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Canon PIXMA iP4850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and print quality. The paper handling and usability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and size get less positive comments, and reviews about the multifunction and price are different.

performance, usability, paper handling, print quality, noise

durability, size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iP4850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the print quality and reliability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

price, usability, performance, reliability, print quality

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA iP4850 Colour Photo PrinterCanon PIXMA iP4850 Colour Photo Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (

Canon PIXMA iP4850 review


Canon's new super-fast printer builds on the runaway success of the iP4700

Compact, lightweight but immaculately put together and solidly built ; Superb quality for both photos and documents ; Dual full-sized A4 cassette and rear tray paper feeders ; Auto duplex and direct printing onto CDs and DVDs ; Super-fast printing with...

No Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity ; Lacks all-in-one extras like a scanner ; Running costs are slightly higher than with some of Canon's older printers, such as the iP4500 ; No memory card slots so direct photo printing relies solely on the PictBridge...

The iP4850 is an absolute stunner. Print quality is exceptional and it's immensely fast. At the price, it's an absolute steal.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Bayon (

Canon Pixma iP4850 - the king of inkjet printers


Without doing an awful lot new, the iP4850 tops other home printers.

With a slight speed increase and some niche software extras, it's the king of the home inkjets by default.

Aug, 2010

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Great Cheap InkJet Printer High Quality Color Fast Prints


I love these pixma printers, cheap, reliable, easy to maintain, but like all inkjet printers expensive to supply INK. I aways hook up a CISS unit (Continuous Ink) to these systems. There is built in redundancy with these products, but they are so cheap...

Reliable, Great Prints, Fast, CD/DVD Printing, Easy Setup

Expensive Inks

Sep, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


prints directly onto printable DVD and CD's good cd printing software included

Ink price is high even for comparable ink cart's bit slow to get going but makes up in print speed.

Sep, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


Good print although I don't use for photos or haven't yet. Dual trays plus duplex print facility. quick. Separate ink, hopefully for cheaper running.Includes a DVD/CD label printer attachment. Initial impression is better than the Epson it replaced.

Loading the paper tray is slightly fiddly but not bad.

Sep, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


Neat and tidy, I bought this model to replace my IP4300 as I still want to print DVD Labels.

Very slow to start printing. It seems to pause and whirr and whirr before during and after printing. This happens a lot more than with my old IP4300. Also the ink tanks are much smaller than on the IP4300 and seem to run out very quickly - I worry...

Sep, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


The printer is a good looking product that produces excellent results on all types of media

The printer takes a long time to start printing when it does it is quick

Aug, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


speed and quality

sometimes forget to drop the paper out tray!

Aug, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


Very easy to use. I like the duel feed for paper delivery

A bit vague on disc printing. Not easy to position text or graphics. I may just be me?

Aug, 2011

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Canon Pixma iP4850


Excellent photo prints,

Paper pick up

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


EP-cartridge:PGI-525PGBK, CLI-526BK, CLI-526C, CLI-526M, CLI-526Y

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.1
Power consumption (typical):17

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150

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

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:DL
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:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Two-sided printing media:A4, B5, A5, Letter

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1.1
Power consumption (typical):17

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of print cartridges:5


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.3
Time to first page (color, normal):20

Sound Emission

Acoustic pressure emissions:46.5

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP,\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:300MHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Safari 3,\nCD-ROM

Technical Details

Bundled software:Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX, Canon Solution Menu EX
Duplex printing: Yes
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Input capacity (tray 2):150
Interface:USB 2.0 B
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Print technology:Inkjet
Supported media weight(s):64 - 105

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:12.6