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Canon Pixma MX522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Canon Pixma MX522. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. The reliability and noise get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MX522 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Pixma MX522


alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of Canon Pixma MX522 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability. The reliability and noise get mixed opinions.

usability, performance, price, design, size


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PIXMA MX522 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Canon Pixma MX522 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer


The Canon Pixma MX522 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer is a little slow for the price, but it offers reasonably high high-quality output and a full set of MFP features.

Prints and faxes from, as well as scans to, a PC. Standalone copier and fax. Automatic document feeder. Ethernet. Wi-Fi

Slow. Low paper capacity

Basically a beefed-up version of the Canon Pixma MX452 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer that I recently reviewed, the Canon Pixma MX522 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer adds enough extras to easily justify the higher price. Most notably, it adds an...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Jaa65 (

Absolutely love it!


Wow! Lightweight, folds up compactly, easy to set up, communicates wirelessly with Apple and Microsoft products, inexpensive...what else can you say?! :)

Compact Design","Durable construction","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Reliable

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: YotDragon (

Extremely Disappointed


I've owned this printer for a year now and have had nothing but issues with installation and errors. I have reinstalled everything yet again (fifth time), and my printer queue constantly says printer not responding. I know it's not responding, as I...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Printer starved (

Not happy


I purchased a Cannon MX 922 printer based on how I feel about their cameras. I'm not one to throw someone under the bus, but to be honest, I'm not happy. I didn't like this from intial set it up. Now with a building mound of frustration, I dislike this...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: joann (

nothing but problems


I have had this printer for at least 6 months and constantly have problems. I came on here to update the driver in case that is the problem but that did not help. Before not being able to print at all which is now the wireless printing does not work...

Small Footprint

Difficult to use , Difficult Setup , unreliable

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: use 2bquality (

no longer synonymous with quality


It lasted a total of four days, 3 combo ink packs later, a half a ream that it ruined continually pulling and jamming. This is the 5 replacement for the original I purchased in June. Each has had the same paper jam error, and not one has lasted beyond...

it's shiny

drinks ink like it's water , jams right off the bat

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: bizowner (

Don't think so hard


The printer does absolutely everything that I need it to do. That in itself is why I bought it. However, It routinely does disconnects from my wireless network (which is up to date). In addition the scan operation ON the printer wants me to do it from...

lots of bells

no bell ringer

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Starlike (

Just perfect for my needs!


I recently purchased this printer and so far I just love it! I also owned the Canon MX452 printer. I wanted an upgrade with more features so that's why I purchased the MX522. I have a review written up on the MX452 that you might want to see as well if...

reliable , Easy Setup , durable , Small Footprint , High Quality Output , loved the dual lighted meun panel , very nice fax machine and features

Slow Print Speed , scanner needs better editing tools , needs easier and better detailed online manuels

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: S Choy (

Good but slow


It prints good. Easy & quick to install. No complaints about first try outs on quality. Only downside is the speed, as well as the ink runs out fast.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Cesar Flor (

My rating of the Canon Pixma Printer (MX522


Canon Pixma Printer (MX522) is what I have now. I previously owned a Canon Pixma IP5000. Comparing the quality of print, I would prefer my old printer. Speed is not as fast as I expected for the new printer. The plus side of the new printer is that it...

Jul, 2013