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Canon i-SENSYS MF8050CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon i-SENSYS MF8050CN. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and price. The design and usability also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon i-SENSYS MF8050CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Canon i-SENSYS MF8050Cn - Colour Laser MFP


Canon straps a flatbed scanner to this colour laser printer to make a multi-function machine.

models, among others. It's a very straightforward design, where all four drum and toner cartridges sit in a slide-out tray and simply drop into place. You have to pull out a sealing tape from each one before starting, but otherwise the machine is easy...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):12
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):8
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99


Built-in display:Y
Display number of lines:5

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):3
Power consumption (standby):16


Fax broadcasting:201
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:512
Fax resolution:400 x 400
Fax resolution (black & white):400 x 400
Fax Speed:3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):200
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:200
Fax transmission speed:3
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:150


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 19.1 x 16.9
Network ready: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:125

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10, 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:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Envelopes
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:Y
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):900
Power consumption (off):3
Power consumption (standby):16


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.197
Print quality (color, normal quality):600 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8
Warm-up time:30


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Presto! Page Manager, MF Toolbox, Remote User Interface (RUI), Department ID Management
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Server operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:63.4
Noise level (idle):50
Print noise level:63.4
Printing noise level:63.4
Scanning noise level:63.4
Standby acoustic emission:50


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions