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Canon Pixma iP4820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Canon Pixma iP4820. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the multifunction and noise. Many are negative about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma iP4820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Canon Pixma iP4820 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the size and print quality are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas reviews about the durability and noise are mixed.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio and Jon L. Jacobi (

Canon Pixma iP4820


The Canon Pixma iP4820 color inkjet printer does just about everything well, does it fairly quickly, and does it quietly. Though you could spend less than its $100 price (as of August 20, 2010) on a competitor, some of those cheaper models can...

Very good print quality ; Two 150-sheet input trays ; Automatic duplexing

Faded, orangey photos on plain paper

A solid choice for home and student users, the iP4820 provides very good speed and print quality.

Aug, 2010

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Canon Pixma iP4820 Photo Printer


The only connection choice for the iP4820 is by USB cable, which is what limits it primarily to home and personal use. I installed it on a system running Windows Vista. According to Canon, it also comes with drivers for Windows 2000, Vista 64-bit, and...

Automatic duplexing. High-quality photos. Prints directly from PictBridge cameras

Full-page graphics tend to make plain paper curl

The Canon Pixma iP4820 delivers fast speed, high-quality photos, and excellent paper handling in a personal printer suitable for home or office.


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Canon Pixma iP4820 Review


Canon Pixma iP4820 review by ConsumerSearch. Pros and cons on this Canon Printer with user reviews and ratings.

Fast photo printing; Direct printing from PictBridge cameras; Auto-duplex printing; Two paper trays hold 150 sheets each

Can't print from memory card or flash drive; No LCD preview screen

May, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio and Jon L. Jacobi (

Review: Canon Pixma iP4820 color inkjet printer


A solid choice for home and student users, the iP4820 provides appealing speed and print quality.

The USB-only Pixma iP4820 is easy to install, even on a Mac, where you usually have to open System Preferences and add the printer yourself. Canon's Solution Center software is similarly straightforward as it guides you through creative projects such...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Susan Glinert (

Canon Pixma iP4820


A handsome $99 inkjet with speedy, good-looking text and photo output, the iP4820 will please budget-constrained buyers who don't mind a basic feature set.

Attractive design; automatic duplexing; high-quality prints; extra black-ink tank

Flimsy paper cassette and front paper tray; no Wi-Fi, memory-card readers; no LCD for previewing prints

Apart from the flimsy build of a few of the accessories, we found little to dislike about this printer at this price—it's fast, it has automatic duplexing, and it prints beautiful text and photos. The lack of an LCD and Wi-Fi connectivity are necessary...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (

Canon Pixma iP4820 review


The Canon Pixma iP4820 is a compact single function photo printer with print resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi, a five cartridge ink system, auto duplexing, Canon's Full HD Movie Print, 2-way paper feeding, and a front side PictBridge port

Low initial cost ; Good text quality, color photo quality ; Low energy consumption (1 W in standby)

Off center draft prints ; Expensive ink replacement ; One connectivity option

The Canon Pixma iP4820 may fit well in a tiny dorm room or as a desktop printer in a home office but it's hindered by its lack of connectivity options and expensive ink replacement over the long run. But as hardware, it functioned as advertised so I...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: howmu (

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Very satisfied with my purchase. Product was as good as I expected

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Jen (

I would buy it again


Before purchasing I looked at reviews from both users and magazines and am glad I chose this printer. I really don't have a comparision, since this is my first photo printer, but I do like it.

Easy Setup, Compact Design, Reliable, Fast Print Time, Easy To Use, Durable construction

Oct, 2010