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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 usability and price also get good comments, but some have doubts about the durability and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the noise and size. The print quality and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050 Laser PrinterCanon i-SENSYS LBP5050 Laser Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050 Colour Laser


If you've a budget of £150 and want a colour laser printer, then Canon's i-SENSYS LBP5050 is worth a look.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n review


The Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n isn't plastered with buttons and lights, but the clean lines and smooth curves are easier on the eye than many an industrial laser.

The Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n isn’t without its flaws, but overall this is a very commendable printer. The quality is good – very good on text – and even if the specifications don’t compare with those of other colour lasers, the price tag is sufficiently...

Sep, 2009

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Canon i-Sensys LBP5050n review


This is the USB-only printer in Canon's LBP5050 colour laser range, which we originally looked at when it first launched in 2008. All the printers based around the LBP5050 hardware have come down in both price and running costs since their original...

With a low TCO and colour at the speed of mono, the LBP5050 is a great colour laser if you don't need network support.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Canon i-Sensys LBP5050


A good printer, but nothing outstanding in speed or features to separate it from the pack.

Mar, 2010


Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon i-SENSYS LBP 5050n


A colour laser printer with an RRP of less than £200 surely is worthy of further investigation. The size is not that large something that earlier printers could not say and it prints quite quickly without colour pages printing at ¼ speed.

The Canon i-SENSYS LBP 5050n is 38x4325cm and as printed pages are delivered face down on the top of the unit no extra space is required. It weights around 18kilos so should be easily moveable if required. When I removed it from the box I noticed there...

Jun, 2009

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Canon - i-SENSYS LBP5050


As far as laser printers go, Canon's i-SENSYS looks pretty stylish. With a curved front and two-toned cream chassis, it's a colour laser you'll want to sit proudly on your desk instead of underneath it. And ...

At £199, the LBP5050 is one of the cheaper colour lasers on the market and its compact design makes it well suited to the home office. The toner is slightly more expensive than we'd like, although it's not uncommon for printers with low price tags to...

Apr, 2009

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Canon's i-SENSYS LBP5050 laser printer: all-in-one toner cartridge doesn't make pages cheaper


Cleverly designed and capable of superb results, the Canon misses out on an award mainly due to running costs

The drawback was the time to the first page, the longest of any printer: 26 seconds for a black and white page and more than half a minute for colour

Consumer review (

Perfect for the price


I use the printer for my small business, printing off invoices and sales documentation with some small colour images. I have only had it for a few days and replaces my old inkjet printer.

Oct, 2009

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Well recommended


Only just set up this printer today. Used the ethernet socket to connect to my BT home hub and can print from both my XP PC and Vista laptop from anywhere within wireless range.

Apr, 2009

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great buy


easy to set up and get it running..print quality is excellent as one expects from canon. the only downside is the duplex printing option is not available...but else a great buy. worth the money.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):12 / 16

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150


Internal memory:16


Network ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:48
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/Server 2003/ XP/ Vista,\nMac OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Windows 2000/Server 2003/ XP/ Vista\nMac OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.5
Mac compatibility: Yes
Power consumption (active):207 / 210
Power Requirements:220-240V (±10%) 50/60Hz (±2Hz)
Power supply type:220-240V, 50/60Hz

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:125

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, 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)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 230 g/m² / 60 - 230 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Glossy paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies


Power consumption (standby):12 / 16

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Maximum duty cycle:25000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600 / 9600 x 600
Recommended duty cycle:25000
Standard printer languages:CAPT


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22 / 8
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12 / 28
Time to first page (black, normal):28
Time to first page (color, normal):22
Warm-up time:25

Sound Emission

Print noise level:48
Printing noise level:48

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.8 x 17.8 x 10.3