
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing

A good spec and classic photo printer.

90
Reviews
6 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon PIXMA IX6850 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 79%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PIXMA IX6850 in the US is $273.42 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Photo Printer?
Is Canon the Best Photo Printer Brand?
What Do the Canon Photo Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Photo Printers Received?
Features to Look Out For On Canon Photo Printers
Canon My Image Garden
Canon Google Cloud Print
What is the Best Mid-Range Canon Photo Printer?

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