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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. Opinions about the print quality and durability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while there are some negative reviews about the paper handling and size.

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 People are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative 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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Apr, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Love this machine!


Accurate Colors, Efficient, Sharp Detail

Big Footprint

May, 2010

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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.


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):12
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):8
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
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):16
Power consumption (typical):900

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Fax broadcasting:201
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:512
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ImageCLASS

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):10Base-T/100Base-TX
Wi-Fi: No

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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Win 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, XP, Vista\nMac OS X 10.4.9- 10.5 / Windows 2000/Server 2003/2008/XP/Vista\nMac OS X 10.4.9/10.5.x
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 19.1 x 16.9
Image scaling/enlargement range:25 - 400%
Modem Type:Super G3
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Standard media sizes:A4, A5, B5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Envelope

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:125

Paper Handling

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)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):900
Power consumption (standby):16


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


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):50
Print noise level:63.4
Printing noise level:63.4


Internal memory:128

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:55.1 / 881.8