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Canon BJC-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Canon BJC-50. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The performance and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the multifunction. Some have doubts about the reliability and noise.

usability, size, performance, design, print quality

price, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon BJC-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Canon BJC-50 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the print quality and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the multifunction and reliability. Some have doubts about the noise.

usability, performance, price, design, print quality


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

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Canon - BJC-50


If the Godzilla marketing machine is anything to go by, size is important. Not only for computer-rendered simulated monsters, but also for portable colour inkjet printers such as this. According to Canon, the BJC-50 is the ...

Heavy duty and fast are two completely inappropriate descriptions of this printer. It's quite expensive too. But for those road warriors who simply have to be able to print while on the move, and without a mains power supply, this is what you're...

Jul, 1998

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Excellent Portable Printer


I bought this printer 5 years ago, and have used it heavily at first, and sparingly since. I hardly ever need it, yet when I do, I can simply grab it out my cupboard, switch it on, stick it by the side of my laptop, and print perfect copy - just like ...

Compact, Handy, Great Print Quality - the best portable printer

Expensive running costs

Aug, 2004

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Great Portable Printer


I love this little printer. It's great for everyday tasks, just not for photos, but that's not what I bought it for. This little printer is amazingly quick and easy to use and set up. Works great with infrared. I haven't had any problems with it....

fast, good quality, light, infraRed

little pricey, small ink cartridges

Oct, 2002

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Fast. Quality. Compact.


Canon BJC-50 is fastest from portable printers. It is necessary to mark quite good printing quality, possibility of work in an autonomous mode and also rather modest dimensions and weight. The replacement of the print head and inkwells has not caused...

fast for portable, very good quality, small, light

high price, poor software

Mar, 2001

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Look Ma, no cables.


I bought the BJC-50 for two reasons. The IR port and the battery. The IR port is necessary because my little ultralight portable doesn't have a parallel port on the main unit (it's on the back of an external floppy drive) and the battery, well that's...

Light, small, battery, fast, IR, WinCE drivers

Software install not the greatest

Jan, 2001

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Efficiency vs. Convenience


When I first picked this printer out in the store (Future Shop), it was due to the chic style that it had been designed with. But, don't be fooled by this product's cool appearance, sometimes bigger is definitely better. Don't get me wrong, the print...

very compact and mobile

costly (initial and maintenance)

Sep, 2000

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A nice printer and perhaps the best portable printer today


I far consider this printer to be the best portable printer in the market today. The BCJ-50 has a small footprint 11.9W x 1.9H x 4.4D and lightweight (2 lbs with the battery!). It is capable of printing up to 720x360 (equivalent to HP 600x300 mode...

extremely versatile, best print quality on portable printer market, small and lightweight

Canon printer dependability is not as good as HP or Epson, may be the most expensive portable printer out there, scanner addition only so-so

May, 2000

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BJC-50- printer/scanner for on the go mobile professionals


I have recently purchased a BJC-50 printer. I can only say good things about this product. I use it for work and for school. It it light weight , portable, compatible with just about everything, including windows ce. This printer has two types of...

extended battery, excellent compatibility, quality document outcome, wireless portability

if you want quality goods you will have to fork over the dough, this item doesn't come cheap

Mar, 2000

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Canon BJC-50 Failure


Purchased the printer to use as I travel 3/4 days per week. Got less than TEN hours of work from the printer when the entire system froze. Attempted to work with Canon's customer service and was jerked around in excess of one hour before I was told I...



Jan, 2000

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Small lite-weight good quality


I purchased the BJC-50 to replace another printer I had lost. I was set back by the $270 price. It is easy to carry in luggage and light weight.

Lite and easy to carry. Handy to have along

Jams easily. A bit on the costly side

Dec, 1999

Product Specifications

It's never been easier to print great-looking documents on the road. The Canon BJC-50 is so compact and lightweight (900g), you'll barely notice that you're carrying it with you. And with a BJC-50, you'll work as well on the road as you do in your office, because the BJC-50 delivers the exceptional print quality you've come to expect from Canon. The BJC-50 can handle any challenge you give it. Going on the road? The BJC-50 comes with a Lithium Ion battery that lets you print up to 100 pages before a recharge. In a hurry? The BJC-50's IrDA interface lets you print without a cable. Don't want to give up quality for portability? The BJC-50 delivers crisp black text that's a pleasure to read. Plus, its exclusive Drop Modulation Technology gives you rich, vibrant colors. You even have the option of adding an IS-12 Color Image Scanner Cartridge that lets you easily scan photos, logos and artwork.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Product Type:Battery charger/Printer battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries/Chargers


Country Kits:France/N/a/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon BJC/Canon NK

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:30
Standard input capacity:30

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial)

Media Weight

Media weights by paper path:64 to 105gsm


Buffer Size:34




Type: None


Type: None

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Paper handling:Manual Feed/Auto Feeder (optional)

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Voltage Required:AC 110/220V

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Color printing technology:Bubble Jet ink on demand
Compatible ink types, supplies:BC-10, BC-11e
Duplex print options:No available
Number of print cartridges:2
Print head nozzles:64 for black, 24 each for CMY


Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Form Factor:Portable
Language Simulation:EPSON LQ / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:720dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):5.5ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):2ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:360dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:360dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Coated paper / Envelopes / Fabric / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Coated paper / Envelopes / Fabric / Glossy photo paper / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Coated paper / Envelopes / Fabric / Glossy photo paper / High-gloss film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Coated paper / Envelopes / Fabric / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):Less than 1,000 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:N/A/Not available
Total Media Capacity:1pages
Type:Personal printer


PPM color:2
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5.5
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):2
Resolution color:720 x 360


Installed Size:34KB
Max Supported Size:34KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 3.1/95/NT4.0 / Windows 95/98
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum system requirements:Windows 3.1: 386, 8MB RAM, 38 MB free HD space (for printer driver installation), CD-ROM drive, Parallel interface, VGA display; Windows 95: 486, 16MB RAM, 38 MB free HD space (for printer driver installation), CD-ROM drive, Parallel or IrDA (1.0) interface, VGA display (IrDA requires Microsoft Infra-Red port driver v2.0); Windows NT4.0: Pentium, 16MB RAM, 25 MB free hard disk space (for printer driver installation), CD-ROM drive, Parallel interface, VGA display.
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/None

Technical Details

Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.9 x 4.43 x 1.57 / 11.9 x 4.43 x 1.97
Infrared data port: Yes
Interface:IEEE 1284 ECP half-pitch Parallel (+cable), IrDA Infra-Red 1.0
Networking features:N
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Standard input trays:A5, A4, B5, Letter, Legal, No.10 & DL Envelope, Canon 4”x6” Glossy Photo Paper, Custom settings
Type:Inkjet color printer -- portable / Ultra-Portable Colour