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Canon i-SENSYS MF8050Cn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Canon i-SENSYS MF8050Cn. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the print quality and durability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. The paper handling and size get less positive opinions, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, durability, print quality

noise, size, paper handling

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Canon i-SENSYS MF8050Cn from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Views about the print quality and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views, whereas many are critical about the durability and noise.

performance, price, usability, design, print quality

noise, durability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (

Canon imageCLASS MF8050Cn review


The Canon imageCLASS MF8050Cn color laser multifunction printer is ideal for a small or medium sized business because it offers a little bit of everything. The MF8050Cn can print, scan, copy, fax, over any Ethernet network while only using 3 W of...

Ease of use ; Intuitive features ; Good, crisp print outs

Scanner noise ; USB functionality

Canon offers a 1-yr limited warranty with exchange/trade in. Extended warranty is available for additional cost

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: John Biggs (

Review: Canon Color ImageClass MF8050Cn all-in-one printer


There is a code to which a cowboy cleaves. He never shoots first, he's always kind to ladies, and he never buys more printer than he can handle. While I can't speak for those out on the lone prairie, I can report that the 52-pound ImageClass MF8050Cn...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Canon i-SENSYS MF8050Cn - Colour Laser MFP


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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Mssweet (

Fabulous value


Got this on sale for more than $200 off. Fast shipment. Easy to setup. Was printing in no time. Prints really well. Scans come across top notch for what we need. Does everything our office needed. Got rid of a bunch of other hardware that this...

Bottom paper tray feels very lightweight. Not a big deal but I think if it got dropped in anyway that it would break pretty easily. Takes a bit of time to warm up to print

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Rod (

Lack of Information about Mac Drivers


Just received the multifunction printer today and printed out the first few test copies. The quality of the prints and overall ease of setup has been great...except one hitch. Mac users are left to figure out where to get drivers. Fortunately, I've...

Great print quality, overall easy set-up, ease of use

Missing software drivers for Mac

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Phil in MD (

Great Value


I have not done that much printing yet, but very satisfied with this printer since I received it. I have several Canon printing products that work well in a small office. This computer replaced a Brother CN9420, which never worked the way I hoped. I...

Newegg got it here in one day1! without express shipping. Set up was typical, prints crisp, color copy and printing accurate. Seems like a great value for a color laser

None yet

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: njemt (

Overall good printer


Just got this printer yesterday. Set up was very easy. Had it up and running within an hour.

Easy Setup, durable, High Quality Output, easy to use

Slow Print Speed

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: X-SSBGirl (

Love this machine!


I love this printer. My only con is it is a big machine for home use. It doesnt't print fast big that isn't a concern. The end results scanning, copying and printing the price is right.

Accurate Colors, Efficient, Sharp Detail

Big Footprint

May, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Love this machine!


Accurate Colors, Efficient, Sharp Detail

Big Footprint

May, 2010

Consumer review by: BRDGIRL (

Another Quality Canon Product


My new Canon Color imageCLASS® MF8050Cn arrived this week and set-up was fast and easy. The starter guide got me up and running in no time. The unit was packaged very well and is a sturdy, quality product. Printing is sharp and clear - colors are good....

Easy Setup, durable, Small Footprint, High Quality Output, easy to use

Slow Print Speed

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

The Canon Color imageCLASS MF8050Cn sets standards for business-quality results in any environment. Packed with sophisticated features, and cutting-edge technology, the MF8050Cn has advanced color technologies found in high-end commercial machines - in an affordable, compact solution. The MF8050Cn delivers fast and accurate printing. Documents are ready in a short time, at print speeds up to 8 pages-per-minute (ppm) in color and 12 ppm in black and white. Designed for ease-of-use in your home or home office, the MF8050Cn is outfitted with a front-loading design that provides easy access to the control panel and paper sources. In-line cartridges can also be retrieved from the front of the machine for hassle-free replacement. A large LCD with graphic-display provides guided user animation within the display that simplifies once complex tasks via illustrated on-screen instructions. Carry your important information with you by saving scanned documents to a USB removable media. Connect the USB removable media to the USB port located conveniently in the front of the machine to scan your letter, statement, or legal-sized documents. The Superior Color Imaging technology featured in the MF8050Cn captures fine details with remarkable tone-on-tone clarity, helping images stay true to the original. Canon Pure Black technology ensures the richest blacks by utilizing only the black toner instead of traditional methods of combining toner colors. And like many imageCLASS products, the MF8050Cn is part of the generation green program, Canon's initiative to reduce environmental burdens in all stages of a product's life-cycle.


First Copy Out Time B/W:22.5sec
First Copy Out Time Color:28.6sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:8ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:150sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):900

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes (send only)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ImageCLASS


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour / Mono
Digital sender: No


Max Printing Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 600 dpi