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Canon PIXMA MP550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 reviews of Canon PIXMA MP550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the ink consumption. There are some negative comments about the reliability and control panel.

performance, usability, price, design, size

paper handling, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MP550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PIXMA MP550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the design and noise. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, performance, noise, design

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Pixma MP550 Colour Multifunctional PrinterCanon Pixma MP550 Colour Multifunctional Printer

Jun, 2018

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Canon Pixma MP550


Simple to use even for someone who is not very computer literate

It is slow to start up

Feb, 2011

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the print quality is excllent

the speed of the printing, and copying is rather slow, how ever its fine for home use.

Jan, 2011

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a quick printer which is very good for photos and copying


Jan, 2011

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the speed and quality of printing

loading the ink .

Jan, 2011

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Good quality printing, quiet.

Ink looks expensive

Jan, 2011

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Jan, 2011

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Looks good excellent prints

Can be a bit fiddly to get printer to take the paper from the cartridge not from the rear tray - requires a bit of rooting in the manual to sort it

Jan, 2011

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Cheap well made large black ink so not always, refilling paper storage good no chance of over filling Knocking off line ect

A bit over complecated with functions and paper loading although it keeps paper flat and fresh

Dec, 2010

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Prints, scans & copies all in one machine. Controls easy to get to. LCD screen very helpful. Scanning very easy and good results.

Rather bulky but very neat. Instructions state must be connected directly to a seperate power socket, no multi outlet adapter and no extension leads - not very practical.

Dec, 2010

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Paper tray is enclosed and front flap opens automatically when ready to print, separate feed for photo paper or envelopes. Operating switch also enclosed in a flap which tells you exactly what is happening. Has individual ink cartridges so only need to...

haven't found any so far

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.9

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):Bluetooth 2.0
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows XP/2000/Vista\nMac OS X v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.8 x 14.5 x 6.3
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC 100-240V, 50/60H
Supported media weight(s):64/300

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:100 x 150 mm / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:100 x 150 mm / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):14
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.9


Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.2
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX

Sound Emission

Print noise level:44.5
Printing noise level:44.5


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSDHC, miniSD, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Microdrive, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, SDHC, xD

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:750
Minimum processor:1GHz / Pentium 300MHz, PowerPG G4
Minimum RAM:128 / 512

Weight & Dimensions